PHILIPPINES, July 16, 2008 – Lenovo today introduced four new notebooks for consumers to express themselves with more choices of color, including Indigo blue, Bold black and Crimson red. In addition, the four notebooks also come with consumer-focused features including 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.
The announcement brings two new notebook form factors - the 13-inch widescreen IdeaPad Y330 and U330 notebooks and the 14-inch widescreen IdeaPad Y430 notebook – to the IdeaPad line. Additionally, the new IdeaPad Y530 notebook round out Lenovo's expanded consumer notebook portfolio. All of the notebooks are based on the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology.
"From San Francisco to Paris to Philippines, customer feedback on our inaugural IdeaPad notebooks has been exceptional," said Michael Ngan, Country Manager, Consumer Business, Lenovo Philippines. "Our new styles, colors and innovations are all about customers and the ways they express themselves and their ideas."
Lenovo designed its "U" series to be all about expressing ideas with style. The IdeaPad U330 notebook is a super-slim ultra-light addition to the widely-acclaimed IdeaPad U110 notebook, introduced in the spring. Available in a glossy Indigo blue, the notebook starts at 2.29 cm thin and weighs in at just over 1.8 kg.
Equipped with the latest version of VeriFace™ facial recognition technology, consumers can now access encrypted files and to record a 30-second video message for others users. Designed with Dolby® Home Theatre and touch-sensitive multimedia controls, the notebook comes equipped with HDMI and an optional built-in DVD burner.
The IdeaPad U330 notebook also includes switchable graphics. This enables the user to run energy-efficient integrated graphics while on battery power and then switch to high-definition discrete graphics for more powerful performance when "plugged in." The notebook also offers an LED backlit display, five hours of battery life and Lenovo's Active Protection System (APS), a feature pioneered on ThinkPad notebooks. Lenovo's APS technology helps protect the data on the hard drive if the notebook should fall. And if the operating system should crash, users can recover their data at the touch of a button with the One-Key Rescue System.
The IdeaPad Y330 notebook finds the perfect balance between style, entertainment and performance. The notebook sports a shingle design on the top cover and palm rest that comes in Bold black. Designed for strong mobile performance, it combines the features the IdeaPad notebooks are known for with even more including a built-in DVD burner and camera, up to 4 GB of memory, up to a 320 GB hard drive and the latest wireless connectivity options including Bluetooth.
IdeaPad Y430 & Y530
The IdeaPad Y430 and Y530 notebooks make mainstream notebooks fun and functional. Available in Bold black or a new Crimson red textured design on the IdeaPad Y430 notebook, consumers can enjoy all the features that make the "Idea" brand unique. Additionally, they may choose between a framed or frameless screen as well as an optional Blu-Ray DVD player.
Pricing and Availability
The notebooks will be available through Lenovo retail partners from 16th August. Pricing starts at PhP 49,900, PhP 89,900 and PhP 99,900 for the IdeaPad Y430, Y530 and U330 respectively.
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 www.lenovo.com .