Lenovo Expands Line of Consumer PCs
Consumers Find their Perfect PC Match with Lenovo’s Latest Laptop, Desktop and All-in-One Offerings
SINGAPORE – May 19, 2010: Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today expanded its lineup of consumer laptop, desktop and all-in-one (AIO) PCs with exciting new designs and technologies that make computing more enjoyable and affordable.
Lenovo’s latest IdeaPad and IdeaCentre PCs offer something for everyone, with clever features that inspire fun and creativity, and a complete range of form factors and designs that fit specific consumer needs. The new models include the IdeaPad Z series affordable multimedia notebooks – Z360 and Z460; the IdeaPad U series ultraportable, theU460, as well as the IdeaCentre A700 stylish multimedia AIO.
“In the less than three years since Lenovo launched its worldwide Idea brand of PCs, we have expanded our consumer footprint to more than 85 countries, firmly establishing our presence in the consumer PC market," said Dion Weisler, vice president, Business Operations, Lenovo. "Lenovo's consumer business recently achieved 89 percent year-over-year growth, outpacing the competition.
The latest additions to the Idea portfolio demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment to leading the consumer market with stylish, feature-packed PCs that make computing more fun for all.” Ronnie Lee, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore, added, “Our latest products feature innovation both inside and out, delivering advanced technology to our customers without sacrificing on style. Designed with the concept of fun in mind, consumers will appreciate the thoughtful little design surprises in each Lenovo PC, such as advanced multimedia features and easy connectivity options.”
Style and Entertainment To Go
Lenovo’s IdeaPad laptop PCs, the Z series and U series, are designed for consumers whose idea of fun is living life on the go and desire a laptop with features that can keep up with their exciting lifestyles.
The most recent addition to the IdeaPad family, the Z series, brings mobile multimedia to the masses through a rich, enjoyable entertainment experience at a competitive price point. Starting at just SGD 1599, the new Z series is an affordable laptop that comes across as a high-end luxury device, with its fashionable chiclet keyboard encased in a modern hairline and metallic effect cover panel. Users will enjoy watching their favorite movies on the new Z series with its high-definition (HD), 16:9 format widescreen (available in 13.3 and 14-inch models), optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive, and Dolby® Advanced Audio for a stunning audio experience. With OneKey™ Theater II, optimized audio-visual settings are enabled at the press of a button, making the Z series great for enjoying videos and multimedia content. The IdeaPad Z360 and Z460 laptops are available with the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics.
Sleek and stylish, the IdeaPad U series caters to the fashionista in all of us. The new model – the IdeaPad U460 – offers an ultraportable, light design and long battery life to allow travel-loving consumers to stay entertained and in touch no matter where life takes them. The clean and sophisticated appearance of the redesigned U series is made possible by its “U” shaped outline inspired by a closed book lying on its side, while its textured aluminium top cover adds a further touch of style and class to its elegant design.
Measuring less than one-inch thick and 3.8 pounds, the 14-inch U460 features a standard volt processor and can be configured with up to an Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology for impressive performance in a thin and light design. For staying connected to friends and family while on the move, the U series comes with integrated Wi-Fi and optional 3G connectivity on select models, and a range of features, including an Ambient Light Sensor, Active Protection System and data recovery tools that make these PCs easy and comfortable to use.
Expanded All-in-One Portfolio
Lenovo’s latest A series AIO PCs are perfect for individuals or families that enjoy the powerful performance of traditional desktop PCs but desire the fun and useful features of an AIO design such as touch screen capabilities, a HD monitor and a streamlined appearance. The IdeaCentre A700 is a stylish, ultra-slim AIO that packs the latest processor and graphics into a curvaceous aluminium body, measuring merely 0.8 inches at its thinnest point and only 2.5 inches at its thickest. The A700 includes just about every home entertainment feature you can think of, beginning with a 23-inch Full HD widescreen, up to Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, HDMI in/out support for connecting to other HD devices such as a TV or gaming console, JBL designed speakers with Dolby® Home Theater™ and the latest DirectX® 11 graphics.
The A700 also features a unique 3-in-1 mouse1 that functions as a standard mouse, air mouse/pointer and motion-drive games controller. For faster, more responsive application performance, the A700 can be configured with up to 8GB DDR3 memory and up to 2TB of storage so users don’t have to worry about running out of hard drive capacity when saving their favorite movies, music and games.
Lenovo is for the first time introducing touch screen capabilities on the IdeaCentre A series all-in-one models, with select A700 configurations offering Lenovo NaturalTouch fingertip touch screen technology, and a suite of touch-enabled multimedia applications developed to enhance the touch screen experience. The A700 is the world’s first PC to utilize Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) touch screen technology, as used in certain medical applications, for the most reliable and responsive touch experience.
The IdeaCentre A700 features the unique Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification that delivers an optimized boot and shutdown process, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. Each of the new IdeaCentre A series models include 5-in-1 media card readers and side and rear mounted USB ports. The new all-in-one models also include integrated high-speed 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Lenovo Rescue System software to quickly and easily recover data if a document is lost or becomes corrupt.
Pricing and Availability
The IdeaPad U460 will be available in June 2010, retailing from SGD 1,599 and the IdeaPads Z360 and Z460 will be available in July 2010 at prices from SGD 1,599. The IdeaCentre A700 will be available in July 2010, retailing from SGD 2,099. All of the PCs will be available through www.lenovo.com/sg.