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Lenovo’s IdeaPad UltrabooksTM sashays down the runway with ERIIN

   

SINGAPORE – 5 June, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced its latest contribution to the PC + 1 era with the incredibly thin and light and ultra-responsive computing devices – the IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabook™. Sleek and chic, the Ultrabooks combine the best features of traditional laptops with the power of the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, large storage capacity, richly resonant audio, fast boot up, instant resume and prolonged battery life.

Koh Kong Meng, Regional General Manager, Lenovo ASEAN, said: “Lenovo Ultrabooks are a game changer. The introduction of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 today marks the milestone where Ultrabooks become mainstream. We are the company that can offer the widest range of Ultrabooks, from entry level up to premium, from consumers to corporate, to suit the different needs of our customers. Never before have we been able to package so many smart advancements in style, design and user experience together at once, and most importantly, at an affordable price. We simply make great ‘Do Machines’ that power great companies, great individuals and great ideas.”

The IdeaPad U310 and U410 — Ultra Machines for Styl   e and Performance

Literally as slim as a paperback book, the 13.3-inch (screen size) IdeaPad U310, and 14-inch U410, are ideal for essentially any mobile needs, only measuring 18mm and 21mm thick, weighing 1.7kg and 1.8kg, with up to seven to nine hours of battery life, respectively, on a single charge.

The Ultrabooks supported by solid state drives feature ultra-fast boot up and quick resume from sleep up to 40 percent faster than non-optimized devices thanks to Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience 3 optimization for Windows 7. With Lenovo Smart Update, the U310 and U410 automatically update email, IM chats and social media messages even when in sleep mode. The Lenovo U310 and U410 come in a variety of tantalizing colors such as Sapphire Blue, Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom, Graphite Gray, Ruby Red or Spearmint.

They are powered by 3rd gen Intel Core i5 Processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 32GB SSD cache and 500GB Hard Disc Drive (HDD) storage for the U310 and 750GB HDD for the U410. For optimal visuals when consuming or creating content, the U310 features Intel® GMA 4000 HD graphics, while the U410 features NVIDIA® GeForce® 610M 1GB graphics. Weaving fun into a stellar computing experience, the U310 and U410 come with Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology1 for wireless use on any big screen.

Street Candy Fashion Show with ERIIN

To reinforce the Ultrabook’s position in the consumer mainstream, Lenovo is partnering with ERIIN, an upcoming Singapore-based multi-label online retailer, in organizing the “STREET CANDY” fashion show. T he show revolves around the idea of fusing street style, fashion and technology, and is ERIIN's debut runway show in Singapore.

The book-inspired design and the variety of colors of the Lenovo Ultrabook will be matched with the latest 2012 styles ERIIN will introduce to their customers. They will feature apparel from Australia’s Talulah’s Fall Winter 2012 collection - Come To Light - and Hong Kong’s Hanalie’s Summer 2012 designs. Other young and upcoming labels like Quainthood, Kaehana and Nikicio, as well as Australia’s Escape to Paradise, will also be featured at the show.

Two Singaporean menswear labels, MILS and SIFR, will join ERIIN in a special collaboration, as an introduction to ERIIN's foray into menswear. Another local designer, Weesuen, will showcase three items from her inaugural collection of leather laptop bags under the SOLDATI CORAGGIOSI label.

Kate Tan, Creative Director of ERIIN said, “STREET CANDY signifies ERIIN's debut on many levels - our inaugural runway show, our first project under event management, our introduction into menswear. Maisha, my business partner, and I have kept firm on our belief in constantly collaborating and reinventing; we are fortunate to work with tech giant Lenovo within the first four months of launching, and play a part in launching their range of Ultrabooks."

1 PC + (PC plus) era is Lenovo’s assertion of the new era in technology – where PCs are central to the digital lives of people and businesses, with many other devices such as tablets, smart phones and smart TVs emerging on the scene. They all offer different experiences and applications, but all share the “heart” of a PC.


Intel® Core™ Processor Family for Ultrabook™

Finally technology has caught up with your expectations with the ultra-responsive, ultra-sleek Ultrabook™. Inspired by Intel. You won’t sacrifice power for beauty with an optimal blend of the responsiveness and smart capabilities you expect and the portability and style you want. Powered by a visibly smart Intel® Core™ processor in a design that’s less than an inch thick and wakes up in a flash, a new Ultrabook™ lets yo u experience the joy of performance that keeps up with you as you create, explore, and enjoy what interests you most. You’ll rethink what’s possible. We did. Because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you’ll do with it.

Pricing and Availability

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 will be available in Singapore starting June 7 2012 and the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 will be available in Singapore by the end of June. Prices for these laptop models start at SGD 1,499 and SGD 1,599, respectively. Both will be available from Lenovo retailers.

Please refer to the accompanying spec sheets for full details of the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410.

From 2 June 2012 to 31 January 2013, Lenovo and Microsoft are collaborating on a Windows 8 Upgrade Program offer. Customers can upgrade to the Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Edition for systems purchased with Windows 7 Home Basic and above Qualifying Microsoft operating systems include Window 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Professional for SGD17.99.

Lenovo is also working with SingTel on an exclusive bundle that includes the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 with selected SingTel broadband services to be available at the “SingTel Red Hot Sales at PC Show 2012” located at Level 6, Hall 601 and all SingTel Retail Stores from 7 to 10 June 2012.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 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, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

 

About ERIIN

ERIIN.com is an online retailer based in Singapore, curating a selected collection of quality, contemporary apparel and jewellery from upcoming Asian & Australian designers. Founded by NUS Business graduates Kate Tan & Maisha Miranda in January 2012, both individuals realized the growing focus on Asian American designers, and decided to pull the focus onto the Asia Pacific region. With combined skills of fashion, marketing, branding & finance, ERIIN's reputation has steadily grown both within and outside of Singapore.

 

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