Lenovo has unveiled an exciting new line-up of Think and Idea laptop and all-in-one (AIO) PCs at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011), with new designs and technologies to make computing more efficient and enjoyable for businesses and consumers alike.
Lenovo also launched the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 – the second generation of the Windows 7 exclusive certification only available on Lenovo products. This unique technology will be featured in a wide range of Think and Idea-branded PCs beginning in Q1 2011 (calendar April – June 2011).
Lenovo also introduced the IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate, a unique two-in-one device combining the mobility of a media rich, high-definition slate featuring access to Android applications and a keyboard base that provides a full Windows 7 computing experience.
“How we think about PC design and the entire computing experience is changing, and this can be clearly seen in our latest line-up of products and offerings,” said Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines. “We’re looking at providing users with technology that is personal, beautiful and powerful so they can accomplish their business goals and keep up with their personal lives. To that effect, we have enriched our portfolio with ‘wow!’ features such as sub-10 second boot times and sleek new industrial designs that deliver higher performance and a more compelling user experience.”
Lenovo’s latest offerings provide something for everyone, with a complete range of form factors and designs to fit specific business and consumer needs. The new announcements include:
ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s – Adding Curves, Style and Attitude to Computing for SMBs
With a chic, modern and clean appearance, Lenovo designed the 12.5-inch E220s and 14-inch E420s to turn heads while handling the business needs of small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). Strikingly thin and light, the E220s measures less than one inch thick and weighs less than 3.5 pounds4 for excellent portability, while the slightly larger E420s starts at just one inch thick and weighs four pounds5. Both laptops feature metal accents that frame the black, soft-matte exterior, complementing the infinity screen inside for a TV-like appearance. To power both data-crunching, multitasking business activities and fun, personal entertainment, the E220s and E420s offer choices of upcoming Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.
When it comes to play, the E220s and E420s offer a premium experience starting with Dolby Home Theatre® audio. Clear, crisp Dolby certified audio makes music and videos rock. The laptops come equipped with Lenovo’s enhanced video conferencing technologies including a high-definition web camera, noise-cancelling keyboard software and high performance microphones and speakers. They also feature an HDMI port to show presentations to clients or to relax and watch on a PC monitor or flat-screen TV, as well as feature all of the latest wireless connectivity technologies – Wi-Fi, optional mobile broadband and 4G/ WiMAX6. For SMBs who need a physical device to play media, the E420s has a hidden, slim, slot-loading DVD player/burner. Select models of the ThinkPad Edge come with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7, which speeds up boot time by 30 percent with Rapid Drive technology7. Rapid Drive takes advantage of a solid state drive (SSD) for faster boot speed. Lenovo also optimised the preload, drivers and BIOS for speedy start up. Watch a video of the E220s and E420s here.
Lenovo’s New Two-in-One Mobile Device – Best of Both Worlds
Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate, a unique two-in-one device that combines the mobility of a media rich, high-definition slate featuring access to Android applications and a keyboard base that provides a full Windows 7 computing experience. The IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad slate offers great performance both separately and together, with unique Hybrid Switch dual mode capability to switch between two different operating systems.
At under two pounds and only half an inch in thickness, the extremely portable LePad, powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ processor, keeps users incredibly mobile all day with up to eight hours of battery life. Available in four stylish colours with two different textures: scarlet, white, brown leather textured and black leather textured, the 10.1-inch widescreen and rich, high definition LePad slate runs in landscape and portrait modes. The LePad is built upon Android 2.2 with further customisation by Lenovo to include an attractive four-pane easy-to-use interface and a distinctive Lenovo-developed push service that delivers email, news and other content in real time, eliminating the need to constantly open a browser and log in. In addition to enjoying many preloaded applications, LePad users also have access to thousands of custom Android apps from China’s top content partners that are optimised uniquely for its large screen. Lenovo plans for LePad to support Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, looking to provide users a more complete Web browsing experience.
For users who need the full functionality of a mainstream laptop for doing content creation with Windows-based productivity applications, the LePad can slide into the U1 base. The IdeaPad U1 hybrid laptop with a full keyboard transforms the user interface on the LePad into Windows 7 upon docking. The base features a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and an Intel CULV processor. With Lenovo’s Hybrid Switch feature, users can seamlessly change operating systems to support a continuous Web browsing experience.
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7
The second generation of the Windows 7 performance and optimisation program for PCs preloaded with Windows 7 originated by Lenovo now comes with improved features and industry-leading Windows start-up and shutdown performance along with other optimisation features for Lenovo consumer and business PCs.
