Desktops and Notebooks: Lenovo Expands IdeaCentre, IdeaPad Consumer Lines with New PCs
Lenovo Expands IdeaCentre, IdeaPad Consumer Lines with New PCs
by Scott Ferguson
Lenovo C200 All-in-One PC
Lenovo originally announced the all-in-one C200 in April. This AOL desktop offers an 18.5-inch, single-touch display. This lower-end machine starts at $379 and offers Microsoft Windows 7, a dual-core Intel Atom D510 processor, Nvidia graphics, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory and 500GB of hard disk drive storage.
Lenovo C200 Side View
A side view of the C200. In addition to the already mentioned features, the C200 offers built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless technologies, which give customers and users the ability to set the desktop anywhere in the house or home office.
Lenovo B305 AIO
This is one of Lenovos newer AIO desktopsthe B305. This 21.5-inch all-in-one offers an Advanced Micro Devices quad-core Athlon II X4 chip. This AIO desktop starts at $699.
The Lenovo A700 AIO
Lenovos high-end all-in-one, the A700 is Lenovos first desktop to offer Surface Acoustic Wave or SAW touch-screen technology, which improves the display when it comes to multitouch applications and offers users a reliable and responsive experience.
The Lenovo A700
In addition to SAW technology, the A700 includes a 23-inch display, Windows 7, ATI graphics that support DirectX 11, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 2TB of HDD storage and a choice of Intel processors, including the quad-core Core i7-820QM processor, which runs at 1.73GHz. The A700 starts at about $999.
The Lenovo Q150
Another addition to Lenovo's nettops, this PC, which measures about 0.82 inches wide and 6.7 inches high, combines and an Intel Atom processor with Nvidias Ion graphics. The Q150 also features HDMI output to allow the nettop to hook into a television. It starts at $249.
The Q150 also comes with an optional wireless remote that works through a USB connection. The remote offers a keyboard and trackball mouse that allow users to turn a television into a big-screen PC.
The Lenovo H320 Desktop
The H320 desktop is a slim tower model that Lenovo believes appeals to home users and small business owners. The H320 uses Intels Core processors and offers up to 8GB of main memory. It starts at $549.
Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
One of several ultraportable laptops Lenovo showed off at the 2010 CES, the IdeaPad S10-3t offers a 10.1-inch display and converts from tablet to netbook. This IdeaPad boasts Intel Atom N470 processors and an optional eight-cell battery that allows for 10 hours of battery life.
Much like HP and Dell, Lenovo has poured more resources into the design of its laptops and netbooks, especially those PCs that target consumers. Lenovo has also worked to make its business-oriented ThinkPads more appealing.
Lenovo IdeaPad U460
One of Lenovo's new thin and light laptops, the IdeaPad U460 offers a 14-inch display and an Intel Core i7 processor. A slightly different version of this laptop, the IdeaPad U460s, offers an ultra-low-volt Intel processor. The starting price for this series begins at $699.
Lenovo IdeaPad Z560
In addition to its other offerings, Lenovo is rolling out its IdeaPad Z series, which boasts 15.6-inch displays. The Z series comes with either Intel or AMD chipsthe Z560 pictured here is the Intel versionalong with support for Windows 7 and up to 8GB of DDR3 main memory.
IdeaPad Z Series
The first three versions of the IdeaPad Z seriesthe Z360, Z560 and Z565will be available in June for a starting price of $649.