Lenovo also launched the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 – the second generation of the Windows 7 exclusive certification only available on Lenovo products. This unique technology will be featured in a wide range of Think and Idea-branded PCs beginning in Q1 2011 (calendar April – June 2011).
Lenovo also introduced the IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate, a unique two-in-one device combining the mobility of a media rich, high-definition slate featuring access to Android applications and a keyboard base that provides a full Windows 7 computing experience.
“How we think about PC design and the entire computing experience is changing, and this can be clearly seen in our latest line-up of products and offerings,” said Ronnie Lee, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore. “We’re looking at providing users with technology that is personal, beautiful and powerful so they can accomplish their business goals ! and keep up with their personal lives. To that effect, we have enriched our portfolio with ‘wow!’ features such as sub-10 second boot times and sleek new industrial designs that deliver higher performance and a more compelling user experience.”
Lenovo’s latest offerings provide something for everyone, with a complete range of form factors and designs to fit specific business and consumer needs. The new announcements include:
With a chic, modern and clean appearance, Lenovo designed the 12.5-inch E220s and 14-inch E420s to turn heads while handling the business needs of small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). Strikingly thin and light, the E220s measures less than one inch thick and weighs less than 3.5 pounds for excellent portabil! ity, while the slightly larger E420s starts at just one inch thick and weighs four pounds. Both laptops feature metal accents that frame the black, soft-matte exterior, complementing the infinity screen inside for a TV-like appearance. To power both data-crunching, multitasking business activities and fun, personal entertainment, the E220s and E420s offer choices of upcoming Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.
When it comes to play, the E220s and E420s offer a premium experience starting with Dolby Home Theatre audio. Clear, crisp Dolby certified audio makes music and videos rock. The laptops com! e equipped with Lenovo’s enhanced video conferencing technologie s including a high-definition web camera, noise-cancelling keyboard software and high performance microphones and speakers. They also feature an HDMI port to show presentations to clients or to relax and watch on a PC monitor or flat-screen TV, as well as feature all of the latest wireless connectivity technologies – Wi-Fi, optional mobile broadband and 4G/ WiMAX. For SMBs who need a physical device to play media, the E420s has a hidden, slim, slot-loading DVD player/burner. Select models of the ThinkPad Edge come with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7, which speeds up boot time by 30 percent with Rapid Drive technology. Rapid Drive takes advantage of a solid state drive (SSD) for faster boot speed. Lenovo also optimised the preload, drivers and BIOS for speedy start up. Watch a video of the E220s and E420s here.
Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate, a unique two-in-one device that combines the mobility of a media rich, high-definition slate featuring access to Android applications and a keyboard base that provides a full Windows 7 computing experience. The IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate offers great performance both separately and together, with unique Hybrid Switch dual mode capability to switch between two different operating systems.
At under two pounds and only half an inch in thickness, the extremely portable LePad, powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor, keeps users incredibly mobile all day with up to eight hours of battery life. Available in four stylish colours with two different textures: scarlet, white, brown leather textured and black leather textured, the 10.1-inch widescreen and rich, high definition LePad slate runs in landscape and portrait modes. The LePad is built upon Android 2.2 with further customisation by Lenovo to include an attractive four-pane easy-to-use interface and a distinctive Lenovo-developed push service that delivers email, news and other content in real time, eliminating the need to constantly open a browser and log in. In addition to enjoying many preloaded applications, LePad users also have access to thousands of custom Android apps from China’s top content partners that are optimised uniquely for ! its large screen. Lenovo plans for LePad to support Adobe F lash Player 10.1, looking to provide users a more complete Web browsing experience.
For users who need the full functionality of a mainstream laptop for doing content creation with Windows-based productivity applications, the LePad can slide into the U1 base. The IdeaPad U1 hybrid laptop with a full keyboard transforms the user interface on the LePad into Windows 7 upon docking. The base features a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and an Intel CULV processor. With Lenovo’s Hybrid Switch feature, users can seamlessly change operating systems to support a continuous Web br! owsing experience.
