Lenovo Releases Even More New IdeaPad Laptops

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Fresh on the heels of announcing several new notebooks, Lenovo officially unveiled a massive new lineup of IdeaPad and G-series laptops for 2012. The new laptops announced at the 21012 International Consumer Electronics Show include the IdeaPad U Series, Y Series, S Series and Z Series; each of which provides impressive performance wrapped inside a colorful shell.

IdeaPad U310 and U410: Lenovo’s Newset Ultrabooks
Lenovo is expanding its Ultrabook portfolio following the recently announced IdeaPad U300s, with the IdeaPad U310 and U410, two “ultra” laptops with attractive price points (starting at $699 available in May). Powered by the Intel Core processors with 64GB SSD drives for caching data, and versions with up to 500GB Hard Disc Drive (HDD) storage. Both the U310 and U410 feature fast Windows boot times and quick resume from sleep thanks to Lenovo’s Windows 7 “Enhanced Experience” tuning. These ultrabooks also feature other Lenovo exclusives like Smart Update which automatically updates mailbox, instant messaging and social media messages even in sleep mode while maintaining up to eight of hours of battery life.


IdeaPad U310

IdeaPad U410

The ultra thin and light U310 and U410 tip the scales at just 3.74lbs (1.7kg) and 4.18lbs (1.9kg) and measure only 0.7 inch (18mm) and 0.83 inch (21mm) thick respectively. The U310 has a 13.3-inch HD 16:9 display featuring Intel GMA 3000 HD graphics, while the 14-inch U410 features NVIDIA GeForce 610M 1GB graphics. Both the U310 and U410 come with Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology so you can wirelessly connect your laptop to your HDTV. Like many of the other ultrabooks on the market, the U310 and U410 designed with style and fashion in mind and are available in your choice of Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom, Graphite Gray, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Spearmint.

IdeaPad S200 and S206: Netbooks with Some Muscle
Lenovo introduced two new netbooks but the company is quick to call these “mini laptops” designed to fill slightly more serious computing needs between a netbook and a notebook. The IdeaPad S200 and S206 (starting at $349 and available in June) are thin and light 11-inch laptops that use low-power processors to help bring the price down. Both netbooks (or mini-laptops) are just 0.81 inch (20.7mm) thick and weigh 2.8 pounds (1.3kg). These “mini laptops” also include a high-quality exterior tactile finish and an Accutype keyboard with individual rounded keys.

The S200 comes with an Intel Atom dual core processor and up to 32GB SSD storage, while the S206 features an AMD dual core processor. Both laptops deliver more than four hours of battery life and can be online with Windows 7 in seconds thanks to the Lenovo Quick Start “instant on” function. Additional features include an integrated 0.3M HD Webcam and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Select models also have integrated Bluetooth capability. Both the S200 and S206 are available in the following colors: Cotton-candy Pink, Crimson Red, Electric Blue, Graphite Grey and Pearl White.

IdeaPad Y480 and Y580: Multimedia and Gaming Notebooks
If you require a high-performance laptop for multimedia applications and the latest games, look no further than the new IdeaPad Y480 and Y580 starting at $899 in April. Powered by the Intel Core processors, these new Y Series 14-inch and 15-inch full HD display laptops satisfy feature up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M 2GB GDDR5 graphics for serious gaming and video editing.


IdeaPad Y480

IdeaPad Y580

The new Y-series laptops also includes entertainment extras like Dolby Home Theatre V4 enhanced audio, JBL designed speakers and OneKey Theater II which gives you one-touch control over audio and visual settings. The Y580 also features a back-lit keyboard and HD camera with night view. With an optional TV tuner and Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology users can either use the notebook for a mobile HDTV or wirelessly connect it to your larger HDTV at home.

IdeaPad Z580, Z480, Z380: Laptops That Balance Performance and Price
The new Z-series tries to fit the bill for people who want uncompromised performance and value. The Z-series laptops are packed with the latest processor and graphics technology options so you can handle multimedia tasks and are also available in your choice of Amber Orange, Apple Green, Cherry Red, Coral Blue, Graphite Grey, and Peony Pink.


IdeaPad Z380

IdeaPad Z380

IdeaPad Z480

IdeaPd Z580

All of the new Z-series comes with Lenovo’s Intelligent Touchpad with multi-touch scroll, zoom and rotate functions, and the Lenovo OneKey Rescue System for simple data backup and recovery. If you need entertainment features, the Z-series come with the previously mentioned OneKey Theater II and up to NVIDIA GeForce GT640M 2GB graphics with DirectX 11. Available with screen sizes of 13.3, 14, or 15.6 inches starting at $599 in April, these laptops also include a 16:9 LED backlit HD display (1366×768), integrated DVD reader or Blu-ray Disc drive and HD graphics support. HDMI output and Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology let you enjoy movies and other content on larger screens.

Lenovo G480, G580, G780: Better Than The Basics … And Affordable Too
In addition to the other new laptops, Lenovo announced new laptop models in the value-priced G-series. The three new G-series laptops G480, G580 and G780 come with 14”, 15.6” and 17.3” HD screens respectively starting at $399 in April. These laptops also include the OneKey Rescue System for simple data backup and recovery and Veriface facial recognition software.


Lenovo G580

Lenovo G780

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