Lenovo has revealed their latest ultraportable, the IdeaPad U260, and the new notebook differentiates itself with a 12.5-inch display and 0.71-inch thick chassis. The U260 packs a choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors, along with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n as standard.
While ThinkGeek's iCade Arcade Docking Station may have been a clever April Fool's joke, the concept behind the machine was a good one. And it's good to see that the Do-It-Yourself crowd out there is doing their best to make that magic happen again. The difference this time around, though, is that this particular modder was called out by Lenovo to come up with "an idea for fun." That idea happened to be a half-sized arcade machine.
Lenovo's 3D-capable notebook, the IdeaPad Y560d, has gone up for sale through the company's webstore. Priced at $1,399 - $200 more than initially expected, and a month late in fact - the Y560d has a 15.6-inch 1,366 x 768 LCD display, Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz processor and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1GB graphics, and uses the TriDef 3D system.
Lenovo has unveiled its first 3D-capable notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, complete with a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 TriDef 3D display and polarizer glasses, a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, and ATI Radeon HD 5730 1GB graphics. The TriDef 3D solution used in the IdeaPad Y560d can not only show native 3D content but create pseudo-3D graphics out of 2D images and video.
It's not enough for a 14-inch notebook to deliver decent runtimes, a little processor grunt and pleasing looks any more; now we expect graphical excellence too. In response, Lenovo have outfitted their IdeaPad Y460 with a dedicated ATI Radeon GPU, and they've even thought to put a switch on the front which allows you to turn it off when you're feeling more spreadsheet than gaming minded. Two birds with one stone, or just a lame duck? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
The IdeaPad Z series aren't the only mainstream notebooks Lenovo have to announce this morning; the company has also taken the wraps off of the new Lenovo IdeaPad U series. Admittedly the new IdeaPad U160, U460 and U460s aren't quite as interesting as the U1 Hybrid, but the 11.6-inch U160 and 14-inch U460 and U460s do slide in at under an inch in thickness while still packing Intel's new Core and Core ULV low-power processors.
Lenovo have outed a new line of affordable mainstream multimedia notebooks, the IdeaPad Z Series, three new machines that kick off from $649. The Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 and Z560 offer a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce 315M graphics, while the Z565 gets a choice of AMD Phenom II processors and ATI Mobility Radeon graphics. Screen sizes on offer include 13.3- and 15.6-inches, both supporting HD resolution and coming in at 16:9 widescreen.
A new budget Lenovo consumer notebook has emerged, though we're still waiting for the official details from the company themselves. The Lenovo IdeaPad V460 is a 14-inch Core i3 based machine with a 1366 x 768 display and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory; graphics are courtesy of Intel's HD chipset, though unfortunately there doesn't appear to be a switchable NVIDIA option like on other models in the V Series.
While Lenovo have long offered tablet PCs in their ThinkPad range, CES 2010 saw the surprising debut of several more consumer-focused touchscreen devices. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t lacks the eye-catching removable display of its U1 sibling, but still promises the company's legendary build quality along with the benefits of capacitive multitouch. Does the IdeaPad S10-3t tick all our tablet boxes? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.