Pros

  • Lots of connectivity options
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • No keyboard light or backlight
  • Performance suffers from low-voltage processor

At A Glance

The ThinkPad Edge is a welcome refresh of Lenovo's workhorse line that improves look and feel without sacrificing the features that make ThinkPads so well-loved.

Manufacturer’s Description

ThinkPad Edge 15 03018GU Notebook

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 03018GU
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
HDCP Supported Yes
Storage
Storage Size 250 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 03018GU
UPC Code 885600288382
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name ThinkPad Edge 15 03018GU Notebook
Product Model 03018GU
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line ThinkPad Edge
Product Series 15
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), xD-Picture Card Type H, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ThinkPad Edge 15 03018GU Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 1000
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.5"
Width 15.0"
Depth 9.7"
Weight (Approximate) 88.0 oz
Color Matte Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-330M
Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM55 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 32-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Trackpoint
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 65.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:30   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 473.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 457.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 388.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 696.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 674.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1162.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 446.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 14.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 11.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 11.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 8.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 578.0