In addition to the IdeaPad U Series ultrabooks along with multimedia intensive IdeaPad Z Series laptops, and ThinkVision LT1423p Mobile Monitor Touch, Lenovo has rolled out the ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 laptops for small businesses at the CES 2013.
The first ThinkPad laptops to include Lenovo's new OneLink technology for docking capabilities, the new interface eliminates cable clutter, without compromising on 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 technology will also charge laptop and mobile devices. 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.
|Processor||Up to Intel Ivy Bridge i7 Processors|
|OS||Windows 8 Standard / Pro; Windows 8 multi touch-enabled; Windows 7; Linux|
|Display / Resolution||E431: 14-inch HD Vibrant and HD/HD+ Antiglare
E531: 15.6-inch HD/FHD Antiglare
Optional Touch screens on HD and HD+ Displays
|Video Graphics||Intel Integrated HD 4000/3000 Graphics
Next generation NVIDIA GeForce Discrete Graphics with 1GB or 2GB DDR3 VRAM
|Memory||Up to 16GB (DIMMS)|
|Storage||Up to 1TB 5400RPM, Up to 500GB 7200RPM 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 b/g/n WLAN + Bluetooth v4.0|
|Connectivity||VGA, HDMI, RJ45, Combo headphone/mic, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 Always on, 4-in-1 multicard reader, Lenovo OneLink connector|
|Camera||720p HD camera|
|Battery||Up to 8 hours all day battery life|
|Software||Lenovo Solutions for Small Business powered by Intel Small Business Advantage; Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync|
The ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 will be available starting from May 2013 at a starting price of US$539.