Lenovo ThinkPad Edge (13-inch) review: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge (13-inch)

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
1810 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
276 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
301 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
320 

Juice box
ThinkPad Edge Average watts per hour
Off (60%) 0.51
Sleep (10%) 0.74
Idle (25%) 7.84
Load (05%) 21.47
Raw kWh Number 29.90
Annual Energy Cost $3.39

Annual power consumption cost
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
$3.39 

The included six-cell battery on the 13-inch ThinkPad Edge, when subjected to our benchmark tests, lasted for 5 hours and 20 minutes. That's off from Lenovo's claim of 8 hours, but it's right on mark for what we'd expect from a dual-core ULV running continuous video playback. That's a good number, and the battery life should exceed that under lower-intensity work conditions and by adjusting power settings.

The ThinkPad Edge comes with a standard one-year warranty on parts and labor, and a one-year warranty for the battery. The warranty can be extended to two years for $59 or three years for $99, along with adding optional onsite and accidental damage protection (three-year onsite and accidental damage costs a total of $249 extra). Lenovo's Web site offers technical support, forums and driver downloads, and a 24-7 toll-free support phone number.

System configurations:

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge
Windows 7 Professional; 1.3Hz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron 1470
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV; 3072MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Asus UL80VT-A1
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 512MB Nvidia G210M+Mobile Intel 4500MHD; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dm3-1002
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 ULV; 2048MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 797MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge (13-inch)

Part Number: 019625U Released: Jan. 5, 2010

MSRP: $899.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jan. 5, 2010
  • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
  • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
  • Installed Size 4 GB
  • Color glossy midnight black
  • Weight 3.7 lbs
  • Graphics Processor Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 / 1.3 GHz