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The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Laptop is expected to be released into the market by the end of 2009 or early 2010.

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Pros

HDMI output (unlike most business-oriented laptops), VGA as well: extremely flexible!

9 agree

comes with Windows 7

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Gigabit Ethernet

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AMD version comes with onboard Radeon 3200 graphics - superior to the Intel GMA found on the Intel-based option

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battery life between 5h and 7.8h (on Intel CPUs)

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13.3" 720p capable LED backlit display (1366 x 768px resolution)

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TrackPoint and TouchPad

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small form factor (332 mm x 228 mm x 17-31.3 mm with 4-cell battery)

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dual core CPUs - more capable than single core Atom based netbooks or Core 2 Solo ultraportables

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stereo speakers integrated

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ample RAM and storage capacity

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lightweight (3.6lbs with 4-cell battery)

5 agree

option of choosing AMD CPUs

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affordable, low price considering feature-packed machine in ThinkPad quality

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ThinkPad build quality

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5-in-1 card reader (SD, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD) unlike most business-oriented laptops

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ThinkPad quality, spill resistant chiclet keyboard

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integrated low-light webcam (despite low-resolution spec., the integrated webcam has surprisingly good video quality - very usable for chat even in low-lighting)

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features a multi-touch trackpad

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available in glossy or matte finishes

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also comes in red - besides the standard Lenovo ThinkPad black

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integrates Qualcomm Gobi WWAN chip (GPS & EV-DO & HSPA!)

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keyboard is excellent! Well laid-out, excellent key touch and travel. Rounded bottoms prevent your fingers from getting 'caught' on the key edges while typing. No numpad overlay or other symbols to clutter-up the look of the keys.

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lacks locking clip for lid, however the high-quality metal hinge keeps the lid closed without a lock because it is nice and tight

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Cons

glossy lid looks cheap, fingerprint magnet

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large display bezels

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16:9 display - ideal for media but poorer for productivity and internet browsing

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doesn't look like the quality of the build is up to the ThinkPad level, cheap looking plastic (from the pictures)

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webcam is only 0.3MP (seriously?)

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display hinge is not up to the ThinkPad standard

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AMD version has poor battery life in comparison to the Intel version ~5 vs ~8 hours

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lacks PCI express card slot

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fairly low powered processor options - low individual core clock speeds

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eSATA and/or USB 3.0 missing from I/O port selection

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The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Laptop is expected to be released into the market by the end of 2009 or early 2010. This lightweight laptop is supposed to have a 13.3” high definition display. There are reports that 2 versions of the ThinkPad Edge will be released - one with an AMD processor and the other with an Intel processor. Again, for the AMD processor, there is supposed to be a choice between Turion X2 L625 1.6GHz processor and Athlon Neo X2 L325 1.5GHz processor. Even the Intel gives a choice between Pentium SU4100 1.3GHz and Core 2 DUO SU7300 1.3GHz processors. Other features are expected to be common with a 4GB RAM, a maximum of 500GB hard drive, Windows 7 OS, with 32-bit and 64-bit options. WiFi and Ethernet connectivity are both supposed to be offered. Even Bluetooth and WWAN might make it into this laptop. GPS support is anticipated too. Three USB ports, a media card reader, an HDMI output and a webcam are also expected to be present in this notebook. The battery is said to be either a 4-cell or a 6-cell one. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Notebook is expected to weigh just 1.6kg. In the US, it is speculated to be priced at $550.

Post Review
Dom
06/01/2010 08:47

Btw, this keyboard type is really spelled "chiclet", not "chicklet". See that article on Wikipedia.

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