Lenovo IdeaPad B570 and B470 Notebooks Outed

Announced at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show was Lenovo’s entry level notebooks under the B series which are named as the IdeaPad B570 and B470. The machines are dubbed to be perfect if you are looking for affordable laptops for home use.  Both the Lenovo IdeaPad B570 and B470

Lenovo IdeaPad B570 and B470

notebooks offers specs and features including a choice of up to 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor tagging along the Intel Technology 2.0.  The CPUs come with the Sandy Bridge graphics.  Moreover, the laptops are offered in a choice of 15.6- and 14-inch LCD displays and HDMI connectivity.  It sports the RapidBoot technology for Windos 7 thus delivering faster start-up and shutdown.  The machines are crafted in a brushed-metal effect exterior.

More on its features, the Lenovo IdeaPad B570 and B470 laptops pack Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, and eSATA as well as a DVD burner. Other goodies include webcam, chiclet-style keyboard, and a fingerprint scanner. Wait for these laptops to have its release date on April 2011 at a starting price of $499.99.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Notebook

One of the leading laptop PC manufacturers, Lenovo, has added another notebook to their collection though it has not been officially announced yet.  The company has come up with another ultra – portable machine dubbed as the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 notebook.  The IdeaPad U260 laptop seems to be packed with a lot of advanced functionalities as well as specs and features including the following:

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Notebook

  • 12.5-inch High Definition screen with anti – glare display
  • Intel Core i3/i5 Ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 320GB Hard disk drive
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • USB 2.0 ports
  • VGA and HDMI output

Too bad the U260 doesn’t have an optical drive or an ExpressCard slot. However, what the company boasts is that the machine comes in an interesting chassis in magnesium – aluminum alloy.  The laptop only measures 0.71 inches thick and weighs in at 3.04 pounds making it extremely portable.  As for the battery-life, the four-cell battery is expected to provide up to 4 hours of battery life which makes this a little downside, though.  The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 notebook will also come in color variants including – Mocha Brown and Clementine Orange.  Further details about its release date and price have not been disclosed yet, but it is expected to hit the market at around $1000.

Lenovo Ideapad Y560d 3D Notebook

Earlier, we’ve written a post about the first 3D notebook by LG (LG Xnote R590 3D Notebook) to hit worldwide in the future. And now, the fun just doesn’t stop as we’ve got another 3D laptop which is already rolling out in the market – the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D Notebook.  Are you already sick of 3D related news yet? Naah, don’t be. Wait until you’ve heard how the IdeaPad Y560d 3D notebook fares.

What sets the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D notebook from other 3D enabled PCs is that it doesn’t make use of the NVIDIA discrete graphics card.  Instead, the machine uses the TriDef 3D system allowing ATI graphics for its 3D effect via a Mobility Radeon HD 5730.

Lenovo Ideapad Y560d 3D Notebook

Specs-wise, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d 3D notebook has a 15.6-inch 3D display panel at 1366 x 768p resolution.  The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, 1GB dedicated memory of ATI Radeon HD5730, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 750GB hard disk drive. The IdeaPad Y560d is also equipped with a Blu-ray drive for watching 3D movies. Along with the specs are the DVD burner as well as Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR and Wi-Fi b/g/n. The Y560d comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

PC users will also get three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output ports, a USB/eSata combo port, ExpressCard, and VGA. As for the battery-life, the machine promises a maximum of five hours with integrated graphics.

The IdeaPad Y560d 3D notebook is already out in the market and ships within 5 days.  Price starts at $1200 depending on user’s configurations.

Lenovo Thinkpad L412 and L512 Business Laptops

Lenovo just introduced two new laptops aimed for business, government and education customers. The ThinkPad L412 and L512 Laptops joining in the new Lenovo Thinkpad L Series.  This new L Series seems to be the refreshed of the SL Series. Only these laptops are more powerful, powered by the latest Intel Processing Technologies and passed the eight different military standard for ruggedness ( temperatures, vibration, dust and altitude, etc…)

lenovo thinkpad L412  and L512 Notebooks

Lenovo Thinkpad L412 and L512 laptops only differs with the screen sizes.  L412 has 14-inch while the L512 has 15-inch LED Backlit Antiglare HD Display with resolution of 1366×768 pixels.  Both of these notebooks are powered by either Core i3 or i5 Intel processors along with Intel Integrated GMA HD or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145.  Other specs include 500GB Hard drive, DD3 memory that can be extended up top 8GB, 2 Megapixel Camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, WiMax, WWAN, WLAN, 3G/4G wireless connectivity, 7-in-1 card reader,  4 USB ports, combo eSATA/USB port, runs Windows 7 OS.

Lenovo Thinkpad L412 and L512 Notebooks will be available this coming May with  the price starting from $649.


Lenovo Thinkpad L412 Top Open Keyboard

Lenovo Thinkpad L512 Rront Open Lenovo Thinkpad L412 Rear Angle

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s Netbook

Lenovo has been one of the favorite brands when choosing PC laptops.  They have finally added another new netbook to their series of IdeaPad , along with the announcement of the Lenovo C200 all-in-one PC.  It’s the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s Netbook. S10-3s somehow resembles similar specs to the latest model.

Though the IdeaPad S10-3s has the same keyboard and touchpad with integrated left and right buttons as that of the previous model, S10-3s comes with a newer and slimmer design. The most noticeable transition is that the S10-3S appears with more rounded corners and weighs 2.43 pounds with a three-cell battery or 2.76 pounds with a six-cell battery.

lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s netbook

The 10.1-inch display is powered by an Intel Atom N450 or  Intel Atom N470 processor depending on the consumer’s preference. It has a high-definition resolution 1280×720 pixel display. A lower resolution (1024×600) version is also available. As for the memory, the IdeaPad comes with up to 2-gigabyte DDR2 RAM running at 533 MHz.

