Remember Circuit City? It may no longer exist in your local mall (or alongside the 405) but somehow it’s wangled a flock of Lenovo’s new IdeaPad U400s — ahead of the company’s own official store. This thin yet powerful object of desire has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 Backlit LED screen, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, 1GB ATI Radeon HD6470M graphics and a 2.40GHz Intel Core i5-2430m processor. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit is stashed on the 750GB HDD and the whole thing is rated to run for four-hours on the built-in battery. If you want one to be slung on the back of a UPS truck on its way to your domicile, it’ll set you back $920 — a little more than the $850 that Lenny had promised, but isn’t it worth a little bit extra to get one before anyone else?
Circuit City starts shipping Lenovo IdeaPad U400, reminds you it still exists originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Home theater PC enthusiasts, you’ve grumbled and Lenovo listened. The company took your feedback to heart when it prepped its latest multimedia remote with keyboard — the N5902 — for release. Gone is the glossy piano black finish that marred your sweet N5901 with unsightly fingerprints, as well as its trackball pointer. In their stead, Lenovo’s outfitted this update in a matte exterior, adding an optical pointer with a “ridged” scroll bar located just below it. Perhaps the most notable addition to this refresh, however, is the ability to navigate and type from the now backlit keys. Fancy updating your couch control with this AA-powered peripheral? The head to the source below to fork over your hard-earned $52.
Continue reading Lenovo N5902 ditches the fingerprint magnet finish, adds backlit keys (video)
Lenovo N5902 ditches the fingerprint magnet finish, adds backlit keys (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 06 Oct 2011 21:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
When Lenovo announced a pair of Android tablets this summer, we didn’t even pretend it was the IdeaPad K1 we were most jazzed about. Sure, it was exciting to see Lenovo enter the Android tablet market on any terms, but it was the ThinkPad Tablet that set our curious minds rolling. There was the design, for one — an obvious homage to those black, red-nubbed laptops with the same name. It has personality, one that’s inextricably tied to Lenovo’s laptop know-how. It offers a full-sized USB port, an SD slot, 1080p output, a 3G SIM and a slew of accessories that includes a dock, pen and keyboard folio case. It’s the kind of tablet we don’t review all that often: one that might actually make for some painless productivity on the road.
As you can imagine, we’ve been waiting months to learn more, and if your tweets, comments and emails are any indication, so have you. Well, wait no more, friends. We’ve been spending almost a week with one and have oh-so much to say. So what are you waiting for? Meet us past the break, won’t you?
Continue reading Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet review
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet review originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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We haven’t heard much from outspoken
former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci
since he left the company
back in March of this year, but it looks like he’s now ready to get back into the PC business in a slightly different role. Lenovo confirmed today that Lanci is joining the company as a consultant to “help develop and accelerate Lenovo’s worldwide consumer business.” Initially, those efforts will be mostly focused on Lenovo’s integration of German PC manufacturer Medion, which it acquired
in June for $907 million, but it sounds like this is more than just a short-term gig — he does get to stay in Italy, though. Head on past the break for Lenovo’s complete statement.
Continue reading Ex-Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci joins Lenovo as a consultant
Ex-Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci joins Lenovo as a consultant originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 20:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The unchallenged reign of the MacBook Air on the thin-and-light domain is nearing an end — the Ultrabooks are coming, and the Lenovo U300s looks to be one of the strongest competitors we’ve yet seen. It’s a new entry to the IdeaPad lineup, the thinnest and lightest of a redesigned and reborn U Series that will also include the slightly stockier 13.3-inch U300 and the even bigger but even more serious 14-inch U400. All three are shipping in October, and we recently got a chance to try out the tiny trio. Read on for full details and our full impressions.
