Measuring only around an inch thick and weighing less than 3.5 lbs, ThinkPad Edge E220s is practically just a smaller and lighter version of ThinkPad Edge E420s.
Like the latter, E220s flaunts a more cosmopolitan look as opposed to the borderline stiff design identity of the classic ThinkPad line. It features real metal accents lining its sides and a 12.5" 'infinity' screen, which is a bit the same as that of the Macbook. Interestingly though, Lenovo ditched the glossy lid found on first generation Edge notebooks in favor of matte -- perhaps to make it less of a fingerprint magnet.
Again, Lenovo promises that E220s' chicklet-style spill-resistant keyboard delivers tactile response similar to that of classic ThinkPad notebooks.
E420s and E220s' innards are practically the same. Both notebooks offer choices of latest Core i5 and i7 processors and 7200 RPM and 5400 RPM hard drives, and comes with AMD Radeon HD 6630M switchable graphics option.
ThinkPad Edge E220s will hit store shelves worldwide come April 2011 with suggested retail price starting at $899. No word yet on its availability in the country. Kindly stay tuned for updates.