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ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 may ban non-Lenovo batteries

03/16, 7:35pm

Lenovo may have hard-coded notebook batteries

Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 may bring in an unwelcome attempt to demand first-party components. A leak has pointed The Verge to Lenovo implementing Battery Safeguard, a measure that would require an authentication chip on a battery for it to work. The method would outright ban the use of third-party batteries short of Lenovo licensing the technology out.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430, Ex30 get Ivy Bridge, Thunderbolt

01/05, 12:00am

Lenovo updates ThinkPad Edge ahead of CES 2012

Lenovo's lead-in to CES has included three new ThinkPad Edge models. Fronting the pack, the S430 has an 0.8-inch thickness bordering on ultrabooks but still keeps to regular notebooks: it uses Ivy Bridge-era Intel Core processors and is one of the first Windows PCs with Thunderbotl, giving it very high speed storage and displays on one cable.

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