Lenovo has unveiled its summer lineup of consumer computers. There’s plenty to choose from, so let’s cut the jibber jabber and get down to it.
IdeaPad Z Series
The Z Series laptops start at $649 and are available in 13.3- and 15.6-inch models. The company is positioning these machines as bringing “mobile multimedia to the masses through a rich, enjoyable entertainment experience at a competitive price point.”
Features include standard LED-backlit displays, choice of Intel CPUs with NVIDIA graphics or AMD CPUs with ATI graphics, Dolby audio, and optional Blu-ray drives. They’ll be available in June (no exact date yet).
IdeaPad U Series
The U Series is comprised of four models ranging in size from 11.6 to 15.6 inches and ranging in price from $669 to $849. These machines “offer ultra-portable, light designs and long battery life.”
The 11.6-inch U150 starts at three pounds and measures just 0.75 inches thick, the 13.3-inch U350, the 14-inch U450p, and the 15.6-inch U550 tip the scales at 3.5, 4.6, and 5.29 pounds, respectively, and all measure about an inch thick. These will also be available in June.
IdeaCentre A700 All-in-One
Lenovo’s new IdeaCentre A700 “is a stylish, ultra-slim AIO that packs the latest processor and graphics into a curvaceous aluminum body, measuring merely 0.8 inches at its thinnest point and only 2.5 inches at its thickest.”
The LED-backilt screen screen is 23 inches, the machine can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 processor, and there’s “a unique 3-in-1 mouse that functions as a standard mouse, air mouse/pointer and motion-drive game controller.” Pricing starts at $999, available at the end of June.
The B305 All-in-One looks similar to the A700 except its got an AMD Athlon II X4 Quad-Core CPU, 21.5-inch LED-backlit screen, and a starting price of just $699. Both the A and B series all-in-ones will feature optional touchscreens as well, although the staring prices are for standard models. The B series will be available in June, although no firm date has been set.
IdeaCentre Q150 Nettop
The tiny, tiny Q150 Nettop can be attached to the back of any monitor with standard VESA mounts, features an Intel Atom/NVIDIA Ion setup, full 1080p support, HDMI output, Dolby audio, and a starting price of just $249. It’ll be available in the end of June. That’s a pretty aggressive price. Not bad at all.
Lenovo H Series Compact Desktops
And finally, we round things out with the small form factor Lenovo H320 desktop computer. Available in mid to late June with a starting price of $549, the computer measures half the size of a standard desktop, features your choice of Intel Core i3/5/7 processors, HDMI output, and up to 8GB of RAM.