Lenovo outs new notebook, nettop, all-in-one PCs, more

By on May 11, 2010, 12:44 AM
Lenovo has pushed out a host of new machines spanning notebooks as well as all-in-one and compact desktops. The mobile systems are largely focused on entertainment and include the IdeaPad Z560, Z565, Z360 and U160, while the desktop models include the IdeaCentre Q150 nettop, A700 AIO, B305 AIO and the Lenovo H320 standard desktop package.

The Z560 and Z565 are the largest notebook additions, both measuring 15.6 inches and carrying 1366x768 displays. They're mostly identical except the Z560 is powered by an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor and Nvidia 310M or 315M graphics, while the Z565 relies on single, dual, triple and quad-core AMD processors as well as ATI mobility Radeon HD 4200 or 5470 graphics. They can be configured with up to 8GB of RAM, 640GB of storage and a Blu-ray drive.


The Z360 simply crams the Z560's specs into a 13.3-inch body, but the 11.6-inch U160 changes the formula a bit. Although it has the same Intel processors as its bulkier siblings, it only offers Intel integrated graphics, up to 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage and no Blu-ray drive. In its favor, the system boasts up to seven hours of runtime and weighs just over three pounds with a six-cell battery.

Moving down the line, the 21mm-thin IdeaCentre Q150 nettop packs a dual-core Atom D410 or 510 processor, an Nvidia Ion GPU, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, up to 500GB of storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi, four USB ports, VGA-out, 5.1 channel audio and a multimedia remote with a trackball mouse and keyboard.

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The A700 features a 23-inch 1080p screen, houses Intel's latest processors, up to a Radeon HD 5650, 8GB of RAM and 2TB of storage, while the other has a 20 or 21.5-inch screen with AMD CPUs and maxes out with the Radeon HD 5450, 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Only the former offers Blu-ray, but both can be purchased with a TV tuner.

The Lenovo H320 is marketed as a "fun and affordable family PC that's half the size of a standard desktop computer." Its innards don't stray far from what's already been mentioned: Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, Radeon HD or GeForce graphics, up to 8 gigs of memory, no more than 1TB of storage, Blu-ray and your typical scope of connectivity.

All of the systems will ship next month with the Z560, Z565 and Z360 starting at $649, U160 at $699, A700 at $999, B305 at $699, Q150 at $249, and the H320 at $549.

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