Lenovo is on a roll and unveiled today 8 new IdeaPad laptops and netbooks at the CES 2010.
The new Lenovo IdeaPad laptops are comprised of the following models: S10-3t, S10-3, Y460, Y560, G460, G560, V460 and V360.
IdeaPad S10-3t (photo) and S10-3
Lenovo’s new IdeaPad S10-3t and S10-3 netbooks combine portability, style and industry-leading technologies that will help redefine the netbook category.
The S10-3t is the industry’s first multitouch capacitive convertible netbook tablet, meaning it is built with Lenovo NaturalTouch responsive fingertip touch screen technology versus pressure touch technology, creating an optimal netbook user touch experience. The 10.1-inch screen on the S10-3t can swivel 180 degrees and fold over to transform into a touch tablet. With up to Intel Atom N470 processors and 320GB HDD memory storage, IdeaPad S10-3t and S10-3 netbooks offer a rich audio experience with stereo speakers and Dolby Headphone audio.
Both the S10-3t and the S10-3 feature DirectShare, which allows users to quickly and easily synchronize files with another laptop without having to connect to the Internet. The new Quick Start 2.0’s ‘instant on’ function lets users quickly access applications and the Web in only seconds and without booting the Windows desktop OS. Other cool features that will be available on these smart netbooks include Maplife1 location-based mapping software, VeriFace face recognition and Active Protection System to protect the PC hard drive from sudden bumps or falls.
The IdeaPad S10-3 and S10-3t netbooks, and the Lenovo G460 and G560 laptops are available beginning in January 2010.
IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Laptops
The 14-inch Y460 and 15.6-inch Y560 multimedia laptop with High-Definition 16:9 widescreen are ideal for users looking for the ultimate, mobile entertainment experience. Both the Y460 and Y560 optionally include Lenovo’s new innovative Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology, which seamlessly combines SSD and HDD storage solutions to deliver even faster Windows 7 boot-up times and significantly improve application performance. Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows 7 is a unique Lenovo certification that delivers an optimized boot-up and shutdown process, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. With RapidDrive technology, users can experience Windows 7 boot up 66% faster2, start favorite applications two-times faster3, and copy files within the computer in less than half the time4.
The Y460 and Y560 will be available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby Home Theater surround sound – perfect for enjoying music and movies. With up to Intel Core i7 processor featuring Intel Turbo Boost Technology5 for delivering extra GHz when you need it, they feature the Lenovo Energy Management 5.0 for extended battery life and long-term battery durability, as well as lower noise output through dynamic fan control. Switchable Graphics on the Y560 and Y460 allow users to further extend battery life by toggling between performance and energy-efficient modes. Additional features on the Y460 and Y560 include SlideNav intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation; OneKey Theatre II audio-visual controls for brighter images and clearer audio; and Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts the PC screen brightness based on the user’s distance from the display.
The IdeaPad Y460 laptop will be available beginning in February 2010 starting at $849.99. The IdeaPad Y560 will be available in March.
Lenovo G460 and G560 Laptops
Other new additions to the Idea product lineup include the G460 and G560 laptops for mainstream consumers. The G460 and G560 deliver a powerful computing experience with the upcoming new Intel core processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and 500GB of HDD storage. The G460 and G560 are available in 14- and 15.6-inch 16:9 widescreen High-Def LED backlight displays, respectively. They come with HD graphics support and HDMI connectors so users can enjoy crisp and vibrant multimedia content. With the Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification for Windows 7, users enjoy faster boot-up and shutdown times, rich multimedia capabilities and simple system maintenance tools. Additional features include Lenovo Energy Management 5.0 that enables extended battery life, long-term battery durability and lower noise output through a dynamic fan control. Both models also come with the OneKey Rescue System, a one-touch document backup, repair and recovery tool, and VeriFace face recognition, which lets users quickly log on to the PC.
The Lenovo G460 and G560 laptops are available beginning in January 2010 starting at $699.99.
IdeaPad V360 and V460
Lenovo also announces two new products for the SOHO market for small office and home-based businesses with the IdeaPad V360 13.3-inch and IdeaPad V460 14-inch laptops. These products are designed for the 1-9 segment of the SMB market. The V460 and V360 come with Switchable Graphics that lets users switch between performance modes for longer battery life, and OneKey Rescue System for quick and easy data recovery with anti-virus protection. They also include a fingerprint reader for additional security. With their cool-to-the-touch metallic finish and all new 2010 Intel Core Processors, they are designed to look and deliver the business.
The IdeaPad V360 laptop will be available beginning in May 2010. The starting price for the V360 is $749.99. The V460 laptops will be available beginning in March 2010 starting at $749.99.