Items tagged with IdeaPad

Hope you're ready for a swarm of new notebooks, because that's what's happening this week. Lenovo is joining Acer and Asus (amongst others) by revealed two new machines, the IdeaPad U310 and U410. These guys use Intel's new 3rd-gen Core processors, and the company's investing quite a bit in advertising to make sure people know about it. The new Ultrabooks are available in a variety of vibrant colors including Sapphire Blue, Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom Pink, Graphite Grey or Metallic Red, giving you plenty of color options starting at under $800. The 13.3-inch U310 and 14-inch U410 measure only 0.7-inch (18mm) and 0.83-inch (21mm) thick and weigh just 3.74lbs (1.7kg) and 4.18lbs (1.9kg), respectively.... Read more...
If you're looking for a well equipped laptop sporting AMD's new generation current generation 40nm graphics technology, Lenovo may have exactly what you've been pining for. Lenovo quietly slipped out its IdeaPad Y470p, a 14-inch notebook with an Intel Core i7 2670QM processor (2.2GHz, 6MB cache), 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory, and AMD Radeon HD 7690 graphics with 1GB of video memory. That's a solid foundation, folks. It also has a 750GB hard drive (5400 RPM), DVD burner, 2MP webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, GbE, HDMI, premium JBL speakers, three USB ports + USB/eSATA combo, 6-in-1 card reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit wrapped in a "real metal cover with brushed-metal... Read more...
More CES? More Lenovo? Yes to both. The company has just launched new laptops in the IdeaPad U Series, Y Series, S Series and Z Series, not to mention new guys in the IdeaCentre desktop range and the K Series desktop line. Oh, and the IdeaCentre B Series all-in-one line. Got all that? The IdeaPad U310 (13.3") and U410 are getting SSDs, Intel chips, and in the case of the latter, an NVIDIA GeForce 610M 1GB GPU. Both also have Intel's Wireless Display technology, and both are available in Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom, Graphite Gray, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Spearmint. Lenovo introduced two mini laptops to fill the computing needs between the netbook and the notebook. The IdeaPad S200 and S206 are... Read more...
Is the netbook poised to make a return at CES? Hard to say at this point, but Lenovo's evidently planning to keep their lively IdeaPad range buzzing with an S110 model. The company has just released a teaser video of the IdeaPad S110, which promises to ship in four colors, include Wi-Fi / 3G buil-in, and include one of those zippy new Atom processors that Intel just unveiled earlier in the week. It's being called a "mini notebook," boasting a 10.1" display, 2MP webcam, 1080p support, USB 3.0 and a 98% full-size keyboard. Odd; a year ago, a 10.1" panel would've been a netbook. Perhaps Lenovo's trying to avoid the term? We'll be looking for more come CES.... Read more...
The thin-and-light market is seriously heating up, and with CES 2012 just around the corner, Lenovo's hoping to sneak some sales in during the last few weeks of the 2011 holiday season. The IdeaPad U400 is a sleek, sexy machine, understated from top to bottom and aimed at mid-range buyers who have never had so many options. You can't really call this an Ultrabook (you'll need to ogle at Lenovo's IdeaPad U300s for that honor), but it's still super slick. And in its roomier 14-inch weight class, you actually have fewer options to pick from.  We're happy to see Lenovo continuing to serve this in-between market actually. The U400 is machined from a single slab of aluminum. This unibody approach... Read more...
Lenovo's tablet decisions of late haven't exactly made the most sense. They announced a Windows 7 tablet recently that won't ship for some time, yet Windows 8 now makes the idea of a Windows 7 tablet just seem odd. And now, the company has introduced the IdeaPad A1… with a super old version of Android. That's right; the A1 will ship with Android 2.3, which isn't even a tablet-optimized build of the OS. It'll boast a 1.GHz single-core Cortex A8 CPU, two-finger capacitive touch, a 3MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a G-sensor, seven hours of battery life and a 1024x600 resolution. It's a 7" tablet that is obviously designed to cater to those who don't want to spend a... Read more...
Lenovo won't be sticking to just a single OS on their new line of tablets. The IdeaPad P1, which looks a lot like the K1, was also introduced this evening, but unlike that one, this slate uses Windows 7 instead of Android 3.1. Windows 7 hasn't had the easiest go on the tablet market -- it was never really engineered to work well with stylus/finger input, and with Windows 8 en route, there are doubts about what kind of traction a piece like this will get. The tablet may be more suited to business pros who just need a full-on copy of Win7 by their side. Thankfully, the device packs plenty of power underneath to take advantage of it. The IdeaPad comes with a 1.5GHz Intel processor, a 10.1"... Read more...
