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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-NVN2PUK

For those seeking the most value out of a laptop, the ThinkPad Edge 15 by Lenovo is definitely worth checking out. It is affordable and user friendly, suitable as a small business laptop. Right out the box, the ThinkPad Edge 15 gives of the impression of a rather conservative build. It is very thick and boxy. However, its black matte surface is pretty fingerprint resistant. With 5.5 pounds (2.49 kg), the Edge 15 is not the heaviest laptop in the market, but it is probably more suitable for use at the office desk than on the go.

As the name suggest, the Edge 15 comes with a 15.6 inch screen, which is great for those who like to work with multiple applications at the same time. The large size of the laptop also means sufficient space for a full length keyboard. The ThinkPad Edge 15 comes with one of Intel's latest i3 processors, a measly 2 GB RAM and an integrated graphics card. As a result it is only apt for casual browsing and word processing, and slows down on intensive operations such as video encoding or gaming. The battery life of just above 4 hours also is mediocre. Overall it is a good laptop in terms of user interface, but the hardware conforms to the price.

Processor: AMD Athlon II P320, Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.561kg
Price: 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 73.26% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 74%, features: 75%, display: 60%
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 68%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.561kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 74.56% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo Edge 15
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo Edge 15 is a laptop with an identity crisis—it's sold as the Flex 2 Pro 15-Inch in non-U.S. markets—but it still has plenty of the same features we love in the Flex line, like a touch screen, now with 1080p resolution and a sizable 1TB hard drive. The Lenovo Flex 2 (15-inch) is still the stronger choice, with better overall performance and battery life, but if you want something with the same 300-degree hinge, the Edge 15 is a decent alternative, and definitely a smart choice if found at a discount.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo Edge 15
Source: Techreview Source English
Lenovo's new Edge 15 is an extremely thin and lightweight 15-inch laptop with a 300-degree flexible display hinge. This "dual-mode" laptop lets you turn the laptop into a kiosk-like stand. Overall the laptop has excellent performance and a great design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
65% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge
Source: Reg Hardware English
The original price that Lenovo lists on its website is absurdly high but the hardware is sublime.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
Lenovo - ThinkPad Edge review
Source: IT Reviews English
The look and feel of the ThinkPad Edge 15 inch is superb, and the performance of the Core i5 hardware delivers the goods. The only weak part of the specification is the Intel graphics core, which will be a downer for gamers but the rest of us won't care. And using Intel graphics helps to extend the battery life to a credible 114 minutes of continuous use. Our single biggest problem with the ThinkPad Edge is that it is rather expensive, despite its claim to be a budget laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/14/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 60% mobility: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15: Intel Core i5 vs. AMD Phenom II
Source: Hexus English
We've put only two competing notebook CPUs head-to-head, but the simple comparison tells us an obvious truth; in the mobile space, AMD continues to play second fiddle to Intel. The 2010 Danube platform has its merits - performance is more than decent across the board - but Intel's Arrandale is a step ahead on all accounts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2010
83% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15"
Source: It Pro English
We were a little disappointed by the ThinkPad Edge's smallish hard disk and poor-quality screen and it's missing some of the features many have come to expect from a ThinkPad. However, it does have good battery life, fast performance and a comfortable keyboard all at a surprisingly low price. It's not without its flaws, but it is a good value laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Core i5 processor upgrade for the ThinkPad Edge 15 reaps rewards in general performance as well as graphics capability. Visually and in its overall design, the Edge is a stand-out business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
68% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 review
Source: CNet English
The ThinkPad range is long established as being among the best laptops for be-suited business types in need of reliable mobile computing. Naturally, this has also solidified its status as being among the dullest. The ThinkPad Edge 15 is designed for serious business folks that want to appear trendy. We're not convinced though. Call us cynical, but its fancy lid (available in red or a choice of matte or glossy black) give it an air of mutton dressed as lamb.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 68%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 review
Source: Hexus English
With the Edge, it seems Lenovo has attempted to find a gap between the popular IdeaPad and ThinkPad product lines. Unfortunately, it seems that gap doesn't exist - and if it does, the ThinkPad Edge hasn't quite managed to find it. If you're in the market for a thin-and-light, you're likely to head for an IdeaPad, whilst business users wanting no-frills stability will opt for the ThinkPad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Edge series has brought a lot of changes to the ThinkPad name. Most prominently, the glossy painted lid and Chiclet keyboard. With the smaller Edge 13 and Edge 14, build quality wasn't a huge problem; we only had a few minor concerns like screen protection and hinge quality. The Edge 15, with its larger size, seemed to hit the breaking point where the lack of an internal framework created considerable chassis flex around the palmrest and keyboard areas. The Edge 13 had panels that felt as hard as rock with absolutely no keyboard flex, which obviously didn't carry over as the size was increased past a certain point. In the end, our only recommendation would be to steer toward the smaller Edge 13 or 14 if you like the design or look at higher ThinkPad models if you need a 15-inch screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 50% emissions: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-inch Notebook Review
Source: Think Computers English
The ThinkPad Edge is definitely another great offering from Lenovo, especially for people looking for a great mix of business and consumer features. As far as the business aspect goes you do get the ThinkVantage software suite that has a lot of very cool business features many people will like, especially the Active Protection System, which makes sure your hard drive does not get damaged if you happen to drop your laptop. For normal consumers the new red color on the ThinkPad Edge will definitely catch their attention. I don’t know that many other laptops that come in red!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: mobility: 40%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
Source: PC Mag English
If you're not an overly demanding business user, simplicity definitely has its advantages. For instance, a moderately equipped laptop, like the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15, runs for as little as $650 (direct). Its boxy black frame may not strike a chord with anyone who puts a premium on aesthetics, but productivity makes up for this shortcoming. The Edge 15 has an excellent business user experience despite parts that aren't the top of the line.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15: Reviewed in Heatwave Red
Source: Notebooks.com English
The 15-inch Edge is similar to other business oriented, affordable computers available on the market, but it is a solid brand that is available at a reasonable price. Coupled with Windows 7, the 15-inch Edge will meet the needs of not only business professionals, but people seeking a reliable notebook. The ThinkPad series is a respected, powerful line of notebooks with a strong reputation of being quality products. Below are a few pros and cons I discovered while using the 15-inch Edge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2010
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Notebook PC Review
Source: Small Business Computing English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 offers a good choice of features and arguably the best keyboard and pointing device you can get in a sub-$1,000 business notebook. It’s a good blend of style and substance in a reasonably priced package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: price: 80% features: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 (NVM2CGE)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30%
85% Grenzenlos mobil
Source: Facts - 2/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 98%
81% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 77% display: 70% mobility: 79% workmanship: 74% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 86%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 81% display: 68% mobility: 75%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 81% display: 68% mobility: 75%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 [NVL7XGE]
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
73% Test: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 (NVL7SGE/03017SG)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 74% performance: 76% features: 94% display: 93% mobility: 47% ergonomy: 67%
Business-Trio
Source: c't - 13/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% ThinkPad Edge 15 Lenovo
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Обзор офисного ноутбука Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 62% display: 42% mobility: 39% emissions: 66%
90% Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15”
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-NVN2PUK

