Lenovo is kicking off CES 2011 in Las Vegas with an update to the ThinkPad Edge business line of notebooks including the ThinkPad Edge 420 and ThinkPad Edge 520 models designed for business users on a budget. Both of these ThinkPad Edge models will use the latest Intel Core i processors and come with business friendly features like a noise cancelling keyboard and HD webcam.
The ThinkPad Edge 420 has a 14.1″ display while the Edge 520 has a 15.1″ screen. The Edge 420 and 520 will use the Second Generation Intel Core I processor family with options including Intel Core i3, i5 and i7. The slim business notebooks will use the new powerful integrated HD graphics which have been updated as part of the Intel processor family upgrade and there will be options for AMD Radeon switchable graphics in select markets.
The ThinkPad Edge 420 and 520 models will also feature the new Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2 for an optimized Windows 7 experience and come with a 720P low light webcam for on-the-go meetings and productivity and a 30% faster boot. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 520 comes with a numeric keypad and both models are available in Red and black.
The ThinkPad Edge 420 and ThinkPad Edge 520 will be available in April starting at around $599.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420 and 520 Specifications:
|Model||ThinkPad Edge 420 and Edge 520|
|Notebook type||For business|
|Operating system||Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium |
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic (in select markets)
|Processor||Upcoming Intel® Core i3/i5/i7 ULV processors|
|Maximum memory||Up to 8GB DDR3|
|Internal Storage||Choices: 250GB/320GB/500GB / 750GB (* at later date) /128SSD/80GB mSATA|
|Display Size||14.1-in (420) and 15.1-in (520) high-definition LED|
|Optical Drive||9.5mm DVD drive|
|Graphics Card||Intel AD graphics, or in select markets AMD Radeon HD66XXM switchable (1 GB VRAM), AMD |
Radeon 6630M switchable (2GB VRAM)
|Audio / Visual||2* 2Watt integrated speakers, digital stereo|
|Connectivity||VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, 3 USB (includes 1 eSATA and 1 powered USB), 4-in-1 multicard reader|
|Communications||Gigabit Ethernet/Bluetooth/optional WWAN/Realtek bgn,Broadcom abgn WLAN/Intel abgn |
WLAN, Intel abgn WLAN + WiMAX
|Camera||Low light sensitive 720p HD webcam|
|Other Features||Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2|
|Dimensions||E420: 420mm X 339mm X 28-33mm (WxHxD) E520: 375mm X 245mm X 28-33mm|
|Weight||4.7 lbs for E420, 5.2 lbs for E520|