Lenovo Brings New IdeaPads to the Australian Market


Lenovo Debuts Two New Notebooks Designed For Style, Entertainment and Performance

Sydney, AustraliaJuly 16, 2008: Lenovo today introduced two new notebooks that give customers even more ways to express their ideas with expanded multimedia capabilities and additional consumer-focused features. The new notebooks include expanded facial recognition capabilities for simple and convenient log-on, One-Key Rescue System to recover your ideas with just one touch, HDMI to connect to the digital world and optional Blu-Ray DVD players on select models for enjoying high-definition content.

“Since Lenovo announced its move into the consumer market in January 2008 we’ve been constantly talking with consumers and retailers and the feedback on our IdeaPad range has been phenomenal,” said David Nicol – Director, Small Business and Consumer Lenovo Australia and New Zealand. “We’re now taking that feedback and enhancing our consumer range with additional multimedia capabilities such as TV tuners, Blu-Ray players and HDMI output.”

IdeaPad Y430 & Y530
The IdeaPad Y430 and Y530 notebooks give customers an all around excellent computing experience. Ideal for a variety of tasks, from Internet shopping to financial planning to light photo editing, these notebooks are equipped with all the features shared throughout the IdeaPad line. Already designed for a comprehensive multimedia experience with Dolby Sound Room and touch-sensitive controls, select notebooks are now equipped with Blu-Ray DVD burners and support for HDMI.

All the newly announced IdeaPad notebooks are based on Intel’s® latest Centrino® 2 processor technology.

Pricing and Availability
The IdeaPad Y530 will be available through Dick Smith Electronics, Dick Smith Powerhouse and Domayne from late-July. The IdeaPad Y430 will be available through Dick Smith Electronics and Dick Smith Powerhouse from mid-August. Models available from the above launch dates will start at AUD $1,999.00 for the Y530 and AUD $1,499 for the Y430 with additional models at varying price points becoming available later in the quarter. All prices are inclusive of GST.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s most innovative personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see