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Well, isn't this a shame? Lenovo has been one of the few companies to show genuine interest in shipping a high-class product in the "smartbook" sector, but now the IdeaPad U1 is seeming to fade from view. Hardly anything has been mentioned about the device since its original introduction, and all the while smartbooks have proven to be less popular than originally expected. Some may say that the tablet killed the smartbook before it ever had a real chance at success, but the U1 looks like it could be a hit regardless. It's a hybrid PC that can operate as both a tablet and a laptop, and rather than... Read more...
Everyone's playing the 3D card these days. And when we say everyone, we really mean everyone. It's kind of crazy to think about how quickly 3D has re-risen to prominence, and now even PC makers are joining in. At first, there was 3D gaming on the desktop. 3D LCDs weren't too hard to find, and NVIDIA's 3D Vision kit helped gamers get the extra accessories they needed to indulge. But now, even the notebook makers are joining in. Lenovo is a company we never really expected to hop on the 3D bandwagon, but sure enough, they have become one of the first to ship a 3D laptop. The newest member of the... Read more...
It's a fact of life at this point: you might as well embrace the 3D assault, because it's coming at you whether you like it or not. 3D has managed to overtake the entire consumer electronics industry, and PC vendors are looking to make sure they don't miss any golden opportunities. 3D all-in-one PCs have already been announced by a number of companies, and NVIDIA has already debuted a "3D PC" category for use with their 3D Vision products. Now, Lenovo is bringing 3D capabilities to the IdeaPad line, a smart choice given how strange it would be to see a 3D ThinkPad. The IdeaPad Y560d is the company's... Read more...
We hope you're ready to dig through the details, because if you're in the market for a new Lenovo, the company has no fewer than ten new models to choose from starting today. Just about the entire consumer lineup is being refreshed, including a revamped version of the Z-Series, U-Series, IdeaCentre all-in-one and the H-Series of low-cost all-in-one PCs. The Z-Series kicks things off, with these bargian-priced multi-media notebooks (Z360, Z560 and Z565) bringing a nice balance of power, size and value. The machines come with a 13.3" or 15.6" display, an optional Blu-ray drive, Intel's new Core 2010... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad line is somewhat unpredictable. In our estimation, it's the company's "fun" line of products; in other words, it's the range of notebooks that they can tinker with, while the ThinkPad caters to business-class users. The IdeaPad S10 line of netbooks has been going for a few years now, obviously with a good deal of success. But as netbooks become more and more popular, the risk of creating another "also-ran" increases. Lenovo is hoping to set its newest netbook apart from the crowd by doing a couple of things: dressing it up, and providing a multi-touch, swivel screen that... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad line is somewhat unpredictable. In our estimation, it's the company's "fun" line of products; in other words, it's the range of notebooks that they can tinker with, while the ThinkPad caters to business-class users. The IdeaPad S10 line of netbooks has been going for a few years now, obviously with a good deal of success. But as netbooks become more and more popular, the risk of creating another "also-ran" increases. Lenovo is hoping to set its newest netbook apart from the crowd by doing a couple of things: dressing it up, and providing a multi-touch, swivel screen that... Read more...
Yesterday Lenovo introduced a bunch of new ThinkPad machines, with the new Edge, X100e and a few other machines headlining the show. Today, the company is making another push as CES gets ready to open its doors to the masses, with its IDEA-branded products getting a significant upgrade. Moreover, an all new product from Lenovo has been announced: its first smartbook ever. Let's get started with the IDEA lineup. The IdeaCentre A300 is the industry's thinnest all-in-one PC, measuring just 18.5mm thick and boasting an expansive 21.5" LED-backlit LCD panel. It runs Windows 7 and features an array of... Read more...
Most PC makers decided to push their new Windows 7 machines on October 22nd, the day that Microsoft officially launched its next generation OS into the public realm. Lenovo, however, decided to let the world breathe a bit, and we can't say that's such an awful strategy. Now, it has the spotlight to itself in the introduction of its new IdeaPad and IdeaCentre machines: three new notebooks (U150, U550 and Y550P) and three new desktops (B500, K300 and H230) are on deck, and all six of them have Win7 loaded on. All of the machines should be listed at Lenovo's site in order for customers to customize... Read more...
Lenovo's S10-2 is an somewhat of an odd proposition for netbook buyers. For those who completely missed out on the IdeaPad S10, this is a welcome update and a solid overall contender in the netbook space. For those familiar with the original, two feelings are apt to surface: bitterness and / or confusion. Indeed, the changes found on the IdeaPad S10-2 are minor, with most of the hardware remaining exactly the same. In fact, the vast majority of the tweaks are completely cosmetic, though we do think much thought went into this overhaul. Rather than dishing out a completely new netbook at the... Read more...
Oh my, Lenovo -- what has gotten into you? In case a new netbook -- the planet's first with Nvidia's Ion technology, at that -- wasn't enough, the company is also introducing three more new machines today. One all-in-one PC is being launched alongside two new notebooks, both of which promise adequate power and great design for a rather affordable price.First off, we've got the 20" desktop shown above, the IdeaCentre C300. For the longest while, those looking for an inexpensive PC were forced to buy the ugliest box known to man and put up with abysmal performance. This machine aims to change all... Read more...
It's shaping up to be quite the month for Lenovo. Just weeks after it unveiled a refreshed version of its IdeaPad S10 netbook (understandably deemed the S10-2), the company is dropping yet another new rig on the world. Today, the IdeaPad S12 came to light, bringing with it the title of world's first netbook with NVIDIA's Ion technology. How significant will this be in the netbook world? If we had to guess today, we'd say "very." If you'll recall, NVIDIA's Ion is a new chipset that aims to provide 1080p capabilities to otherwise underpowered and low-cost machines. It's the same technology that launched... Read more...
It's not often that you see a manufacturer release a self-proclaimed "incremental update" to an existing product (firmware refreshes notwithstanding), so Lenovo's new IdeaPad S10-2 is certainly noteworthy. The original IdeaPad S10 first surfaced last autumn, and rather than delivering a true successor, Lenovo has opted to dole out a Revision B (if you will) that is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Indeed, the entire machine is simply tweaked rather than overhauled, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel when the current one rolls fine, right?Among the most notable changes on the S10-2 are... Read more...
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Lenovo's IdeaPad Y530, which we found to be solid, though not without its annoyances. For those looking for something just a pinch different (and by "different," we mean "bigger and more powerful"), there's the IdeaPad Y650, which has long been announced but just recently available for ordering. At Lenovo's website, the 16-inch behemoth is available in three standard configurations, though each of them can be somewhat customized to your liking. The lower-end IdeaPad Y650 - 418536U starts at $1299 and includes a 2.40GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor,... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad series of notebooks is quite different than the company's popular line up of ThinkPads. Ideapads are currently available in three series of products. The "U" series designates an ultraportable style with 11.1" or 13.3" widescreen displays and Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The "Y" series is for family entertainment and is available with up to a 17" screen and Intel 2.8GHz Core 2 duo processors. And finally, there is the super mobile "S" series netbook with its Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor and 10.2" display. Within the "U" and "Y" series there are a lot of models to choose from. In... Read more...
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