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-NVN2PUKNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-NVN2PUK
Processor: AMD Athlon II P320
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4250
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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

 

50% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 review
Source: Techradar English
In short, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge makes too many sacrifices for no real benefit. It's thoroughly trounced by the Acer and HP in every respect, from raw power for getting more done to size, weight and build quality. With so many great machines on offer in the sub-£450 space, it's impossible to recommend the ThinkPad Edge for any user.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

 

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


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 4250: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) for AMD processors with Avivo HD support and technically a higher clocked HD 4200.

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


Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

AMD Athlon II:

P320: Entry level dual core processor for 13"+ laptops featuring a DDR3 memory controller.


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


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.561 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


73.26%: 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 from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Advent Monza N2
Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II N330
HP 625-XN839EA
Radeon HD 4250, V-Series V160
Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5164RD
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X4 P960
HP ProBook 6555b-WD770EA
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X3 N850
Sony Vaio VPC-EE3J1E/WI
Radeon HD 4250, Athlon II P340

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4106
Radeon HD 4250, Phenom II X2 N660, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Acer eMachines D442-142G25Mikk
Radeon HD 4250, V-Series V140, 14.0", 2.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo Ideapad 510-15ISK-80SR003JGE
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15ISK-80Q700RYGE
Radeon R5 M330, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 700-17ISK-80RV001HMH
GeForce 940M, Core i5 6300HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK-80NT00LMMH
Radeon R7 M360, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 700-17SK-80RV0031GE
GeForce 940M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 700-17ISK-80RV001MGE
GeForce 940M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Lenovo B51-80-80LM000BGE
Radeon R5 M330, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00UDGE
Radeon R7 M360, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EV000MGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo U41-70-80JV00JBGE
GeForce 940M, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
Lenovo B50-10-80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-15-80NW0010US
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK 80NV
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i5 6300HQ, ", 0 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, Carrizo FX-8800P, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 300S-80Q4000KUS
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
Lenovo G70-35-80Q5002SGE
Radeon R4 (Beema), A-Series A6-6310, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Lenovo B50-80-80LT00FSPB
Radeon R5 M330, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00D8GE
Radeon R7 M360, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Yoga 700-14ISK 80QD
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 14.0", 1.49 kg
Lenovo U41-70-80JV003RGE
GeForce 940M, Core i7 5500U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
Lenovo Z70-80-FG006JBM
GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U, 17.3", 3 kg
Lenovo B50-80-EW00HDGE
Radeon R5 M230, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)