Lenovo Idea-branded PCs with Enhanced Experience 2.0 feature optimised multimedia with Enhanced Digital Audio and HD graphics as standard, while Think-branded PCs with Enhanced Experience 2.0 offer rich Web conferencing and robust security features including a fingerprint reader that can be used to power-on the PC, optional self-encrypting hard drives, BIOS port lock settings and Hardware Password Manager for deploying security features across a fleet of PCs.
Customers can identify Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs through a special certification sticker affixed to them. All Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs feature RapidBoot technology, which uses a range of proprietary optimisation techniques to deliver even faster start-up and shutdown. With RapidBoot technology, Lenovo PCs start up on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 PC11 and offer 28 percent faster shutdown speeds11. Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs with optional RapidDrive SSD technology perform even faster by using a Solid State Drive in addition to, or instead of, a regular hard drive (varies by model). RapidDrive SSD technology offers two times faster application performance12 and even faster Windows 7 performance, including boot up times in less than 10 seconds on select Idea PCs.13 For more information please visit http://www.lenovo.com/win7ee.
ThinkPad X120e – Stepping Up Ultraportable, Ultra-affordable Business-Class Performance
The ultraportable X120e is designed to fit just right for business users who need to balance portability and usability, and now packs an even more powerful punch for business productivity. The integrated AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 65 percent faster graphics performance1 for faster Web searches, page loads and running business applications. At the same time, the X120e gives users up to 30 percent longer battery life2, meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications and carries an EPEAT Gold rating for its environmental attributes. An 11.6-inch screen and a full-size keyboard give users plenty of room to work comfortably, and the contemporary ThinkPad keyboard features a progressively clean look while retaining the same feel of the ThinkPad classic keyboard. Weighing under three pounds3, the X120e includes Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband. Watch a video of the X120e here.
IdeaPad Y and Z Series – Entertainment and Style On The Go
Lenovo’s IdeaPad laptops, the Y and Z Series, are designed for consumers who are looking for a laptop with features that can keep up with their exciting lifestyles. Sporting high-performance processors, the new IdeaPad Y560d, Y470 and Y570 laptops are packed with innovative tools and features that make mobile entertainment more realistic, fun and intuitive. Powered by the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors (up to i7) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and up to NVIDIA® GT 550M 1GB switchable graphics, these new notebooks are optimised for an on-the-go multimedia experience. They feature OneKey® Theatre II, which automatically maximises advanced audio-visual settings at a touch of a button and SRS Premium Sound with JBL-designed speakers, which provide users with a richer audio experience. Consumers looking for the ultimate in entertainment also needn’t look further than the Y570d, which boasts Nvidia’s 3D vision capabilities. With the flip of a switch, users can bring entertainment to life by putting on the included 3D glasses to enjoy movies, photos and games.
For those looking for a fashionable and enjoyable entertainment experience, the new IdeaPad Z Series laptops is the answer. The Z470 and Z370 laptops sport a cool futuristic ID design with a transparent cover in a selection of pop colours including fuchsia, sky blue and dark brown, while consumers preferring a more minimalist look can choose the IdeaPad Z570, which offers a high-end luxury appearance with its AccuType chiclet keyboard encased in a modern hairline and metallic effect panel. The Z Series laptops are powered by the new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel l® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and come with optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive, and Dolby® Advanced Audio for a stunning audio experience. Watching movies and Internet TV is also enjoyable with its high-definition 16:9 format widescreen and OneKey™ Theater II feature – a one-touch audio-visual optimisation for clearer, brighter images, richer audio and SRS® Premium Sound™ audio enhancement.
The entire new Y and Z Series laptops all feature the new Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 certification, which enables users to start their PC on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer, thanks to Lenovo RapidBoot technology8. With optional Lenovo RapidDrive SSD technology, the new Y470 and Y570 laptops can boot in less than 10 seconds9, using an SSD and HDD storage to combine fast boot and application performance with affordable storage capacity.
IdeaPad S100, S205 – Stylish Internet Companion Packed with Surprises
Lenovo presents two new additions to their ultraportable laptop offerings, the IdeaPad S100 and IdeaPad S205. The IdeaPad S205 is an 11.6-inch mini laptop featuring an ultra-slim design for easy portability and a stylish AccuType chiclet keyboard – designed to make typing more comfortable on smaller notebooks. With optional integrated 3G connectivity and long battery life, the S205 is the perfect companion for browsing the web in the home or on the go. It also comes with DirectShare, which lets users sync their files with another Lenovo computer without connecting to the Internet.
