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Lenovo Introduces Multimedia Computers

12/20/2010 12:01:00 AM Eastern

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. — Lenovo introduced
two new multimedia laptops and a desktop this month.

The IdeaPad Y460p and Y560p are labeled highperformance
notebooks by Lenovo. The former features
a 14-inch display, while the latter sports a 15.6-inch
screen.

Both have a $849 starting price and will ship on Jan. 11.

Each will be powered by a second-generation Intel
Core processor, up to the Core i7 level, when they become
available.

Other features include hard-drive capacity up to
750GB and a maximum of 8GB of DDR3 memory. Also
included is 32GB of solid-state memory to help speed
up the laptop’s performance.

The laptops also meet Lenovo’s Windows 7 Enhanced
Experience certification that the company said provides
33 percent faster boot-up time and a shutdown time that
is 50 percent quicker.

The models will be available with a choice of two interiors,
metallic gray and white.

The IdeaCentre K330 desktop, $699 starting price
and shipping early in 2011, will run on a series of Intel
Core processors, up to the i7 with Intel Turbo Boost
Technology 2.0.

It has 16GB of DDR3 memory and twin RAID-configured
hard drives with up to 4TB of storage capacity.

The unit is equipped with three user-controlled power
levels. These are: Turbo Red for high speed use, Auto
Blue for regular operation and the Cool Green silent energy-
saving mode. This is handled by adjusting fan and
CPU speed.

The K330’s optical drive can be filled with either a
Blu-ray or DVD drive; there is a TV tuner option and HD
graphics support.