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.
Lenovo now has established its PC manufacturing plant in United States and is fully operational. Although most the operations are still taking place in overseas but residents of Whitsett, Carolina is taking advantage of employment opportunities with Lenovo’s factory. The fabulous inauguration provided the opportunity to a few public figures like Pat McCorry, North Carolina Governor to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony this week.
Lenovo has been making headlines with their IdeaPad Yoga. It is a tablet convertible that can be used as a laptop as well. There are 11-inch and 13-inch models. While the larger 13-inch model has the choice of Intel Core processors, the 11-inch does not and is rather powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 platform. Today we will be taking a look at that unit which does offer a very sleek and slim design, responsive 11.6-inch touchscreen, Lenovo’s patent-pending hinge design that allows the screen to flip completely over and it is running Windows RT. Let’s check it out!
Lenovo has been coming up with a lot of various ThinkPads Edge Series models and the ThinkPad T431’s in the past couple of months but now you must be keen to get your hands on new Lenovo device and tired of using the same old ThinkPad. Well the wait is over because Lenovo is back again showing its two new UltraBook designs S3 (Labatt) and S5 (Guinness), having a screen size of 13-inch and 15 inch respectively with Windows 8 OS. Rumors are that it will be launched by the end of May in China.
For tablet lovers, Lenovo has introduced its Yoga 11S convertible. Now you can place orders for this IdeaPad directly on www.lenovo.com and www.bestbuy.com starting from 23rd June 2013. The 360 degree flip and fold yoga 11S was showed off in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is sized well in a sleek 11.6’’ LED-backlit design using Intel’s integrated HD 4000 graphics which makes it very impressive.
We have seen quite a few Windows 8 tablets emerge since CES. These tablets gives users the full Windows 8 experience on a slate device that they can easily take with them. Microsoft’s own Surface Pro has a very expensive price tag of $899. For those not looking to shell out that much money for a Windows 8 tablet experience Lenovo has a few different options. Today we are taking a look at their IdeaTab Lynx, which at $499 is a much less expensive option. It features an Intel Atom Z2760 (1.8 GHz) processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 64GB solid state drive under the hood. On the exterior you have an 11.6-inch 5-point touch IPS panel with a resolution of 1366 x 768. Most importantly this tablet runs the full version of Windows 8 making it a great solution for those looking to be productive on the road.
Today Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook. This is the thinnest T series ever and has design elements which were inspired by the results of an extensive global research project. The ThinkPad T431s features an innovative trackpad, enhanced keyboard and refined aesthetics.
Lenovo is such an interesting story. Starting from a company that hardly anyone knew to purchasing IBM’s personal computer business, which included the ThinkPad brand. Now unlike many personal computer businesses they are actually doing well and making quite a lot of money! In the last quarter of 2012 Lenovo made an operating profit of $243 million. This was primarily because of their shipment of 14.1 million PC’s and notebooks.
In 2012 Lenovo was the world’s fastest-growing PC company. So what does Lenovo have planned for 2013? Quiet a lot! Starting with their tablets and Ultrabooks they showed us the X1 Carbon Touch, which is the world’s lightest 14-inch touch Ultrabook. The ThinkPad Tablet 2, which is the world’s lightest Windows 8 Pro tablet. And finally the ThinkPad Helix convertible Ultrabook. Lenovo has a new line of portable monitors, both wireless and USB 3.0 wired. These portable monitors will give you touch on your device and act as a second display. The coolest product Lenovo showed us was the IdeaCentre Horizon which is a 27-inch all-in-one PC. Finally we were shown the new Erazer X700 liquid-cooled gaming PC.
Lenovo today announced two new additions to its family of convertible laptop-tablet devices: the ThinkPad Helix, a premium convertible for business professionals featuring a “rip and flip” design – a blueprint for the next generation of laptop designs – and a more powerful and productive IdeaPad Yoga 11S, the first multimode mini Ultrabook equipped with powerful Intel processors and featuring Windows 8.