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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)

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.

Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K125, AMD Athlon II Neo K325, AMD Athlon II Neo K345, Intel Core i3 380UM, Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch
Weight: 1.353kg, 1.5kg, 1.53kg
Price: 399, 400, 450, 500, 630, 700 euro
Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 63%, features: 63%, display: 61%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 82%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11
Processor: Intel Core i3 380UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.53kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 68.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Super-compact, high-performance and environmentally sound that is what the Edge 11 should be according to Lenovo. The buyer can choose between AMD and Intel internals. We first examined the top model with an Intel Core i3 U380 CPU.
70% Simple yet functional
Source: Techcentral.my English
Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is a decent notebook that just works. It's great for surfing the Net, getting work done and playing light games. It also starts up really fast which is always an advantage when you need to use the notebook on the go. There isn't much to dislike about the Edge 11. We were only ­bothered by the short battery life and the rather tiny arrow keys. The price is also reasonable. For RM2,099 you will be getting a ­sturdy business-class notebook with decent specifications. Overall, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is a pretty good notebook ­without bells and whistles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11
Source: Gadgetmix English
The battery of the Edge 11 sticks out at the back and ideally means more. However, that is not really the case. The battery life is a disappointing 4 hours, 20 minutes and that is not even good enough to get most tasks done since that was on the lowest power settings. That means doing work while on the road might be a little inconvenient. Overall, the Edge 11 from Lenovo is a decent laptop that offers nice features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is an excellent piece of kit, and Lenovo’s attention to detail and outstanding level of build quality inspire absolute confidence in its reliability. However, if you want it for more than rather light computing duties, you’ll probably find the slower performance somewhat frustrating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 Review
Source: Bright Hub English

Overall, I have few complaints about the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11. It is well built, well designed, and powerful for a laptop of its size. It also is reasonably priced, although pricing will depend on your region – and this laptop is not available in the United States. I recommend the Thinkpad Edge 11 to anyone looking for an 11.6” ultraportable. The main competitors in this space – Acer and ASUS – offer similar performance.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 70% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 review
Source: Engadget English

See what happens when you stick with it? Yes, the third time is certainly the charm for Lenovo when it comes to its 11.6-inch laptops. The Edge 11 solves all the major issues we had with the X100e – the little thing didn't double as a space heater and lasted for over five hours on a single charge all the while providing the performance we expect.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 reviewed impressive mini laptop
Source: Netbooklive English
All in all, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is an impressive mini laptop. It is powerful, solid built, ergonomic and the battery life it offers is enough for me. However, the fact that the guys at Lenovo decided to go for the glossy finish and screen is a break dealer for me. I've had my fair share of glossiness and enough is enough. Those small details do make the difference, and if Lenovo would decide to offer a matte version of this ThinkPad Edge 11, I'm pretty sure I'd be one of its biggest advocates.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
64% Thinkpad für die Massen
Source: PC Praxis - 2/11 German
price fair, workmanship good
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 64%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 pouces
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Test : Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11.6″ 3G sous Core i3-380UM, un engin à vocation pro.
Source: Blogeee French FR→EN
matte display but high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2011

 

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 2545-24G

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 2545-24GNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 2545-24G
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K325
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225 256 MB
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 82.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84% Review Lenovo Edge 11: Athlon Neo II K325 vs. Core i3 380UM | Notebookcheck
AMD vs. Intel. We recently tested the Intel version of the Edge 11. Find out here how the variant equipped with AMD Athlon II Neo K325 CPU and ATI Radeon 4225 fares in a direct comparison and whether the savings potential is worth it in our detailed review.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 notebook review
Source: Hexus English
Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge 11 is almost the perfect ultra-portable notebook. Its chic chassis, robust build quality and excellent keyboard have made it our favourite 11.6in machine, and the sprinkling of ThinkPad business tools act as the icing on an already-scrumptious cake.

