Lenovo has expanded its ThinkPad Edge laptop family for small businesses with the 11.6-inch ThinkPad Edge 11.
The 1.1-inch thin Edge 11 starts at less than three pounds. It’s now the smallest and lightest ThinkPad Edge model and offers the choice of Intel Core/Pentium or AMD Vision Pro Athlon ultra low voltage processors, and a battery life of up to seven hours.
Lenovo’s new laptop provides Wi-Fi and optional 3G or 4G/WiMAX connectivity, and has a contemporary style spill-proof keyboard, webcam, three USB ports, an HDMI port, and a 4-in-1 media card reader.
The ThinkPad Edge 11 runs Windows 7 OS and comes in three color choices: Midnight Black Glossy, Midnight Black Smooth and Heatwave Red Glossy.
The notebook is available immediately through business partners and starts at $449, according to Lenovo.
Lenovo is going to release the IdeaPad U260 ultraportable laptop, featuring a 12.5-inch display and Intel’s ultra-low voltage processors, according to leaked info.
The IdeaPad U260 weighs 3.04 pounds and is 0.71-inch thick. It will reportedly ship with the Core i3 or i5 ULV CPUs, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a 4-cell battery for “4 hours of runtime”. The unusually sized 12.5″ screen has a 720p resolution and anti-glare coating.
There are also HDMI and VGA outputs, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The U260 has a case made of magnesium-aluminum alloy and will be available in brown and organge colors.
There’s no word on pricing and availability date at the time of this writing.
Dell UK has released the 11.6-inch Inspiron M101z ultraportable laptop, based on AMD’s technology.
The 3.44-pound Dell Inspiron M101z features the AMD Athlon Neo K125 single core or K325 dual core processor, ATI Radeon RS880M integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 320GB hard disk capacity, and a 6-cell battery which provides up to 6 hours and 36 minutes of work time. There is no optical drive.
Its 11.6″ LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.
Dell’s M101z also includes a full-width keyboard, 1.3M web camera, stereo speakers, microphone, 802.11n wireless, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, a SIM card slot, three USB ports, a 3-in-1 media card reader, and VGA and HDMI outputs.
The laptop comes in four colors: pink, blue, red, and black.
The Dell Inspiron M101z runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS and is available via Dell UK site for the starting price of £379 ($586). We have no info on its availability in the US.
UPDATE: The laptop is available now in the US for $449.99 at Dell.com.
The Samsung X125 11.6-inch AMD Ultrathin-powered ultraportable notebook is now available in the UK.
The 0.96-inch thin Samsung X125 weighs 3.33 pounds and features the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHz single-core processor, ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics, 3GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB of hard disk space, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.
Its LED-backlit glossy display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.
Samsung’s new ultraportable also includes an integrated web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, three USB ports, a 4-in-1 media card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.
The Samsung X125 is available via Amazon U.K. and LaptopsDirect.co.uk for about £435 ($680). We have no info on its availability in the U.S.