I bought one of these little 11.5″ TP Edge notebooks a couple weeks back. I wasn’t sure it was what I wanted, previous to this I was absolutely sure I could not type comfortably on anything less than a 13″ notebook. For me, and probably for you, if you have an online business – the keyboard means a LOT. If you’re typing a couple thousand words per day – and I think I average around 4,000 – you need a GREAT keyboard.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E125 has an awesome keyboard. I typed 72 wpm on a typing test the other day. Fastest ever. Usually I clock in around 63 wpm. That alone speaks volumes. My hands fit the keyboard perfectly. Why? It’s the same size as any full-size keyboard! Lenovo worked magic with this keyboard – it is hands down the best I’ve ever type on. I’ve owned about 22 notebooks since 1993.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E125 – Great Features:
- price was perfect ($500 with additional 4GB RAM to bring to 8GB total)
- lightweight – 3.4 lbs.
- NEVER gets hot – in your lap, anywhere – unless really hammering the CPU with big video or rendering and then, it’s just warm
- keyboard is unbeatable – spill proof too
- IBM pointer nubby and trackpad
- screen is very sharp and gets quite bright
- battery life is 8+ hours
- SIM card slot!
- SD card reader
- excellent battery life management
- Windows 7 Ultimate
- USB with always on power – even if notebook is off
- nice webcam with built in microphone, best in class for low-light
- grippy external case
Negatives for this Notebook:
- no backlit keyboard – however, the keys have very bright white lettering that catches light from the monitor, so it’s easy to see them in the dark
- no SSD – but it is an option, can remove old HDD and put in new SSD – may do later
- would love it to be 2 lbs.
- would love battery life to be 15 hours so I wouldn’t need to take my charger with me
- no USB 3.0
I haven’t stopped raving about it to my wife. I think she should get one too. She has an older 12″ HP DV computer, that was amazing when it first came out – but this one is half the price, and the typing experience alone is worth making the switch.
If you need a computer for your business – online, or not – or, just want a great travel computer that gets 8 hours of use before dying… GET THIS COMPUTER!
Problem is – not sure they’re selling it in the USA. There must be a comparable model from Lenovo that was released in the USA and other countries but you’ll have to find out which one. Was it the E120? We also have that one here. Your lettering scheme might be off too – so, check by specifications.
Update: For the last few weeks I’ve been working on a new muse – Swift Coding for Apple’s iPhone. Now the site is ready for YOU to LEARN too!
SwiftMonk.com learn it for this year and your next ten years are golden…