Lenovo Kickstarts ‘O-Ten’ Consumer Computing with New Idea PCs


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-Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today unveiled 11 new IdeaPad laptops and IdeaCentre desktops at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show that demonstrate the company’s re-energized commitment to personal computing design and engineering specifically for consumers. The new IdeaPad laptop PCs – S10-3t, S10-3, Y460, Y560, G460, G560, V460 and V360 and IdeaCentre desktop PCs – A300, C310 and K320 – include industry leading design and technology that will help enhance performance, style and entertainment capabilities across Lenovo’s consumer products lineup.


 

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“These additions to our Idea portfolio demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment to giving our customers the capabilities they expect, at prices they can afford, while showcasing our forward-thinking innovations.”

“Our new Idea PCs are the next step in our exciting new worldwide product portfolio designed with the consumer in mind,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. “These additions to our Idea portfolio demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment to giving our customers the capabilities they expect, at prices they can afford, while showcasing our forward-thinking innovations.”

IdeaCentre A300 – Industry’s Thinnest All-in-One Desktop

Lenovo has re-launched the all-in-one desktop form factor with the IdeaCentre A300 – the industry’s thinnest all-in-one. With an elegant asymmetrical design that conceals the PC in its base instead of conventionally having the PC behind the screen, the A300 has a depth of just 18.5mm for its 21.5” Full HD LED panel.

The IdeaCentre A300 features the unique Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification that delivers an optimized boot and shutdown process, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. With up to Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, the A300 comes with fun applications for a TV-like experience, including CamSuite software for enhanced facial tracking and image effects via the desktop’s integrated web camera. Standard accessories include wireless Bluetooth® keyboard and mouse for more comfortable computing in the living room, and it supports HDMI in/out for connecting to other High-Definition devices like a TV. The A300 also includes integrated high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi and Lenovo Rescue System software to quickly and easily recover data if a document is lost or becomes corrupt.

IdeaPad S10-3t and S10-3 – Next-Generation Netbooks with Style and Rich Multimedia

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.

IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 Laptops – Turn Up the Dial on Entertainment and Performance

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.

Lenovo C310 – Lenovo’s First Multitouch All-in-One Desktop

Lenovo has enriched its all-in-one desktop portfolio with the C310. The C310 includes a 20-inch High-Def, 16:9 widescreen display to support superior multimedia viewing and Lenovo NaturalTouch Panel responsive fingertip touch screen technology for a more dynamic and interactive experience. The C310 also includes Lenovo’s IdeaTouch – a suite of touch-optimized multimedia applications, and VeriTouch™ software that adds an interactive user login to the touchscreen experience. With up to Intel® Atom 330 Dual Core™ processors, 4GB of memory, a discrete graphics card and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4530 512MB, the C310 is ideal for enjoying videos, music and games anywhere in the home.

IdeaCentre K320 – Performance Gaming Desktop

For gamers and those that require superior graphics performance, Lenovo presents the new IdeaCentre K320 desktop, a PC equipped to power the most intensive programs. The K320 includes the Intel Core™ i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, enthusiast-level graphics with select models offering up to ATI Radeon™ HD5970 2GB, and up to two RAID configured hard drives. With its front-mounted Power Control Switch, users can choose between performance, dynamic and silent operating modes with a suitable halo lighting effect to match. The K320 lets users experience superior in high-performance multimedia, with up to 8GB DDR3 memory, 1TB HDD storage and a single button to quickly copy USB drive contents to the desktop HDD. The IdeaCentre K320 also comes equipped with Bright Vision technology6, which automatically adjusts screen brightness based on the user’s proximity and surrounding light conditions, reducing eye strain. Lastly, users will get peace of mind with the Lenovo Rescue System that allows for quick and easy system recovery at the touch of a button.

Lenovo G460 and G560 Laptops – Balance Between Functionality and Affordability

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.

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.

Pricing and Availability

All of the PCs will be available through www.lenovo.com. The IdeaPad S10-3 and S10-3t netbooks, and the Lenovo G460 and G560 laptops are available beginning in January 2010. Manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP) for models start at $349.99 for the IdeaPad S10-3, $499.99 for the S10-3t and $699.99 for the Lenovo G460 and IdeaPad G560. The IdeaPad Y460 laptop, IdeaCentre A300 and Lenovo C310 all-in-one and IdeaCentre K320 desktop will be available beginning in February 2010. The suggested MSRP for these products start at $849.99 for the IdeaPad Y460, $649.99 for the IdeaCentre C310, $699.99 for the IdeaCentre A300 and $599.99 for the IdeaCentre K320. The IdeaPad Y560 and V460 laptops will be available beginning in March 2010 starting at $849.99 and $749.99, respectively. The IdeaPad V360 laptop will be available beginning in May 2010. The starting price for the V360 is $749.99.

Join Lenovo at the AquaKnox Restaurant in the Venetian During CES

Lenovo has taken over the AquaKnox Restaurant located in the Venetian Hotel during CES. Members of the press are invited to stop in to speak with Lenovo’s product experts who will demo the company’s latest products in the Think, Idea and Mobile Internet Device groups. Visitors can also enjoy the AquaKnox’s free wireless connectivity and hospitality.

Those not attending CES can experience the show through video commentary from Lenovo executives and partners during the show on LenovoVision, Lenovo’s YouTube channel. Lenovo’s CES activities will also be promoted via lenovosocial.com/live.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

1 Feature not available at launch.

2 Based on testing 2 PCs of identical configuration, with and without optimization & RapidDrive. Actual times vary by model & configuration, improvements may vary according to the exact configuration of the system and may be affected by other software installed by the user. Lenovo optimization does not impact any essential services or software features. Specific claim refers to IdeaPad Y460 running Windows® 7 Home Premium release RTM 7600 with Intel Core™ i7-620M, 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB 5400rpm HDD, and discrete graphics card with and without RapidDrive 64GB SSD. RapidDrive technology is an optional feature available on certain IdeaPad Y560 and Y460 models.

3 Based on identical configuration Y460 without RapidDrive using standard 250GB 5400rpm 2.5”SATA HDD (9secs). Other application tests were performed with similar results. RapidDrive technology is an optional feature available on IdeaPad Y460 and Y560.

4 Based on copying a 1.76GB video file from one area of SSD storage to another using RapidDrive technology on IdeaPad Y460 (43secs), compared with the time taken to copy the same file on an identically configured Y460 without RapidDrive using a standard 250GB 5400rpm 2.5” SATA HDD (87secs). RapidDrive technology is an optional feature available on IdeaPad Y460 and Y560.

5 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/technology/turboboost.

6 Requires supporting Lenovo monitor, sometimes sold separately.

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