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"Thin is In" for Consumer PC Design as Lenovo Debuts All-in-One Desktop and 16-inch Laptop Marks One Year Anniversary with New Collection of Trend-Setting Entertainment-Focused PCs

Lenovo today announced the latest additions to its Idea brand of personal computers for consumers. The new PCs push the envelope in the pursuit of thinner and more stylish designs, and combine these attributes with unique features like facial recognition and high-definition entertainment technologies to give consumers a computing experience like no other. There are four new IdeaPad laptops – the IdeaPad Y650, the thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptop in its class1, the Y550 and Y430 laptops with a similar family design to the Y650, and the thinnest all-in-one desktop PC, the IdeaCentre A600. With the explosive growth of social networking, Lenovo also continues to enhance its IdeaPad S10 netbook with new instant on capability, facial recognition and easy access to Lenovo's social networking community.

"With the launch of our global consumer Idea brand a year ago, we've shown the world that PC technology can be powerful and beautiful," said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Consumer Business Group, Lenovo. "This year, we will keep pushing the limits of good design, balancing form and function, as you'll see exhibited in our super-thin, 16-inch laptop and all-in-one desktop. This unique blend of design and engineering sets us apart from competitors and gives consumers a new kind of entertainment and computing experience."

IdeaCentre A600 All-in-One Desktop
Lenovo brings consumers the next generation of desktop computing with the IdeaCentre A600 – Lenovo's first all-in-one desktop. The new, sleek IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one features a 21.5-inch frameless screen, and provides discerning space-conscious and style-conscious users a modern design that measures only one inch at its slimmest point, making it the slimmest all-in-one in the industry2.

For the entertainment enthusiast, the all-in-one offers a true Hi-Def experience featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio screen for cinema-like viewing and support for 1920x1080 full HD resolution delivering outstanding image quality. The integrated speaker system includes a bass sub-woofer and Dolby® Home Theatre™ audio certification, while the optional Blu-ray player completes the home cinema experience. Users can also take advantage of a digital TV tuner for watching and recording their favorite TV programs. Users can opt to include the Microsoft Vista Media Center for easy recording of TV programs and interactive navigation between videos, music and TV programs.

For gaming enthusiasts, Lenovo developed the first-of-its-kind 4-in-1 optional remote controller. It is the first to bring PC users the ability to play games using the remote control's 'motion drive' feature, which controls on-screen objects according to the movement of the remote.

Unlike competitor's remotes, the Lenovo 4-in-1 remote controller can also be used as a VOIP handset3 to make and receive phone calls over the Internet, similar to a typical cordless telephone. The remote also serves as a media center/TV remote, and with Microsoft Vista Media Center users can use the controller to operate DVDs, movies and TV. Additionally, the remote also functions as an "air mouse" so it can be used to operate the cursor on the screen, eliminating the inconvenience of using a wired mouse.

At the core of the all-in-one is a powerful desktop computer with choices of Intel® Core2 Duo processors, optional ATI Radeon graphics card technology with DirectX10 support, up to 4GB of fast DDR3 memory for improved multitasking, and up to 1TB (1000GB) of hard drive space for storing hundreds of videos, music and other documents. Equipped with the latest high-performance mobile processor technology, the all-in-one runs whisper-quiet even when performing intensive tasks.

The IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one offers several connectivity options including high-speed WiFi, a 6-in-1 media card reader, side-mounted USB and FireWire ports with additional USB ports on the rear of the panel. The all-in-one also features VeriFace™ facial recognition technology which allows users to use his/her facial image as the logon password.

Pricing and Availability
The new IdeaPad Y650, Y550, Y450 laptops and S10 netbook will be available beginning in March. Manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP) for models starts at $1,199 for the IdeaPad Y650, $829 for the IdeaPad Y550 and Y450, and $349 for the IdeaPad S10 netbook. The IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop will be available beginning in April with MSRP for models starting at $999.

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Lenovo's A600 is a 21.5-inch monolith of an all-in-one, with 4GB of RAM, a terabyte of hard drive space, a 512MB ATI video card, Blu-Ray and a TV tuner. Most interesting of all is what's not there: bulk. An inch thick through most of its height, it's claimed to be the thinnest-in-class.

It'll be out later this quarter, with loadouts starting at a penny short of a grand.Here's detailed specs:
  • 21.5-inch frameless screen, full HD resolution 1920 X 1080 resolution
  • Intel Pentium Dual Core & Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors
  • Intel G45M Chipset
  • DDR3 1066MHz, 1GB-4GB and up to 1 TB (1,000 GB) of HD space
  • Integrated graphics with support for DirectX10 , Optional DX10 256M OR 512M OR ATI graphics
  • Connectivity – Intel a/b/g Optional a/b/g/n, Ethernet
  • VeriFace 3.5 facial recognition
  • Dolby Home Theatre
  • Optional Blu-Ray DVD player
  • Optional hybrid analogue/digital TV tuner
  • Touch sensitive controls
  • Optional 4-in-1 remote control
  • 6-in-1 card reader
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports and 1 firewire (1394)
  • 1.3 or 2 megapixel camera
  • Vista Premium, Vista Basic
  • WinDVD (for Blue-ray ODD), Motion drive games, Veri-face 3.5, PC Care 1.1, Rescue System 2.0
  • (OKR5.7), Live tool bar, Power2Go, Windows Home Premium SP1 32 , Home Basic SP 1
  • 32bit

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The system integrates speakers and subwoofer with Dolby Home Theater certification, and an optional Blu Ray. Add a remote Mac Giver, with accelerometer can act as a mouse "air" and even wireless VoIP phone ... the price for this model to look good nice start from 999 dollars. However, it will take the month of April to see on the shelves.
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He looks much fun this PC ... Finally, a true competitor to the iMac?

Just a question, What is this format 16-inch screen for a laptop, a 16/9 inch?
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The ideaCentre Design class! The keyboard is very nice too! Lenovo makes more progress in design as its Notebook It still looks more horrible than iMac or the JS Series Sony
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I do not know what you have against the bright screens, it never bothered me on my laptop late If it is oriented Media Center, I hope they have not had the good sense to choose a Geforce 9300.
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