Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Now On Sale

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Lenovo’s recently released 15.6-inch IdeaPad Z560 entertainment laptop is now on sale.

The IdeaPad Z560 offered by Lenovo.com comes with the Intel Core i3-350M processor at 2.26GHz or i5-450M at 2.4GHz, Intel HD integrated or NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512MB dedicated graphics, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, a 320GB or 500GB hard drive, a DVD writer, 1366×768 LED-backlit display, a chiclet-style keyboard, Bluetoooth, HDMI output, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 starts at $739.

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Lenovo Announces IdeaPad Y560d 3D Laptop

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Lenovo has announced the 15.6-inch IdeaPad Y560d, the company’s first notebook with a 3D display.

The entertainment-oriented IdeaPad Y560d features the TriDef 3D technology solution with a 3D screen, software and glasses, the Intel Core i7-620M processor, switchable graphics combining an integrated GPU and the ATI Radeon HD 5730 1GB dedicated video card, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 750GB HDD, optional RapidDrive 64GB SSD, and optional Blu-ray optical drive.

According to the press release, Lenovo Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology “seamlessly combines SSD and HDD storage solutions to deliver even faster Windows 7 boot-up times and significantly improve application performance”.

Lenovo’s 3D laptop also includes JBL speakers, Dolby Home Theater surround sound, 802.11n WiFi, optional Bluetooth, and an HDMI output.

The IdeaPad Y560d runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS and will be available by the end of June for a starting price of approximately $1,199.99.

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Lenovo Essential G Series Laptop Available Now

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The recently announced Lenovo G560 15.6-inch “Essential G Series” notebook is available now.

The offered G560 model (06792AU, Black) comes with the Intel Core i3-330M processor at 2.13GHz, the Intel GMA HD graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB of hard drive space, a DVD burner, a 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home OS.

The notebook’s 15.6-inch LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

On its website, the PC maker didn’t provide info on networking options, as well as on ports and slots.

The Lenovo G560 configuration has a price tag of $849 at the Lenovo website.

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Lenovo to Release ThinkPad TopSeller T410i, T410si, T510i Models

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Lenovo is going to release the ThinkPad TopSeller T410i, T410si, and T510i business notebooks, according to a document published on the PC maker’s website.

Unlike the standard ThinkPad T410, T410s, and T510 featuring the Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and optional dedicated NVIDIA graphics, the 14-inch T410i and T410si, and 15.6-inch T510i include the lower-end Core i3-330M CPU and the integrated Intel GMA HD GPU only.

The TopSeller models listed in the document come with Windows XP or Windows 7 pre-installed.

The new notebooks are expected to hit the market by the end of this month. We have no info on pricing.

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Lenovo G455, G555 Notebooks Announced

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Lenovo has released the G Series G455 and G555 affordable notebooks for mainstream consumers.

Both 14-inch Lenovo G455 and 15.6-inch G555 feature AMD Turion or Athlon processors, ATI Radeon graphics, and Windows 7 OS.

The G455 and G555 start at $449 and will be available in the U.S. beginning in March.

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ThinkPad W Series Coming Soon

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Lenovo is going to release soon the new ThinkPad W Series 17-inch mobile workstations – the standard W701 and dual-screen W701ds, according to leaked product details.

The W701/W701ds laptops feature the latest Intel processors, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M and 3800M professional video cards, four memory slots for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space and up to 256GB of solid state drive storage, and a DVD burner.

Display options include a WUXGA screen with 100% gamut and a 280nit brightness, and a WXGA+ 200nit choice. The W701ds additionally has a second 10.6-inch display.

The ThinkPads also sport an optional Wacom digitizer on the palm rest, optional color calibrator, a 2MP webcam, DVI, VGA and Display Port outputs, a fingerprint reader, Firewire, WiFi, Bluetooth, five USB ports (1x USB 3.0, 1x USB/eSATA combo), an ExpressCard slot, and a 5-in-1 media card reader.

The ThinkPad W Series W701/W701ds are scheduled for release on February 23rd. The price is expected to be around $2,000 for the W701 and more higher for W701ds.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U550 Launched

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Lenovo IdeaPad U550

Lenovo has launched the IdeaPad U550 15.6-inch thin-and-light laptop, based on Intel’s ultra-low voltage processor and Windows 7 operating system.

The multimedia-oriented U550 starts at 5.3lbs and is 1″ thin. The first models feature Intel Core 2 Duo ULV CPUs at 1.3GHz or 1.4GHz, the Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated or the ATI Radeon HD 4330 512MB dedicated graphics, 3GB or 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB or 320GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and a six-cell battery for “up to 6 hours” of run time. According to a product page at Lenovo.com, the 15.6″ display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and uses LED backlight.

An IdeaPad U550 model offered at Lenovo’s official website has a 1.3MP web camera, a multi-touch trackpad, Dolby surround sound, WiFi N and WiMAX wireless connections, Bluetooth, an HDMI port, and a fingerprint reader.

It’s priced at $800 and ships “in more than 4 weeks”, whereas models at Amazon are priced at $600 and $700 and are expected to start shipping on October 22.

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Lenovo ThinkPad SL410, SL510 Lunch with Windows 7

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Lenovo has announced immediate availability of the 14-inch ThinkPad SL410 and 15.6-inch ThinkPad SL510 laptops, featuring Intel’s processors, Windows 7 operating system, and a slightly changed chassis when compared to the older SL400 and SL500.

Designed for both business use and entertainment, the ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 come with Celeron or Core 2 Duo CPUs, the GMA 4500 Series integrated graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 320GB of hard drive capacity, DVD burners or Blu-ray drives, 2MP web cameras, HDMI and VGA outputs, and optional mobile broadband connectivity.

The SL410 and 510 start at $499 and can be purchased at the Lenovo official store and select retailers.

According to a product overview at IBM.com, the company is also going to release the L410 and L510 series, but we have no info on these notebooks. Additionally, some driver download pages at the website indicate that select ThinkPad L410/SL410 and L510/SL510 models feature the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series video cards.

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New Laptop with NVIDIA Ion

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Lenovo Ideapad S12

The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook models with the NVIDIA Ion multimedia-oriented platform are now available for purchase.

The Ion-based IdeaPad S12 features a 12.1-inch 1280×800 display, a 256MB dedicated graphics card supporting full HD video playback, the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU and Windows 7 OS. The first two released models – the 29595FU and 295954U – include 2GB and 3GB of DDR2 RAM and 250GB and 320GB hard drives, respectively. Both netbooks have a 6-cell battery, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a black chassis.

Lenovo’s IdeaPad S12 29595FU and 295954U are priced at $599 and $649, respectively at Lenovo.com.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U150 – A Ultraportable Laptop

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Lenovo IdeaPad U150

Lenovo has released the IdeaPad U150, a new 11.6-inch ultraportable laptop.

The Intel CULV-powered IdeaPad U150 measures 0.75-inch thin and weighs under 3 pounds. The first two released models are the red U150 690968U featuring the Intel Pentium Dual-Core SU4100 1.3GHz CPU, 3GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and the black U150 690969U with the Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 at 1.3GHz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB HDD, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Both Windows 7 Home Premium-based notebooks come with 6-cell batteries and do not have built-in optical drives. Their displays use LED backlight and have a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U150 also sports a 1.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, a multi-touch trackpad, HDMI and VGA outputs, two USB ports and an eSATA/USB combo port, a multi-in-one media card reader, and a LAN port.

The IdeaPad U150 690968U and U150 690969U are priced at $699 and $849 respectively at the Lenovo online store.

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