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Monday, 25 May 2009 11:34

Lenovo launches new products

Written by Nedim Hadzic

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UPDATE: Includes CULV and an ION-based system

 

Today, Lenovo added new products to its offer, and it seems like their offer will have a little something for every market segment. Thankfully, these products are no mere evolutions, as Lenovo introduced Intel Core 2 Duo CULV and Nvidia ION to its product offer.

Rumored to become Lenovo’s flagship product, IdeaPad U350 is an improved IdeaPad U330 and comes with 13.3 inch display. This is Lenovo’s first CULV-based product, and together with Acer’s TimeLine one of the first CULV-based notebook on the market. It comes with 16:9 aspect ratio, LED-backlit display, HDMI out and a Dolby-compatible audio. It will include VeriFace facial recognition technology, ambient light sensor, Active Protection System and the OneKey Rescue System.

Lenovo G550 comes with a 15.6-inch widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio and VeriFace technology. Since it’s meant to be a bit cheaper, don’t expect Lenovo to go all out as it will have different chassis and warranty support. Since this is a Centrino 2 platform, G550 will offer integrated or Nvidia discrete graphics.

IdeaPad S12 is an ION-based machine and comes with a 12.1-inch display. By now you know that ION has no problems with 1080p content, so some configurations of S12 will come with HDMI out. The company claims 6-hours uptime with a 6-cell battery, VeriFace, OneKey Rescue System, HSDPA connectivity, an ExpressCard Slot and Lenovo Quick Start environment, allowing this device to bypass Windows and do a quick bootup to Linux. This will allow quick boot-ups for checking mail and such, and will save battery time compared to Microsoft’s OS.

IdeaPad U350 should hit the stores in July 2009 at US$749, whereas the G550 and IdeaPad S12 should arive in June priced at US$599 and US$515 respectively.

UPDATE: The IdeaPad U350 will come with a choice of Intel's 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.4GHz SU2700 or 1.2GHz Celeron 723. It will support up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, come with GMA 4500M / 4500 MHD graphics, 1.3 megapixel camera, multi-touch trackpad, two 1.5-watt speakers and an optional 8-cell battery said to provide up to 10 hours of use.

The G550 comes up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 320GB storage, Core 2 Duo processor, GMA x4500 or Geforce G105M graphics, HDMI out, 15.6-inch display, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 6-cell Li-ion battery providing up to five hours of use.

The IdeaPad S12 is the first ION-based netbook and will feature Intel’s 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 1GB of DDR2 memory, and 160/250/320GB storage. It will have a 1,280x800 LED-backlit panel, Ethernet jack, WiFi, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, ExpressCard slot, 4-in-1 card reader and VGA/HDMI outs.

Lenovo also launched the IdeaCentre C300 AIO, which comes with Atom 230 and integrated graphics. It will feature up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, 160GB to 640GB HDD, Ethernet, WiFi, 1.3 megapixel camera, FireWire, six USB 2.0 ports and a 6-in-1 card reader. Unfortunately no mention of touch-screen, but the price of $499 is quite appealing.

Last modified on Monday, 25 May 2009 14:18
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