Lenovo has recently updated its previous notebooks with Haswell processors. The current IdeaPad U310 Touch and U410 Touch are now the U330 and U430 Touch. The only difference is that of the screen sizes i.e. 13-inches and 14-inches, but both will be configurable with up to Core-i7 fourth generation Haswell processors with optional SSD and maximum RAM of 8GB.
U330 model will come with a screen resolution 1366×768 or 1920×1080 while the U430 will be offered in 1600×900 screens which can be upgraded to 1080p as well. The 14 inch U430 can be upgraded with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 730 M GPU. Both these models shall be available in third quarter of this year. U330 will be priced at $799 an up while U430 having price tag of $899 and ups.
Moving onto other refreshed models by Lenovo, in Y series we have Y410p (a 14inch partner of Y510). It possesses a Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage capacity and dual 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 750M GPUs. It’s available with limited screen resolution with an option of either 1366×768 or 1600×900 with a starting price of $799.
Last and not the least we have three refreshed models coming out in S series of Lenovo, 11.6inch S210 Touch, 14 inch S400 Touch and 15.6 inch S500 Touch. But not to forget the fact here is that S400 and S500 have the Ivy Bridge processors instead of Haswell since they want to keep the cost down on these models. Other than this they have Core i3 or i5 processors with 8GB RAM, touchable screen with 1366×768 resolutions and a reasonable battery time. S400 comes with the AMD graphic card while S500 comes with NVIDIA.
Models shall be available in the third quarter of 2013 with pricing as, S210 at $429, S400 for $449 and $570 for S500.
Images of these laptops tell us that the designs have remained the same, but the processors and the above mentioned specs have been modified.
Jul 08, 2014 0