Design is a key feature of the Edge which Lenovo describe as “progressive and strikingly clean”. The keyboard has got a contemporary update, all minimalist black, with select models having illuminated keys. They’re all spill-proof too. It has a larger and more sensitive touchpad, now multitouch, allowing fingers to pinch, zoom and scroll.
On the inside, the processors in the new Thinkpads come from chip-makers AMD rather than the more common Intel processors and a range of dual-core chips are available for the Edge: the Turion X2 and Athlon X2.
Edge Thinkpads also come with built in high resolution cameras, and preloaded Skype for making internet calls. Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies such as the Active Protection System and Rescue and Recovery are built into the laptops as well.
The ThinkPad Edge 13 inch, will be available immediately at approx £450 plus VAT through stores and www.lenovo.com. The 14 and 15 inch versions will be available starting in Spring 2010.