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Lenovo aims new ThinkPad Edge laptops and ThinkVision monitor at business weaklings

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Lenovo’s come to the aid of road-weary business users who want a second screen for their laptops but think a Spacebook is a little excessive. It’s just released the 14-inch ThinkVision Mobile Monitor to accompany its new ThinkPad Edge laptops, which gets both power and data via USB, has 16 brightness settings and packs an independent kickstand. It can either be used as a dual display for those mammoth spreadsheets or as a presentation screen where lugging around a projector just isn’t practical. The Edge laptops (a 14-inch E425 and a 15.6-inch E525) come with AMD A-Series APUs, an optional fingerprint reader and a choice of “midnight black” (seen above) or “heatwave red” (shot after the break). All three are promised to arrive this month, with the laptops starting at $549 and the monitor priced at $219.99. Of course, if you need a USB-powered display bigger than 14-inches, you might be better off trying one of these.

Lenovo intros ThinkPad Edge, X100e ultraportable and other ThinkPad refreshes

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It just wouldn’t be a CES without a gaggle of new introductions from Lenovo, and while we knew good and well that most everything here was on the way thanks to a slip-up at Lenovo’s site, it’s always nice to get the official word. Kicking things off is the altogether sexy ThinkPad Edge, which will ship in 13-, 14- and 15-inch versions in order to suit the small business users in the crowd. It’ll include a choice of AMD processors (Turion X2 or Athlon X2), optional 3G / 4G WWAN modules, a full suite of Lenovo’s own ThinkVantage technologies and preloaded Skype. This machine also marks the first ever ThinkPad to arrive with a choice of color — it’ll ship in matte black, glossy black and heat-wave red. Moving on, there’s the previously rumored X100e, which goes down as the company’s first “entry-level ultraportable.” Starting at under $500, the AMD-based (Athlon Neo or Turion) rig gets outfitted with Windows 7 Professional, an 11.6-inch display, full-size keyboard, multitouch trackpad, WiFi and optional Bluetooth / 3G. Rounding things off are four new introductions in the classic range: the T410s, T410, T510 and W510. The foursome will become the first in the ThinkPad family to offer the upcoming Intel dual-core CPUs and mobile Core i7, and if you’re thirsty for the full specs lists on the bunch (along with videos of the X100e and Edge), head on past the break and open wide.

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