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The ThinkPad Edge S430 from Lenovo is a notebook featuring Intel's Ivy Bridge Core i-processors and Thunderbolt I/O tech for external displays. It has a magnesium alloy construction, a 14-inch display with a 1600 x 900 resolution plus an option with antiglare, up to 1TB of HDD storage, and a model with Nvidia's Optimus tech with 2GB of VRAM for its discrete graphics.

Description

The ThinkPad E430 & E435 are mainstream style notebooks by Lenovo that come with 14-inch displays and variety of custom features. Some standouts include options between Intel and AMD processors and discrete graphic cards, 720p web cam, and up to 1TB of storage. A unique package for purchase is 5GB of cloud storage for some basic needs.

Lenovo's B580 is a full featured laptop designed for small businesses. It features a simple professional design and the latest technology; two USB 3.0 ports are included and discrete graphics from Nvidia are optional. This notebook also features a 15.6-inch HD display and Lenovo's Cloud Storage powered by SugarSync with 5GB of free online storage.

Lenovo's B480 is a full featured laptop designed for small businesses. It features a simple professional design and the latest technology; two USB 3.0 ports are included and discrete graphics from Nvidia or Radeon are available.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2012
  • Price at launch: $749.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: April 2012
  • Price at launch: $549.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2012
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2012
  • Price at launch: $399.00

Also Known As...

  • Alias: ThinkPad E435
  • Alias: B485, B 485, B 480
  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 13.82 inches
  • Depth: 9.37 inches
  • Thickness: 0.96 inches
  • Weight: 3.99 pounds
  • Color: Brown

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 13.35 inches
  • Depth: 9.21 inches
  • Thickness: 1.13 inches
  • Weight: 4.7 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 14.88 inches
  • Depth: 9.92 inches
  • Thickness: 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 13.39 inches
  • Depth: 9.24 inches
  • Thickness: 1.32 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Notable apps: MS Office Starter 2010, Norton Antivirus 2012
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Matte, Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Matte, Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.6 inches
  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px

Display (max)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Type(s): Trackpad, Pointing stick

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad, Pointing stick
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3-2350M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • Model: Celeron
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • Model: Celeron
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2520M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5
  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: N13P-GLP
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: Optimus Graphics
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: Optimus Graphics
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • RAM slots: 2
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • RAM slots: 2
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 320 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 128 GB
  • Card reader: Yes

Storage

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 320 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 750 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 16 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 320 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 320 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Optical drive type: Tray-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW

Optical Drive

  • Compatible media: DVD+R/W
  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW
  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW
  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Speakers: 2
  • Speakers: 2
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Biometric scanner: Yes

Sensors

  • Biometric scanner: Yes
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Thunderbolt: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • Mini HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 3
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Optional

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Optional
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n
  • Bluetooth: Optional
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n
  • Bluetooth: Optional
  • Size: 48.8 Wh, 6 cell
  • Quoted time: 6 hr

Battery

  • Size: 6 cell, 48 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
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