Lenovo takes covers off ThinkPad Edge laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge

It’s barely into the day and here’s news on yet more portable computing solutions on offer, this time by Lenovo. The company is out with their Lenovo ThinkPad Edge line of 13”, 14” and 15” laptops. They are attributed with AMD dual core processors and AMD VisionPro technologies.

The integrated processors are cited to be AMD Turion and Athlon Neo dual processors or alternately, ULV Intel Core 2 Duo and standard dual core processors. The series is optimized for Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS with Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience tool. The connectivity options comprise of Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G and optional Bluetooth. The device extends clear audio over IP with Skype software, high-resolution, HD speakers, microphone and camera mute keys as also low light sensitivity.

“Small to medium business customers tell us they want PCs with bold yet professional designs, uncompromising durability and reliability with the latest technologies that meets their budgets. Our answer is the new ThinkPad Edge family of laptops. They deliver stunning technology and powerful performance at an unprecedented value,” expressed Fran O’Sullivan, senior Vice President of Think Product Group, Lenovo.

The laptop’s expansive multi-touch touchpad allows for pinch, scroll and zoom gestures. The keyboard flaunts uniform black keys and Functions keys, the latter providing one-finger access to multimedia tasks and more. The embedded number pad and System Request key have been excluded from its design. Moreover, certain models of the 14” and 15” ThinkPad Edge laptops will host illuminated keyboards for visibility in poorly lit conditions.

“Expanding our relationship with Lenovo to include ThinkPad laptops represents a turning point for AMD’s commercial client business and creates enormous opportunity for both companies,” cited Leslie Sobon, Vice President, Product Marketing, AMD. “By basing these laptops on Vision Pro Technology, Lenovo is enabling customers to gain a competitive advantage with performance you can see on today’s collaboration and visual productivity applications, unbeatable value at every price point and a means of eliminating IT headaches through open standards manageability and security features.”

Lenovo’s latest offering has a battery life of approximately eight hours and comes in the colors midnight black with gloss or soft finishes and heatwave red, with the chassis framed by a sleek silver band. It boasts of a Gold rating from Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool and Energy Star 5.0 ratification. This line is backed by services such as ThinkPad Protection from unforeseen repair costs, Hard Disk Drive Retention and Priority Support for 24/7 tech-to-tech assistance.

Lenovo’s 13” ThinkPad Edge laptop has been made available starting from today at $549 via the company’s official website and Lenovo Business Partners. The 14” and 15” models will be out by the second quarter of this year, with the 14” version to be made available at select Best Buy stores across the U.S too.