Il CES di Las Vegas è una delle vetrine più importanti alla quale i grandi produttori non possono rinunciare, Lenovo non fa eccezione e a mezzo di un comunicato stampa svela i nuovi dispositivi portatili e desktop basati sulla nuova piattaforma Windows 8. Molta la carne al fuoco, si parte con gli Ultrabook IdeaPad U e i laptop IdeaPad Z, passando per i nuovi sistemi AIO IdeaCentre A/C, i laptop ThinkPad Edge E431 e E531, per finire al PC Desktop Gaming Lenovo Erazer X700.
Lenovo annuncia la disponibilità del nuovo PC All-In-One IdeaCentre B540p, un sistema equipaggiato con schermo Touchscreen che permetterà di sfruttare a pieno le funzionalità del nuovo Sistema Operativo Windows 8. La configurazione hardware dell”IdeaCentre B540p prevede un display Multi-Touchda 23 pollici Full-HD in coppia con uno dei migliori processori attualmente sul mercato, parliamo dell’ Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770 con grafica integrata HD 4000.
Tra le altre features del prodotto segnaliamo anche 8 GB di Memoria RAM DDR3, HDD da 1 TB, lettore Blu-ray, TV Tuner, webcam HD, 4x USB 2.0 × 4, 2x USB3.0 × 2, Ethernet: RJ-45 × 1, HDMI e connessioni audio. L’azienda non ha ancora fatto sapere il prezzo di vendita, non ci rimane qundi che attendere l’inizio di Febbraio 2013, data in cui Lenovo inizierà le spedizioni.
Lenovo has this week released new details about the shipping dates for its new Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2, confirming that it will be arriving on November 16th for $649 on their website.
To re-cap the Lenovo ThinkPad 2 was expected to launch the same day as Windows 8, but after a slight delay the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is now ready and preparing for launch.
The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is equipped with a 10 inch multitouch screen sporting a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, powered by a Atom Clover Trail processor and comes running Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, offering 10 hours of battery life.
Other features of the Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2 include micro HDMI port, full sized USb port and an 8 megapixel rear camera, with 2 megapixel front facing camera, with 3G and 4G models also being made available. There are also plenty of accessories available as well including a Bluetooth keyboard, docking station and VGA adapter.
Don’t think that Lenovo is keeping the IdeaPad Yoga’s bendy secrets all to itself: its Japanese partner NEC is bringing a variant of the ARM-based Yoga 11 to the land of the rising sun as the LaVie Y. The 11.6-inch blend of laptop and tablet keeps the signature 360-degree display, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage as its more internationally-minded counterpart, and confirms that there’s a quad-core Tegra 3 powering either of the Windows RT systems. What differences exist will stem from the software: there’s hints of a custom NEC app on an otherwise vanilla interpretation of Microsoft’s platform. The LaVie Y should precede its IdeaPad sibling by days, arriving in stores around November 22nd, although any local buyers will pay dearly for the privilege with an estimated $1,136 price. We’d suggest that patience ought to be a virtue for everyone else.
Back when Lenovo formally announced the ThinkPad Tablet 2, it shared almost everything there was to know about its new Windows 8 slate: specs, an approximate shipping date and details on the optional accessories. The one thing Lenovo didn’t reveal? The price. Well, you can rest easy now because the company just announced the tablet will start at $649, making it slightly more expensive than other Atom-powered slates running Windows 8. (To be fair, it does offer NFC and pen input, so perhaps we can all agree to call it even.) As a quick refresher, other key specs include a 10.1-inch (1,366 x 768) IPS display, a 10-hour battery, dual 2MP / 8MP cameras and optional 3G / 4G connectivity, with AT&T’s LTE network being the spectrum of choice in the US. You’ll also be able to buy it with an optional keyboard and a dock with three USB ports, HDMI-out and an Ethernet jack. That’s all coming soon, so hopefully our full review won’t be too far off either.
With a couple exceptions, we hadn’t heard much about Lenovo’s Windows 8 plans until now. Okay, it teased the IdeaPad Yoga back at CES, and recently unveiled the business-friendly ThinkPad Tablet 2. But surely the company wasn’t going to stop there, right? Hardly. Lenovo just announced the IdeaTab Lynx, an 11.6-inch laptop / tablet hybrid aimed at mainstream consumers. Like so many other products with this form factor, it runs a dual-core, Clovertrail-based Atom processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and either 32 or 64GB of solid-state storage, depending on the configuration you choose. Unsurprisingly, the detachable keyboard dock has a built-in 6,800mAh battery of its own, which promises to double the tablet’s runtime from eight hours to 16. In this case, though, the machine benefits from Lenovo’s keyboard know-how, so as small as the 1.45-pound dock is, it still offers an AccuType layout similar to what you’d find on Lenovo’s bigger notebooks.
