Lenovo ThinkPad Edge


PCWorld: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge

If you’re a fan of Lenovo’s ThinkPad line, you’re used to a boring industrial design that looks like it’s stuck in 2002, but are willing to put up with it because ThinkPads are so rugged and just plain usable. The new ThinkPad Edge marks the first really significant change to the look and feel of the line in years, but thankfully, it retains almost everything you love about ThinkPads.

The design of this ultraportable is still quite conservative; you won’t be embarrassed to pull it out in a serious business meeting. It’s simply more modern, with cleaner lines, a smooth, glossy lid, and silver accents along the edges. The lid’s glossy finish looks great, but it’s a magnet for fingerprints. You might opt for the matte finish if this is a concern (it costs the same). If we had to pick a nit about the design, it would be the location of the ethernet jack, which is quite far toward the front edge of the left side. Open the lid, and the system has the same basic, utilitarian look of other ThinkPads with a large keyboard and touchpad. But…

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