Ready for business
Lenovo has extending its range of laptops yet further with the addition of two new Edge series systems - theE320 and E325 - and a replacement for the x120e, the x121e. The latter introduction is particularly noteworthy as it comes just months after the previous model was released.
The Edge series laptops feature 13.3in displays, weight 1.36Kg, and offer a choice of either Intel Core or AMD Fusion processors, depending on user preference - and price. The x121e also offers Intel Core CPUs, but on the AMD front uses VisionPro chips and features an 11.6in, 1,366 x 768 pixel display and weights 1.36Kg. Adding to its security options, the x121e is able to auto-encrypt USB and solid-state drives, and has a hardware password manager.
All three laptops offer optional fingerprint readers, low-light webcams, noise-suppressing keyboards and Lenovo's ThinkVantage Communications Utility - apparently making them ideal for conference calls. Battery life depends on the choice of battery, but can reach up to 8-hours with a 6-cell unit.
All of these models will become available this month. Lenovo helpfully gives the prices ex-VAT, with the ThinkPad Edge E320, E325 starting at £396 and £384, while the ThinkPad X121e starts at £262. There's no indication yet of how pricey these systems can get with the options piled on.