Posts Tagged ‘ideapad’

IdeaPad U310 Touch Video Review

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U Series is one of the company’s more popular collections of laptops and ultrabooks. Just check out Lenovo’s series page and you’ll find probably the most variety of models available for purchase.

The IdeaPad U310 Touch is a 13.3″ designer ultrabook that also has a touch display. Check out this video review produced by Lisa Gade of MobileTechReview for a comprehensive look through the machine.




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IdeaPad Yoga Short Spy Film

Check out this new short film by Lenovo. It features the new and upcoming IdeaPad Yoga, a new hybrid tablet/ultrabook, that is highlighted by its ability to be configured into four different modes. The short clip is not more than 4 minutes long, and the story follows a sexy female spy who uses the IdeaPad Yoga to uncover a secret code while eluding agents that are after her. While she is evading her pursuant, the audience is able to see the various forms the IdeaPad Yoga is able to take. These are laptop mode, tablet mode, tent mode and stand mode. Viewers are also able to see different touch features that are powered by Windows 8.

The IdeaPad Yoga 13 will be coming out at the end of the month to coincide with the release of Windows 8. The IdeaPad Yoga 11, which has a smaller display, will be coming out more towards the end of the year.




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A Look at IdeaPad S2110 Tablet PC

While the buzz has been on the upcoming release of Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2, another Lenovo tablet should not be overlooked.  The IdeaPad S2110, while not truly a tablet in the sense that what we see today, is still a pretty nifty mobile computing device.

The IdeaPad S2110 is actually a Tablet PC, something which consumers have not seen for some time now.  What we’ve seen more of these days are the tablet slates.  The Tablet PC is essentially a small notebook, something like a netbook, but with a display that can be swiveled around to convert the system into a slate tablet.  Usually these machines are a little thicker and heavier, but they’re also a little bit more powerful.

Unlike the ThinkPad Tablet 2, the IdeaPad S2110 is running on Google’s Android operating system, rather than on Windows.  The Tablet PC also is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor as opposed to an Intel processor which is found on the ThinkPad Tablet 2.

For more thorough discussion on this product, check out the article below.  A snippet is provided for you as a preview.

While I think it’s better-looking than Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of business PCs, which tend to be boxy, this IdeaPad lacks some of the pizzazz of other consumer PCs. It’s functional but not sexy, like a buttoned-up professional trying to let loose at the after-work party, without really succeeding.

More at Lenovo IdeaPad S2110: A Solid Convertible, but It Won’t Blow Your Hair Back


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Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 9/27 to 10/3

If you want to save on Lenovo laptop, whether it be an IdeaPad or a ThinkPad, purchase it online here using Lenovo coupons. Every week Lenovo releases new deals on select models. These promotions take off quite a bit, resulting in instant savings for you. Plus shipping on computer orders is always free.

This week’s special offers improves on last week. Sale prices are better on the more expensive models. Check it out for yourself. For example, on IdeaPad Y480 Laptops, you can save up to $550. There are plenty of other notebooks to choose from. Take your time and browse through the different product categories below to see more details.

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Essential Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaCentre Desktops 

 

Purchasing Guide:

ThinkPad (Powered for productivity, Rock-solid reliability, Uncompromised security)

  • L Series – Environmentally friendly
  • Edge Series – Small-business style
  • T Series – Portable powerhouse
  • X Series – Mobile freedom
  • X Tablet Series – Versatility to go
  • W Series – Ultimate mobile workstation

IdeaPad (Stylish laptops and Ultrabooks, Enhanced multimedia, Innovative technology)

  • S Series – Web connectivity anytime, anywhere
  • U Series – Super slim designer notebooks and ultrabooks
  • Y Series – Series entertainment
  • Z Series – Affordable entertainment

 

A 15″ Ultrabook From Lenovo

Ultrabooks are going to be making a splash, as more laptop manufacturers produce them to meet the increase in demand for them. Intel is trying to give the ultrabook form factor a push, investing lots into the technology and marketing for these machines.

Up to now, we’ve seen ultrabooks with primarily 13″ displays. There are a handful of 14″ systems, such as those recently released by Toshiba in the Satellite U Series. Lenovo is pushing the envelope and pioneering the 15″ ultrabooks. Sounds kind of ridiculous right? However, there is certainly people interested.

The IdeaPad U Series is Lenovo’s product category for mainstream ultrabooks. In the next month or so, Lenovo will be introducing the IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook.

Lenovo is stepping into the large end of the Ultrabook Spectrum, the 15″ class. The IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook seeks to “combine the best features of a tradition laptop with the sleek aesthetics and desirable qualities of a tablet”, according to Lenovo.

More at Lenovo Adding Budget 15″ IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook With Blu-ray Drive to Its U-series Lineup

Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad U Series Ultrabooks

Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons: 9/20 to 9/26

Lenovo’s Summer and Back-to-School Promotions are over, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay full price for a Lenovo laptop. There are still some discounts that you can take advantage of. A special pricing event has knocked down select ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops prices. Use our exclusive coupons get instant savings. This special offer, like all Lenovo special offers, runs for only a week, and will end 9/26.

