Lenovo goes all-out in Vegas!
01-24-2012, 01:42 AM
Lenovo goes all-out in Vegas!
Leading IT vendor Lenovo made its presence felt at the recently concluded CES trade show in Las Vegas. The desert city served as a launching pad and showroom for the company’s Windows and Android convertible tablets, smartphones, ultrabooks, and Android 4.0-running smart TV.
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The China-based electronics company certainly had sated CES attendees’ lust for new tech toys and goodies. Its tech offerings, for sure, earned the company lots of much-coveted market attention and plenty of bragging rights too.
Lenovo unveiled the IdeaPad Yoga, a tablet computer the company describes as the world’s “first multi-mode notebook with a 360-degree flip-and-fold design.” The hybrid gadget combines forms and functions of a tablet and an ultrabook. Lenovo claims the tablet-cum-laptop offers consumers with “four-in-one personal computing.”
I call that “four computers in one.”
The IT vendor also introduced the IdeaCentre A720, an all-in-one computer that boasts of a 27-inch screen that comes with a widely adjustable angle. It includes a screen hinge that can be tilted, offering users more comfortable use in varying position. Currently the world’s slimmest AiO computer, the A720 comes with a frameless display system that supports 10-point multitouch.
Lenovo also announced one of the industry’s lightest 10-inch tablet computers. The IdeaTab S2 10 comes thinner than the previous models at about a third of an inch. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual-core CPU, it runs Google’s Android 4.0 operating system, allowing it to offer enhanced multimedia performance.
Meanwhile, the company’s S2 smartphone also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and runs on Android 2.3 OS. The S2 is designed to work with the cloud.
Powered by QualComm’s 8060 Snapdragon dual-core chip, the K91 smart TV from Lenovo is the world’s first Android 4.0 OS-enabled specimen of its kind. This Ice Cream Sandwich smart TV includes features, such as video on demand, Internet applications, as well as traditional TV programming.
Lenovo also announced a lineup of consumer laptops and desktop computers at this year’s CES. These laptops from the IdeaPad U, Y, S, and Z series offer consumers an almost limitless array of mobile computing choices. Meanwhile, desktop options range from the K Series line of high-performance PCs to the multitouch IdeaCentre B Series All-In-One computers.
Lenovo broadens its ultrabook collection by adding the IdeaPad U310 and U410 to the mix. Powered by Intel Core processors, the U310 and U410 come in SSD and hard disk drive versions. The company says, however, that both versions come with super-responsive performance — fast boot times and resume from sleep courtesy of Lenovo’s Windows 7 Enhanced Experience setting.
Targeting consumers who prefer fashionable laptops, Lenovo unveiled the IdeaPad S200 and S206 mini-laptops. Designed to fill the gap between the conventional notebook and the netbook, these mini-laptops are lightweight and thin. Consumers, however, will not be disappointed with their computing capabilities. Both models come with Intel Atom dual-core processors and SSD storage.
Consumers who want entertainment-focused laptops need not fret. Lenovo also introduced the IdeaPad Y480 and Y580, high-performance laptops that can perform processing-power-hogging multimedia tasks. Equipped with up to NVidia GeForce GTX660M 2GB GDDR5 graphics card, the 14- and 15-inch Y Series laptops make intensive multimedia tasks seem like ordinary, everyday chores.
Meanwhile, the IdeaPad Z580, Z480, and Z380 are Lenovo’s latest efforts to satisfy some consumers’ demand for stylish and colorful laptops. While they come with strangely named hues, such as amber orange, graphite grey, and peony pink, these Z Series laptops are equipped with the latest processor and graphics technologies, perfect for techies who love colors.
Lenovo also introduced the G480, G580, and G780. Designed for consumers looking for budget-friendly but capable notebooks, these laptops come with 14-, 15.6-, and 17.3-inch high-definition screens, respectively. They also include high-end features, such as facial recognition, durable build quality and smart technologies.
Lenovo also announced the IdeaCentre B540 and B340 all-in-one desktop computers. The B540 comes with a 23-inch HD screen, while the B340 includes a 21.5-inch display. The AIOs’ screens are equipped with state-of-the-art multitouch technology. The units’ compact design offers consumers a significant desktop-space-saving option. Another space-saving option that Lenovo offers is the H520s. Designed as a home computer, the unit comes with a body about half the size of a standard desktop PC.
Designed for power-computing enthusiasts, the IdeaCentre K430 offers performance and upgrade capabilities for users who love to tinker with their computing rigs. Encased in a conventional tower body, the unit offers super-fast processing courtesy of an Intel Core processor and up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM. It comes with up to 4TB of hard disk space and up to 128GB of SSD.
Lenovo has kept its small and medium-sized business customers in mind. These SMBs also have their laptops especially designed for their needs and requirements.
The ThinkPad Edge S430, E530, Lenovo B Series laptops (powered by Intel or AMD chips), ThinkPad X1, and the TinkPad T430u ultrabook for business are all powerful laptops in their own right. That they come with business-friendly features is an added bonus for SMBs.
Lenovo was certainly busy during the latest CES, practically covering all bases, leaving everybody satisfied.
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