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Lenovo Introduces New Touch PCs for Work and Play

Lenovo Introduces New Touch PCs for Work and Play


Familiar Models Refreshed with Touch

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431

Of the four products announced, only the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 notebook - targeted at business users - has a rather conventional form-factor. However, don't let that fool you. The ThinkPad Edge E431 comes with an optional touch-enabled display, which gives small  and medium business users the ability to fully experience Windows 8. Another new feature compared to older E-Series models, is that the E431 has a large clickable trackpad (rarely seen on budget enterprise notebooks), which is similar to the ones typically found on Ultrabooks.

This redesign gives users much more room for navigation, which makes using it a breeze. And because it's built for enterprise use, it also has some of Lenovo's proprietary technologies built in. One of them is the proprietary charging standard labelled OneLink, which uses a single cable for charging, video, and data. Consumers who purchase a ThinkPad Edge E431 can also purchase an additional OneLink Dock, which has an additional four USB ports, a HDMI port, and an Ethernet jack. The E431 is already available in stores for S$1,199, but take note that this is the non-touch version. The variant with a touch display will be coming in mid-July, with prices starting from S$1,499.

Key Specs of the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 - Starts at S$1,199

  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i3-2348M / i3-3130M / i5-3230M / i7-3632QM
  • Memory: Up to 16GB DDR3
  • Storage: 1TB (5400 RPM) HDD, 320GB, 500GB (7200 RPM), SSD: 128GB, MICRO: 24 GB NGFF Memory for Win8
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Display: 14-inch (1366 x 768)
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Always on USB 2.0, card reader, mini DisplayPort with audio, VGA, HDMI, audio combo jack
  • Dimension: 344 x 239 x 25mm

 

Models Refreshed with Touch

The rest of the notebook PCs that Lenovo displayed were models that have been refreshed with touch capabilities. There's the premium business notebook, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, the budget Ultrabooks, Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch, and U410 Touch, as well as the budget multimedia notebooks, the IdeaPad Z400 Touch and S400 Touch. 

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch - Starts at S$2,999

  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3427U / i7-3667U
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 128GB SSD / 256GB SSD 
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Display: 14-inch (1600 x 900 pixels)
  • Ports: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, card reader, mini DisplayPort, audio combo port
  • Battery: Up to 8.2 hours
  • Dimensions: 331 x 226 x 20.85mm

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch (Graphite Grey Only) - Starts at S$1,199

  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3227U / i5-3337U / i7-3537U
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Display: 13.3-inch (1366 x 768 pixels)
  • Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, headphone and mic jack, card reader
  • Battery: Up to 8.2 hours
  • Dimensions: 333 x 225 x 18 mm

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Touch (Graphite Grey Only) - Starts at S$1,299

  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3337U / i7-3537U
  • Memory: 6GB / 8GB DDR3
  • Storage: 320GB / 500GB / 750GB / 1TB HDD
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GL710M 2GB
  • Display: 14-inch (1366 x 768)
  • Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI, headphone and mic jack, card reader, HDMI
  • Battery: Up to 8 hours
  • Dimensions: 344 x 235 x 21mm

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch - Starts at S$1,199

  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3120M / i5-3230M / i7-3520M / i7-3632QM
  • Memory: 4GB / 8GB DDR3
  • Storage: 128GB SSD / 256GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Display: 14-inch (1600 x 900 pixels)
  • Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, card reader, audio combo jack, VGA, HDMI, RJ45
  • Battery: Up to 6 hours
  • Dimensions: 345 x 244 x 29.15 mm

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Touch - Starts at S$1,099

  • Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i3 / i5
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Storage: 320GB, 500GB (5400 rpm) HDD, 320GB, 500GB (7200 rpm) HDD, 32GB SSD (optional)
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Display: 14-inch (1366 x 768)
  • Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, RJ45, card reader
  • Battery: Up to 5 hours, 4 cell battery
  • Dimensions: 336.6 x 241.2 x 21.0mm