Looking to get edgy? So is Lenovo. The company is kicking off CES 2012 with three new Edge notebooks: the S430, E Series and B Series. All of these are aimed at small / medium-sized businesses, with the S430 measuring just 0.8-inches, and the Edge E430, E435, E530 and E535 laptops including technologies like Lenovo
Solution Center while simultaneously including rich visual and deluxe audio entertainment features.
The 14-inch S430 also comes packed with the substance SMBs need to succeed with choices of the latest Intel Core processors, a DVD burner or a second hard drive for up to 1 TB of storage, choices of Intel integrated or NVIDIA Optimus graphics, Dolby Home Theatre v4, USB 3.0 ports and Intel Thunderbolt technology. With Thunderbolt, users can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds and backup a year of continuous MP3 playback in just over 10 minutes.1 The laptop also comes with Lenovo Solution Center powered by Intel Small Business Advantage, a set of tools allowing remote management for energy savings and deploying updates.
The new ThinkPad Edge 14-inch E430 and 15-inch E530 laptops give SMBs the freedom to choose their level of performance with options of the latest Intel Core processors or AMD Fusion APUs (on the E435 and E535 models) with choices of integrated or discrete graphics. The laptops also feature fast boot up, up to 1 TB of storage that can be combined with solid state drive storage, USB 3.0 ports and a high resolution web camera. The laptop models with the latest Intel Core processors also include Lenovo Solution Center powered by Intel Small Business Advantage. The ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 laptops feature a graphite grey interior with choices of Midnight Black, Heatwave Red or Cobalt Blue covers, featuring the same design of the ThinkPad Edge S430 laptops. Not enough? Nope. There's also an 11" E130 / E135 and a 13" E330 / E335, none of which are affiliated with your 1- or 3-series BMW.
The Lenovo B Series laptops provide entry users the essential technologies they need to affordably accelerate their productivity. Equipped with choices of the latest Intel Core processors (on the B480 and B580) or AMD Fusion APUs (on the B485 and B585 models) along with integrated or discrete graphics, these laptops offer extreme value, starting at just $399. Users can also extend their productivity with features including up to 1 TB of storage, USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out port and 4-in-1 multicard reader. Like the other laptops with the latest Intel Core processors, the B Series laptops come with Lenovo Solution Center powered by Intel Small Business Advantage.
ThinkPad Edge E430, 435, E530, E535 and Lenovo B Series laptops (B Series in select markets) will be available starting in April from business partners and on www.lenovo.com. The ThinkPad Edge S430 laptop will be available in June in select markets. Pricing for models starts at approximately $549 for the ThinkPad Edge laptops, $399 for the Lenovo B Series laptops and $749 for the ThinkPad S430 laptop.