Lenovo has launched the ThinkPad Edge 11-inch, a new netbook-like entry into the firm's ThinkPad Edge range targetting the the SMB market.
The Edge 11 may be netbook size but it sports specifications that are firmly in the ultra portable category with a choice of Intel Intel Core/Pentium or AMD Vision Pro Athlon ultra low voltage processors. Lenovo also said that the Edge 11 offers up to seven hours of battery life.
802.11n Wi-Fi is built in but 3G and 4G access modules are available depending on the territory. The Edge 11 runs the business flavors of Windows 7 and Lenovo claimed that Lenovo was the only manufacturer offering support for \3Enhanced Experience for Windows 7" which the Chinese manufacturer said offers "significantly faster" boot up speeds.
"Just like large businesses, small business customers want laptops that perform without skimping on features that at the same time, fit their unique style and come at the right price," said Lenovo marketing boss Dilip Bhatia.
"That's why we've created the ThinkPad Edge 11-inch laptop with the latest processors for multitasking, 3G and WiMax for anywhere connectivity and included extra business-focused features like a standard low light sensitive webcamera."
ThinkPad Edge 11 comes in three color choices: Midnight Black Glossy, Midnight Black Smooth and Heatwave Red Glossy and is available immediately through Lenovo business resellers in the US at prices starting from $449.