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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 62775AU Affordable Business Laptop Specs Review

If your laptop is died and looking for a new small business laptop that gives a great performance and durability, the latest ThinkPad Edge E431 model from Lenovo, named the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 62775AU is a good choice. Yeah, not only comes with third generation of Intel Ivy Bridge platform that gives great performance, this mode also equipped with a high quality material for durability and elegant design and a full range of security features.

Like common ThinkPad Edge series, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 62775AU 14 inch business laptop providing a great combination of durability, performance, value and security features that make it a great choice for professional and small home business users. The “Matte Black” high quality aluminum for casing with glossy black Lenovo logo on the right and silver ThinkPad logo on the left make it looks sturdy, solid and elegant machine. On the right of large trackpad, there is a fingerprint reader that makes your system and critical data on this laptop is more safe and secure.

The “ThinkPad” black spill resistant keyboard design also looks sturdy and elegant. There are also few multimedia buttons on the top, make it easy to use for multimedia. Unfortunately, the keyboard that comes with island style design is lacks numeric keypad, but it is still responsive to touch and comfortable for typing, especially on the desk. In term of size, the 14 inch sturdy laptop has dimension in 9.41 x 13.54 x 0.98 inches and weighing around at 4.7 lbs. Yeah, this is not a sleek and light machine, but still east to carry around and comfortable for companion at home, office or school. According to reliable source, the 6-cell Lithium Ion battery offers more than 6 hours of battery usage on light office tasks.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 62775AU review
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 62775AU 14 inch Solid Laptop

Speaking of performance, the E431 62775AU laptop has similar hardware configurations to the $714 ThinkPad L430 24684XU laptop. It also comes with a Intel Core i5-3230M dual core processor which has a base clock speed at 2.6GHZ and features Intel Hypertrading and Turbo Boost technology to improved the processor speed up to 3.2GHZ. Combined with Intel HM77 Express for chipset and 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, the newest ThinkPad Edge E431 model promises more than enough power and performance for hard working and daily multimedia multitasks.

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Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition as the operating system, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 62775AU portable laptop offers smooth performance and can handle most demanding business applications with ease. If you need faster multitasking performance, you can also expanded the memory to 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM. In term of storage, this laptop brings larger memory space than the L430 model. The 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive is not the “Big” storage capacity, but still offers more space than its sister that only equipped with a 320GB of internal storage.

The 14 inch High Definition Active Matrix TFT Color LCD display with LED-backlit technology and combined with Intel HD Graphics 4000 as graphics engine provides very bright, crisp and natural color for both video and games. It supports a 1366 x 768 native resolution and offers 16:9 aspect ratio, which mean you can easily watch 720p video playback in almost all viewing angle. Above the widescreen display, there is a 720p High Definition web camera. It integrated with digital microphone and face tracking technology, provides crisp and clear face to face video chats, even in low light rooms. On the front sides, there are high quality stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio offers stunning audio experience, especially in small office room.

Unlike common 14 inch portable laptop on its size that lacks optical drive, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 62775AU has a DVD-RW/CD-RW Rambo Drive that located on the right edge, which mean you can install more applications and burn your files into CDs or DVDs cassettes. The rest of specifications are 3.5mm audio combos jack, 4-in-1 multimedia card reader slot, two USB 3.0 port, single USB 2.0 port, VGA port, RJ 45 port and HDMI port as HDTV connector. Other features are Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 802.11b/g/n for internet connections and Lenovo OneLink Technology.

Of course, there are also plenty of software that designed for productivity, security and multimedia, such as trial version of Microsoft Office, Media Player, Adobe Reader, ThinkVantage Tools and more. Yeah, the size is a bit disappointed, but the machine also offers great features, such as fingerprint reader and optical drive, along with a solid and elegant design. So, what do you think? If you are really need a reliable small business laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 62775AU 14 inch laptop is now available for purchase with a starting price around at $610. Need a Touch portable laptop? If you are Lenovo fan, we recommend you to check Lenovo IdeaPad P400 59371991 14 inch laptop. The $530 laptop that shipped with Intel Core i5-3230M processor and measures just 1.2 inch thick with weighs around at 5.3 lbs.

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