Lenovo announced new additions to the ThinkPad Edge line of notebooks with two new models; the 14″ Lenovo Edge 14 and the 15.6″ Lenovo Edge 15. Both of these new notebooks are designed with small business owners in mind and start at $599 while including new Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors and other features that will please small business owners.
These two new notebooks are an extension of the Lenovo Edge 13 that we reviewed, and loved, last month. Like the Edge 13 the new Edge 14 and Edge 15 offer a more modern ThinkPad look while keeping the touchpointer of traditional ThinkPads. The Edge 14 and Edge 15 come in glossy red and black as well as a more restrained matte black that should please workers transitioning away from the standard ThinkPad line.
The keyboard these two models is a new spill resistant island style keyboard and some models can even be configured with a backlit option, fingerprint reader and mobile broadband solutions to round out the busy life that most small business owners lead.
Lenovo interviewed Lev Ekster, owner of the Cupcake Stop a mobile bakery to find out how the Edge fits his busy life and helps him be successful.
I spend nearly 95% of my day out of the office, so having an ultra-mobile laptop that can keep up with me is extremely important,â€ said Ekster in a company press release. With the ThinkPad Edge, I can focus on my business, whether I’m at home, in the truck or on my way to a new partner meeting. I use WiFi and AT&T’s 3G broadband service to message customers my location and the cupcake of the day. The laptop handles the different office tasks I throw at it, and it fits my image and style as an ambitious, focused small business owner.â€
Lenovo Edge 14 and Edge 15 Specs:
- Choices of the latest Intel® Coreâ„¢ i5 and i3 Series as well as Celeronâ„¢ processors
- Strong VoIP features including high resolution cameras and an HD LED screen
- Array of multimedia with DVD/RW, VGA and HDMI out for watching HD content and a 7-in1 multicard reader
- Choices of wireless technologies including 4G, 3G and WiFi
- Comfortable spill-resistant new contemporary-style ThinkPad keyboard with multitouch touchpad
- Heatwave red or midnight black finishes