Page 4 - Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 - from $979
A new crop of ultra-thin notebooks are bettering netbooks in speed and battery life. We've picked four of the best.
Lenovo has coupled the M780G chipset with a more powerful AMD Turion Neo X2 to create the most affordable ThinkPad we’ve seen, designed specifically for small businesses with tight budgets. The 13.3in $979 model comes with 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. While it has funkier glossy black or red lids compared to the matte black of traditional ThinkPads, as well as a chiclet-style keyboard, it’s still unmistakably a ThinkPad, down to the red TrackPoint in the middle of the keyboard.
There’s actually an Intel version of the ThinkPad Edge 13 and it highlights the difference between the AMD and Intel platforms for ultra-thins. The Intel version is powered by a Core 2 Duo SU7300 ultra-low voltage processor which is $300 more expensive than the AMD-powered version, but its battery lasts about 1/3 longer.
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