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Lenovo Adds IdeaPad U and Z Series to its Lineup of Windows 8 Touch-Optimized Devices at CES 2013

Lenovo Adds IdeaPad U and Z Series to its Lineup of Windows 8 Touch-Optimized Devices at CES 2013

On top of the ThinkVision LT1423p Mobile Monitor Touch which Lenovo has announced, the company also introduced ultra-portable IdeaPad U Series Ultrabooks and the multimedia intensive IdeaPad Z Series laptops.

At just a mere 18mm thin, Lenovo's signature IdeaPad U310 and U410 mainstream Ultrabook devices come with new 10-finger touch support. Besides being capable of waking up from sleep in just one second with Instant Resume, they power on a Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DX11 and an extended battery life for all day computing.

Optimized for the Windows 8 touch-based user interface, the IdeaPad Z400 and Z500 laptops support 10-point touch, and feature specialized stereo speakers for extra bass with Dolby Home Theatre v4 for an immersive sound experience. Equipped with Intel Ivy Bridge standard voltage i7 processors with the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics technology, these laptops give consumers large 14-15.6-inch touch screen real estate. Also, the backlit AccuType keyboard lets users comfortably see what they’re typing when they’re in the dark.

  IdeaPad U310 / 410 Touch IdeaPad Z400 / Z500 Touch
Processor Up to Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processors
OS Up to Windows 8
Display / Resolution 13.3- / 14-inch; HD (1366 x 768); 16:9 widescreen 14 / 15.6-iinch Backlit LED HD display (1600 x 900) with 10-point multi-touch, 16:9 widescreen
Video Graphics Integrated Intel HD4000 graphics (U310)
NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DX11 (U410)
NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DX11
Memory Up to 4GB (U310)
Up to 8GB (U410)
Up to 16GB
HDD Up to 500GB (U310)
Up to 1TB (U410)
Up to 24GB SSD cache
Up to 1TB
Sound Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio certification 2 x 2W speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v4
Camera Integrated 720p HD webcam
Integrated Comms Integrated Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Connectors 2-in-1 card reader,
2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 for U410 touch,
1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0 for U310 touch
2-in-1 card reader,
2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0,
HDMI Output
Battery Life

Up to 6 hours productive usage (U310)
Up to 8 hours productive usage (U410)

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Weight U310: 1.75kg
U410: 2kg
Z400 Touch: 2.4kg
Z500 Touch: 2.5kg
Dimensions U310: 18mm
U410: 21mm
Z400 Touch: 345 x 244 x 29.15mm
Z500 Touch: 375 x 263 x 28.75mm

The IdeaPad U310 Touch will be available from March from a starting price of US$779.
The IdeaPad U410 Touch will be available from April from a starting price of US$850.
The IdeaPad Z400 Touch will be available from March from a starting price of US$699.
The IdeaPad Z500 Touch will be available from April from a starting price of US$699.

*Update: The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 is currently retailing in Singapore while the IdeaPad Z500 will be available from end March 2013, with prices starting from S$999 and S$1,299 respectively.

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