The S100 – the successor to Lenovo’s popular S10-3 netbook – also features a premium AccuType keyboard, along with a 10.1-inch slim backlit LED display. Weighing in at less than 2.2 pounds, the S100 will be available in a wide range of colourful options such as red, fuchsia, sky blue and black, making it a great entry level portable computing option for those on the go.
IdeaPad V570, V470 and V370 – Work Smarter and Faster
Work is given a fun element with the IdeaPad V Series notebooks – V370, V470 and V570 – which feature a crisp, professional look with an aluminium casing and cover, and a thin 21mm design, allowing you to look sharp at the office yet relaxed at home. Designed for both consumers or small office and home office (SOHO), the V Series boasts all new 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, helping users blaze through work tasks with speed and accuracy. To help guard what matters most, the V Series laptops feature robust integrated security tools to help preserve and protect users’ data. Its security features include the OneKey™ Rescue System for quick data backup and recovery; Lenovo Security Suite, a robust suite of security tools that will encrypt and protect users’ data from prying eyes; a Fingerprint Reader for bio-authentication using a finger as a password; and a USB Port Locker to prevent unauthorised access to USB ports. The V Series models come with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 with Lenovo RapidBoot technology, which enables users to start their PC on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer8.
Lenovo G770, G570, G470, G575, G475 — Mainstream Affordable Notebooks
For consumers looking for the best value and essential mobile computing with the latest processor technology, Lenovo has expanded its G Series to include new 17-, 15- and 14-inch options. Sturdy, yet stylish, the G770, G570, G470, G575 and G475 laptops offer well-rounded features such as Energy Management, which protects the long-term life of the battery; and OneKey Rescue System, which makes it easy for users to backup and recover data. The Lenovo G Series includes Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 with RapidBoot technology for faster start-up, shutdown and optimised multimedia.
Lenovo B570 and B470— Essential PCs for Work and Play
Lenovo introduced several new models within its essential brand of affordable home computers, including the B570 and B470 for SOHO. Intended for consumers who want the latest technology including multimedia and security features for use at the office or at home, the Lenovo B Series laptops feature up to a 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Technology 2.0, and up to Windows 7 Professional OS.
IdeaCentre A320, B520, B320 and Lenovo C205 – Expanded All-in-One Portfolio
Lenovo redefines the ‘A, B, Cs’ of AIOs with four new PCs, each uniquely designed to satisfy the needs and preferences of individual consumers. The IdeaCentre A320 – the industry’s slimmest AIO design – measures just 18.5mm deep at its thinnest point, and lets users enjoy stunning HD video with its 21.5-inch widescreen display and latest high contrast LED panel technology. The A320 also comes with the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, plus a complete range of connectors including HDMI in and out and an integrated card reader.
Those seeking high-performance gaming and family entertainment can turn to the IdeaCentre B520 and B320, which deliver compact performance with the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor in the B520 and i5 processor in the B320. The IdeaCentre B520 is Lenovo’s most powerful AIO and is the industry’s first frameless AIO design with a multitouch touchscreen, utilising Project Capacitive Touch (PCT) for a more accurate and comfortable multitouch user experience. Featuring a 23-inch full HD display with optional Nvidia 3D Vision solution, SRS® Premium Sound audio enhancement and an optional 3-in-1 Mouse with motion-drive gaming and air-mouse functionality, the B520 delivers a truly immersive entertainment experience for both serious gaming and fun family entertainment.
The 21.5-inch multitouch IdeaCentre B320 features Hardware TV (HWTV)10 – which means the B320 is both a regular HD television and a computer. With HWTV, users need not start up the PC to watch television and can easily switch between computer and TV modes at the press of the button, or even enjoy both at the same time with the picture-in-picture function.
For an affordable PC with an ultra-slim space-saving design, the Lenovo C205 is a good option. With an 18.5-inch HD 16:9 widescreen display and optional intuitive single-touch touchscreen panel, the C205 is a great choice for mainstream digital consumers looking for a low-cost ‘info-tainment’ PC for the kitchen or any space-limited area in the home. With 720p high definition graphics support, a high quality web camera, microphone and integrated speakers, sharing photos and videos and chatting online are simple and convenient. The C205 is available with up to AMD Dual Core Processor E-350 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics. The two tone colour shell design makes the C205 an ideal fit for any room in the home. The C205 also comes with up to ATI Radeon™ HD6000 series 1G graphics processor for high definition video support, and an integrated DVD reader/writer.