Desktops and Notebooks: Lenovo IdeaPads, ThinkPads, Tablet Hybrids Appear at CES 2011
Lenovo IdeaPads, ThinkPads, Tablet Hybrids Appear at CES 2011
by Nicholas Kolakowski
IdeaPad U1 with LePad Slate
This laptop features a removable screen that doubles as a 10.1-inch tablet.
Windows and Android
When connected to the keyboard base, the IdeaPad U1 uses Windows 7. In tablet form, it relies on an operating system based on Android 2.2.
Slates for the U.S.?
Although the IdeaPad U1 with LePad Slate is being sold only in China, Lenovo is planning similar slate products for a more global rollout later in 2011.
Lenovo also provided a glimpse of an Android-based smartphone for the Chinese market. Company representatives at CES were tight-lipped about any plans for such a device in the Unites States.
Lenovo's IdeaPad Y570 can use Lenovo RapidDrive SSD technology to boot in less than 10 seconds.
Although Lenovo has traditionally targeted the ThinkPad line at corporations, it has also taken steps to push its products to the consumer market.
Lenovo's ThinkPad E220 includes a 12.5-inch display, while the E420s' display (seen here) measures 14 inches. Both include Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, soft matte lids, and Webcams.
This super-thin laptop features the Intel Core i5, a 0.7-inch thickness and a sleek design.
Lenovo's 17-inch laptop in the G Series.
Lenovo is going for that sleek-and-stylish look with the IdeaPad Z570 (seen here), Z470 and Z370, which include second-generation Intel Core i7 processors with Intel I Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.
Lenovo's Z Series also features the Lenovo Enhanced Experience for 2.0 for Windows 7 standard, for faster boot times.
The IdeaPad Y470, with second-generation Intel processor and fast-boot times.
The IdeaPad V370 (seen here), V470 and V570 boast a OneKey Rescue System for data backup and recovery.
The IdeaPad V470 (seen here) is among the laptops with Lenovo Security Suite, which offers a variety of security toolsincluding, for the truly paranoid, a fingerprint reader.
The IdeaPad V570, along with the rest of the IdeaPad V Series laptops, includes a second-generation Intel Core processor and fast booting. The laptops are scheduled to hit the street in April.