The ThinkPad Edge E430 6271-56U 14" Notebook Computer from Lenovo takes the no-nonsense, business-oriented side of Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and adds a touch of personality for customer-facing roles in small- to medium-sized businesses. The result is a slimmed down 14" notebook computer that weighs just 4.74 pounds. This Lenovo notebook is also wrapped in a refined, soft matte coating, reinforced with sturdy metal hinges and a sleek black finish.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-3210M processor. It also has 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 4-in-1 media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with high definition audio support.
While Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) is the installed operating system, this Lenovo notebook comes with a DVD that allows you to upgrade to Windows 8. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.