Lenovo announces new Sandy Bridge notebooks, desktopBy Matthew DeCarlo
Lenovo has announced two new notebooks and one new desktop that use Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors. The 14-inch IdeaPad Y460p and 15.6-inch Y560p laptops are based on Intel's Huron River platform and come with up to a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 750GB hard drive alongside 32GB of flash storage. Windows 7 is preinstalled on both machines which will launch in metallic grey and white on January 11 with a starting price of $849.
The IdeaCentre K330 desktop also scales up to Intel's new Core i7 processors. Its base price is set fairly low at $699, so we assume modest configurations will be available, but Lenovo says you'll be able to buy the machine with up to 16GB of RAM and twin RAID 0-configured hard drives offering up to 4TB of storage. The company also mentions a Blu-ray drive, a fan controller, a TV tuner, and support for DX 11 graphics, though no specific GPUs are cited.