Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge and X100e

I'm a big fan of mobile computers. I like my notebooks small and light. I'm also a fan of ThinkPads. I've owned ThinkPad laptops for over 10 years. They're very reliable and I have a high level of respect for these machines. My current mobile computer is a ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC. Lenovo just released two great ThinkPads:

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge is a brand new system that is thin and light. It has a 13.3" screen and it's priced just right at $579. It's not too small like a netbook and it packs plenty of horsepower for people who wish to be productive while they're on the road.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X100e is an ultra-light ThinkPad that's priced at $449. Wow! The X-series used to be well over $1,000, but the X100e is breaking that trend by starting at a sub-$500 price point. This laptop has a 11.6" screen, so you may wonder if this laptop is more like a netbook. Rest assured, this laptop comes with a full-size keyboard. Here's how Lenovo describes this new X100e series: "Our first business entry ultraportable..."

These machines are priced just right. Hopefully, these low prices will drive the rest of the prices down on the Lenovo website. Although I like ThinkPads, I think they could be priced better. Plus, I think Lenovo should include Bluetooth as a standard feature. If you're looking for a nice ultra-portable laptop, you may want to consider the ThinkPad Edge and X100e.

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