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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 (ThinkPad Edge 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.561kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 73.25% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 74%, features: 75%, display: 60% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 68%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.561 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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 %

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73.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)