Lenovo introduced a few new computers, refreshing some of its desktops and notebooks for Windows 7 and adding a few new models too.
One of the few all-in-one PCs that was specially built for gamers and high-end media use, the IdeaCentre B500 with a crazy angular design, is equipped with a Core 2 Quad processor, 4GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, DVD or Blu-ray, and an optional TV tuner with remote, enabling you to turn it into a media centre. It also has a 23-inch 16×9 and 1,080-pixel display.
The IdeaCentre K300 is another high-performance desktop computer designed for home entertainment, and gaming. It sports the powerful Intel Core 2 Quad processor, a dual GPU graphics card, a large memory and storage capacity, and a unique hardware power toggle to save energy. The IdeaCentre K300 will retail from around $499 to $1,999.
As for the portables, one of the fastest notebooks is the IdeaPad Y550P, a Core i7 quad-core processor-based. This is a 15.6-inch notebook with a resolution of 1,366×768 pixel, up to 8GB RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce 240M graphics card and virtual surround. An integrated sub-woofer adds to the audio quality, working well in tandem with the automatic theatre quality audio/video optimization. Prices start from $1,399 upwards and it will hit the market sometime from the middle of next month onwards.
Another portable is the new IdeaPad U550, with the same 15.6-inch screen as the Y550P. Using a Core 2 Duo processor and including a DVD burner, it is only 0.94 inches thick.
The CULV-based U150 is an 11.6-inch LCD, with a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo and a 250GB hard drive.
The U350 and S10-2 have been given the new operating system of Microsoft as well as new organic lid patterns – such as brown leather on the U350 or pseudo-modern floral textures on the S10-2.