Lenovo announced today the ThinkPad Edge 14" E425 and 15.6" E525 laptops for small-to-medium businesses (SMB) and the ThinkVision LT1421 Wide, the company's first mobile monitor that gives mobile professionals a second screen for on-the-go use to display spreadsheets and make presentations. These new ThinkPad Edge laptops are powered by AMD CPUs. Here is more info:
The new ThinkPad Edge laptops project a smart, polished image with new soft finishes available in color choices of heatwave red or midnight black with either an anti-glare or glossy display. Nearly 13 percent slimmer than previous versions, the laptops can easily fit in a briefcase alongside the ThinkVision LT1421 Wide monitor. The spill-resistant, island-style keyboard provides not only hours of comfortable typing but also contributes to the laptops? clean, modern design.
The new laptops are filled with a host of high performance technologies including:
-AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with VISION Pro Technology for efficient multitasking and mainstream application acceleration, stunning visual performance for today?s Internet-focused and graphics-intensive business applications, extended battery life and cool operating temperatures for comfort on the go Integrated AMD Radeon discrete-class graphics with dedicated video memory delivering eye-popping HD performance and blazing-fast parallel processing capabilities
-Generous storage up to 750 GB and up to 8 GB of memory
-Multimedia and expansion options with DVD burner, powered USB port, 4-1 media card reader and support for HDMI
-Optional fingerprint reader for convenient and secure log-in
Voice and video calls are a normal part of doing business today. For a premium experience, the laptops come equipped with advanced features including a low-light sensitive web camera, noise suppressing keyboard, microphone mute key and the ThinkVantage Communications Utility 2.0. With this suite of tools, users can conduct video conference calls in low light, quiet their keyboard typing noises for listeners on the call, talk in individual or multiple speaker mode and adjust the camera settings. Also to easily manage wireless connections while traveling, users can conveniently close the laptop lid, and the PC will hold the wireless connection for several minutes. Users can even lock their PC with Lenovo?s AutoLock function, which uses the camera to automatically detect when the user is away and subsequently locks the PC.
Mobile Monitor: Do More Presentations On The Road
At under two pounds and less than one centimeter at its thinnest, the 14-inch ThinkVision LT1421 Wide mobile monitor makes the perfect traveling companion for traveling professionals, like auditors or consultants. The mobile monitor works great for ad hoc meetings in places like hotel lobbies or cafes that lack access to a projector and even for extra screen space for work that requires multitasking on the go.
To use, simply plug the monitor into a laptop via USB and prop it up with its photo frame stand. Tilt the display to the desired angle and choose from 16 brightness levels to get presentations looking their best. Designed to match with the ThinkPad family of laptops, the mobile monitor offers simplicity and elegance with extras like ThinkPad durability and convenient screen cover.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad Edge E425 and E525 laptops and ThinkVision LT1421 Wide monitor will be available starting in August. Pricing for both models of the laptops starts at approximately $549 and the monitor is priced at $219.99. All of the products will be sold through business partners and www.lenovo.com