Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Notebook Aimed at Cost-Conscious Businesses
The ThinkPad Edge notebooks offers an 11-inch screen, spill-resistant keyboard and a compact form factor starting at $449.Computer maker Lenovo announced the ThinkPad Edge 11-inch laptop, the smallest and lightest member of the ThinkPad Edge family. Created for small-to-medium-size businesses (SMB), the laptop offers ultraportable-like performance and features into a small form factor PC starting at $449. The Lenovo USB Power Hub, a 65W laptop AC power adapter with a 4-port powered USB hub, is also available now for $74.99, according to a company release. The laptop, which offers the choice of Intel Core/Pentium or AMD Vision Pro Athlon ultra low voltage processors, also boasts up to seven hours of battery life and connection to wireless hot spots through WiFi or roaming using optional 3G or 4G/WiMAX3 with Qualcomm Gobi technology. Equipped with choices of business- class versions of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, Lenovo PCs also come with Enhanced Experience for Windows 7, which the company said enables them to start up faster than identical configuration, non-optimized PCs.
"Just like large businesses, small business customers want laptops that perform without skimping on features that at the same time, fit their unique style and come at the right price," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president of ThinkPad marketing for Lenovo. "That's why we've created the ThinkPad Edge 11-inch laptop with the latest processors for multitasking, 3G and WiMax for anywhere connectivity and included extra business-focused features like a standard low light sensitive Web camera."