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Lenovo announces Mixx Windows 8 convertible, Ideapads with discrete GPUs, 1080p LCDs
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.
The Yoga 13 features a third generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a 128GB solid state drive. True to its name, the Yoga 13 utilizes a 13.3-inch HD+ LED Multitouch display operating at 1,600 x 900 resolution.
The ThinkPad X1 is equipped with a dual-core Core i5-2520M clocked at 2.5 GHz, it also features Intel HD 3000 graphics for a max TDP of 35W. Additional hardware includes 4GB of DDR3, a Hitachi 320GB 7200 RPM hard drive, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wireless, Bluetooth, a 6-cell internal battery (38.92 Wh) and a 13.4” TFT display running at 1366 x 768 that is covered with Corning Gorilla glass.
The Google Nexus 10 features Android 4.2 with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip paired with 2GB of RAM, as well as a 10-inch screen at 2560 x 1600 resolution, clocking in at 300ppi. There’s also a 5MP camera on the back, a 1.9MP camera on the front, and a battery that Google says runs for 9 hours. Other features include microUSB, Micro HDMI and not one but two NFC chips.
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