This Week’s Savings:

  • Save up to $500 on Doorbuster Deals
  • Save up to 20% on IdeaPad U Series Ultrabooks
  • Save up to 20% on Essential Laptops
  • Save up to 12% on ThinkPad Laptops

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Essential Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaCentre Desktops 

 

Purchasing Guide:

ThinkPad (Powered for productivity, Rock-solid reliability, Uncompromised security)

  • L Series – Environmentally friendly
  • Edge Series – Small-business style
  • T Series – Portable powerhouse
  • X Series – Mobile freedom
  • X Tablet Series – Versatility to go
  • W Series – Ultimate mobile workstation

IdeaPad (Stylish laptops and Ultrabooks, Enhanced multimedia, Innovative technology)

  • S Series – Web connectivity anytime, anywhere
  • U Series – Super slim designer notebooks and ultrabooks
  • Y Series – Series entertainment
  • Z Series – Affordable entertainment

 

IdeaPad Yoga 13 With Reversible Screen

A new ultrabook is coming and it will be something different from all the other ultrabooks that you’ve seen so far.  Lenovo will be releasing the IdeaPad Yoga 13 around late October of 2012, which will be close to the software release of Windows 8, the next iternation of Microsoft’s Windows franchise.

The IdeaPad Yoga will not only feature this new operating system, which is suppose to be a complete redesign of Windows, having more focus on multi-touch functionality, it will also be highlighted by a reversible screen.  This would make it similar to what we’ve seen before in Tablet PCs, but in the form factor of an ultrabook.  The potential for different uses is interesting, and its possible a good number of people will see it as intriguing to pick one up.

The Yoga comes with a keyboard that folds around almost 360 degrees to hide and transform itself into a tablet. If the Yoga and the mysterious convertible Windows RT tablet are one and the same, it would likely compete directly with Microsoft’s own Surface tablets.

More at Lenovo teases Windows 8 reversible Yoga tablet/laptop

 


 
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Lenovo Ecoupons: 9/13 to 9/19

The first week of the NFL is in the books and Lenovo is continuing is football season special offers with another week of promotions. Ecoupons have been updated to reflect new savings to be had between the dates 9/13 to 9/19.

IdeaPad Laptops and IdeaCentre Desktop deals are valid for the next 7 days while ThinkPad Laptop deals are valid only until 9/16 or this weekend.

This Week’s Savings:

  • Discounts of up to 40% on IdeaPad, IdeaCentre, Essential Laptops/Desktops
  • Discounts of 15% and more on select ThinkPad Laptops. These include Edge 430, Edge 530, T430, T530, W530 and X230 systems.

New Lenovo Laptop Ecoupons


Current Special Offers For: ThinkPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaPad Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: Essential Laptops 


Current Special Offers For: IdeaCentre Desktops 

 

Purchasing Guide:

ThinkPad (Powered for productivity, Rock-solid reliability, Uncompromised security)

  • L Series – Environmentally friendly
  • Edge Series – Small-business style
  • T Series – Portable powerhouse
  • X Series – Mobile freedom
  • X Tablet Series – Versatility to go
  • W Series – Ultimate mobile workstation

IdeaPad (Stylish laptops and Ultrabooks, Enhanced multimedia, Innovative technology)

  • S Series – Web connectivity anytime, anywhere
  • U Series – Super slim designer notebooks and ultrabooks
  • Y Series – Series entertainment
  • Z Series – Affordable entertainment

 

Three New IdeaPad S Series Ultrabooks Rolling Out in September

The IdeaPad S Series is finally getting an update.  For the longest time, this category has been focused on what used to be popular netbooks.  We saw the S205 followed by the S206.  However, come this month, Lenovo will release three new models in the S300, S400 and S405.  These machines have been classified as ultrabooks, thin and light mobile computing solutions, more powerful in performance than netbooks with a slightly larger form factor.

Lenovo’s three new IdeaPad S Series ultrabooks will target budget mainstream consumers.  The IdeaPad U Series will still be the more premium ultrabook product line.

The IdeaPad S300, S400 and S405 will feature a 13.3″, 14″ and 14″ display respectively.  The S300 and S400 are powered by third generation Intel ULV Core i3 and Core i5 processors and the S405 is powered by an AMD A8 quad core processor.

It’s strange that Lenovo would release these systems right before the debut of Windows 8, which is only a month away.  These IdeaPad S Series models will ship with Windows 7, but will be eligible for the Windows 8 upgrade.

Aiming to strike the ever-elusive balance between portability and performance, all three ultraportables in the new S Series cadre measure 21.9mm thick and weigh less than four pounds. Along with a 14-inch display, each ultraportable is decked out in a metallic-finished chassis that can be kitted out in either a cotton-candy pink, crimson red, or silver grey color.

More at Lenovo Beefs Up IdeaPad S Series Ultraportables

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Entertainment Laptop

If you’re looking for a Lenovo laptop that has some serious computing performance capabilities, consider one from the IdeaPad Y Series.  The systems in this family of laptops are geared for serious entertainment, and are powered by top of the line Intel processors and dedicated graphic controllers.  Choose from either 14″ or 15.6″ displays: Y480 and Y580

When you’re looking at the most current lineup on Lenovo’s website, you’ll probably see a ton of models.  Lenovo has it where each model has for the most part, a set base system configuration.  Customization is available but to a limited degree, so you’ll want to pick out the model that is closest to the specifications you want.

For an extremely thorough review and breakdown of a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop, checkout Lisa Gade’s video on MobileTechReview.  There’s a lot of great videos reviews on this website, and the site is one of my favorite places to visit for detailed and informational content on laptops.

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