Lenovo Reveals Portfolio of Idea PCs Primed for Windows 8 at IFA 2012
Lenovo announced an update of its idea-branded consumer PCs, including a new IdeaPad U Series Ultrabook, IdeaPad Y and Z Series laptops, and IdeaCentre A and B Series AIO desktops.
Like the Lenovo IdeaPad S Series, these new PCs are powered by either Intel Ivy Bridge or AMD A-Series processors, and are designed for the Windows 8 platform.
Measuring just 21mm thin and weighing under 2.2kg, the 15-inch IdeaPad U510 is loaded with up to an Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processor, the instant-on system resume in just over a second, and as much as 1TB of HDD storage with an optional 32GB SSD cache, and a battery life of up to six hours.
The IdeaPad Y400 and Y500 feature the UltraBay, an interchangeable bay which users can instantly swap out for dual graphics capability, increased storage space, or an additional fan for cooling. Each model is equipped with up to Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT655M 2GB dual graphics, up to 16GB DDR3 memory, and up to 1TB of HDD storage. With 14- and 15-inch LED backlit widescreen HD displays, they come with a dual-layer backlit AccuType keyboard, JBL speakers, and Dolby Home Theater v4.
Equipped with up to Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processors, the 14-inch Z400 and 15.6-inch Z500 are available in a range of colors, such as Coral Blue, Dark Chocolate, Peony Pink, and Enamel White. Fused with the NVIDIA GeForce graphics technology, the laptops offer Intelligent Touchpad and access to the Lenovo Cloud.
Supporting 10-point multi-touch with a widely adjustable screen angle and IPS LED, users can enjoy their movies and play their touch-based games in any position with the IdeaCentre A520. Packed with Intel Ivy Bridge i7 processors along with Intel HD Graphics 4000, it offers up to 8GB DDR3 of memory with up to 1TB of HDD storage.
Lenovo's B Series all-in-one desktop PCs come loaded with fun entertainment features right out of the box. The 21.5-inch B340 and B345 and 23-inch B545 boast Full HD widescreen frameless displays which support state-of-the-art 3D vision (two pairs of glasses included) and 10-point multi-touch technologies. Available with up to Intel Ivy Bridge i7 or AMD quad-core processors as well as NVIDIA GeForce 615 or AMD Radeon HD 7470A graphics, the AIOs are compaitble with the VESA mount.
|Starting Price in US$||Availability|
|IdeaPad U510||679||Sep 2012|
|IdeaPad Y400 and Y500||649||Oct 2012|
|IdeaPad Z400||549||Nov 2012|
|IdeaPad Z500||Sep 2012|
|IdeaCentre A520||999||Oct 2012|
|IdeaCentre B340 and B345||599|