Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Gets AMD Kabini Refresh
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
According to TechEye Lenovo is preparing a refresh of its ThinkPad Edge series of notebooks. In itself that news isn’t at all that interesting but the fact it is being refreshed with AMD’s new Kabini APU platform is very interesting. These refreshed notebooks will be powered by AMD Kabini (Jaguar Architecture) APUs.
The listing revealed a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145 notebook, which is powered by an AMD 28nm 1.4GHz dual core E1-2500 APU. This is a 15W TDP part with a Radeon HD 8240 Integrated Graphics component that has 128 compute units clocked at 400MHz. This powers a rather modest 11.6 inch matte 1366 by 768 display, hardly putting AMD’s newly designed IGP through its paces. 4GB of DDR3-1333MHz RAM and 500GB of storage make up the rest of the core specifications.
Connectivity is provided by dual USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The expected retail price is between €460 an €500 – not exactly cheap but we are sure there will be many more cheaper options to come from other vendors using the AMD Kabini platform.
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