Lenovo is known for releasing a slew of new products in CES, and this year, it’s no different. Alongside the new Yoga 900S convertible laptop, Lenovo has also unveiled two new ideapad laptops: the 700 and 710S. Out of these two, the 710S is the more interesting product, and it’s quite a competitor to Apple’s MacBook Air.
In essence, the ideapad 710S is almost like the Yoga 900 minus the watchband hinge and touchscreen. Weighing a mere 1.16kg with a thin profile of 12.7mm, this is a pretty slim and light productivity machine. The best part is, the 710S can even be configured with a sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and an optional Intel Iris graphics, not to mention a blazing fast 256GB PCIe SSD storage. Other than that, the 710S has a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 full HD IPS display and a claimed battery life of up to eight hours.
The ideapad 700, on the other hand, is practically a bigger variant of the 710S. Available in two sizes (15.6-inch and 17.3-inch), this laptop has a 1080p display, up to 16GB of RAM, and can be configured with a Skylake-based Core i7 processor. There is also the option of equipping the ideapad 700 with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 950M or GT 940M graphics card, along with several storage options: HDD, SSHD or SSD.
As for availability, the Lenovo ideapad 700 will go on sale in June 2016, while the ideapad 710S will hit the market in July 2016. Interestingly, both laptops will start from US$799, which comes up to about RM3,460. As usual, the Malaysian availability of these laptops have not been announced yet.