We'd liked to have seen the inclusion of USB 3.0, and the trackpad could be bigger, but our criticisms are few and far between.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test Lenovo Edge 11: Athlon Neo II K325 vs. Core i3 380UM
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 69% display: 78% mobility: 92% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 88%
85% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 75% display: 72% mobility: 87% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 89%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11,6“
Source: Bitcity.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY34RT

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY34RTNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY34RT
Processor: Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 450 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 54% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

54% Обзор субноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11" (NVY34RT)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 54% performance: 30% display: 43% mobility: 61% emissions: 57%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11''
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY4MUK

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY4MUKNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY4MUK
Processor: Intel Core i3 380UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 630 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY4MUK (Model)

Average Score: 74.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-inch review
Source: Techradar English
The laptop also features a 3G module, allowing you to wirelessly browse the web whenever in range of a mobile phone mast.Although not suited for those after a high-powered system for the family, the ThinkPad Edge 11-inch comes highly recommended as a portable partner and, ultimately, we're big fans.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2011
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 review
Source: Liliputing English
Overall, once you get used to Lenovo’s placement of the Fun, Home, End, and other keys, the laptop is a pleasure to use — until the battery dies. I was very disappointed with the roughly 4 hours of run time I got from this computer, and if battery life is a consideration, you might want to look elsewhere — or at least pick up a spare battery. On the other hand, if you’re looking for one of the most powerful 11.6 inch laptops around and you happen to live in a country where the ThinkPad Edge 11 is available, it’s certainly a laptop worth putting on your short list.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Edge 11” Notebook Review
Source: TBreak English

Packaged with a small sized charger and some literature, I received the glossy red back version which certainly looks nice and reminded me of my old Acer Ferrari notebook. If red is not your color, then you can also get a matte or a glossy black finish. Overall, the notebook looks really smooth provided you ignore the battery sticking out of it back.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11" Intel review
Source: It Pro English

The 11in ThinkPad Edge isn't perfect. We wish the screen was brighter and many will be put off by the lack of security features. However, the Edge does have long battery life, a comfortable keyboard and is very reasonably priced at £410 ex VAT. If you want an ultra-portable laptop without spending a fortune, it's a good value choice.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
66% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 review
Source: PC Pro English

Lenovo packs genuine power into this small, cheap laptop, and it comes with a choice of specifications.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 63% performance: 50% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2010
Recensione Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K325
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVZ3BUK

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVZ3BUKNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVZ3BUK
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K125
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
There is no doubting that the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is an attractive machine both in terms of looks and price. It is light and portable and its battery life is conducive to working outside the office. However, the reflective nature of the screen may prove a challenge for some people and the somewhat cramped keyboard might make it difficult for larger hands to work comfortably.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K345
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225 256 MB
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.353kg
Price: 399 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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?
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

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.

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


Intel Core i3:

380UM: The Core i3-380UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions (compared to the i5 and i7 UM CPUs). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

AMD Athlon II Neo:

K325: Entry level processor with two cores, integrated DDR3 memory controller and a low clock rate designed for subnotebooks.

K125: Slow entry level single core CPU for small and light laptops. Still faster as 1.6 Ghz Atom based systems.

K345: Entry level processor with two cores, integrated DDR3 memory controller and a low clock rate designed for subnotebooks.

Intel Pentium:

U5400: Entry level dual core CPU of the Arrandale series. Does not support Turbo Boost (for the CPU), Hyperthreading, Virtualization and AES. Due to the slow clock speed, the performance is only sufficient for non demanding applications.


» 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.

1.53 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


74.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Review Dell Inspiron M101z Subnotebook
Athlon II Neo K325, 1.56 kg
» Review Acer Aspire One 721 Notebook
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.3 kg
» Review Acer Aspire 1551 Subnotebook
Athlon II Neo K325, 1.334 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 (K685) Subnotebook
Turion II Neo K685, 13.3", 1.775 kg
» Review Dell Inspiron M301z Subnotebook
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.831 kg
» Review Acer Aspire One 521 Netbook
Athlon II Neo K125, 10.1", 1.266 kg

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, 2010-11-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)