2 USB3 ports 1 regular usb and 1 usb that charges devices with the computer asleep or powered down. heavy duty hinges, great feel to the keyboard, and all surfaces. i7 processor is the best for laptop gaming. Multitouch pad is very nice. HDMI port
simpletap - its like an ipod touch without the touch. you have tiles that represent programs or webpages, and you pay for "apps." Speakers do not wow. No thinklight available. No thinkvantage keyboard button. right-click on the touchpad is difficult
I can not say enough about the durability of the thinkpad line. I was very concerned when I got my thinkpad edge and it did not closely resemble the thinkpads we are all familiar with. But after a freak accident where I crashed my motorcycle into a medium sized deer ... Read full review
I can not say enough about the durability of the thinkpad line. I was very concerned when I got my thinkpad edge and it did not closely resemble the thinkpads we are all familiar with. But after a freak accident where I crashed my motorcycle into a medium sized deer at 55mph and landed on my backpack carrying my 1 week old Lenovo, I can say that the Thinkpad edge is as durable as any laptop can be. I have already spilled water on the keyboard also, to no ill effect.
I spec'd mine with the i7 processor, 250gig 7800rpm hd, windows 7 64bit pro, 8gb (4gbx2) ram, fingerprint reader, non glare screen.
I regret not ordering the built in HD webcam, the (still very pricey) solid state hard drive, and the higher resolution screen, but I am still very satisfied. I wish slot feed dvd drives were available, as the flimsy sliding disk tray feels cheap compared to non edge thinkpads. I swear up and down that it was supposed to come with an SATA port, and the sales rep told me it did have a thinkvantage button.
This is my second Lenovo thinkpad, and I dont think I would consider any other brand as high in overall quality. I am not an expert, I am a college student - Management major. The most popular devices at my school are Apple and Dell as you might assume.
Updated on Aug 28, 2012
Updated on Aug 28, 20121600x900 is the highest res available, in glossy or non glare finish. you'd be surprised how much you can use a fingerprint reader