Lenovo has recently jumped up in rankings to become the second-largest PC maker around the world. Its widely popular ThinkPad series of notebooks have helped it retain its growth over the years, and Lenovo now plans to go after the small and medium business (SMB) enterprises with its new range of products. Keeping with its latest strategy of targeting SMBs that continue to drive growth despite the stark economic conditions globally, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 is the latest notebook priced reasonably, without compromising on the performance and overall quality of the device.

The E430 sports a 14 inch screen and is highly lightweight and portable, starting from just 4.7 pounds. Pick from antiglare or glossy options for the HD screen. Its battery life is also enhanced and promises to last over 8 hours on a single charge. Highly stylish, the E430 comes with a brushed aluminum exterior, and is available in various color options including black with chrome, or soft-touch black, red, or blue. The E430 features Dolby Advanced Audio to produce crystal clear sound at maximum volume. It even comes with a 720p HD camera integrated on top of the screen.

The E430 comes equipped with many cool features including a spill-resistant AccuType keyboard design, 3 powerful USB 3.0 ports for high speed data transfer, a fingerprint reader for better security, and enhanced VOIP capabilities. Conveniently placed buttons on the keyboard let you mute your camera, mic, or speakers with just one press. Lenovo’s One Key Recovery Pro software ensures that you will never have to worry about losing your data in the unfortunate event of a laptop crash, and is pre-installed in the E430.

The E430 notebook is powered by the latest Intel Core i3 processors, which can be upgraded up to Intel Core i7 processors, integrated Intel HD graphics cards, and configurations up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM for high performance. It also features the Lenovo hard disk drive performance booster technology that lets its hard drive perform up to 184% better than normal hard disks. For storage, you get up to 500GB HDD or even up to 16GB mSATA, if required.

The E430 offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and also comes with a built-in 4-in-1 card reader. A multi-touch touchpad lets you pinch and zoom web pages and other content on the screen. The E430 is available on the Lenovo website with a starting price of $539.10 and comes with a default 1-year limited warranty, which you can opt to expand to up to 4 years by paying extra.