Lenovo announces Mixx Windows 8 convertible, Ideapads with discrete GPUs, 1080p LCDs

By on June 21, 2013, 5:15 PM

Continuing to bolster its line-up of touchable consumer computers, Lenovo has announced the expansion its IdeaPad "S" and "U" laptop line-up. Amongst the fresh offerings are an 11.6-inch S210 and 13.3-14-inch U models equipped with Haswell silicon and optional 1080p screens. Additionally, Lenovo has announced its "Miix" tablet, a 10.1-inch hybrid convertible.

The 1.2-pound, 0.4-inch thick Miix is destined to sport an IPS display, but has been condemned to feature a resolution of 1366 x 768. Inside, buyers will find a dual-core Atom SoC, 64GB of flash storage, 802.11n connectivity and a purported 10 hour battery life. A specially designed keyboard cover promises owners the ability to switch between usage modes (i.e. tablet or laptop) on the fly. The Miix's price tag will be around $500.

Lenovo's new S series laptops will bear the following model numbers: S210, S400 Touch and S500 Touch. The diminutive S210 will sport an 11.6-inch screen and start at $429 while the larger S400 and S500 models are to feature touch-capable 14-inch and 15.6-inch displays, respectively, and cost $449 and $579. The S400 and S500 will be configurable with Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and can be paired up with discrete graphics, although no details about those options were provided. The S210's processor and graphics options were also not revealed.

The U330 Touch and U430 Touch models are Ultrabooks and will feature designs starting at just 0.77-inches thick and 3.7 pounds. U-series laptops will feature 4th-gen Intel (Haswell) processors and an optional Nvidia Geforce GPU, as well as 256GB SSD, 500GB SSHD and 1TB HDD options. Pleasantly, both the 13.3-inch and 14-inch models can be customized with FHD (1080p) display panels, as well. The starting prices for the U330 and U430 are $799 and $899, respectively.




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VitalyT VitalyT said:

They were probably thinking, oh, Mercedes just released the new S400, S500, we should call our laptops the same way to bolster sales...oh look, I just bought a new S500 - naaiiice...

Guest said:

The S210 sounds ideal for me. I have a Chromebook which is perfect as a coffee table computer, but I miss a few actual applications other than the browser, like a decent Skype/instant messenger client. The only thing that would make it better in my opinion would be to use Windows RT and an ARM chip instead of Intel.

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Every time I see "optional AMD/Nvidia Geforce GPU" from lenovo it always disappoints... I hope they start breaking that trend.

TheBigFatClown said:

Nobody WANTS Windows 8. You can mix it with cherries, you can mix it with vodka, you can mix it with sugar. You can mix it with anything you want. Nobody wants it!!!

TheinsanegamerN TheinsanegamerN said:

Based on the terrible build quality and poor battery life of the ivy bridge models....I wouldnt hold my breath. these things will probably fall apart after a couple of months.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

They were probably thinking, oh, Mercedes just released the new S400, S500, we should call our laptops the same way to bolster sales...oh look, I just bought a new S500 - naaiiice...

I wouldn't be at all surprised if that was the case.

1 person liked this | stateofjermaine stateofjermaine said:

Nobody WANTS Windows 8. You can mix it with cherries, you can mix it with vodka, you can mix it with sugar. You can mix it with anything you want. Nobody wants it!!!

Heh, well, I do. After installing Start8, I have no complaints.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

Nobody WANTS Windows 8. You can mix it with cherries, you can mix it with vodka, you can mix it with sugar. You can mix it with anything you want. Nobody wants it!!!

It's because Windows 8 is for people with open mind somewhat more than for those busy mixing drinks or smoking pot

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