Detach the tablet from its dock and you have a 1.4-pound tablet that measures 9.45mm thick. That 11.6-inch, 400-nit screen is of IPS caliber, so the viewing angles should be decent if you attempt to use it outdoors or watch movies from an odd angle (say, with the screen dipped forward on an airplane tray). Poke around the device and you’ll find micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports, along with a microSD slot for external storage. It also has a 2-megapixel webcam up front for video chatting, though interestingly, there’s no camera module on the back side. The dock, meanwhile, adds two full-sized USB 2.0 ports. According to Lenovo, the Lynx will be available in December, starting at $600 for the standalone tablet. (The keyboard dock will be a $150 add-on.) Until then, we’ve got some early hands-on photos below, along with the usual spate of press shots.
Lenovo first announced their new ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 tablet back at the beginning of August this year, and has now revealed that the new tablet will be available to purchase for $799 from October 26th.
For that price you will also receive a QWERTY keyboard and the full Microsoft Office 2013 suite, however there is currently no news on the optional dock that provides connections for Ethernet, USB and HDMI out.
The new Lenovo ThinkPad 2 is powered by a Intel Atom processor, which is rumoured to be a Intel Clover Trail 1.8GHz CPU, and is also fitted with a 10.1” 1,366 x 768 resolution IPS display.
Other features of the Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Windows tablet include a 10 hour battery life and front and rear facing cameras offering 2 megapixel and 8 megapixels respectively.
Source: WP Central
Lenovo has announced another new Android smartphone, the Lenovo A660 which is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset that is a dual SIM card device.
The Lenovo A660 is waterproof and dust proof and is IP67 certified, it features a 4 inch WVGA touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass and a dual core 1GHz processor.
Other specifications on the Lenovo A660 include a 1500 mAh battery, a VGA front facing camera for video chat and a rear facings 5 megapixel camera for photos and video.
The Lenovo A660 will go on sale in China, there are no details as yet on when it will be available and how much it will retail for, also no details on whether it will be available outside China.
Source Unwired View
If yesterday was the day Lenovo unveiled its new Android products, today’s the day it turns its attention to Windows 8: in addition to announcing a slew of laptops, the company introduced three IdeaCentre all-in-ones, all slated to go on sale in October when Windows 8 launches. Of these, the flagship is clearly the A520, with its tilting 23-inch screen that can lie nearly flat. Included in that press release, though, you’ll also find details about the B340 / B345, a smaller, more affordable desktop with a less flashy design.
Starting with the A520, it’s the little brother to the A720, which we first saw back at CES. Like the A720, it has a screen that can be tilted between 5 and 90 degrees, except this particular model has a smaller 23-inch display (compared with 27 inches for the A720). That 1080p display is of IPS caliber and supports 10-point multitouch. Under the hood, it can be configured with a Core i7 CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of HDD storage and an optional Blu-ray player. If you need graphics horsepower, though, you might want to skip ahead to read about those B series models, since the A520 will only be offered with integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics.
Indeed, graphics might be a good place to start when we talk about the B340 and B345, since the GPU is the one thing that really separates them. Though both will be offered with a 1GB AMD Radeon HD7470A card, only the B340 will be available with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 615. Otherwise, you’ll find the same key specs on both models: a 21.5-inch (1080p) touchscreen display, with a choice of a Core i7 processor or AMD quad-core APU on the inside. The two are also VESA mount-compatible, and can be configured with optional TV tuners.
The A520 will sell for $999 and up, while the B series will start at $599. Again, both will arrive in October, at which point we should be neck-deep in Windows 8 PCs to review.
Information has leaked that reveals Lenovo is to release an update to its ultraportable ThinkPad X130e, that will arrive soon in the form of the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e, that will be more rugged in construction when compared to the previous model. Equipped with a dustless fan, stronger brackets/hinges, and stronger ports for more durability.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X131e is an ultraportable notebook equipped with a a choice of Intel Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron 867 or Core i3-2367U processors, or AMD E1-1200 or AMD E2-1800 processors and will be a driving in stores during September.
Other features on the new edition will include Dolby Advance Audio v2 *GB of RAM and 128GB SSD drive as an option, according to the leaked document. Other features include 2 x USB 3.0 ports (in addition to 1 USB 2.0 port, VGA, HDMI, and Ethernet jacks).
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
Yes, another Windows 8 tablet. After getting hands-on with some new devices from Acer, ASUS and Samsung, you might already having trouble telling one device from the other. You might even say the same about Lenovo, which is showing off an early-stage tablet here at Computex. The difference? We can’t remember the last time we saw even a Windows 7 tablet by Lenovo. So when the company trots out a slate running Win8, it doesn’t just feel like a mandatory upgrade from one OS to another; it feels like Lenovo entering a new category.
Lenovo announced their latest Android tablet last month, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 and now they have announced that it will go on sale in the US in June and will retail for $349.99.
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 9.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Processing is provided by a dual core 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor and it also features 1GB of RAM, plus a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat.
The Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 also comes with HDMI, a microUSB port, a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards, plus four external SRS surround sound speakers.
