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CES 2010: Sweet New ThinkPads from Lenovo

I assume most people reading my site are up on the fact that I'm a huge fan of ThinkPad laptops and always have been. Basically, there's ThinkPad and then there's everything else.

Not surprisingly, ThinkPad maker Lenovo has some sweet new machines on tap for this week's CES. And this morning, they announced a few of them. Check out these incredible looking ThinkPads.

ThinkPad Edge

Progressive new design

Project the right image for your business. ThinkPad® Edge. Progressive. Streamlined. No fluff, just clean lines and (yes!) bold color options foreshadowing the robust ThinkPad performance inside.

Trust your small business to Lenovo

Priced right and engineered for small business, ThinkPad Edge is truly mobile and reliable.

  • Powerful dual-core processors
  • Windows® 7 operating system
  • Gigabit Ethernet, WWAN with GPS, 802.11bgn WiFi, Bluetooth and WiMAX connectivity options
  • Thin and light with a 13.3" widescreen
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • Up to 7.8 hours of battery life
  • Worry-free ThinkVantage® Technologies
  • Enhanced multimedia and HD audio
  • Low-light-sensitive Web camera
  • Three USB ports (1 powered), 5-in-1 media card reader and HDMI
  • Various services and warranty options


The first ThinkPad netbook, the ThinkPad X100e

Ultracool ultraportable

The new ThinkPad® X100e. Cool, confident, with a slick new design and bold color options. But make no mistake, the X100e is all ThinkPad—reliable, rock-solid and well-equipped. Best of all, it's the most affordable ThinkPad ever!

X100e key features

  • Sub-3 lbs. starting weight
  • Small footprint
  • Roomy 11.6" HD display
  • Available in Midnight Black and Heatwave Red in smooth finishes (Arctic White not available in the US)
  • ISO full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard
  • TrackPoint® and multitouch touchpad
  • Powerful AMD processor
  • Low-light-sensitive Web camera
  • Multiple connectivity options
  • ThinkVantage® Technologies
  • Corporate OS support
  • Robust warranty options
  • 3 USB ports (1 powered), 4-in-1 media card reader and HD audio
  • Affordable pricing

Professional-grade for business and classroom

The globally available, reliable X100e, with worry-free corporate OS support, robust warranties, ThinkVantage Technologies and a powerful AMD processor, is ideal for entrepreneurs and students alike. And at such an amazing price, you can afford to outfit the whole office or provide a laptop for each student.

Highly mobile

The X100e ultraportable lets you work from practically anywhere!

  • Variety of connectivity options, including 802.11n, gigabit Ethernet and optional Bluetooth and WWAN
  • Starts at under 3 lbs
  • Slim profile and small footprint

My only worry on the X100e is that it utilizes AMD processors for some reason. Otherwise, nice!

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