Lenovo today announced the Intel-powered ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s laptops as well as the ThinkPad X120e laptop, which is using an AMD Fusion E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit.
The new ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s laptops catch attention with their premium design, a matte finish and real metal accents. The laptops feature increased performance and integrated graphics in the upcoming second generation Intel Core processor technology (Sandy Bridge), Lenovo?s Enhanced Experience 2.0 for rapid boot up and a range of wireless connectivity technologies. They also crossover for serious play with Dolby Home Theatre audio and high definition video conferencing.
The 12.5-inch ThinkPad E220s measures less than one inch thick and weighs less than 3.5 pounds for excellent portability, while the slightly larger 14-inch ThinkPad E420s starts at just one-inch and four pounds.
They come with a contemporary ThinkPad keyboard and a large clickpad. 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.
The ThinkPad E220s and E420s offer choices of upcoming Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.
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 technology. 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/WiMAX.
The laptops also 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.
Lenovo also announced the ThinkPad Edge E420 and E520 laptops for SMBs. 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.
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.
Lenovo also today announced the ThinkPad X120e laptop. As the first commercial laptop to feature an AMD Fusion E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), the ThinkPad X120e blends needs for faster applications and graphics processing with enhanced battery life and digital display features starting at less than $400.
The ultraportable ThinkPad X120e is small in stature by design. Integrating an AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 65 percent faster graphics performance compared to ThinkPad X100e with previous AMD processors, which speeds up Web searches, page loads and running business applications. At the same time, the ThinkPad X120e gives users longer battery life ? up to 30 percent longer ? for more than six hours and meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications. Additionally, the ThinkPad X120e comes with an HDMI port for projecting content on another monitor or a TV screen.
An 11.6 inch screen and a full-size keyboard give users plenty of room to work comfortably, and the contemporary ThinkPad keyboard features a progressively clean look while retaining the same comfortable feel of the ThinkPad classic keyboard.
Incredibly Mobile: Starting under three pounds, the ThinkPad X120e includes WiFi and optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband.
The ThinkPad X120e laptop will be available beginning in February through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com. Models start under $400.