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Lenovo IdeaPad S100 now available for pre-order

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on June 20th, 2011

If you have been waiting on the Lenovo IdeaPad S100 notebook, here’s some good news. The computer is available for preorder from Amazon right now. The Lenovo IdeaPad S100 features a 10″ 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB HDD, and a battery life of 5 hours.

It also has a dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor. The Lenovo IdeaPad S100 comes with Windows 7 Starter Edition and will cost you $329.99 online. No shipping date yet, but at least you can get your pre-order in.

Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 All-In-One Desktop PC Available Soon

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

Lenovo now has the new IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one desktop PC listed on their product page as ‘Coming Soon’. Hopefully they really mean it as in very soon. This All-In-One features a 23-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD frameless display with optional 3D Vision support.

Other features include a 2nd generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor, Intel HD 3000 integrated or NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M discrete graphics, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, up to a 2TB hard drive, a 32GB SSD, a High-Sense webcam, DVD/Blu-ray drive, a 7-in-1 card reader, integrated TV tuner, WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and it comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

Amazon UK prices upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad X1 at $2,120

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2011

Amazon UK has listed the upcoming 13-inch Lenovo Thinkpad X1 at the equivalent of $2,120. This Macbook Air competitor is set to arrive in the UK on May 20. It may be priced higher than an equivalent Macbook Air, but it packs in a current generation 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M and includes 4GB of Ram and 320GB of hard disk space.

As for thinness, the notebook is just 0.85-inches thin at it’s thinnest point and you can have the hard drive swapped for a 160GB SSD if you want, and it can accept an 8GB of ram in a single slot. There’s also a USB 3.0 port, an eSATA port and an SDXC slot. Battery life is 8 hours. Other features include a Gorilla Glass scratch resistant screen and a backlit keyboard.

Lenovo’s LePad gets torn apart

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2011

Lenovo’s LePad finally showed up in China back in March. Nothing in the states, though we may see it eventually under a new name. And since we can’t have the tablet on our shores, here is the next best thing. An autopsy that splays it’s parts every which way, hopefully done with sanitized and clean instruments, so as not to cause infection. Not that that matters when your insides are all outside.

This teardown comes from IMP3. There aren’t many surprises, but it’s always fascinating to see under the hood. The LePad has a 1.3GHz Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 205 integrated graphics and an internal 27Wh battery. It’s also packs in Toshiba flash memory and a Wolfson audio processor.

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 for $499

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

The first of Lenovo’s S Series, the S205, is now available in the company’s online store. The base model is $499 and it boasts a 1.60Ghz dual-core AMD Fusion E-350 CPU, an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768 resolution) 16:9 widescreen panel, 3GB of DDR3 SDRAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 6310 graphics, and a 350GB HDD. Not bad right?

There are also two other higher cost versions with an extra gig of RAM, an optional Bluetooth radio, and a 500GB or 750GB HDD. The lesser of this pair is just $429 at LogicBuy until Wednesday, if you want to get a deal and don’t need Bluetooth in your life. The new S series was originally announce back at CES.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with Honeycomb coming this summer

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

Lenovo has failed to keep the secret with a PowerPoint that reveals a new ThinkPad tablet for “on-the-go professionals.” And it isn’t a Windows 7 convertible either, but an Android 3.0 tablet with an optional pen and an “keyboard portfolio case.”

The whole thing weighs 1.6 pounds. Other features include an IPS display and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. It also sports dual cameras, one in front and one in back, 16/32/64GB storage, USB 2.0, Micro USB, a mini HDMI port and an SD card slot. Wi-Fi and 3G models will be available. Sounds like a great tablet.

Lenovo working on a 23-inch tablet for the home

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

Looks like Lenovo is working on a 23-inch tablet, a home tablet that could be arriving this year. Such a large tablet seems silly, but when you think about it, it makes sense. The tablet could be moved from room to room and used on tables as well as docked as an All-in-One. This provides a nice solution to multiple screens in the home.

The tablet is apparently based on the company’s All-in-One desktop range, but with a major weight reduction. If all goes well, it will be arriving in 2011. This will change how you interact with your computer at home. We can’t wait.

Intel and Lenovo unveil Classmate+ PC Netbook for kids

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2011

Intel has announced the Classmate+ PC developed with Lenovo. Much like it’s earlier versions, this model targets the educational segment and students in grades K through 8. The PC sits inside a rugged, drop-resistant exterior and it sports a spill-resistant keyboard.

