Lenovo Unveils Ultraportable ThinkPad X120e Laptop

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Lenovo recently launched the ultraportable and ultra-affordable laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e, at the CES 2010 in Las Vegas. It is the first commercial laptop to feature an AMD Fusion E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which speed up web searches, page loads and business applications. The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e comes with a longer battery life, which allows you to use the device for more than six hours. It also comes with an HDMI port for projecting content on another monitor or a TV screen.

Multimedia elements like audio and video have become important parts of our world, and businesses are embracing this trend in digital content. We’ve optimized the ThinkPad X120e to not only give businesses an excellent experience creating and consuming multimedia content, but we’ve also made key improvements to an area that has plagued laptops: battery life,said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Marketing and Product Operations, Lenovo.

ThinkPad X120e Specifications:

  • 11.6-inch anti-glare LED display
  • 1366 x 768 pixels resolution
  • Windows 7 OS
  • 1.6GHz AMD Fusion E350 processor
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics
  • 320GB 7200rpm HDD
  • 128GB SSD
  • Up to 4GB of DDR3 memory
  • Web camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Qualcomm’s Gobi 3G
  • 4-in-1 multicard reader
  • HDMI output
  • VGA port
  • USB port
  • 6 cell batteries
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e laptop start from $400. It will be available beginning in February through Lenovo business partners.

Lenovo Unveils IdeaPad Y470, Y570 And Y560d Notebooks

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Lenovo recently launched the IdeaPad Y470, Y570 And Y560d notebooks at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. These devices are powered by the Windows 7 operating system and high-performance processors, packed with innovative tools and features. Lenovo claims that, the latest IdeaPad notebooks are more responsive as compared to the Apple’s MacBook Air.

Lenovo’s RapidBoot technology allows you to start your PC, 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer. The new Y470 and Y570 laptops can boot in less than 10 seconds, thanks to the RapidDrive SSD technology, which uses the SSD and HDD storage to combine fast boot and application performance with affordable storage capacity.

These devices are powered by the 2nd Generation Intel Core processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and a 1 GB NVIDIA GT 550M switchable graphics. It features a 2 megapixel integrated camera, 4 hours battery life, up to 1 TB HDD storage, up to 8 GB memory, TV-out, Genuine Windows 7 OS and more. The Lenovo Y570d laptop comes with the Nvidia’s 3D vision capabilities which allows you to enjoy movies, photos and games just by putting on the included 3D glasses.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y Series are priced from $899.99. These devices will go on sale from May 2011. Check out the complete specs below.

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Lenovo Unveils Its First Ever 3D Laptop – The Ideapad Y560d

Lenovo today announced its first ever-3D laptop – the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d features a 15.6-inch 3D screen to provide a 3D experience when combined with compatible 3D movies and games. TheLenovo Y560d laptop can be equipped with up to a Core i7 processor, and the ATI HD5730 graphics card with up to 1 GB of memory. Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 750GB of storage space is available on the laptop.

The Y560d also features the RapidDrive technology to combine the performance of an SSD, and the storage space of a traditional HDD to deliver better performance.

Fun is a notebook that brings multimedia to life—and the IdeaPad Y560d does this in a dramatic fashion with a truly unique 3D viewing experience,said Dion Weisler, vice president, business operations, Lenovo. While 3D technology has been around for ages, it has not been readily accessible to consumers within the home. Lenovo is helping bridge this gap by delivering consumers a 3D experience on a familiar PC platform that can be viewed and enjoyed when and where they want.

The laptop automatically switches to the integrated graphics core for improving the battery life. The laptop is also equipped with an HDMI port. A Blu-Ray player is also optional. The laptop also features SlideNav and OneKey Theather II. The former is an intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation, while the latter optimizes the laptop for video playback. The Y560d will feature speakers from JBL with Dolby Home Theater surround sound.

The 3D screen, TriDef technology, and the RapidDrive features are all optional. The laptop will hit the retail stores by the end of June, with the base model costing $1,199.99.

Lenovo Unveils The IdeaCenre A700 All-In-One Computer With Touch Screen

Lenovo has just unveiled the Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 all-in-computer with a 23LED full HD touch screen display. Seems like every computer manufacture is jumping into the new all-in-one computer with touch screen display bandwagon. WayLenovo A700 back in December, Dell had also launched its all-in-one Inspiron One 19 PC with a 19touch screen display. The multi-touch display on the A700 is optional and is sadly not available in all regions of the world.

