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Lenovo reveals hordes of laptops for CES

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Thu Jan 05 2012, 05:00

CHINESE LAPOP MAKER Lenovo has revealed more laptops than you can shake a stick at before the consumer electronics show (CES) kicks off next week.

Most of these devices are under the Thinkpad brand starting with the X1 hybrid model. It has been tagged as a hybrid because along with Windows it has an Instant Media Mode (IMM), a custom Linux-based operating system.

Lenovo said its portfolio of laptops is "loaded with serious business technology and personal lifestyle computing features".

The Thinkpad X1 will come with an Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processor to run Windows and a Qualcomm dual-core chip for IMM. Lenovo claims this doubles the battery life to more than 10 hours. It will tip up in the second quarter starting at £1,025.

An additional Thinkpad newcomer is the Edge S430, which is a premium laptop for "image conscious professionals". Like the Lenovo T430u it will have a 14in screen, a choice of Intel Core processors and technology such as Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and either a DVD burner or a second hard drive.

All of this will come in a chassis less than 25mm thick with a weight of less than 1.8kg. Prices will start at £480 with an expected availability date of June.

Furthermore Lenovo has announced four Thinkpad Edge models to fill the mid-range with a choice between Intel and AMD Fusion processors. These will come in 11.6in, 13.3in, 14in and 15.6in screen models. Lenovo said the Thinkpad Edge series will be available in April worldwide starting at £224.

Last and definitely least is the Lenovo B series, which is a range of four entry level laptops. Like the Thinkpad Edge laptops they will have a choice of Intel or AMD Fusion chips and reasonable specifications including up to 1TB of disk storage, an HDMI port and USB 3.0. The Lenovo B series laptops will be available in selected markets starting at £224. µ


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