Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220S 12.5-inch laptop review



Edge series now presents the latest Lenovo ThinkPad Edge with E220s with 12.5-inch screen.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220S 12.5-inch laptop review
Design
With a sporty design of a classic aesthetic with a dark black color. Weighing only 3.2 pounds, and measuring 12.3 x 8.4 x 0.85 inches, including Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest laptop for business laptop category, thinner than the ThinkPad X220 has ketyebalan 1.25 inches.
Laptop that can last up to 4 hours 55 minutes has a pretty good temperature, after testing by a team laptopmag with streaming video full screen for 15 minutes, found the temperature 82 degrees at toucpad, keyboard 89 degrees, and the bottom 96 degrees Fahrenheit. everything is still in its early stages reasonable.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220s is the new-look Jaguar of small business notebooks, offering a sporty reinterpretation of a classic aesthetic. While the Edge E220s’s dark color, ThinkPad logo, and red trackpoint all whisper “ThinkPad,” its rubberized chassis and chrome bumpers scream “jet set.” We particularly like the Edge E220′s color, which appears black in dark light, but is actually a very dark pool-table green when viewed in bright light. A red light sits above the letter “I” in “ThinkPad” and blinks when the system is in sleep mode, while the clean, smooth bottom makes the Edge E220s look almost as attractive when it’s upside-down. The edge-to-edge “infinity glass” that covers the screen adds another high-end design element to the mix. The Edge E220′s only design downside is that its surfaces pick up fingerprints far too easily.Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220S 12.5-inch laptop reviewKeyboard and Touchpad
The island-style, spill-resistant keyboard on the ThinkPad Edge E220s has three important things going for it: powerful tactile feedback, curved keys that help you avoid errant strokes, and a comfortable, soft palm rest. Thanks to these ingredients, we achieved a strong score of 86 words per minute on the Ten Thumbs Typing Test, better than our typical 80 wpm score.Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220S 12.5-inch laptop reviewLike all ThinkPads, the Edge E220s has a bright red TrackPoint pointing stick in between its G and H keys. The stick provides the most accurate navigation of any built-in notebook pointing device.

For those who don’t like pointing sticks, the 2.9 x 1.9-inch touchpad on the Edge E220s provides smooth, precise navigation around the desktop. Better still, multitouch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom are smooth. Rather than offering discrete buttons, the left and right buttons are built into the pad itself.

To improve the audio performance of Lenovo using Dolby Home Theater technology v4, the music sounded quite loud on the built-in speakers with Dolby activate the software, but when turned off making music sound really flat.

Display and Audio
Whether We Were a 720p streaming episodes of Fringe from Fox.com or playing a 1080p QuickTime trailers of Priest, the 12.5-inch, 1366 x 768 glossy screen provided sharp, bright images, though colors seemed a bit dull. Unfortunately, the 200-nit screen and its “infinity glass” are so reflective coating That left and right viewing Angles are poor. With a light source behind us and the screen at full brightness, video washed out significantly at Angles event Less than 45 degrees.

Lenovo v4 uses Dolby Home Theater technology to boost the ThinkPad Edge E220s’s audio performance, but even with the Dolby software enabled and set to the music listening profile, was Quite Tinny sound on the built-in speakers. Whether We Were listening to a jazz standard Such as Kool and the Gang’s “Summer Madness,” Motley Crue’s “Too Young to Fall in Love,” or Sade’s “Smooth Operator,” percussion sounds distorted and unpleasant were the resource persons. Disabling the Dolby software made ​​the music sound completely flat and dropped its volume to Nearly inaudible levels.

Performance
With I5-2537M processor 1.4-GHz, 4GB RAM, and Intel HD graphics, the ThinkPad Edge E220s offers solid performance good enough for business applications or to play movies full HD.On PCMark Vantage, a synthetic benchmark that measures overall system speed, the ThinkPad E220s scored a strong 5,886, well above the ultraportable category average of 4,185 and the 1.3-GHz Core i5-powered Dell Vostro V130 (4,246). However, the 2.3-GHz Core i5-powered Toshiba Portege R835 (6,115) and the Core i7-powered ThinkPad X220 (7,719) fared better.

The E220s’ 320GB 7,200-rpm hard drive booted into Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) in a reasonable 62 seconds, on a par with the 61-second category average. The drive took a reasonable 2 minutes and 49 seconds to complete the LAPTOP File Transfer Test, which involves transferring 4.97 GB of files. That’s a rate of 30.1 MBps, roughly equivalent to the 32.6 MBps category average.

The ThinkPad Edge E220′s Intel WiFi Link 1000 802.11n radio provided modest transfer rates of 24.4 and 16.6 Mbps at distances of 15 and 50 feet from our router. That’s a bit below the category averages of 33.5 / 19.8 Mbps, but faster than the 20.6 / 8.6 Mbps offered by the Toshiba Portege R835 and about on par with the Dell Vostro V130′s 25.

The ThinkPad Edge E220s is more than powerful enough to transcode video quickly. It took just 1 minute and 1 second to convert a 114MB MP4 file to AVI, using Oxelon Media Encoder; that’s 49 seconds faster than the category average and much faster than the Dell Vostro V130′s 1:26 time, but still a shade slower than the Portege R835. When we used Cyberlink Media Espresso to transcode an HD video, the Edge E220s took just 41 seconds, more than 2 minutes quicker than the 2:47 category average, but a little slower than the 28 seconds offered by the Portege R835.

Battery Life
With its built-in, sealed battery, the ThinkPad Edge E220s lasted a mediocre 4 hours and 55 minutes on the LAPTOP battery test, an hour less than the 6:01 ultraportable category average. That time was still better than the Dell Vostro V130′s lame 2:45 of endurance, but it pales in comparison to the Toshiba Portege R835′s 6:22 and the ThinkPad X220′s epic battery life, which ranges from 7:51 with a six-cell battery to more than 20 hours with a nine-cell battery and optional slice.

lenovo thinkpad notebook full specifications edge E220s :

CPU 1.4-GHz Intel Core i5-2537M
Windows 7 Operating System Professional (64-bit)
4GB RAM
RAM upgradable to 4GB
Hard Drive Size 320GB
Speed ​​7.200 rpm Hard Drive
Hard Drive Type SATA Hard Drive
Display Size 12.5
Native Resolution 1366 × 768
Graphics Card Intel HD 3000 Graphics
Video Memory 64MB
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Model Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0
Ports (excluding USB) eSATA, Ethernet, HDMI, VGA
3 USB Ports
Slots SD Memory Card reader
Warranty / Support One year parts and labor standards
Size 12.3 x 8.4 x 0.85 inches
Weight 3.2 pounds

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