As part of the flood of new IFA products, Lenovo has updated its slim S series of IdeaPad laptops for Windows 8.
Unlike some of the laptops from Dell, Toshiba, Samsung, and others we've previewed this week, we have not had a chance to see these new models in person. But Lenovo describes the new IdeaPad S300, S400, and S405 as follows:
Equipped with the latest technology, the Lenovo IdeaPad S300 and S400 laptops are available with Intel's third-generation CoreTM i3 or i5 processors, while the IdeaPad S405 is packed with up to AMD A8 quad-core processors. Up … Read more
The latest effort by Lenovo in the tablet market is now available and selling for $299.99 at Best Buy. The IdeaPad A2109, not to be confused with the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, has a smaller screen, a higher resolution (1,280x800 pixels versus the S2109's 1,024x768 pixels), and a faster CPU.
The 9-inch tablet comes with built-in 16GB memory and a 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. In addition, it's loaded with the Android 4.0 OS and has a microSD slot, a Micro-HDMI port, and a Micro-USB port.
One of the cornerstones of upcoming Windows 8 tablets will be Microsoft Office, but will that be a deal-maker for buyers?
Any Intel-based Windows 8 Pro tablet -- like the one coming from Hewlett-Packard -- will be able to run the regular version of Office, just as it runs today on any Intel-based PC.
And, in April, Microsoft preannounced that tablets running the RT version of Windows 8 will come with Office.
Lenovo is on fire.
The PC maker today reported sales of $8 billion during its fiscal quarter that ended June 30, up 35 percent from the $5.9 billion it generated during the same period last year. Lenovo's profit hit $141 million, up from the $108 million it posted in the fiscal first quarter of 2011.
Lenovo's strong performance comes on the back of its soaring PC shipments. The company's notebook shipments rose 27 percent in the fiscal first quarter, helping it to hit a record 15.4 percent market share in that market. On the desktop … Read more
During Lenovo's first fiscal quarter 2013 earnings call, executives didn't mince words in attacking Microsoft's Surface strategy.
"Although we don't like Microsoft providing hardware, for us, it just adds one more competitor," Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said during the conference call in response to analyst's question.
"[They're] just one of our many competitors. We are still confident that we are providing much better hardware than our competitors including Microsoft," he said.
Yuanqing continued. "They are strong in software, but [we] don't believe they can provide the best hardware … Read more
Last week I reviewed Lenovo's IdeaCentre A720, a Windows 7-based all-in-one desktop with a 27-inch touch screen. 27-inch displays are relatively new for Windows all-in-ones, but as the largest screens for the category they represent the ideal scenario for using Windows 8's touch (nee Metro) interface via desktop. As a follow-up to that review, here are my impressions of the Windows 8 desktop touch experience, facilitated by that Lenovo all-in-one and the Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400 (you can also check out our review of a newer build, Windows 8 RTM, released today).
Disclaimer: The frustrations of … Read more
Aside from calling it a "PC," there isn't much about Windows RT devices that resemble the laptop you're using today, as Microsoft spelled out today in its Building Windows 8 blog.
This follows the announcement by Asus of the Windows RT Tablet 600.
Here are some of the highlights of today's blog:Windows RT is not just tablets: The point being that many devices will come with physical keyboards. "Some … Read more
The upcoming Windows RT device mentioned by Lenovo last week may be none other than its IdeaPad Yoga.
Lenovo revealed last week that it will unveil a Windows RT device around the same time that Windows 8 launches on October 26. But it was mum about the name or other details.
Now we may have a name: the IdeaPad Yoga.
The convertible tablet/notebook will reportedly hit in the market around late October in two different versions, sources told ABC News. One version would be powered by an Intel CPU and offer Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. The other … Read more