By >Daimaou - G.G-B
[CES 2011] ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s laptops, a note worthy upgrade
Lenovo, the Chinese giant, introduced at a Pre-CES event its latest ThinkPad Edge notebook with some quite noticeable improvements. Available in 12.5” with the E220 and in 14” with the E420, Lenovo new ThinkPad Edge comes with a selection of different Core i5 to i7 CPU, as well as a nice selection of 5400 to 7200rpm. Unfortunately, only the 14” E420 will feature AMD latest Radeon HD 6630M switchable graphic while the E220 will be stuck with onboard graphics.
Finally expect to get the E220 at around $899 and $749 for the E420 (Starting price) when they will be available in the USA.
“How we think about PC design and the entire computing experience is changing,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Think Product Group, Lenovo. “The new ThinkPad Edge premium laptops give users technology that’s extremely personal, beautiful and powerful so they can accomplish their business goals and keep up with their personal lives.”
Eye-Catching, Intriguing Design
With a chic, modern and clean appearance, Lenovo designed the 12.5-inch ThinkPad E220s and 14-inch ThinkPad E420s to turn heads. Strikingly thin and light, the ThinkPad E220s measures less than one inch thick and weighs less than 3.5 pounds1 for excellent portability, while the slightly larger ThinkPad E420s starts at just one-inch and four pounds2. They both feature metal accents that frame the black, soft-matte exterior.
Inside they display an infinity screen for a TV-like appearance. The contemporary ThinkPad keyboard, recognized for providing the same comfortable typing experience as ThinkPad classic laptops, and an extra large clickpad fill the inside. The keyboard is spill-resistant too for peace of mind against accidental spills. For SMBs who need a physical device to play media, the ThinkPad E420s has a hidden, slim, slot-loading DVD player/burner.
Work Hard: Hard-Core Performance Under the Hood
Just as much attention went into the technology inside of the PCs as the elegant exteriors. To power both data-crunching, multitasking business activities and fun, personal entertainment, the ThinkPad E220s and E420s offer choices of upcoming Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.
Since every second counts, especially for busy SMBs, Lenovo created the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 to speed up boot time by 30 percent on select models with Rapid Drive technology3. Rapid Drive takes advantage of an SSD for faster boot speed. Lenovo also optimized the preload, drivers and BIOS for speedy start up.
Additionally, the laptops feature all of the latest wireless connectivity technologies: WiFi and optional mobile broadband and 4G/WiMAX4.
Play Hard: Beyond Business Features
When it comes to play, the ThinkPad E220s and E420s offer a premium experience starting with Dolby Home Theatre® audio. Clear, crisp Dolby certified audio makes music and videos rock. The laptops come equipped with Lenovo’s enhanced video conferencing technologies including a high-definition web camera, noise-cancelling keyboard software and high performance microphones and speakers. They also feature an HDMI port to show presentations to clients or to relax and watch on a PC monitor or flat-screen TV.
More Choices for a Perfect Business Edge
Lenovo also announced the ThinkPad Edge E420 and E520 laptops for SMBs who need an attractive business-class laptop at an attractive price. They pack greater productivity technologies in a thinner design with upcoming Intel® Core™ technology and the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 with Rapid Drive on select models.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s will be available beginning in April through www.lenovo.com and business partners. Models begin at approximately $899 and $749, respectively. The ThinkPad Edge E420 and E520 will be available beginning in April with models starting from approximately $599.