Lenovo unveils its Centrino line 2
The manufacturer Lenovo announced this morning a range of new laptops equipped with 2 Centrino platform introduced today by Intel. Lenovo, which bought the PC division of IBM, declined his offer in two lines: IdeaPad for the mass market on the one hand and the ThinkPad for the professional market on the other.
On the range IdeaPad, 4 new models were introduced, Y430, Y530 and Y730 and the U330.
The first three are multi-purpose computers equipped slabs respectively 14.1, 15.4 (both WXGA) and 17.1 inches (WUXGA). The Y430 is equipped with a 2 P7350 Centrino processor and contents itself with the integrated Intel graphics chip, the Y530 meanwhile enjoys a dedicated graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GS while Y730 inherits a Centrino 2 and P8400 a graphics card AMD Radeon HD3650 Mobile. The latter can accommodate a second hard disk changer hot. Lenovo offers for a three Blu-Ray optional.
The U330 is finally an ultra-portable 13.3-inch equipped with an optical drive and an HDMI output.
No price has yet been unveiled for this range is expected to fall.
On the ThinkPad line, inherited the purchase of IBM, Lenovo has introduced new models in 4 families machines, the series SL, R, T and W.
The new SL series, aimed at small businesses, it also comes in 3 sizes. The SL300 has a 13.3-inch WXGA display a backlight LED, a Penryn processor, the integrated graphics chip or a NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G 128 MB RAM DDR3, a module Intel Turbo Memory, a reader / writer double layer DVD and / or Blu-Ray, a digital fingerprint reader (optional), VGA connector, HDMI, ExpressCard, USB (number three), FireWire, Ethernet, headphone and microphone. This model can also receive an optional module 3G +, the module WiMAX is reserved to the U.S. market. The SL400 is different from his younger brother by a 14.1-inch screen always WXGA, a graphics card can have 2 times more memory and an additional USB port. The SL500 finally has a 15.4-inch screen, available in WXGA definition or WSXGA.
New too, the W series is a declination of the T series, equipped for its share of graphic cards ATI Mobility FireGL Display Connector port. The series T and R integrate advanced platform Centrino 2 and can now incorporate certain features into the X300, as the DSS, GPS or the backlight LED slab. They remain on their respective segments, namely mobile and high-performance machines for the series T and machines entry level more cumbersome for the series R.
According to Lenovo the SL400 and 500 are already available to the USA from 799 dollars, the rest of the range is expected for the month of August at prices ranging from 899 to 1 999 dollars.
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