Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15-inch Notebook Review

Testing
To test the ThinkPad Edge 15-inch we used Sisoftware’s Sandra mostly and PCMark Vantage, we also ran an HD Video test. For comparison we will testing the ThinkPad Edge 15-inch against the 13-inch model we reviewed a little while ago. Here are the specs on each system…

ThinkPad Edge 15-inch
Intel® Core™ i3-330M Processor ( 2.13GHz 1066MHz 3MB )
2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz
Intel HD Graphics
250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

ThinkPad Edge 13-inch
Intel ULV U7300 1.30 GHz Processors
Intel GS45 Express Chipset
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory
320GB 7200 RPM hard drive

For the HD video test we ran the Tron Legacy HD trailer in QuickTime in both 720p and 1080p. We took note of the CPU usage while the trailer was running. Here are the results…

720p – 5-10% CPU Usage
1080p – 15-20% CPU Usage

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