It's tablet night, and Lenovo's the one picking up the tab. For the Android fans, Lenovo has announced a new IdeaPad with Honeycomb (Android 3.1, to be exact): the IdeaPad Tablet K1. It will ship with a 1.0GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chip, a 10.1" (1280x800) display, up to 1GB of DDR2 memory, up to 64GB of SSD storage, integrated Bluetooth, 3G and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. The tablet will also have integrated front and rear cameras (2MP/5MP), a microSD card reader, a mini-HDMI port and a docking port. The tablet's screen will support 10-point multi-touch, and there will be full support for Flash content as well. The entire chassis measures 13.3mm and weighs 750g, and Lenovo also has four different color... Read more...
If you are in the market for an ultralight notebook with a gorgeous LED backlit LCD and don't want to spend more than $1,000, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 should be on your short list. The U260's claim to fame is its 12.5-inch form-factor, making it larger than your average netbook--but at a mere 18mm thick and 3 lbs, it's almost as light as one. Lenovo claims the U260 is the first 12.5-inch ultralight machine on the market, and pricing starts at $899... Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review: A Stylish Ultralight Notebook... Read more...
If you are in the market for an ultralight notebook with a gorgeous LED backlit LCD and don't want to spend more than $1,000, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 should be on your short list. The U260's claim to fame is its 12.5-inch form-factor, making it larger than your average netbook--but at a mere 18mm thick and 3 lbs, it's almost as light as one. Lenovo claims the U260 is the first 12.5-inch ultralight machine on the market, and pricing starts at $899. Click to enlarge. What you'll notice first about the notebook is that is just plain good looking. We found people staring at the Mocha brown unit we tested, and we received a compliment or two on how nice it looked. It also comes in a... Read more...
It's the holiday season, and it's the season for giving. And if you're Lenovo, the best way to do that is to give us new hardware to mull over! The company is today introducing two new notebooks and one new desktop, the IdeaPad Y460p, IdeaPad Y560p and IdeaCentre K330. The IdeaPad Y460p and Y560p feature a sleek design and a familiar look from IdeaPads in the past. These 14”/15.6” laptops are available with up to Intel Core i7 processors, JBL speakers and Dolby Home Theater, and they come with up to 750GB of HDD space and up to 8GB DDR3-1333 memory. The IdeaPad Y460p and IdeaPad Y560p start at $849, and will be available on January 11, 2011. Not quite Christmas, but an IOU may work!... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad Y560D is an interesting system that initially caught our eye thanks to its 3D-capable display. 3D films and TVs have been declared hot ticket capabilities by the film industry and TV manufacturers, but this is the first 3D-capable notebook we've had in house. The Y560D isn't the only 3D laptop on the market, but it's priced with more of an eye towards mainstream consumers; most 3D notebooks to date have been aimed at the high-end/enthusiast market. At $1399 on sale the 560D isn't cheap, but it's a more affordable than most of the competition... Lenovo's IdeaPad Y560D 3D Laptop Reviewed... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad Y560D is an interesting system that initially caught our eye thanks to its 3D-capable display. 3D films and TVs have been declared hot ticket capabilities by the film industry and TV manufacturers, but this is the first 3D-capable notebook we've had in house. The Y560D isn't the only 3D laptop on the market, but it's priced with more of an eye towards mainstream consumers; most 3D notebooks to date have been aimed at the high-end/enthusiast market. At $1399 on sale the 560D isn't cheap, but it's a more affordable than most of the competition. We've put the Y560D through our standard benchmarks as well as a suite of 2D/3D tests designed to measure relative image quality. Three-dimensional... Read more...
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 throwing all the hard design and engineering work away, Lenovo will simply be delaying the launch... 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 IdeaPad family, the Y560D, just went on sale at the company's website. It's their very first 3D capable... 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 first 3D notebook, but judging by the popularity of 3D, we doubt it'll be the last. The "d" at... 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 processors, and NVIDIA's GeForce graphics. The Z565 in particular will be offered with AMD equipment... 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 few others will include. The S10-3t ("t" is for touch) is the latest iteration of the S10 netbook,... 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 few others will include. The S10-3t ("t" is for touch) is the latest iteration of the S10 netbook,... 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 Core 2 Duo CPUs, an Intel X4500MHD integrated graphics set, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, stereo speakers,... 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 and order, but the full release (with individual specifications) is listed below. Lenovo New... 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 10.1" level, Lenovo instead opted to stick with its S10 label and push out a new revision. Here's... Read more...
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