By Craig Goldstein
If I had a Nickel for every time I mentioned Lenovo and someone said “Who's Lenovo” I would be pretty well off. For years Lenovo has been known for building solid laptops and desktops for the business and home in the US and globally. We stopped by the Lenovo showcase at CES 2012 in Vegas to check out some of their new offerings and you'll find a list of the products we liked the most below.
Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 All-in-One
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is a feature rich all-in-one desktop that combines great design with excellent user options. The A720 sports a 27-inch flexible HD display that drops flat to play games on, slot loading Blu-Ray player, Intel Core i7 processor, 8 gigs of Ram, up to 1.8 TB of Storage (available SSD), 2 GB graphics card and supports ten-finger 10 finger touch.
Lenovo IdeaPad U310
With the Ultrabook category getting some buzz @ CES, Lenovo came out with two models that kept up with the pack. MTV Geek got the chance to check out the IdeaPad U310. The U310offers slim and stylish design in a lightweight case (4lbs). They feature 13.3 HD screens w up to 1GB video ram, 4 GB DDR3 Ram, storage up to 500 GB with available 32GB SSD, up to 8 hours of battery life with the ability to update your social media accounts even in sleep mode. The U310 also allows the user to view content on the “big” screen using Intel’s wireless Display Technology (WiDi). Prices start at around $700 and available in May 2012.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2
Continuing on the Four Screen concept, Lenovo had the IdeaTab S2 Tablet on display at CES. The latest IdeaTab has a 10-inch screen, one-third inch thin and 1.1 lb. light. It’s powered by a Qualcomm snapdragon8969 dual core CPU and Google’s Android 4.0 OS. Running Lenovo’s Mondrian UI, the S2 can access the internet, browse mail and download thousands of apps from the growing Market place. Its detachable design with a light keyboard dock can deliver up to 20 hours of battery life.
Lenovo S2 Smartphone
The S2 from Lenovo incorporates Snapdragon technology with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to create a sleek looking phone. S2 includes a high level of security to prevent personal data from being stolen by cyber phishing and control network and SMS traffic. It also includes a 8MP camera that allows you to take panoramic photos and the ability to store photos, music and videos on the cloud for easy access and sharing across multiple platforms. Not yet available in the states as of yet, the S2 will be coming to a carrier in the states soon.
Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA
You don’t need to be in shape to use try this YOGA. The 13.3 inch, 3.1 lb multi-mode notebook features a patented 360 degree dual-hinge flip design that allows it to flip around. YOGA features an Intel Core processor running Windows 8, up to 8 GB of ram, a 256GB SSD and can get up eight hours on a charge . The design is smart with a leather cover on the palm rest, side buttons for easy access and a keyboard that disables itself when folded into the tablet function. YOGA will be coming to market second half of the year with a price tag of about $1200 Dollars.
Lenovo K91 SmartTV
We had the opportunity to play around with the first SmartTV offering from Lenovo. The K91 is a 55’’ 3D LED SmartTV (240Hz) that features Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream) operating system. The K91 is powered by Qualcomm’s 8060 Snapdragon dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM, 8 GB storage and 2GB SD Card. Some cool features of the k91 are voice control commands, 5MB integrated webcam that allowing video conferencing and facial recognition, built-in WiFi , console style gaming, VOD as well as the ability to share music , movies, photos from your Smartphone, tablet, laptop make this unit a solid unit. The K19 55’’will be available in China in April and hope to be arriving on our shores soon after.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Hybrid
Weighing in at about 4 Lbs. and less than an inch think the X1 Hybrid is an Ultrabook that allows its owner to have their cake and eat it too. X1 combines the great features of Windows OS with the flexibility Android based device. Hybrid X1 features a gorilla Glass HD display, choice of Intel Core i3,i5,i7 processors, encrypted hard drives, crazy battery life (10hrs), Intel WiDi technology that allows content to be shared across screens, HDMI port, and Rapid Charge technology that allows its battery to be charged 80% in 30 minutes. The X1 will be on available in the U.S Q2 this year for about $1600 dollars.