Continue reading Lenovo announces U300s Ultrabook, U300 and U400 IdeaPads, we go hands-on (video)
Lenovo announces U300s Ultrabook, U300 and U400 IdeaPads, we go hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 01 Sep 2011 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
It’s been a while
coming, but Lenovo’s ThinkPad tablet
has finally made its way to market. As expected
, the line of Honeycomb slates is now available for order on the company’s product page, with the 16GB, WiFi-only model priced at $500 and 3G-enabled versions going for $570 (32GB) and $670 (64GB). The 10.1-inch, NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered tablets are expected to begin shipping on August 29th, but you can order one now, at the source link below.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet now available for order, priced at $500 and up originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 23 Aug 2011 08:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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As if Apple needed further incentive to take a victory lap around its billion dollar war chest, the company can now add greater China to its list of top performing markets. According to the Financial Times, Apple’s third quarter China sales outstripped Lenovo’s $2.8 billion first quarter results, racking up a commanding $3.8 billion lead in the PC maker’s own backyard. Lenovo’s CEO, Yang Yuanqing, was quick to dismiss the ‘apples to oranges’ financial comparison, citing his company’s inability to compete in the mobile phone segment, and continued strong focus on personal computing. For what it’s worth, Lenovo does separate out both Hong Kong and Taiwan sales from its mainland report, putting the company on unequal footing with Cupertino which includes the two markets in its total Chinese earnings. Still, Lenovo has plenty of reason to keep its chin up. It does, after all, have that dominating 31.7 percent market share to lord over Mr. Steve Jobs.
Apple eclipses Lenovo’s sales in emerging Chinese market originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
This isn’t a case where an FCC appearance offers our first hint of an imminent release, but those holding out for Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet instead of the company’s more consumer-minded IdeaPad K1 can at least rest assured that things are apparently still on track. The tablet’s now officially passed through the FCC, which should be the device’s last major stop before its August 23rd release date. Not much else in the way of surprises, as you might expect, but ThinkPad fans do now have some handsome line art to enjoy while they wait for the real thing. Hit the source link below for a bigger version, along with the few other parts of the filing that remain non-confidential.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet visits the FCC, meeting described as business-like originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
It’s surprising how many small stores and offices take good care of their shopfront and interior decor, then spoil it by putting a bunch of dusty old PCs and monitors on show amid a jumble of cables. That’s exactly the kind of business Lenovo hopes to entice with its latest range of kit. The 21.5-inch LS2221 and 23.6-inch LS2421p monitors cost $229 and $299 respectively, and come with LED-backlit panels, a claimed “10 million to one” dynamic contrast ratio, and power efficiency that exceeds Energy Star requirements. The larger model has generally better specs, with 300nits of brightness, HDMI out and an inbuilt four-port USB hub to reduce clutter. Meanwhile, the ThinkCentre Edge 71 desktop comes in both tower and SFF versions to suit different locations, and sacrifices “legacy ports” for a cleaner appearance. It should be available from October starting at $369, while the monitors are due this month. Further details in the PR after the break.
Continue reading Lenovo targets businesses with LS2221 and LS2421p monitors, ThinkCentre Edge 71
Lenovo targets businesses with LS2221 and LS2421p monitors, ThinkCentre Edge 71 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 05 Aug 2011 06:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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We spied a mystery FCC listing just the other day, filed under a no-name company but bearing some unmistakable Lenovo markings. Now we have another unidentified device bearing the same branding and, according to our friendly neighborhood tipster, this is the company’s 7-inch IdeaPad, which might be (internally) dubbed the A1-07. It’s said to be powered by a TI OMAP3621 processor (which also drives the Nook Color), features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, a Broadcom GPS unit, 3G wireless with a SIM slot, and room for a microSD card as well. A 3,700mAh battery supposedly keeps things juiced, both front- and rear-facing cameras are on offer, and it’s all wrapped in a glossy plastic styling that makes it look a little like a TouchPad with some bare metal highlights. It also features three buttons up front that we’re hoping don’t mean it’s been relegated to Android 2.x. Now, the image above (and the second one, below) have obviously been crudely modified to hide something, and we can’t be sure of what we’re looking at here, but it’s interesting enough for us to pass these along. Have a gander and let us know what you think in comments.
Continue reading Lenovo’s 7-inch IdeaPad caught by Mr. Blurrycam?
Lenovo’s 7-inch IdeaPad caught by Mr. Blurrycam? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.