There are a lot of great convertible laptops on the market, but thanks to the special hinge system they’re equipped with, they might look a bit bulky. Still, there are also exceptions, like the Lenovo Edge 80K9000XUS, which, even though it can be used in various modes, like laptop, tablet or stand, it also sports a very elegant look, being a great choice for anybody looking for the accessibility offered by a convertible model but also wants to impress a bit. Not to mention that is has a more than decent spec sheet and it’s loaded with the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 10.
The processor of choice is a 5th gen Intel Core i5-5200U, with two cores running at 2.7 GHz, which, thanks to the Intel Turbo Boost technology, can be overclocked to 3.0 GHz, if you ever need extra power. It’s aided by 6 GB of DDR3L RAM, but there are free slots left, supporting a maximum amount of 16 GB.
Since it’s a mid-range model, the Lenovo Edge 80K9000XUS is using just an Intel HD Graphics 5500, an on-processor chip with shared video memory, but good enough to provide everyday image quality for basic tasks, like browsing the Web, consuming media and even some casual gaming.
In terms of storage, the laptop comes with a 1 TB hard disk drive, spacious enough for all your files, like photos, music or HD videos. Additionally, you can use an external HDD, for even more space, which can be connected using two of the USB ports (1 x 3.0 and 1 x 2.0).
Since it doesn’t come with a built-in DVD/CD drive, you can also add an external one, or, if you prefer storing files on memory cards, the built-in media reader is there to help, supporting SD and MMC card formats.
As for the connectivity department, the Lenovo Edge 80K9000XUS features high-speed wireless LAN, an Ethernet LAN port, for wired Web access and Bluetooth 4.0, so you can sync it with compatible devices. Also, the HDMI output allows you to expand your viewing options and connect it to a bigger display.
Speaking about displays, we’re looking at a 15.6″ LED-backlit touch screen panel, with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, able to deliver stunning images. Also, it’s using the IPS technology, so you can enjoy multiple viewing angles.
Above, we can spot a built-in HD 720p webcam, perfect for keeping in touch with your friends and family. Also, the laptop features two 1.5W speakers, supporting the Dolby Home Theater technology, for immersive audio, so you can definitely use it for watching movies in great conditions.
Finally, the Lenovo Edge 80K9000XUS comes in a stylish black finish and it measures just 0.78″ in thickness, while the weight is 5 lbs. The special 300-degree hinge offers two versatile modes, laptop and stand, so you can enjoy hands-free display.
The price is $699.99, with a pre-installed copy of Microsoft Windows 10 and a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office.