Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 600 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14
The ThinkPad Edge series was introduced at the beginning of 2010, and was pitched as a sexier, more affordable midrange alternative to a venerable but staid ThinkPad line. The budget-minded Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 does its job as a solid small-business laptop, and Lenovo finally throws in a DVD drive, but it's too chunky compared with svelte competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 70%
Like its fellow Edge notebooks, the Edge 14 is a good buy for Small Business users. In an ideal world the battery life would be better, but for small business employees and owners who want a durable machine with many of the ThinkPad features the Edge 14 offers significant value at $649. If portability and battery life is an issue then you should check out the Lenovo Edge 13 review and if you want a bigger screen then the Lenovo Edge 15 might be a better fit; even though it has similarly poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: price: 80% features: 80% mobility: 30%
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14 is a solid choice for people who want a consumer or small business-oriented notebook. It offers an extremely comfortable island-style keyboard that is a step above many other models. Compared to its smaller sibling, the Edge 13, the Edge 14 has nearly twice the system performance moving from the CULV-based Intel SU7300 CPU and chipset to the higher-performing Core i3 and GMA HD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
For $699, the Edge 14 is the most compelling 14-inch small business notebook on the market today. When you combine Core i3 processing power with the industry’s best keyboard, a stylish chassis, and solid battery life, you have a laptop that’s great not only for companies, but also for consumers and home users who are focused on work rather than play. If portability and battery life are more important to you than performance, you may want to consider a 13-inch system like the ThinkPad Edge 13 or HP ProBook 5310m.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
It’s no secret that the ThinkPad T410 is one of our current favorite business laptops. But for those without a corporate IT budget, Lenovo had little to offer price-conscious small and medium businesses (SMBs) except the decidedly consumer-oriented IdeaPad line—until now. Good performance, pleasing ergonomics, and a low price make the ThinkPad Edge 14 a safe bet for business users on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 43% display: 37% mobility: 64% emissions: 69%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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