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Summary:

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge is a good compromise between the enterprise focused ThinkPad line and the consumer market. In the video I give a tour around the notebook and show how solid a performer it is at normal tasks such as web browsing and video playing.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge is a good compromise between the enterprise focused ThinkPad line and the consumer market. The ThinkPad Edge 14 has a bright 14-inch screen at 1366×768 resolution that is easy on the eyes for all day use. In the video I give a tour around the notebook and show how solid a performer it is at normal tasks.

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  1. This had to be the most useless demo I have ever seen.

  2. Lorenz Szabo Sunday, April 25, 2010

    Great review.

    Could you please provide video download links? It’s not possible to watch those videos online all the time…

    Thank you!

    Yours, Lo

  3. James! Don’t listen to persons like “uncle bernie”. Your reviews are always great! What I would like to know: how thick is the 14″ thinkpad edge compared to the 13″ model? it seems that the 14 inch model is a lot thicker than the 13″.

    and btw sorry for my bad english im from Germany :)

    Greetz MacBookAndi

    1. It’s about 1 inch thick, only slightly thicker than the 13″ model. And thanks.

  4. hi james. thanks for the review :)
    i actually gave up on you and ordered it a week ago.
    ordered the 7200rpm 4gigs i3 – only comes with glossy on my regiion. i hope it wouldn’t look tacky. anyways, it’s nice to see that you liked it. makes my wait a bit easier.

    btw, the yellow usb is for “always on” charge. plus on my model there’s bluetooth

  5. Dennisvjames Monday, April 26, 2010

    Is it possible that the small extra port is a mini HMDI out for TV’s?

    DJ

    1. One of the ports is HDMI and another is a powered USB as pointed out by Edgy.

  6. Great review! Why don’t you upload your videos to YouTube anymore?

  7. Thanks for the review James.

    I’m not sold on these Thinkpad Edge machines. I got a 13.3″ version with the AMD chip because I got tired of waiting for the Viliv S10 and the high price to boot.

    After using it for a few weeks I can’t say I’d recommend the Edge computers in general. They feel cheap, run fairly hot, and have a few annoyances like a loud (DOS) sounding beep when you unplug the power cord, so much for indiscretion. Oh, and than oh sooooo annoying Fn key where the Ctrl key should be, who , what, where did they get their research to put it there? EVERY single person that I’ve shown this to thinks that’s a stupid place to put it.

  8. Can you confirm if this machine heats up in palm rest areas after a couple of hours of usage or during playback of 720p/1080p videos? Also, is the fan noise annoying?

  9. Can you please also check if the touch-pad manufacturer is Synaptics or ALPS. Would be a deal breaker for me if it were ALPS.

  10. @Jake, you can swap the Fn and Ctrl keys via BIOS.

    Would have liked to see HD playback using a site like vimeo and also a test of the speakers.

    Decent review with a good look at the laptop itself, but would have liked to see more of a workout using different apps.

    Thanks!

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