Wish to get yourself a new gadget this year? Well, where better to prep yourself than all the announcements from CES? Here are just a few of the Ultrabooks, Netbooks, tablets and notebooks announced by CES earlier today.
If you’re hoping to get your hands on some ultra slim and portable devices, Lenovo has just introduced two new ultrabooks to its lineup – the IdeaPad U310 and U410 that features a price tag more attractive than the older model, U300s. At 13” and 14” respectively, the U310 and U410 starts at USD$699 (the U300s is USD$1,200).
The 13” U310 comes packed with a 4GB RAM, 1366 x 768 resolution, 8 hours of battery life, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), is powered by Intel Core processors, USB 3.0 port, memory card slot, either 500GB HDD or maximum 64GB of SSD and weighs at 1.68kg.
The U410 on the other hand is more or less the same as its smaller sibling, but it packs a NVIDIA GeForce 610M card with 1GB of video memory and weighs at 1.91kg. Both these slim babies from Lenovo will be available in the US starting May.
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Now, this may not be as exciting as other announcements from Lenovo this CES, afterall, I guess the industry has moved on to either tablets or ultrabooks, but that doesn’t mean the end of netbooks. Lenovo announced the IdeaPad S200/206 that are pretty more or less the same except that the S200 is powered by Intel Atom N2800 Cedar Trail CPU while the S206 runs on AMD C60 dual-core chip.
Other specifications includes 11.6” size, approximately 1.32kg, 2GB of RAM, USB 2.0 and 3.0, HDMI, SD/MMC reader and a two-cell battery that promises to deliver 4+ hours of battery life. Storage choice includes either a 500GB HDD or a 32GB SSD. Price starts from USD$349 and it is expected to be available in the US from June 2012.
Here’s another Ice Cream Sandwich goody from Lenovo, the IdeaTab S2 tablet that comes with a keyboard dock. It packs a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon 8x60A or 8960 processor under its 10” hood and measures at a mere 8.69mm thin and weighs only 580 grams. For comparison’s sake, an iPad 2 measures at 8.8mm thin and weighs 601 grams.
Other specifications includes a 1,280 x 800 LED-backlit IPS display, 3G with call support, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, SSD of up to 64GB, HDMI Micro connection, 1.3MP front camera and 5MP rear camera. The tablet alone can churn out up to 9hours of battery life and with the keyboard dock, it can add an additional 9hours of batter life plus 2 USB 2.0 ports, a multitouch trackpad and an SDHC card reader.
As for some higher end goodies from Lenovo, the company also announced 6 mainstream consumer laptops and 1 desktop replacement.Y480 and Y580 are the higher end amongst all the notebooks announced by Lenovo today. Both multimedia machines are designed with brushed metal lids and palm rest, JBL speakers, and optional Blu-ray burner and Intel’s Wireless Display technology. The options for both devices allow you to get up to 8GB of RAM and Intel’s Core i7 processor. Y480 is a 14-inch device with a 1366 x 768 panel and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics while the Y580 15.6 incher comes with 1080p pixel count and a 2GB GTX660M card with DirectX 11.
As for the mid-range devices, the IdeaPad Z series, namely the Z380, Z480 and Z580 also comes with a Core i7 processor, optional Blu-ray player, WiDi, up to 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. These devices are expected to be available in April from USD$599.
Finally the G480, G580 and G780 are lower end devices that offers up to 1TB of storage, up to 8GB of RAM and an optional Blu-ray drive. It will also have 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT630M card and will go on sale in the US in June from USD399.