Lenovo unveils AMD-based G455 and G555 laptops, C315 all-in-one

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Lenovo has unveiled two new budget-minded laptops powered by a choice of AMD processors and unspecified ATI Radeon HD Mobility graphics. Intended for mainstream consumers, the G455 and G555 feature 14- and 15.6-inch widescreen displays, respectively, and will run Windows 7 on an Athlon II or dual-core Turion II processor.


Both the Lenovo G455 and G55 also come with an ergonomic keyboard "designed to improve typing accuracy and key responsiveness," as well as power management software, a one-touch backup, repair and recovery tool, and cameras with facial recognition support. Most specs are still under wraps but Lenovo expects to start shipping these systems next month starting at $449.


In addition, the company has announced a 20-inch all-in-one desktop with multi-touch support, a choice of AMD Athlon dual core processors, 4GB of memory and ATI Mobility Radeon graphics. The C315 will arrive in April for $649 and will include Lenovo's IdeaTouch interface along with other touch friendly software.

While none of these seem overly impressive, it's good to see AMD scoring some design wins and paving the way for more affordable products that don't necessarily skimp on quality. Just last month Lenovo unveiled a range of Intel and AMD-based ultraportable laptops aimed at business users on a budget, including the ThinkPad X100e and a new ThinkPad Edge series.

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