Lenovo Unveils Desktops, Ultrathin Notebooks Aimed at SMBs, Consumers

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2014-04-18 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With the desktop PC market struggling to keep pace with the rising tide of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, computer makers are looking to attract consumers with multi-touch capabilities, impressive multimedia entertainment applications and ultrathin designs. The notebook market has also taken a hit due to the popularity of slim, portable tablet devices, but Lenovo's unveiling of a wide range of convertible notebooks, an all-in-one (AIO) desktop model, and notebooks aimed at consumers and small businesses suggest there is still money to be made. The most noteworthy release was the addition to its Flex family of dual-mode notebooks; the Flex 2 notebooks are available in 14- and 15.6-inch models. Not only do the notebooks give users 300-degree flexibility with two modes, Laptop and Stand, they improve upon the original models with an enhanced visual experience offering full HD screen and discrete graphics models. Other releases from Lenovo include the A Series A540 AIO desktop, the B50 notebook for small businesses, the G50 notebooks for general computing and the Z40 and Z50 entertainment-focused notebooks. Take a look at Lenovo's new desktops and notebooks.

 
 
 
  • Lenovo Unveils Desktops, Ultrathin Notebooks Aimed at SMBs, Consumers

    By Nathan Eddy
    Lenovo Unveils Desktops, Ultrathin Notebooks Aimed at SMBs, Consumers
  • Lenovo A540 Offers Nvidia GeForce GT 840A Graphics

    Starting at $1,279.99 and available in July through select Lenovo retailers, the A540 sports up to Nvidia GeForce GT 840A graphics, up to an Intel fourth-generation Core i7 processor and high-quality JBL speakers with Dolby Home Theatre.
    Lenovo A540 Offers Nvidia GeForce GT 840A Graphics
  • Lenovo A540 Boasts Adjustable, Tilting Display

    The A540 AIO includes a 23.8-inch 1920 by 1080 display in an aluminum shell that measures just 4mm thin at its edge. Users can adjust the screen from -5 degrees to 90 degrees. Running Windows 8.1 and supporting 10-finger touch, the A540 comes with a collection of 20 preloaded touch-based games and education apps.
    Lenovo A540 Boasts Adjustable, Tilting Display
  • Lenovo A540 Sports Optional NFC Technology

    Rounding out the package is optional near-field communication (NFC) technology to allow users to transfer files from compatible devices and an optional TV tuner to watch TV programming right on the desktop.
    Lenovo A540 Sports Optional NFC Technology
  • Lenovo B-Series Aimed at Small-Business Users

    Running Windows 7, users can select either models with up to fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processors and optional GeForce 820M graphics or up to an A8 Advanced Micro Devices processor and either AMD integrated or AMD Radeon R5 M230 graphics. The B40, shown here, also has a DVD burner/player, up to 1TB of HD or hybrid solid-state drive storage, an optional fingerprint reader for security and Dolby Advanced Audio v2.
    Lenovo B-Series Aimed at Small-Business Users
  • Lenovo B50

    Starting at $399, the new 15-inch B50 notebook offers multiple screen choices—an HD 1366 by 768 anti-glare touch display, a FHD 1920 by 1080 or an HD 1366 by 768 display. Both models will be available beginning in July through Lenovo retailers.
    Lenovo B50
  • Lenovo Flex 2 Does the Twist

    The Flex 2 boasts a full HD 1920 by 1080 widescreen display on select models. Users can choose GeForce graphics on models with up to fourth-generation Intel Core i7, and the display offers 300-degree rotation. An optional backlit keyboard is also available.
    Lenovo Flex 2 Does the Twist
  • Lenovo Flex 2 Pushes to Touch

    Starting at $429, the notebooks offer an affordable "convertible-like" versatility, with two modes in one machine. Users will experience the Windows 8.1 touch-centric operating system in both modes through the 10-finger multi-touch screen. The Flex 2 also comes with storage options, including up to 1TB of HD or solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD) storage or up to 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) storage
    Lenovo Flex 2 Pushes to Touch
  • Lenovo G50 Boasts Face-Recognition Technology

    Advanced media playback features include Dolby Advanced Audio v2, a DVD burner and player, an HD display and HD webcam. In addition, users can log into their PC with just their faces using Lenovo's VeriFace Pro facial-recognition software.
    Lenovo G50 Boasts Face-Recognition Technology
  • Lenovo G50 Starts at an Affordable $399

    The G50 laptop comes with a set of computing technologies, including choices of up to Intel fourth-generation Core i7 or up to AMD R5-M230 processors as well as Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system. The Lenovo G50 laptop starts $399 and will be available beginning in July.
    Lenovo G50 Starts at an Affordable $399
  • Lenovo Z40 and Z50 Notebooks

    At under an inch thin, the Z40 and Z50 come equipped with an optional 1920 by 1080 display, a DVD player/burner, multiple storage options, Dolby Home Theatre with a 720p webcam. For opening and running users' digital files and apps, the laptops offer improved performance with up to AMD's newest, highest-performance APU processor with up to R7 discrete Radeon graphics.
    Lenovo Z40 and Z50 Notebooks
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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