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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817 (ThinkPad Edge 11 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K325
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 30%, display: 30% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817

50% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (658D817)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edget 11 (658D817)
Source: Chip.de - 7/11 German
satisfying
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 06/01/2011

Comment

Series:

The Thinkpad Edge series, introduced at the 2010 CES in Las Vegas, were marketed as cheap business notebooks in the lower price segment for small companies and freelancer professional alike.

The main advantage of the Edge series is the premium appearance and feature of the ThinkPad line on top of an affordable price. Reliable performance, good workmanship, matte screen and especially low weight are business-oriented features. Office users should also consider the Edge for its comfortable keyboard, popular trackpoint and high resolution screen.

However, as is is a budget business notebook, corners must be cut for the Edge series to maintain its low price. First of all, as it lacks VGA, HDMI, and DVI, the user must carry an extra adapter while traveling. Average brightness and weak contrast makes the Edge not suitable for multimedia or working under sunlight. Even with the latest generation hardware, the Thinkpad Edge gets with almost 50° Celsius very hot under load on the bottom side. The battery life is also shorter due to its smaller battery – which is noticeable compared to other business laptop. Thus for a long travel, users should always have an adapter ready. The lack of a docking station also somewhat limits the usability of the Thinkpad edge.

Despite all the weakness, the Thinkpad Edge still remains an affordable business and office notebook in the lower price segment. Users with a bigger budget or demanding other features such as a good display or longer battery life should definitely look at other high-end business laptop.

ATI Radeon HD 4225: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) that is able to decode HD videos (thanks to the UVD2). Technically a slower clocked HD 4250.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


K325: Entry level processor with two cores, integrated DDR3 memory controller and a low clock rate designed for subnotebooks.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)