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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431

For 2013, Lenovo announced two business-class notebooks. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 (14-inch) and E531 (15.6-inch) are the first ThinkPad laptops to include Lenovo’s all new OneLink technology. Designed to offer simplicity through a single cable connection, the new unique interface eliminates cable clutter without compromising performance. The first device to support the new technology is the new ThinkPad OneLink Dock. Offering superior lag-free graphics and audio performance through native video with dedicated HDMI and audio ports, it can also play host to a number of accessories through four USB ports. This industry unique technology will also charge laptop and mobile devices. Lenovo plans to offer additional OneLink devices in 2013. In addition to touch functionality, the slim ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 laptops feature improved graphics options for more vivid content on their displays up to full HD and a five-button ClickPad lets users control Windows 8 features from the keyboard.

At 1-inch thin and only 4.7 pounds for the E431 and 5.4 Lbs for the E531, the Edge equips professionals with a thinner and lighter mainstream notebook design without sacrificing business-class performance. The 14-inch HD+ 1600×900 touch screen with multi touch capability provides clear, bright images while 5 button click pad allows user s to click almost anywhere on the trackpad.

In addition, the ThinkPad Edge provides all-day mobile productivity with up to eight hours of battery life and up to 1TB of HDD storage. Rarely do small businesses often have a dedicated IT department, that’s why the Edge comes outfitted with Lenovo Solution Center for Small Business, which includes hardware-based capabilities to improve productivity and enhance security.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge - red

Price and Availability
ThinkPad Edge E431 will be available starting in May 2013, starting at $539.
ThinkPad Edge E531 will be available starting in May 2013, starting at $539.

Specifications

Processor

Latest 3rd Gen Intel core-I processors up to i7

Operating System

Windows 8 Standard or Windows 8 Pro; Windows 8 multi touch-enabled

Display/Resolution

E431 – 14 Inch (14.0”) HD Vibrant and HD/HD+ Antiglare E531 – 15 Inch (15.6”) HD/FHD Antiglare
Optional Touch screens on HD and HD+;

Video Graphics

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Intel Integrated HD 4000/3000 Graphics
Next generation nVidia GeForce Discrete Graphics with 1 GB or 2 GB DDR3 VRAM

Memory

Up to 16 GB (2 DIMMS)

Storage

Up to 1 TB 5400 RPM, Up to 500GB 7200 RPM HDD
Optional Hard Drive Accelerator for up to 5X HDD performance boost

Optical Drive

Integrated R/W DVD Drive

Sound

Dolby Advanced Audio V2; Stereo speakers; Dual array microphone

Integrated Comms

Gigabit Ethernet, ThinkPad bgn WLAN + BlueTooth4.0, ThinkPad bgn WLAN + BlueTooth4.0, Intel N2230 BGN+BT4.0

Connectivity

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VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, combo headphone/mic, 2xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0 Always On, 4-in-1 multicard reader, Lenovo OneLink

Camera

connector
720p high definition camera

Battery

Up to 8 hours all day battery life
VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, combo headphone/mic, 3xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0 Always On, 4-in-1 multicard reader

Weight

14-inch: 4.7 pounds (2.13 kg); 15-inch: 5.4 pounds (2.44 kg)

Thickness

1 inch thin (26 mm thin)

Software

Lenovo Solutions for Small Business powered by Intel Small Business Advantage; Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge - black

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