Desktops and Notebooks: Lenovo Makes a Run at the Low-Cost Market with Its ThinkPad Edge

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-04-05
 
 
 

Lenovo Makes a Run at the Low-Cost Market with Its ThinkPad Edge

by Cameron Sturdevant

Lenovo Makes a Run at the Low-Cost Market with Its ThinkPad Edge

Keyboard Change-Up

Lenovo has smashed up the classic ThinkPad keyboard, rearranging it for business users who like to watch movies.

Keyboard Change-Up

Print Screen

The print screen key is remarkably useful on the first row. Sysreq is gone.

Print Screen

Top Row

Top row keys are for media operations first, function keys second. Gone are lots of flashing lights. Most operations such as microphone mute are displayed on the screen only.

Top Row

Front

Media card reader.

Front

Right Side

From left to right: two USB ports, the optical drive and power connection.

Right Side

Rear

Far left: powered USB port.

Rear

Left Side

From left to right: VGA port, combination eSATA/USB, network port, HDMI and headphone jack.

Left Side

ThinkVantage Toolbox

Out-of-the box tools are useful and hardly ever aimed at selling additional products.

ThinkVantage Toolbox

Power

Power manager out of the box.

Power

Support Tools

Lenovo wraps the ThinkPad Edge in time-tested tools.

Support Tools

Lenovo Makes a Run at the Low-Cost Market with Its ThinkPad Edge - Page 12

 

Lenovo Makes a Run at the Low-Cost Market with Its ThinkPad Edge - Page 12

Rocket Fuel