Lenovo Notebooks, AIO Desktops Boast Intel Processors
Computer maker Lenovo introduced several PCs aimed at a range of consumers and business professionals, including the A Series A540 all in one (AIO) desktop built for families, the B50 notebook for small businesses with a balance of technologies and affordability, the G50 notebook for general computing and the Z40 and Z50 entertainment-focused notebooks.
The Z40 and Z50 notebooks, which start at $579, are designed to provide an enhanced multimedia experience for on-the-go users.At under an inch thin, they come equipped with an optional FHD 1920X1080 display, a DVD player and burner, multiple storage options and Dolby Home Theatre with a 720p webcam.
For opening and running users digital files and apps, the laptops offer enhanced performance with up to AMD’s newest high performance application processing unit (APU) with up to R7 discrete Radeon graphics.
The G50 notebooks, which starts at $399, comes with a set of computing technologies including choices of up to Intel 4th generation Core i7 or up to AMD R5-M230 processors, Windows 8.1, Dolby Advanced Audio v2, a DVD burner/player, an HD display and HD webcam.
Users can also log-into their PC using their face with Lenovo’s VeriFace Pro facial recognition software.
The A540 includes up to Nvidia GeForce GT 840A graphics, up to an Intel 4th generation Core i7 processor, JBL speakers with Dolby Home Theatre and optional Near Field Communications (NFC) to transfer files from compatible devices and an optional TV Tuner to watch TV programming right on the desktop.
The A540 AIO includes a 23.8-in FHD 1920x1080 in-plane switching (IPS) display in an aluminum shell that measures four millimeters thin at its edge, and users can adjust the screen from minus 5 degrees to 90 degrees to position it to their choosing.
The AIO runs Windows 8.1 and supports 10-finger touch, and comes with a collection of 20 pre-loaded games and education apps, and starts at $1,279.99. It will be available beginning in July through Lenovo retailers.
Users of the A540 can also go hands-free with Lenovo Motion Control, which supports up to 12 gestures to complete actions like muting the volume, advancing photos or playing videos.
Starting at $399, the 15-inch B50 notebook offers small business multiple screen choices--an HD 1366x768 anti-glare touch display, a FHD 1920x1080 or an HD 1366x768 display.
Running Windows 7, users can select either models with up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors and optional Nvidia GeForce 820M graphics or up to an A8 AMD processor and either AMD integrated or AMD Radeon R5 M230 graphics.
The notebooks also boast a DVD burner/player, up to 1 TB of HD or hybrid solid state drive (SSD) storage, an optional fingerprint reader for security and Dolby Advanced Audio v2.
"From A to Z, our latest Lenovo PC lineup gives people an incredible combination of performance, entertainment and value to help them get the most from their PC," Dilip Bhatia, vice president of worldwide marketing and design for Lenovo’s PC Group, said in a statement. "With devices ranging from slim and sleek all-in-one desktops to laptops built for the media maven, we’re offering a wide array of PCs so you can pick the one that’s perfect for you."