In other words, it will survive a child’s use. The Classmate+ features an Atom N455 CPU accompanied by the Intel NM10 Express Chipset and comes with either 1 or 2 GB RAM. Lenovo adds a choice of storage with a 16GB SSD unit or 250GB HDD as available options.

Lenovo 65W AC Adapter charges your laptop and provides extra USB ports

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2011

We’ve all had to switch USB ports because charging your phone through your computer isn’t fast enough, but you need to connect your phone to your PC to transfer data. It’s a pain. Thankfully, Lenovo’s ThinkPad 65W AC Adapter with USB Hub is a good solution.

This AC Adaptor comes with 4 extra USB ports, one of which is always powered on as long as the adaptor is powered, so you can charge your device directly from the wall socket if you like. Just connect the Adaptor to your laptop’s USB port and power port so you won’t have to switch USB ports as long as it’s plugged to the “always on” port. Even when the laptop is off, it will keep charging.

Lenovo P717 Luxury Dual SIM Smartphone

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

Lenovo’s P717 Luxury Dual Smartphone sports 18 carat pink gold all over its back as well as Sharp’s 3.2-inch touchscreen with HVGA resolution, a MicroSD card and dual SIM card slots. It has more bling than power as usual though.

The camera is just a 3 megapixel camera. This smartphone will also be available in an understated steel chassis for those who don’t need to make a statement with bling. No word on availability and pricing just yet. Hopefully we will find out more soon.

Lenovo L2363d 3D Gaming Monitor With nVidia 3D Vision

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2011

Lenovo has introduced the new Lenovo L2363d 23-inch 3D monitor with a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and dual webcams, allowing you to take 3D photos or do stereoscopic 3D web conferencing. The Lenovo L2363d 3D monitor uses nVidia 3D Vision technology.

In other Lenovo news, the company has also introduced the IdeaCentre K330 desktop PC, a high performance 3D gaming PC tower with the nVidia GeForce GTX460 GPU. It also features a second generation Core i7 processor, an eSATA port, a 15-in-1 card reader, eight USB 2.0 ports and two optional USB 3.0 ports.

Lenovo K330 performance desktop with Turbo Boost 2

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on December 9th, 2010

Lenovo has a new IdeaCentre desktop targeted at gamers and other high-end users. The K330 will use up to quad Core i7 processors and will use the matching Turbo Boost 2.0 to toggle between speeds on the fly. A switch will let users go from a ‘green’ mode for keeping the system quiet, to a regular mode (blue) and full speed mode (red).

The design will use a metallic mid-tower case with side vents. The system will also have extra performance options that can bring it up to 16GB of RAM from the factory and put two hard drives in a RAID 0 stripe for faster load times. As much as 4TB of disk space will be an option.

Lenovo S800 phone with translucent display

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on November 29th, 2010

Lenovo really likes the idea of a transparent screen on your smartphone. And so the company just presented the Lenovo S800 at a Chinese expo. The company says that the S800 is just a concept at the moment, but stresses that it is using a color display.

At any rate, image quality is sort of irrelevant on a translucent screen, so why should color matter? We have no idea if the S800 will become a commercial product, but we’d like to see where they can take this.

Lenovo LePad headed to US in 2011

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on November 14th, 2010

Good news if you are waiting for Lenovo’s LePad. CEO Yang Yuanqing has told the Wall Street Journal that the Android tablet is scheduled for a 2011 US launch. Lenovo’s COO Rory Read had previously said that the LePad wouldn’t ship in the US until a tablet-ready version of Android was ready to go, so apparently the company is confident that Google will deliver.

The tablet has been pushed into 2011 in China as well.

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 coming November 15th

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on November 13th, 2010

Lenovo has finally made the IdeaPad U260 official by announcing that the laptop will arrive this Monday, November 15th, in the U.S. The ultra-portable notebook will go on sale through Lenovo.com at a starting price of $895 and it comes in a two new colors, mocha and clementine orange.

The ultra-portable laptop is touted as the company’s “first single piece design made of magnesium-aluminum alloy materials.” It also features Dolby audio, ambient light sensors, a Lenovo Enhanced Experience Windows 7, HDMI, and Lenovo Active Protection System for hard drive shock protection.