PC users have five options for its storage. S10-3s Netbook has 160GB, 250GB, and 320GB hard drive, or 16GB, 32GB solid state disk. The IdeaPad s10-3s will integrate Lenovo’s Active Protection System that includes VeriFace face recognition, data recovery and antivirus. It also has DirectShare program wherein you can sync your data between computers even without the internet.

As for its connectivity, it has a wireless 802.11b/g speed which enables fast file transfers.  3G CDMA connections and Bluetooth are optional.  Other specs which can be found on the side of the netbook include a 5 in 1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports,  a mic input, audio output, and a VGA connector.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s Netbook comes in white design upon launch but a black and spring flower design will be available later. The price of the netbook will cost $379 and can be even higher depending on  the variations of the specs.  See some of the photos below ( Click to Enlarge).

photos lenovo ideapad s10-3s Netbook Cover Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s Netbook keyboar - top view Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s Mini Notebook Tilted View

Lenovo G455 and G555 AMD Notebooks

Here are the two new G-Series notebooks that lenovo recently announced and are designed for mainstream users, the G455 and G555 Notebooks together with the Lenovo C315 AIO All-in-One Desktop PC that i posted earlier.  Just like lenovo c315 desktop, the Chinese vendor has not published full detail  spec sheet for these G455 and G555 notebooks as yet.  However, here are some of the known specs about these notebooks.

The G455 and G555 laptops have 16:9 widescreen HD displays, runs on  Windows 7 and also support DirectX 10 which enable these laptops to run the Aero Peek and Aero Flip features of Windows 7.  These two notebooks have the same specs but only differ in their screen sizes.  The G455 has 14-inch while the G555 has 15-inch LCD Display.  Both @ 1366 x 768 resolution.  Specifications for these two laptops include either AMD Turion II dual-core or Athlon II and dual-core processors, ATI Radeon HD Mobility graphics, and ergonomic keyboard design.

Lenovo G455 and G555 Laptops with AMD Turion II dual-core and ATI Radeon HD Mobility graphics

Some of the good features are the Lenovo’s Energy Management 5.0 that helps for decreasing the power consumption and extend battery life, and also it has the Lenovo’s proprietary  OneKey Rescue System for one-touch backup, repair and recovery tool.

These G455 and G55 are made for budget-conscious consumers, start at $499 and set to begin shipping in the U.S. beginning in March.

Lenovo’s Ideapad S12 Netbook Gets NVIDIA ION Chipset

Lenovo’s new netbook – Ideapad S12 is the company’s first 12.1 ” netbook and is also the world’s first netbook to have NVIDIA Ion chipset.  With the integration of this ION chipset, you can play 1080p HD videos, something that can’t be done on traditional netbooks because they can’t handle multimedia at 720p or higher nor can run the latest 3D games.

Lenovo Ideapad S12 Front View

S12 specs include an Intel Atom N270 CPU @ 1.6GHz, 1GB of DDR2 memory, 160/250/320GB HDD options, 1.3 MP webcam, Ethernet jack, three USB 2.0 sockets, WiFi 802.11 b/g, and bluetooth.

Lenovo Ideapad S12 Tilted View

A 3-cell and 6-cell battery that can last up to 6 hours will also be included out of the box. When it comes to keyboard, It would be like typing on any standard 15.4 inch notebook because Lenovo S12 made sure to bless this machine with a 100% full size keyboard. S12 will be offered in both black and white with a bit of added texture to the back cover.

This netbook is expected to be out by next month with price at $449.

Lenovo Ideapad Y550 Notebook

Lenovo has started shipping its latest 15.6-inch Ideapad Y550 notebook. -siblings of the Y450 and Y650. The laptop’s specs includes 15.6″ LED backlight display with resolution of 1366×768 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio, powered by Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and 250GB hard disk, NVIDIA GeForce G 105M 512MB dedicated graphics card.

Lenovo Ideapad Y550 notebook photo

Lenovo's Ideapad Y550 laptop pic

Ideapad Y550 also includes 1.3 megapixel web cam, 802.11n WiFi, built-in stereo speakers, a subwoofer and Dolby Home Theater 2 tech, and the VeriFace Face Recognition technology for added security features. The Ideapad y550 has 6-cell battery which can last up to 3.5 to 5 hours.

Ideapad Y550 prices ranging from $669 for default configuration and ending at $1,199.

Lenovo Pocket Yoga Photos Leaked

Lenovo Pocket Yoga Photos has just leaked which can fit into our pocket
just like the VAIO P. Lenovo’s Pocket Yoga features ultra-wide display,
touchscreen stylus capabilities,a leather-bound shell.

No additional information on what’s inside the Pocket Yoga but you can
see more photo in engadget. There is still no word, no pricing, spec and when it will be available.

IBM Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds Laptop Gets Dual Screen

Most people who are using two monitors at their desktop will surely love the IBM ThinkPad W700ds -the first laptop which appears to sport two LCD screens – a 17-in. primary and a 10.6-in. secondary screen. IBM ThinkPad W700ds is powered by quad-core Intel Core 2 processors combined with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M GPU.

IBM Lenovo Thinkpad W700ds Gets Two Screens

RAM can be extended up to 8GB and you can stuff a total of 960GB of SSD / HDD storage into this laptop. Other good thing about the w700ds is it has brighter and more colorful screen compare to other notebook PC screen. The W700ds’ secondary screen is pulled out from the right side of the primary to get an extended real estate screen. It has electronic drawing pad, and color calibration software also known as WACOM digitizer.

Price starts at $3,600 but could easily go double that figure once fully configured.