Lenovo is off to a fast start at CES 2011 in Las Vegas with the introduction of the ThinkPad Edge E420s 14″ business laptop with switchable graphics and the latest Intel Core i series processor options and a slot loading DVD drive.
On top of the latest processors which feature a higher quality integrated graphics option select markets will have the option of adding a switchable 2GB AMD Radeon HD 6330M GPU to the mix.
The still portable 14″ Edge E420s is 4.14 pounds and comes with the ThinkPadÂ EdgeÂ keyboardÂ we’ve come to love in our past experiences with the Edge family of laptops. The new E420s makes use of the latest Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors which offer a more powerful Integrated graphics solution thanÂ previousÂ generations. Intel announced the Second Generation Intel Core i processor family earlier this week at CES 2011.
Like the smaller ThinkPad Edge e220s that was just announced, the Edge 420s comes with premium audio complements of Dolby Home Theater v4 and an optimized Windows 7 experience with the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2 which can deliver a 10 second boot when configured with a RapidDrive SSD configuration.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s will be available for order in April with prices starting at $749.
Video of the ThinkPad Edge E220s and Edge E420S:
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Gallery:
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Specifications:
|Model||ThinkPad Edge E420s|
|Notebook type||For business|
|Operating system|| |
Genuine Windows Â®7 Ultimate (in select markets), Genuine Windows 7 Pro,Â Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Home Premium, Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Home Basic (in select markets),Â Genuine Windows Â®7 Ultimate (in select markets), Genuine Windows 7 ProGenuine WindowsÂ® 7 Home Premium, Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Home Basic (in select markets)
|Processor||Upcoming IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ i3/i5/i7 ULV processors|
|Maximum memory||Up to 8GB DDR3|
|Internal Storage||Choices: 5400rpm: 250GB/320GB; 7200 rpm: 320GB; 128SSD; 80GB mSATA|
|Display Size||14.0-in high-definition LED Infinity Display|
|Optical Drive||9.5mm slot loading DVD drive on E420s|
|Graphics Card||Intel integrated and for select markets optional AMD Radeon HD 6630M switchable (2 GB VRAM, 128 bit performance GPU) on E420s|
|Audio / Visual||2* 2Watt integrated speakers, DolbyÂ® Home Theater v4|
|Connectivity||VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, combo headphone/mic, 3 USB (includes 1 eSATA and 1 powered USB), 4-in-1 multicard reader|
|Communications||Gigabit Ethernet/WWAN/Realtek bgn WLAN/Broadcom abgn WLAN/Intel abgn WLAN + WiMAX|
|Camera||Low light sensitive 720p HD webcam|
|Other Features||Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2 for 10-second boot up, EPEAT-Gold rated, Energy Star 5.0, uses 10% post consumer content, GREENGUARD certified, 100% recycled/recyclable packaging|
|Dimensions||349mm X 236mm X 23.1-31.2mm|
|Weight||Starting at 4.14 pounds|