Desktops and Notebooks: Lenovo IdeaPads, ThinkPads, Tablet Hybrids Appear at CES 2011
Lenovo is using this week's Consumer Electronics Show to show off a refreshed line of mobile devices it hopes will appeal to both its traditional enterprise base and consumers who want a more business-minded machine. In addition, Lenovo is showing off its IdeaPad U1 with LePad Slate, due for a first-quarter 2011 debut in the Chinese market and supposedly the vanguard in a larger Lenovo tablet-centric push throughout 2011. The IdeaPad U1 with LePad Slate is a Windows 7 laptop with a 10.1-inch screen that, when removed, becomes a tablet running an operating system based on Android 2.2. In the meantime, Lenovo's refreshed laptop lines include features of interest to both business users and more casual consumers. Its IdeaPad line features the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 standard, with RapidBoot technology for faster boot times. The IdeaPad V370, V470 and V570 boast a OneKey Rescue System and Lenovo Security Suite for data backup and security tools. Lenovo is aiming at all parts of the market, with systems ranging in price from $329.99 to $899.99 and up.