Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Review

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

We also ran the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13" through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.

The Edge 13" is the weakest performer of the bunch here, but it's important to remember that it's one of the cheaper options as well. The machine we tested lists for $899, while many of the others here are well over the $1000 mark. The Asus UL80Vt, which also shares the same 1.3GHz SU7300 CPU, had a discrete GPU enabled during this test, so that explains the delta between those two. Still, for an ultraportable with 6+ hours of battery life and a sub-$900 price tag, this thing really holds its own.

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