Smart laptop for business
Display and Build
The Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 (6277-4UQ) flaunts a 14.1-inch HD LED backlit Anti Glare display which prevents the reflective rays from harming the userÂs eyeballs and looks quite sharp with the native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, also known as WXGA. It is housed in a brown colored casing which carries a weight of 2.13kg with a thickness of 24.9mm and is easily portable.
Processor and OS
Under the hood, the laptop draws the power from an advanced 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor galloping at 2.6GHz and built on HM77 Express chipset. Despite carrying such a powerful processor, it has a mere 2GB DDR3 RAM which is quite disappointing in such a budget. You can of course use the 2 unused DIMM slots to expand the RAM up to 16GB for faster performance. Rich graphics is managed by Intel HD 4000 GPU. Another below par thing is the absence of any kind of preloaded OS in the device.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 (6277-4UQ) is equipped with a webcam which ensures simple video calling experience. For storage needs of the user, it has a 500GB SATA hard disk functioning at 5400rpm. A DVD RW/CD RW Rambo Drive enables you to playback info stored on disks.
An island style keyboard and a touchpad serve as the input devices. Running on the Dolby Advanced Audio v2.0, the stereo speakers are capable of turning any room into a theatre.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 (6277-4UQ) boasts of a maximum service of up to 6 hours nonstop courtesy its 6 cell Li-ion battery. Connectivity options equipped in the gadget are 4-in-1 card reader, VGA port, Digital media reader, HDMI out, Bluetooth, WLAN and Ethernet Gigabit port.
The Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 (6277-4UQ) is a business centric gadget at a decent price. It houses a sound processor to give powerful performance but disappoints with its RAM. A mighty battery lets you keep working without the charger. It also has a Rambo drive. However, the absence of any OS at such a price is unacceptable.