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Lenovo News: ThinkPad W700ds, IdeaCentre 600, IdeaPad Y650

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Big Lenovo news has surfaced, let's do it.

So, let's do a quick recap of one my previous blog post's talking about the Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds (link here). This laptop has a 17 inch primary screen and a secondary screen which is measuring in at 10.6 inches. It has the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M graphics card, up to 8GB of RAM, giving off the signal that this laptop should be primarily used by a hardcore photo / video editor. "The secondary screen features a resolution of 768 x 1280" and adds about 2 pounds of weight. This laptop is pretty heavy, weighing in at around 11 pounds. But, what we all needed to know was the price tag. You want of these don't you? Okay, well, please fork over $3,663 USD. Damn. That is quite a bit of money. I'd get one of these just for show... if i had the money, that is.

Lenovo is ready to push out the thinnest all-in-one computer, the IdeaCentre 600. This will sport a 21.5 inch screen, but gizmodo.com states that the Vaio LV may be better specification-wise. Since this all-in-one computer doesn't come with HDMI and stuff like Blu-Ray are add-ons, they say that it will get "pricey pretty fast." The IdeaPad has a starting price at $999 USD, but as i just finished saying, with all the add-ons you might need to get, the price-tag may skyrocket. What you do get with this is a nice 1920 x 1080 resolution, a dual-core processor, 1-4 GB of RAM (DDR3) and up to 1 TB (Yes, terabyte) of hard-drive space. There's, of course, a bunch of other stuff included, but i just mentioned what stood out for me. I think it looks really good though, looks like the sexiest all-in-one PC's i've ever seen. Maybe we'll see this at the upcoming CES, maybe not. I think we will.

Last, but not least, enter the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650. What's so special about this laptop though? Well, it may not have 2-screens, like the ThinkPad W700ds and it's not an all-in-one PC, like the IdeaCentre. But, the IdeaPad Y650 does win in the weight category. The IdeaPad Y-series is going to have a 16:9 widescreen and is going to be the thinnest and the lightest in their category. Why? Carbon fibre. I know about carbon fibre because i used to play Need for Speed: Underground and it was used to make your car extremely lighter, which would, in the end, make your car move faster. Well, now Lenovo is putting carbon fibre on their laptops. Smart idea? Yeah, why not. Unless it starts screwing around with it's parts, that is. At this point, i don't know where the carbon fibre is located, but maybe it will be announced soon, or maybe i just skimmed through the article too fast. Anyways, accompanying the Y650 is the Y550 and the Y450, "which are the 15 and 14 inch versions of the same notebook," respectively. The starting price of the laptops are "$1200 [USD] for the Y650, $830 [USD] for the other two when they roll out in March." Some of the specs of the Y650 are: up to 4 GB of DDR3 memory and up to 500 GB of storage. They weigh in at 5.62 pounds with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Pretty sweet. Looks like Lenovo is getting themselves ready for this year. Big year for Lenovo? I'd think so. We'll just have to wait and see, as usual. It's all about how the consumers react.

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds (and picture): http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/01/04/dual.screen.17.thinkpad/
Lenovo IdeaCentre 600 (and picture): http://gizmodo.com/5123151/lenovo-ideacentre-600-thinnest-hottest-all+in+one-pc-on-the-block
Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 (and picture): http://gizmodo.com/5123157/lenovo-ideapad-y650-is-thinnest-lightest-16+inch-notebook-thanks-to-carbon-fiber

Anonymous said...
January 5, 2009 at 2:03 AM  

you forgot to mention our awesome converation.

Unknown said...
January 5, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

ROFL, i did and it was mighty awesome

nikki joanne said...
January 11, 2009 at 12:59 AM  

did they mention the IdeaCentre 600 in CES?

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