According to Lenovo, the A700 uses the Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) touch screen technology which is used in medical applications. This technology arguably improves the touch screen response. The Lenovo A700 is at its thickest point a mere 2.5 inch thick, and a mere 0.88 inch thick at its slimmest point. This all-in-one computer will definitely turn some eye-balls when it will be launched. The Lenovo A700 is also wall mountable, making for a perfect living room PC.

Users can select any processor up to the Intel Core i7 processor. The device also has a HDMI in and a HDMI out port. The device can be loaded with up to 8Gb of DDR3 RAM and 2TB of storage space. The Lenovo A700 will come with an ATI Dx 11 based graphics card. The device also features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and a 6-in-1 card reader.

The Lenovo A700 will be available since June-end onwards and the base model of the device will cost $699.

HTC Walks Out of the Palm Deal, Palm Claims it Can Survive

HTC has recently walked out of the Palm deal as a potential buyer after reviewing Palm’s position. HTC, which is the world’s #5 smartphone manufacturer is officially out of the picture now.

An inside source made a statement at Reuters saying,

There just weren’t enough synergies to take the deal forward.

Another company Huawei, a leader in wireless technologies also declined to place a bid for Palm. This has left out Lenovo as the only potential buyer.

In the meanwhile, this news is already taking Lenovo stocks to a 23 month high. Given that Palm can fetch Lenovo a 1.3 billion, which is 54% of current Lenovo cash stash, this deal looks profitable and optimal for Lenovo.

Even after these leaks, representatives from HTC and Lenovo have declined to comment on this matter.

On the other hand, Palm has claimed that it can survive without selling itself. Jon Rubinstein, the chief executive of Palm hopes that other handset manufacturers use its operating system. This can boost the company’s revenue and keep it in business. He has also made a statement claiming its survival saying,

I believe Palm can survive as an independent company. We have a plan that gets us to profitability.

Palm has also revealed that it has not yet made any final decisions on selling itself off. It seems like Palm sure has a plan. Though,  the latest on its to-do list is appointing banking advisors to analyze this situation.

(Via: Reuters and Financial Times)

HTC And Lenovo Might Offer to Buy Plummeting Palm

This news is not confirmed yet but has been hinted at, at Bloomberg. This post at Bloomberg titled “Palm Said to Tap Goldman, Quattrone to Find Buyers (Update1)”  says that palm is making itself available for sale. The post is based on news from three inside people familiar with the situation and spilling the beans for Bloomberg.

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According to those sources, the bidding will commence this week. Earlier, potential buyers included HTC, Lenovo and Dell. While HTC and Lenovo have announced their wish to enter the bid, Dell has decided to back out.

Whosoever buys Palm, will save its plummeting stocks and get the company back on track. Though, this will be a big challenge for the buyer. Frank He, a technology analyst  commented on this rumor saying,

Palm still has quite a good brand in the U.S. market, and some strong technology, so you can do something with it. The shares have gone down a lot and the company may become attractive to anyone looking for a turnaround play.

This year has been bad for Palm. It recorded a 60% surge from Jan 2010 and a sharp 32% just last week. It is quite like the Sun Microsystems of the mobile world now. The more this deal drags on, the more loss it will make for Palm as well as the buyer. We will come back with more news on this once the rumor gains some credibility.

Lenovo Launches IdeaPad S10-3T Tablet In India For Rs 30,740

Even before Apple could launch the worldwide, Lenovo has given it a major run for its money by launching IdeaPad S10-3T, a new multi-touch netbook tablet in the Indian market.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T Tablet

The IdeaPad S10-3T is one of the cheapest tablet to hit India and will provide competition to the Apple iPad, HP Slate, Notion Ink’s Adam and more. IdeaPad S10-3T is a mid-range tablet which comes with a multi-touch touchscreen and pinch to zoom features which are also present in the and iPad.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T Netbook Tablet

The tablet netbook has a 10.1" screen and can be rotated 180 degrees to turn into a tablet. The device will have a Intel Atom N450 processor and will run on . The device also has a LED based 16:9 widescreen display for better media experience.

The low-end model will also come with 1GB DDR2 Ram and a minimum of 160GB hard drive. Battery life will be good with a 4 cell lithium-ion battery and the tablet will way less than 1.5KG or 3 lbs and will be 1" thin.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T comes with the DirectShare feature, which allows users to synchronize files with another notebook without having to connect to the Internet. In addition to having face recognition features which have been a part of most Lenovo laptops.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3T will sell for Rs 30,740 in Indian markets and will be available in Lenovo exclusive stores and other stores which sell Lenovo devices.

So will you be buying the Lenovo IdeaPad, considering that it is available for cheap and can be a good alternative for the iPad, which does not have any release plans in near future in India.