Lenovo today announced several new touch-enabled Windows laptops, along with Lenovo Miix, a 10.1-inch tablet that converts instantly into a Windows 8 laptop.
In addition, the company unveiled the IdeaPad S400 Touch, S500 Touch, S210 Touch, U330 Touch and U430 Touch laptops.
The new devices run Windows 8, feature touchscreens and also offer pre-loaded security, multimedia and productivity software.
The latest entry to Lenovo's range of multi-mode PC innovations, the Lenovo Miix is a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with a PC processor. Sporting a "quick-flip" detachable folio case with an integrated AccuType keyboard, the Lenovo Miix instantly switches between PC mode and tablet mode.
The Lenovo Miix has a 10.1-inch HD (1366x768) IPS display that is accessible in both laptop and tablet mode. The device runs on an Intel Atom dual core processor and comes with 64GB of built-in eMMC storage, expandable up to 32GB with a micro-SD slot. The Lenovo Miix tablet weighs in at 1.2 pounds and is 0.4 inches thin. It also includes integrated Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and/or optional 3G-GPS connectivity and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life.
The Lenovo Miix will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $500.
Lenovo S Series laptops feature a metallic finish and a thin (from 0.8 inches) and light (from 3 pounds) frame. The IdeaPad S400 and S500 can be configured with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processors and optional discrete graphics. The IdeaPad S210 is equipped with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processors. All three devices also offer Dolby Advance Audio v2 certification. Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support and Lenovo Cloud applications help S Series users share data and access their computer's full functionality, while OneKey Recovery makes data backup and recovery simple. The S400 and S500 come with 14-inch and 15.6-inch HD widescreen displays, respectively. The S210 comes up with an 11.6-inch HD widescreen display.
The IdeaPad S210 Touch, S400 Touch and S500 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $430, $450 and $580, respectively.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U series laptops have very thin designs, starting from only 0.77 inches, as thin as a smartphone, qualifying them as Ultrabooks. U Series devices are offering options such as motion control, voice control and a multi-touch touchpad. The latest touch-enabled U Series laptops also offer 10-point capacitive multi-touch. U Series are available with up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors plus optional NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DirectX 11 and up to 1TB HDD with 16GB SSD or 500GB SSHD with integrated 16GB NAND flash or 256GB SSD storage, all packed into a metal frame that still stays light at as little as 3.7 pounds. The U330 Touch comes with a 13.3-inch HD or FHD display and the U430 Touch comes with a 14-inch HD+ or FHD display.
The IdeaPad U330 Touch and the IdeaPad U430 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at approximately $800 and $900, respectively.