Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 Laptops Are Great For Small Business Customers

Posted Jan 15, 2013

At CES 2013, Lenovo announced a couple of new notebooks for small business customers.  The two new laptops are the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531.  Both laptops have optical drives and optional touchscreens.  The laptops have a redesigned trackpad, which no longer has secondary buttons that are meant to be used with TrackPoint.  The secondary buttons are not built into the touchpad with a click-pad style.  This style of redesigned trackpad will become a standard on all ThinkPads.  The company also launched a new charging standard called OneLink, which uses a single cable for charging, video, and data.  Lenovo also launched a OneLink dock, which is a peripheral used with 4 USB ports, HDMI, and an Ethernet port.  The E431 has a 14-inch and the E531 has a 15-inch screen.  Both laptops supports up to 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, eight hours of battery life, and a Core i7 processor at the higher end.  The screen resolution hits around 1,600 x 900.  The laptops are expected to arrive in May with a starting price of $539 and the dock is priced at $99.