Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:00AM - By Jared Newman
Lenovo IdeaPad U350 and G550 – Marking its territory in the upcoming battle over the ultra-thin, ultra-cheap, better-than-netbook PCs, Lenovo announced the IdeaPad U350 and G550. The former (pictured) has a 13.3-inch display with ambient light sensing, a 1.4 GHz Core 2 Solo or two less powerful options, a 500 GB hard drive, up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, a GMA 4500M or 4500 MHD graphics set and an optional 8-cell battery for 10 hours of life. The G550 has a 15.6-inch display with a Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, a hard drive of up to 320 GB, a DVD burner and either a GMA X4500 or GeForce G105M graphics card. The U350 will sell in July starting at $649, while the G550 goes on sale in June starting at $599.
Lenovo also announced the IdeaCentre C300 all-in-one, featuring a meager Atom 230 processor but a 20-inch display with up to 2 GB of DDR2 RAM and up to a 640 GB hard drive. You’ll find it in July starting at $449. [via Engadget]
Monday, March 16, 2009 12:00PM - By Mike Payne
The Lenovo Pocket Yoga, a slim, mysterious new netbook, has been leaked to the press by Lenovo earlier today. Similar in size and style to the popular Sony VAIO P, the Lenovo Pocket Yoga netbook has shown its face, but has yet to reveal its cards. While we can project that this little Lenovo will likely be powered by an Intel Atom processor (due to its size and shape), we won’t know for certain until Lenovo releases the full details on specifications. Should they play those cards right, and Lenovo usually does, we could see the Lenovo Pocket Yoga give the Sony VAIO P a pretty tough fight for the consumer dollar. Here’s to hoping they’re not going to push their marketing campaign around an “it fits in your pocket!” mesage. With a name like Pocket Yoga, we’re not betting too highly against that… [more at flickr, via electronista]
Update – Johnson Li of the Design Matters Blog has explained that the Lenovo Pocket Yoga was a concept notebook design from 2 years ago. That means this one may never see the light of day… but it also makes us curious. If this concept is two years old, and the Sony VAIO P was revealed just months ago, what came first? Ponder that, friends.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 1:00PM - By Emily
Lenovo has announced two new desktops that are designed primarily with home users in mind. The IdeaCentre K220 and IdeaCentre K230 are both priced under $500 and use Intel CPUs (with the option to upgrade to Core 2 Quad and upgrade other hardware, graphics cards, and hard drives. The K220 also has two unique features –face recognition, and the ability to control your monitors brightness based on the current room lighting through the use of a webcam. Both models are available starting January 20th from Lenovo’s website. [via Crave]
Monday, January 5, 2009 3:00PM - By Jared Newman
With all of its components stuffed into the bottom of the machine, Lenovo boasts the IdeaCentre A600 as the world’s thinnest all-in-one PC. At least, the monitor itself appears that way. The A600 packs an Intel Core Duo processor, up to 4 GB of RAM, up to a terabyte of storage and a 21.5-inch display in 1920×1080 resolution. Other perks include an air mouse, a game controller, a media center remote and a digital TV tuner. Plus, it kind of looks like it’s thrusting its chest at you. It’ll be on display at CES and available from $999. [Ubergizmo via DVICE]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:00AM - By Joseph Penalver
Even though most of us gadget lovers are thankful to have a true open source phone (G1), most of us can agree– it could have been given a more progressive design. Enter Lenovo and the OPhone– we couldn’t have thought of a better name. O as in, well, show us your “o” face. The OPhone features a 5-megapixel camera (with Auto Focus and flash), a microSD card slot, English/Chinese input via virtual keyboard, a video recorder and Bluetooth 2.0. Not too shabby is you ask us. The drawback? You most likely won’t be able to get your hands on one of these, the OPhone is only available in China… [via engadget]
Friday, September 19, 2008 9:21AM - By Mike Payne
In a bold step toward a sustainable tablet PC future, Lenovo has officially announced their poorly-hid Lenovo Thinkpad X200. This small-form laptop features a 12.1″ touch-screen capable of optional 1080p playback. Hands off that keyboard, you are now controlling your media and your office apps at the touch of a finger. The touch functionality is a bit hazy, far too soon for us to confirm/deny multi-touch capability. Presently, we dont’ believe the X200 can process multi-touch just yet. Regardless, this is a beast of a laptop with cutting edge tablet functionality. With dual-core processing, up to 4GB or RAM and a slew of connectivity, the release of this 3.5 pound laptop is far bigger than its lack of anticipation would suggest… [thanks gizmodo]
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:14AM - By Mike Payne
The latest from Lenovo is truly a designer’s dream. The Lenovo Thinkpad W700 is not only one of the most powerful laptops announced to date, it is the first ever laptop to include a Wacom digital drawing pad built-in. Graphic designers, architects and industrialists are salivating while reading this… but what else does the Lenovo Thinkpad W700 offer to those already sporting a Wacom? Save for the portability of this Thinkpad, the W700 includes the latest Intel and Nvidia chipsets– providing for a whole lot of processing punch and precision graphics. The Thinkpad W700 includes a 3.0 GHz Core 2 Extreme Quad Core processor, up to 8 GB RAM and 1GB Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M graphics processor. In other words, your desktop is terrified of this little 8 pound machine… More details on the Lenovo Thinkpad W700 forthcoming. [thanks gizmodo]