September 22, 2008

Lenovo Goes Ultra-Portable

* LENOVO marks its entry into the netbook market, or ultra- portable category, with the IdeaPad S10.

According to Lenovo's worldwide competitive analyst Matt Kohut, apart from more connectivity options and better battery life, the S10 is a great user-interface device.

"The bigger keyboard is suitable for touch typists while the touchpad comes with multi-touch support to allow users to interact using gestures."

The S10 will be available locally this month at RM1,999.

Lenovo also introduced other thin and light IdeaPads such as the U330, Y330, Y430 and Y530.

The U330 features VeriFace face recognition technology, which works with the onboard Webcam to allow users to use their face as a password to access the notebook and encrypted files.

It also offers switchable graphics to lower energy usage, light- emitting diode backlit display, and five hours of battery life. To safeguard data on its drive, it comes with Lenovo's Active Protection System that protects against drops and the One-Key Rescue System data recovery technology.

Next, the Y330 is built to add entertainment elements in computing with features such as a built-in DVD burner, camera, four gigabytes of memory, a 320GB hard drive and multiple connectivity options. This model is priced at RM5,999.

The Y430 and Y530 are Lenovo's fun and functional models that offer options such as framed or frameless screen and upgrade to Blu- ray DVD player. The Y430 comes in Bold Black or Crimson Red.

Starting prices for the Y430 and Y530 are RM2,299 and RM4,799 respectively.

Also unveiled as part of Lenovo's new offerings are the ThinkPad models X301, X200, T400 and T500.

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