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Lenovo rolls out two notebooks and all-in-one PC

Posted on Monday, May 25 2009 @ 21:19:47 CEST by

Lenovo introduced two new notebooks and an affordable all-in-one PC today. The IdeaCentre C300 all-in-one has a 20" LCD display and features the Intel Atom 230 processor, integrated graphics, up to 2GB DDR2 memory, up to 640GB HDD, 1.3MP webcam, WiFi, Ethernet, 6-in-1 memory card reader and six USB 2.0 ports. Prices start at $449, the IdeaCentre C300 should be available in July.
With space for desktop computers shrinking, Lenovo's latest all-in-one IdeaCentre C300 desktop fits the requirements for even the most compact of spaces. The fold-away stand can be positioned between 12 and 40 degrees to help fit the all-in-one into the tightest nooks and crannies.

That leaves room for viewing crisp images on the large 20-inch 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen or watching movies from the all-in-one's built-in DVD burner/player. They can also video message with the built-in camera. Users can even choose models that fit their lifestyle and décor with choices of red, black or white. Based on the Intel® Atom™ platform, the all-in-one provides ample computing power and performance. Since its fold-away stand and hand grip make it portable, it comes with WiFi in addition to its Ethernet connectivity. For flexibility in connection to other media and peripherals, it comes with six USB ports, a firewire port and a 6-in-1 multicard reader. For increased reliability and to keep users productive, the all-in-one also comes with the Lenovo Rescue System.

Next up is the slim IdeaPad U350 notebook, this 13.3" system can be equipped with the Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 1.4GHz, SU2700 1.3GHz or Celeron 723 1.2GHz processor. Other features include integrated graphics, 1366 x 768 pixel LED-backlit LCD display with ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness, up to 500GB HDD, up to 8GB DDR3 memory, 1.3MP webcam and Windows Vista Home Basic/Premium. The U350 weighs around 1.6kg and is only 25mm thick. It will be available in July, with prices starting at $649.
Lenovo is pushing the envelope on design to bring consumers ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-loaded PC technology. Encased in a sophisticated sleek silver shell, the IdeaPad U350 laptop starts at 3.5 pounds and measures one inch thin1. While thin and light to the touch on the outside, Lenovo loaded the PC inside with the latest entertainment and computing features to enhance and simply users' digital worlds. A 16:9 aspect ratio high definition 13.3 inch LED panel and an HDMI connector allow users to fully enjoy watching movies or other multimedia in high definition.

The IdeaPad U350 laptop also packs in several unexpected features, such as Ambient Light Sensor which automatically adjusts the screen's brightness according to the lighting environment, reducing eye strain while preserving battery life. Also, Dolby Sound Room complements the video experience by providing a high quality surround-sound audio experience. And with VeriFace facial recognition technology, they can make their face their password for easy log in. A camera also comes in handy for video messaging or making Skype calls using the laptop's WiFi connectivity.

The laptop's entertainment features are powered by a backbone of computing technologies, including choices of Intel® Core 2 Solo and Pentium ultra low voltage processors, up to 8 GB high speed DDR3 memory and up to 500 GB of hard drive storage. These technologies help users to do more, faster, such as editing video to post on social networking sites and watching streaming video. For high reliability important to individual business users whether on the clock or off, Lenovo borrowed a component of ThinkPad laptop design with the Active Protection System. This helps protect data by temporarily stopping the hard drive if the laptop should fall. The IdeaPad U350 laptop also comes with OneKey™ Rescue System to help recover data in just a few simple steps if it becomes corrupted.

And lastly, we have the IdeaPad G550. This model is geared towards business users and will ship next month for $599. It features Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a 15.6" LCD display, up to 4GB DDR3, integrated graphics or NVIDIA GeForce G105, up to 320GB HDD, keyboard with numeric keypad, Bluetooth, HDMI, WiFi, and a 6-cell battery which should provide up to 5 hours of battery life.
Lenovo crafted the Lenovo G550 15.6-inch laptop to offer business professionals reliable, affordable and straightforward PC technology. The new laptop expands upon this value bringing users extra features, like style and design, making it ideal for personal computing too. The redesigned, thinner and lighter G Series laptops feature choices of either a hairline-like silver finish or a smooth and glossy slate-colored finish.

Equipped with entertainment essential including a 16:9 aspect ratio panel, DVD burner/player, users can easily display multimedia presentations at the office or watch movies at home. The laptops offer constant connectivity with WiFi, Ethernet and optional Bluetooth. They also come with VeriFace technology and built-in cameras. The G550 laptop comes equipped with a numeric keypad for ease in logging data, high speed memory, the latest Intel® Centrino®2 processor technology and choices of NVIDIA graphics.



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