The ThinkPad T430u isn’t the only new thin and light business laptop from Lenovo. The company is also updating its ThinkPad Edge laptop line with the addition of two new models with 11.6 inch display.
The ThinkPad Edge E130 features an Intel Core i-series processor, while the ThinkPad Edge E135 has an AMD Vision processor.
Unfortunately, like 2011’s ThinkPad Edge 11 these new portable laptops won’t be released in the US.
Lenovo also introduced a series of larger ThinkPad laptops, including a number of models that likely will be available in the States.
- ThinkPad Edge S430 – 14 inch laptop, Intel CPU, optional NVIDIA graphics for $749 and up
- ThinkPad Edge E435 – 14 inch notebook, AMD Fusion processor for $549 and up
- ThinkPad Edge E430 – 14 inch notebook, Intel Core i-series CPU, discrete graphics option
- ThinkPad Edge E535 – 15 inch laptop, AMD Fusion chipset
- ThinkPad Edge E530 – 15 inch notebook, Intel Core i-series CPU, discrete graphics option
- Lenovo B Series – “Essential computing” series with prices starting at $399 and a choice of AMD or Intel chips
The Edge S430 will launch in June, while the rest of the notebooks should start shipping in April.
Any comparisons between the AMD and Intel chips? Mainly interested in CPU performance unless the GPU makes the OS UI feel faster. Thanks.
If you’re not interested in games then get the Intel with integrated graphics.
“the latest Intel Core processors on the E130 and E330 or AMD Vision Accelerated processors on the E135 and E335 laptops.”
Please dear god, let there be a slim 13″ laptop sporting a 35W A8 Llano Fusion APU. I need something better than the shocking rubbish that that is Intel integrated graphics in anything smaller than a suitcase!
I hear you! TOTALLY agree. Same TDP, not sure why we don’t see any AMD sub 1″ thick lappies
Don’t go by Max TDP, idle and average TDP is what counts for efficiency, and having a more powerful GPU does come at a cost of higher average power usage and heat generation.
Even the low end AMD Fusion chips have to be under clocked to get them into the smaller 10″ systems and 1″ thick systems are just as hard to keep cool, which can effect features like AMD’s Turbo Core and long term system reliability.
Mind even Intel based Ultrabooks are using ULV versions of their chips and AMD is having delays with its 28nm chip manufacturing that they really need to get into the Ultrabook type market.
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