Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Lenovo has released several new computers across their netbook, laptop and all-in-one lines.
The new netbook is the next-generation 12-inch IdeaPad S12. It is the follow-up on the S10-2 released earlier
this month. In addition to the larger, 12-inch display, the new netbook features a thinner and lighter industrial design, said Charles Farmer, Lenovo’s consumer marketing manager, all of which was done at the behest of the company’s customers.
The S12 has a $449 suggested retail, but consumers can buy add an Nvidia graphics card for an extra $50. Other features include an Intel Atom N270 processor; 1GB of DDR2 h33MHz memory; 160GB, 250GB or 320GB hard drives; and a three-cell or six-cell battery option.
The S12, and the other new models, will be available in late June through Lenovo’s online store. Other retailers will be announced at that time, Farmer said. The Nvidia option will not be available until late summer.
Lenovo’s new thin and light laptop offering is the U350. It has a 13.3-inch display and will be available with several different Intel processors options, including the ultra-low voltage and small form factor chipsets. It can support up to 8GB of DDR3 1,066MHz memory, a 500GB hard drive and an eight-cell battery. It weighs 3.5 pounds. Suggested retail is $649.
The G550 will be available in several configurations, including versions with a 15-inch or 14-inch display, an Intel Centrino2 Core2Duo 2.26GHz processor, Nvidia GeForce G105M graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a $599 price tag.
The C300 is Lenovo’s latest all-in-one offering. The unit is based on a 20-inch LCD, uses an Atom 230 processors, has up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and will have hard drive options ranging in capacity from 160GB to 640GB.