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.