Desktops and Notebooks: New Lenovo Netbook, Laptops Emphasize High Design, Low Prices

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-05-25
 
 
 

New Lenovo Netbook, Laptops Emphasize High Design, Low Prices

 

New Lenovo Netbook, Laptops Emphasize High Design, Low Prices

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The IdeaPad S12 is Lenovo's first foray into 12-inch netbook territory. It features a full-size keyboard, 1GB of memory, 160GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, an ExpressCard slot for 3G, an Intel Atom chip set and a weight of 3 pounds. Pricing will begin at $449.

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The IdeaPad U350 weighs in at just 3.5 pounds and features a 13.3-inch screen, built-in wireless, low-voltage processors and a starting price of $649. Lenovo is excited about what a spokesperson referred to as a "hot-looking product."

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The Lenovo G550 is a 15.6-inch laptop with a weight just under 5 pounds. It features a 16:9 aspect ratio, a DVD player and burner, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity, Nvidia graphics and an Intel Centrino 2 processor.

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The G550 laptop is available in a choice of silver or glossy black finishes. A card slot offers the option to increase memory, but for the $599 starting price, Lenovo believes it's giving customers exactly what they need.

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The IdeaCentre C300 is an all-in-one desktop--or rather, an all-in-one 20-inch widescreen with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Starting at $449 and featuring built-in wireless, a DVD player, six USB ports, and a 6-in-1 multicard reader, Lenovo imagines it for use in dorm rooms, living rooms or the family kitchen.

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