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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptops get new AMD chips; $549 for SMBs

Lenovo's play for the small and medium business market, the ThinkPad Edge, will receive new AMD chips.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

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Lenovo on Wednesday said its play for the small and medium business market, the ThinkPad Edge, will receive AMD's new chips.

The ThinkPad Edge 14- and 15-inch models will be offered with a choice of Athlon II X2 P320, Turion II X2 P520 and Phenom II X3 P820 processors.

Specs for the 14-inch model:

  • Display: 14.0”, 16:9 HD (1366 x 768), LED backlight
  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 P320 / Turion II X2 P520 / Phenom II X3 P820
  • Chipset: AMD RS880M
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
  • Weight: 2.22kg (4.9lbs) w/6-cell
  • Memory: 4GB max (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1066MHz
  • OS: Win 7 (32 bit or 64 bit): Home Premium, Professional
  • Ports: VGA out, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Mic/Speaker combo jack, 3 x USB 2.0 (1 powered), 1 USB / eSata Combo, 7-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, MS, MS-Pro, xD, SDHC), 34mm ExpressCard, Fingerprint Reader
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Storage: 250/320/500GB HDD (5400rpm) 320/500GB (7200rpm)
  • Audio HD Audio, Stereo Speakers (2 x 1.5W), built-in digital microphone
  • Camera: Low light sensitive (1600 x 1200)
  • Battery: 4 cell 2.9 hrs; 6-cell 4.5 hrs
  • Keyboard: spill-resistant; new rounded design
  • Trackpad: UltraNav 2 button Touchpad and Trackpoint
  • Colors: glossy black, matte black, red
  • 1-year warranty

Specs for the 15-inch model:

  • Display: 15.6”, 16:9 HD (1366 x 768), LED backlight
  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 P320 / Turion II X2 P520 / Phenom II X3 P820
  • Chipset: AMD RS880M
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
  • Weight: 2.49kg (5.5lbs) w/6-cell
  • Memory: 4GB max (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1066MHz
  • OS: Win 7 (32 bit or 64 bit): Home Premium, Professional
  • Ports: VGA out, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Mic/Speaker combo jack, 3 x USB 2.0 (1 powered), 1 USB / eSata Combo, 7-in-1 card reader (MMC, SD, MS, MS-Pro, xD, SDHC), 34mm ExpressCard, Fingerprint Reader
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Storage: 250/320/500GB HDD (5400rpm) 320/500GB (7200rpm)
  • Camera: Low light sensitive (640 x 480)
  • Battery: 4 cell 2.9 hrs; 6-cell 4.5 hrs
  • Keyboard: spill-resistant; new rounded design
  • Trackpad: UltraNav 2 button Touchpad and Trackpoint
  • Colors: glossy black, matte black, red
  • 1-year warranty

They'll be available beginning June 22 in the U.S., and start at $549.

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