Lenovo today announced its Thinkpad Edge series of laptops targeted towards small to medium sized business firms, at CES 2010. The Thinkpad Edge series will contain laptops with varying screen sizes of 13, 14and 15inches. The Thinkpad series of laptops from Lenovo are known for their durability and reliability. These laptops will feature a spill-resistant keyboard, and a large multi-touch trackpad.
The 13Thinkpad Edge laptop will be the first laptop in the market to feature AMD’s Vision Pro Technology along with an AMD dual core processor.
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. 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,said Leslie Sobon, vice president, Product Marketing, AMD.
Lenovo says that the laptops will have a battery life of up to 8 hours. The laptops will also come equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth whereas 3G and WiMAX connectivity features will be optional. The Function (Fn) key has been re-designed by Lenovo so as to provide users with one finger access to the laptop’s multimedia functions. Also the System Req. key has been omitted from the keyboards’ layout. The Thinkpad Edge series of laptop can be powered by either an AMD Neo/AMD Turion processor or by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
The 13Thinkpad Edge laptop will be available in retail outlets starting 5th Jan with the base model being available for 549$. The 14and 15versions will hit the market in Q2 of 2010.