Lenovo announces ThinkPad Edge E425 and E525 with ThinkVision
The Chinese manufacturer announced Thursday two new notebooks in the ThinkPad Edge series as well as the company’s very first mobile monitor attachment.
“These latest ThinkPad Edge laptops combined with the ThinkVision mobile monitor equips small businesses with an extremely powerful technology toolkit," said Lenovo ThinkPad Edge vice president Luis Hernandez.
First off, the 14-inch ThinkPad Edge E425 will utilize an AMD A-Series APU, meaning it should be supporting a number of multi-core Llano processors at launch. Up to 750GB of storage and 8GB of RAM are supported, with connectivity options such as HDMI, card reader and an always-on USB. The new model will also be 13 percent slimmer than its predecessors. The unit should be available in an anti-glare matte or glossy display with a promise of up to 20 percent faster boot up times.
The Edge E525 is expected to have the same features as the E425, but with a larger 15.6-inch screen.
Meanwhile, the ThinkVision LT1421 is Lenovo’s 14-inch external mobile monitor. The device will connect to a laptop via USB and includes a kickstand reminiscent to a photo frame. At less than 2 pounds (0.9kg) and only 1cm (0.39 inches) thick at its thinnest point, the ThinkVision will supposedly offer notebook users a more mobile dual-monitor solution. Unfortunately, no other details are mentioned in the press release, such as the all-important screen resolution. Also, whether or not the monitor can be powered solely by a USB port is not explicitly stated.
The Edge E425, E525 and ThinkVision LT1421 will all be made available starting sometime this month. Both laptops are expected to start at $549, while the external monitor will run $219.