Source Android Community
Yep, it’s party-time in Beijing once again. While the PC industry as a whole reportedly grew by a tight handful of percentage points over the past year, Lenovo has somehow managed to continue its long-running growth spurt, with shipments up 44 percent and operating profits up 46 percent. Sales of both laptop and desktop (including IdeaCentre all-in-ones) grew roughly equally, helped along by blossoming demand in emerging markets, while fledgling smartphones and tablets also proved popular in Lenovo’s homeland. The manufacturer reckons it’s now second in command of the market behind HP, although it conveniently disregards Apple’s iPad from its ranking.
Lenovo has launched its new IdeaCentre A720 all-in-one PC this week, that was first unveiled at CES earlier this year, and comes equipped with a 27-inch 10 point multi-touch display.
The IdeaCentre A720 is now powered by Intel’s new Core i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge processor, which is supported by 8GB of DDR3 RAM, providing an increase from the guide price revealed at CES.
A 1TB hard drive is provided for storage and an option for a 64GB solid state drive is available if desired, as well as a TV card tuner. Lenovo explains:
“The IdeaCentre A720 is a rare combination of up-to-the-minute technology and contemporary style. While it boasts a large, 27″ screen, the A720 All-in-One is ultra-slim and a delight to use.”
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 starts at $1849 with a stand that allows you to position the system from a reclining 5 degrees to 90 degrees to suit your needs. More information of the IdeaCentre A720 system can be found over on the Lenovo website.
Lenovo has unveiled its latest ultrabook, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which according to Lenovo is the lightest 14 inch ultrabook available and it comes with the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon features a chassis which is made from carbon fiber, and this makes the X1 Carbon extremely light weighing in at just three pounds, it is also thin measuring just 18mm at its thickest point.
Other specifications on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon include two USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort, a 3.5mm audio jack and an SD card slot, there is also a built in fingerprint reader and the display features a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.
The Lenovo X1 ThinkPad Carbon comes with a rapid charge option which will let you charge the ultrabooks battery to 80 percent in just 30 minutes, it will go on sale in the next couple of months there are no details on pricing as yet.
Lenovo has expanded the recall of its ThinkCentre all-in-one desktops, and has issued an announcement recommending that users should immediately stop using the affected desktop PCs.
Lenovo requests that users unplug the power cord on ThinkCentre M90z and M70z PCs sold between May 2010 and March 2012, which amounts to around 188,000 systems.
The recall being carried out by Lenovo is due to a faulty power supply that has a chance of overheating and poses a possible fire hazard.
“In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lenovo is voluntarily recalling 188,000 ThinkCentre M70z and ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one (AIO) desktop PCs sold worldwide between May 2010 and March 2012 (Previously, the announced recall included 160,000 systems built between May 2010 and December 2011).
Lenovo has determined that due to a failure of the power supply in the affected all-in-one PCs, the system can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Lenovo has received two customer reports of fire that resulted in damage to the PC.”
For more information on the recall and to see if your system is within the recall criteria, jump over to the Lenovo website for more details.
Lenovo announced a new range of smart TVs back in January at CES 2012, the Lenovo K Series, and the first of these Android 4.0 powered Smart TVs has now launched in China, the Lenovo K91.
The Lenovo K91 is a 55 inch Smart TV and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and comes with Android 4.0, it has a range of built in features which include voice recognition.
The Lenovo K91 features a 55 inch 240Hz Full HD 3D IPS display, it also comes with a built in 5 megapixel camera, SRS TruSurround, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of built in storage.
The Lenovo K91 will retail for $14,999 yuan, which works out at around $2,378, and it is expected to launch outside China at a later day, although we do not have any information on when it will be available in the US and Europe.
Source The Verge
Lenovo ha rilasciato, attualmente per il mercato asiatico, i Computer All-In-One IdeaCentre A720 e B540p. Parliamo di Sistemi che hanno in comune alcune caratteristiche come: 8 GB di RAM, hard disk da 1 TB, Nvidia GeForce GT630M, lettore Blu-ray e webcam.
Il Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 è dotato di un pannello da 27 pollici multi-touch e processore Intel Core i7-3610QM a 2.3 GHz; il Lenovo IdeaCentre B540p invece è equipaggiato con un display da 23 pollici multi-touch e processore da 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3770.
I sistemi Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 e B540p saranno rilasciati a breve sul mercato con prezzi rispettivamente di 1995 e 1620 Dollari.
Lenovo announced a slew of notebooks back at CES in January, so you’ll be forgiven if the ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 don’t ring a bell. Those names are about to hit closer to home, though, because both models are finally on sale in the US and Asia with a base price of $459. To jog your memory, the 14-inch Edge E430 and 15-inch E530 run Intel Core i3-2350M Sandy Bridge CPUs clocked at 2.3GHz and feature 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drives, Intel HD Graphics and a 1366 x 768 displays. Of course, Lenovo lets you customize the processor, storage space and more on its website. Click through to the source links below for the full configuration options.
Lenovo has added another Android tablet to their range with the launch of the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, which will comes with the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The IdeaTab S2109 features an 9.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, there are no details on what processor it is using as yet, and the device also comes with a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chat.
Other specifications on the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 include a micro HSMI port, micro USB port and a microSD card slot, there are no details on when it will be available or how much it will retail for.