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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830) (ThinkPad Edge 11 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K345
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225 256 MB
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.353kg
Price: 399 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: 58%, display: 69% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)

81% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (K345) Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Key downgrade. Lenovo tinkers around on its budget ThinkPad and gives the mini a matt screen as well as a new Athlon processor. However, we're taken aback in view of the 32 watt hour battery. Will the upgrade downgrade the previously very good mobility?

Foreign Reviews

81% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (K345) Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 60% display: 69% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 83%

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.


K345: 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": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.353 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Lenovo reviews


81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Packard Bell dot a-R-010UK
Athlon II Neo K145, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVZ3BUK
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817
Athlon II Neo K325, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-2140ef
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 1551-5448
Turion II Neo K625, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 2545-24G
Athlon II Neo K325, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1140
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-2000
Athlon II Neo K325, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire One 721-12B8rr
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron M101z
Athlon II Neo K325, 1.56 kg
» Gateway LT3201u
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One 721-3574
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One 721
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 1551-32B2G32n
Athlon II Neo K325, 1.334 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 (665D817)
Turion II Neo K685, 13.3", 1.775 kg
» Dell Inspiron M301z
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13-658D842
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-2160ef
Athlon II Neo K325, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» MSI Wind U250
Athlon II Neo K325, 12.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4037
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Acer Aspire One 521-3530
Athlon II Neo K125, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T235-S1345
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1340
Athlon II Neo K325, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T230
Core i3 330M, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1345RD
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron M301z
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.831 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L665D-S5066
Turion II P520, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6051
Phenom II X4 P920, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire One 521
Athlon II Neo K125, 10.1", 1.266 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)