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Lenovo Brings Entertainment and Multi-touch into Home and Business Computing

   

IdeaCentre A720 All-in-One: 10-point multi-touch experience brings home computing to the next level

IdeaPad Y480 laptop: High-performance entertainment for digital fun speekers

ThinkPad Edge E430 laptop: Bringing Style and Substance to Small Business Computing

SINGAPORE – April 26, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today launched their latest line-up of PCs – the industry’s slimmest 27-inch IdeaCentre A720 All-in-One (AIO); the mobile multimedia powerhouse, the IdeaPad Y480; and the stylish and sophisticated ThinkPad Edge E430 laptop for small-medium businesses (SMBs) – all equipped with the quad-core 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors and coupled with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 (EE 3) for Windows 7.

Jessie Quek, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore, said: “We see a PC+ evolution where the PC remains central to the digital lives of many people and businesses. Our strategy remains consistent; we attack areas of greatest potential and protect areas where we have a strong lead. Lenovo is number one in the worldwide consumer desktop market. Today we defend our lead and raise the benchmark by introducing the industry’s slimmest AIO, the IdeaCentre A720. We will continue to create new products that will set the standard for the PC+ evolution.”

The IdeaCentre A720 will Bend over Backwards for You
As the industry’s slimmest 27-inch AIO, the IdeaCentre A720 sports a sleek metal exterior and is a mere 24.5mm, thinner than a typical club sandwich. Its frameless display screen supports 10-point multi-touch. The improved AIO design is engineered to optimize the touch experience in the ‘digital’ home by allowing a widely adjustable hinge screen to be pulled towards the user at an angle of -5o and folded back to an angle of up to 90o. This foldable screen makes touch applications more comfortable to use and maneuver especially over longer periods of time.

Offering extraordinary graphics performance powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, the desktop comes with up to 1TB HDD and 64 GB SSD storage. The A720 support multi-user scenarios with greater accuracy over its touch experience while delivering an impressive home multimedia experience on a frameless high definition 16:9 widescreen. Integrated with entertainment features, such as room-shaking Dolby Home Theatre V4 audio, Lenovo High-Sense (720p HD) Webcam, and Lenovo IdeaTouch (a suite of touch-optimized applications and games), the A720 is an ultra stylish and fun addition to the modern home’s entertainment centre.

The Ultimate Entertainment Experience with IdeaPad Y480
For a high-performance laptop capable of handling intensive multimedia applications, look no further than the IdeaPad Y480. The laptop comes with a refreshed look in Dark Gray and features a large one-piece touchpad for computing comfort.

The Y480 features the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX640M 2GB GDDR5 graphics, which offers a full HD display that is able to satisfy the highest level of graphics and processing performance, for intensive multimedia and gaming. Entertainment abounds with its Dolby Home Theatre V4 enhanced audio, JBL® designed speakers and OneKey™ Theater II for one-touch audio-visual optimization, providing clearer, brighter images and richer audio. This mobile marvel also supports a back-lit keyboard and HD camera with night view for continued fun in the dark.

ThinkPad Edge E430: Style & Substance to Succeed
With a chic appearance, this sleek ThinkPad E430 is specially designed to meet the needs of every SMB. The 14-inch ThinkPad Edge E430's soft-touch black lid, with gently rounded corners, adds a subtle classy note to the traditional ThinkPad aesthetics. Available in Midnight Black, the laptop comes equipped with choices of integrated or discrete graphics, up to 1 TB of storage that can be combined with solid state drive storage, USB 3.0 ports and a high resolution web camera. Made with SMBs in mind, the latest Intel Core processors also include Lenovo Solution Center powered by Intel Small Business Advantage.

Enhanced Experience 3.0
In addition to the hundreds of thousands of apps available in Android Market, IdeaPad Tablet A1 users have access to apps in the Lenovo App Shop – a unique app marketplace offering country-specific applications, currency, and languages, which features popular applications that have been tested specifically for Lenovo IdeaPad tablets. The Lenovo App Shop offers apps within a broad range of categories including music, movies, books, productivity, social networking, weather, printing and more.

EE3 certified Lenovo PCs boot up in 24 seconds on average, while the typical Windows 7 PC trails with an average time of 41 seconds.

Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 will be available from the first week of June, retailing at SGD 2,699; the IdeaPad Y480 will be available from the first week of May, retailing at SGD 1,499; and ThinkPad Edge E430 will be available in mid-May, starting from SGD 1,249. All will be available from Lenovo retailers.

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About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE:992) 9ADR:LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. 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. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see http://www.lenovo.com/.

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