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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830) (ThinkPad Edge 11 Series)
Graphics adapter
ATI Radeon HD 4225 - 256 MB, Core: 382 MHz, Memory: 400 MHz, 8.753.0.0
Memory
4096 MB 
, PC3-10600 (667 MHz)
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, LP116WH1-TLP1, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD M785
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
ATI RS690 HDMI @ ATI SB800
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined headphone/microphone jack, Card Reader: 4in1 cardreader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E GBE NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Thinkpad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 284 x 211 ( = 1.18 x 11.18 x 8.31 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V 2800mAh
Operating System
FreeDos
Camera
Webcam: 0.3MP 640x480
Additional features
none, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.353 kg ( = 47.73 oz / 2.98 pounds), Power Supply: 244 g ( = 8.61 oz / 0.54 pounds)
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?
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":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
1.353 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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.


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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)