The second generation of the Windows 7 performance and optimisation program for PCs preloaded with Windows 7 originated by Lenovo now comes with improved features and industry-leading Windows start-up and shutdown performance along with other optimisation features for Lenovo consumer and business PCs.
Lenovo Idea-branded PCs with Enhanced Experience 2.0 feature optimised multimedia with Enhanced Digital Audio and HD graphics as standard, while Think-branded PCs with Enhanced Experience 2.0 offer rich Web conferencing and robust security features including a fingerprint reader that can be used to power-on the PC, optional self-encrypting hard drives, BIOS port lock settings and Hardware Password Manager for deploying security features across a fleet of PCs.
Customers can identify Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs through a special certification sticker affixed to them. All Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs feature RapidBoot technology, which uses a range of proprietary optimisation techniques to deliver even faster start-up and shutdown. With RapidBoot technology, Lenovo PCs start up on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 PC11 and offer 28 percent faster shutdown speeds11. Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs with optional RapidDrive SS D technology perform even faster by using a Solid State Drive in addition to, or instead of, a regular hard drive (varies by model). RapidDrive SSD technology offers two times faster application performance and even faster Windows 7 performance, including boot up times in less than 10 seconds on select Idea PCs. For more information please visit www.lenovo.com/win7ee.
The ultraportable X120e is designed to fit just right for business users who need to balance portability and usability, and now packs an even more powerful punch for business productivity. The integrated AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 5 percent faster graphics performance for faster Web searches, page loads and running business applications. At the same time, the X120e gives users up to 30 percent longer battery life, meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications and carries an EPEAT Gold rating for its environmental attributes. An 11.6-inch screen and a full-size keyboard give users plenty of room to work comfortably, and the contemporary ThinkPad keyboard features a progressively clean look while retaining the same feel of the ThinkPad classic keyboard. Weighing under three pounds, the X120e includes Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband. Watch a video of the X120e here.
Lenovo’s IdeaPad laptops, the Y and Z Series, are designed for consumers who are lo! oking for a laptop with features that can keep up with their exciting lifestyles. Sporting high-performance processors, the new IdeaPad Y560d, Y470 and Y570 laptops are packed with innovative tools and features that make mobile entertainment more realistic, fun and intuitive. Powered by the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core processors (up to i7) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and up to NVIDIA GT 550M 1GB switchable graphics, these new notebooks are optimised for an on-the-go multimedia experience. They feature OneKey Theatre II, which automatically maximises advanced audio-visual settings at a touch of a button and SRS Premium Sound with JBL-designed speakers, which provide users with a richer audio experience. Consumers looking for the ultimate in entertainment also needn’t look further than the Y570d, which boasts Nvidia’s 3D vision capabilities. With the flip of a switch, users can bring entertainment to life by putting on the included 3D glasses to enjoy movies, photos and games.
For those looking for a fashionable and enjoyable entertainment experience, the new IdeaPad Z Series laptops is the answer. The Z470 and Z370 laptops sport a cool futuristic ID design with a transparent cover in a selection of pop colours including fuchsia, sky blue and dark brown, while consumers preferring a more minimalist look can choose the IdeaPad Z570, which offers a high-end luxury appearance with its Accutype chiclet keyboard encased in a modern hairline and metallic effect panel. The Z Series laptops are powered by the new 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and come with optional Blu-ray Disc drive, and Dolby Advanced Audio for a stunning audio experience. Watching movies and Internet TV is also enjoyable with its high-definition 16:9 format widescreen and OneKey Theater II feature – a one-touch audio-visual optimisation for clearer, brighter images, richer audio and SRS Premium Sound audio enhancement.
The entire new Y and Z Series laptops all feature the new Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Wind! ows 7 certification, which enables users to start their PC on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer, thanks to Lenovo RapidBoot technology. With optional Lenovo RapidDrive SSD technology, the new Y470 and Y570 laptops can boot in less than 10 seconds9, using an SSD and HDD storage to combine fast boot and application performance with affordable storage capacity.
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