Conclusion: Dell also updated its business-oriented Vostro line recently with similarly priced models -- all carrying newer Core i3 or i5 processors, optical drives and discrete graphics options. Starting at $579 at the lower end of the range, the Edge could represent a better value, particularly when you consider it also ships with a dual core part (AMD Athlon Neo X2 L325), offers decent battery life, and keeps the same superb keyboard and lightweight design as its more powerful...
Summary: Anti-Glare. Lenovo upgrades its ThinkPad Edge models by adding an eSata port and a matt panel. The input devices remain first-class. The ultimate companion for the road available for 399 Euros?
Pros: Good Workmanship, Matt Surfaces, Anti-Glare Display, HDMI, eSATA, Sufficient Program Performance, Fast and Big Hard Disk, TrackPoint and TouchPad, Good Keyboard, Good Run Times, Nice resistant surfaces which are perfect for work, sturdy keys and a bit of flare thanks to the blinking LED and high polish. eSata port allows fast transfer between external storage devices and the laptop.
Cons: Few Extras included in Delivery, No Docking Station Interface, Weak Contrast, Low Brightness when running on Battery, High Temperature Emissions under Load, High Idle Power Consumption, Higher brightness for outdoors use. Then the matt display can really show off its potential.
Conclusion: For all its strengths, the ThinkPad Edge is not without its weaknesses. And perhaps its biggest weakness is that it seems to be stuck somewhere between being a laptop and a netbook. Like a netbook, it's a good deal lighter than a full-sized notebook, and offers longer battery life than you'd get from most laptops, as well.
Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge is a very capable notebook and using it for the past two months has brought me to a conclusion similar to the one Matthew Dillon had when he abandoned his various sized netbooks in favor of a Macbook; a powerful 13″ notebook is the perfect compromise between size and use.
Excerpt: To kick off 2010 Lenovo didn’t just refresh their standard models. Sure, the T500 is now the T510, but the bigger news was the release of an new series: ThinkPad Edge . The ThinkPads have classically been a computer aimed at big businesses, but with the release of the SL series the ThinkPads shed some features and were ready for the price-conscious small business sector.
Summary: With its modern design, the $899 Edge 13 is no ordinary ThinkPad, but it offers the same kind of first-rate keyboard, pointing stick, touchpad, and screen we’ve come to expect from its siblings. At this price, the HP ProBook 5310m, which offers a faster CPU, faster hard drive, and an anodized aluminum and magnesium rubberized chassis, represents a slightly better value.
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Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 does what it's supposed to do, a refreshing look and low cost approach to Lenovo's traditional ThinkPad line that should appeal more to the SMB folks than the bigger corporate enterprises. Sure it's not a souped up workhorse machine like some of the ThinkPad products, but it does offer enough performance for simple productivity usage.
Conclusion: Im Umfeld der günstigsten 13.3-Zoller (unter 400 Euro) hat das Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 (665D817) einige Vorzüge, die in dieser Preisklasse eigentlich nicht zu erwarten sind. Zuerst sind da die erstklassigen weil feedbackstarken Eingabegeräte (Touchpad, Trackpoint, Tastatur). Die Stabilität des Chassis ist gelungen, wobei vor allem die massiven Metall-Gelenke hervorzuheben sind.