Lenovo reveals trio of 12.5-inch laptops

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 20 2011 @ 19:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report writes Lenovo has announced a trio of 12.5" notebooks; the ThinkPad Edge E220s, the ThinkPad X220 and the convertible ThinkPad X220 Tablet. All three models offer Sandy Bridge processors and a 1366 x 768 pixel screen. Prices start at $749, $849 and $1,249, respectively. Here's an overview of the specifications:
While the two X200 variants feature traditional ThinkPad garb, the Edge has a more interesting design. Just like the $699 14" model we wrote about last month, it features a a rubber-coated magnesium palm rest, a MacBook-like display bezel, a contoured chiclet keyboard, and a big, roomy clickpad nested below the TrackPoint buttons. The system weighs in at only 3.23 lbs and has a thickness of just 0.85", too, so it's sexy and slender.

The specs are a little pared-down for my liking, though. Lenovo outfits the base E220s with a 1.4GHz Core i5-2537M processor, 2GB of DDR3-1333 RAM, a 250GB 5,400-RPM hard drive, no Bluetooth, and a 43-Wh lithium-polymer battery. Lenovo provides no higher-capacity battery alternatives. The $849 ThinkPad X220 isn't really any meatier, though it does have a higher-clocked, power-hungrier processor, the 2.1GHz Core i3-2310M. The convertible tablet has more RAM and an apparently more capacious battery, but its specs are otherwise similar.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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