IFA 2012: Lenovo Announces New S Series Laptops
Lenovo announced three new thin S Series laptops at IFA 2012. Read on for details.
Lenovo announced three new thin S Series laptops at IFA 2012. All three run Windows 7 and can be upgraded to Windows 8, and sport AMD A8 or Intel Core i3 or i5 chips. Here is the Lenovo announcement:
Lenovo Ushers in New Affordable, Thin and Light S Series Laptops
Full-featured laptops feature ultraportable design with mainstream performance and price
RALEIGH, NC (August 30, 2012) – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s second largest PC company, has expanded its ultraportable IdeaPad® product line with the IdeaPad S300, S400, and S405 laptops. These affordable thin and light laptops strike a balance between portability and performance for consumers who want more computing power than a netbook, long battery life and a lower price point.
Measuring just 21.9mm thin (less than one inch) and weighing 1.8kg (less than four lbs), the S Series features a sleek exterior design with a stylish metallic finish powered by either 3rd generation Intel® Core™ or AMD A-Series processors. The S Series laptops combine comfort, simplicity and responsiveness to give consumers an affordable PC with quality construction and solid performance.
“As a global leader in the PC market, Lenovo’s success rests on our ability to deliver consumer-centric innovations in products that deliver a blend of mobility, performance and price,” said Bai Peng, vice president and general manager, IdeaPad Business Unit, Lenovo. “Customers don’t just want a functional product, though; they also want one that speaks to their sense of style and individuality. The new Lenovo IdeaPad S Series laptops give everyday consumers exactly what they need by matching small size and light weight with the power needed for everything from Web browsing to productivity tasks, all in an affordable package.”
Powerful and intelligent
Equipped with the latest technology, the Lenovo IdeaPad S300 and S400 laptops are available with Intel’s 3rd generation Core™ i3 or i5 processors, while the IdeaPad S405 is powered by an AMD A8 quad-core APU processor. Up to 500GB hard disk storage capacity (up to 1TB HDD in the S405) offers plenty of space to store music, movies and documents, and an optional 32GB solid state drive on the S400 and S405 can help speed boot time and application responsiveness. In addition, intelligent energy management features not only increase time spent between charges—up to 5 hours—but also protect the long-term durability of the battery.
All of the new S Series laptops feature Windows 7 Home Professional and will be eligible for the Windows 8 Upgrade Offer. Designed for Windows 8, the updated S Series’ intelligent touchpad gives users a more controlled experience when scrolling and zooming, while the AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys provides a platform for comfortable and accurate typing.
Users can also take advantage of innovative ease-of-use features such as Lenovo Quick Start “instant on” functionality to get online in seconds. Even data protection is made easy with Lenovo’s OneKey™ Rescue System, which offers an amazingly simple and quick way to back up and restore data, recover corrupted system files and run a complete virus scan.
Slim and stylish multimedia companion
Less than an inch at their thickest point and weighing under four pounds, Lenovo’s new consumer laptops feature a contemporary design with a tactile metallic finish available in a variety of colors including, crimson red, silver grey and cotton-candy pink. With up to a 14-inch HD widescreen display, HDMI output, stereo speakers and Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2 certification, the new S Series laptops offer premium features for immersive entertainment and multimedia activities.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo IdeaPad S300, S400, and S405 are available now, with prices starting at £349.
Here are product pictures for these laptops:
These are nice-looking laptops!