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Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 with Optional Touch Screens
      01/06/13 11:10 PM

Lenovo today announced two new ThinkPad Edge laptops with optional touch screens. ThinkPad Edge E431 and ThinkPad Edge E531 are 14" and 15.6" notebooks that target small business users looking for a slim and light mainstream portable computer. The ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 are also the first ThinkPads to include an all new Lenovo OneLink connector for simplified connectivity through a single cable connection.




The ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 combines legendary ThinkPad reliability and durability with the latest 3rd Gen Intel Core-I processors, giving small businesses the edge they need.

At 1 inch thin and only 4.7 pounds for the E431 and 5.4 Lbs for the E531, the Edge equips professionals with a thinner and lighter mainstream notebook design without sacrificing business-class performance. The 14-inch HD+ 1600 x 900 touch screen with multi touch capability provides clear, bright images while 5 button click pad allows user s to click almost anywhere on the trackpad.

In addition, the ThinkPad Edge provides all-day mobile productivity with up to eight hours of battery life and up to 1TB of HDD storage. Rarely do small businesses often have a dedicated IT department, that's why the Edge comes outfitted with Lenovo Solution Center for Small Business, which includes hardware-based capabilities to improve productivity and enhance security.

The ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 will be available starting in May. Models start at approximately $539.


Specs:

Latest 3rd Gen Intel core-I processors up to i7

Windows 8 Standard or Windows 8 Pro; Windows 8 multi touch-enabled

Display/Resolution: E431 - 14 Inch (14.0") HD Vibrant and HD/HD+ Antiglare E531. 15 Inch (15.6") HD/FHD Antiglare.

Optional Touch screens on HD and HD+

Graphics optionsL Intel Integrated HD 4000/3000 Graphics. Next generation nVidia GeForce Discrete Graphics with 1 GB or 2 GB DDR3 VRAM

Up to 16 GB (2 DIMMS) RAM

Storage: Up to 1 TB 5400 RPM, Up to 500GB 7200 RPM HDD
Optional Hard Drive Accelerator SSD caching drive for up to 5X HDD performance boost

Integrated R/W DVD Drive

Dolby Advanced Audio V2; Stereo speakers; Dual array microphone

Gigabit Ethernet, ThinkPad bgn WLAN + BlueTooth4.0, ThinkPad bgn WLAN + BlueTooth4.0, Intel N2230 BGN+BT4.0

Ports: VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, combo headphone/mic, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0 Always On, 4-in-1 multicard reader, Lenovo OneLink

720p high definition webcam

Battery: Up to 8 hours all day battery life

Weight: 14-inch: 4.7 pounds (2.13 kg). 15-inch: 5.4 pounds (2.44 kg).

Thickness: 1 inch thin (26 mm thin)





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