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.

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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