Lenovo has announced the availability of a new range of touch-enabled PCs which come in a variety of form factors.
These include the award-winning IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, a revolutionary interpersonal computing device, the IdeaPad Yoga 11s, the first multimode mini Ultrabook™ equipped with powerful Intel processors and featuring Windows 8, the ThinkPad Helix, a premium convertible for business professionals featuring a “rip and flip” design and the ThinkPad Edge E431, designed for small businesses who want to leverage on Windows 8’s touch optimization.
“We are excited about Lenovo’s latest range of touch-enabled devices that will create and define a new computing experience for our end users,” said Jessie Quek, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore. “The advancements in touch optimization and processing power will enable these new form factors to take off and gain rapid adoption. With these tools, Lenovo can empower the Doers of today to work and play with digital content like never before.”
IdeaCentre Horizon Creates an Interpersonal Computing Experience
The IdeaCentre Horizon is designed to create a new way of thinking about computing – one that makes the experience shared, collaborative and personal. With a supersized 27-inch screen, dynamic graphics and 10-finger touch, the Horizon allows up to four people to use it simultaneously for both work and play.
When placed parallel to the ground, users can activate the Horizon’s Aura interface and begin interacting with people and content ranging from photos and videos to apps and games. The Horizon comes preloaded with a library of games created by Lenovo. Complementing these games is a special set of on-the-glass accessories including an e-dice and four joysticks and four strikers.
The Horizon also doubles up as a high performance, all-in-one 27-inch desktop. With up to Intel® Core i7™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and Dolby Home Theatre® v4 audio, Horizon displays content beautifully and supports fast and smooth multimedia playback. All these features make it the ultimate home entertainment center, and a great device for collaborative work in the office.
IdeaPad Yoga 11s – Small Yet Powerful Ultrabook
Hot on the heels of the first two Yoga-branded convertibles launched last year is the new IdeaPad Yoga 11s, which comes equipped with a new low power lineup from Intel with up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors and Windows 8 to give users the full power of multitasking and using Office applications, all in a svelte, 0.68-inch thin frame. Similar to its predecessors, users can utilize the Yoga 11s in four modes – laptop, tablet, stand and tent – for both work and play.
The IdeaPad Yoga 11s features an 11.6-inch HD IPS display that supports 10 finger multi-touch and Motion Control which allows users to swipe their hand in front of the webcam to advance photos, videos and other documents. It also comes with Lenovo Transition, where users can automatically open applications like PowerPoint in full-screen even when using Yoga 11s in tent, stand or tablet mode.
The IdeaPad Yoga 11s also has the same attractive rubber painting and a soft-touch exterior as the IdeaPad Yoga 13 and will be available in Silver Grey and Clementine Orange
ThinkPad Helix Fuses Laptop, Tablet and More with “Rip and Flip” Screen
The ThinkPad Helix is a premium convertible that defines the next generation of mobile computing through its ground breaking “rip and flip” design. This special design gives users absolute mobile freedom and versatility with multiple unique ways to use it.
ThinkPad Helix first functions as a high performance UltrabookTM. For added mobility, the 11.6-inch tablet can separate from its base to become the thinnest full-function Intel® 3rd generation Core™ tablet with vPro, also weighing in at 835 grams, making it one of the lightest around.
The innovative “rip and flip” screen lets users flip the tablet 180° and snap it back into the base – this mode, called Stand mode, transforms Helix into a mini-movie theatre or business presentation central. From here, users can also fold the screen down to use it as a tablet while keeping the base connected for added ports and connectivity.
As a ThinkPad-branded device, the Helix also delivers on the brand’s reputation for quality and reliability, along with enhanced security and manageability features.
ThinkPad Edge E431 – Bringing the Windows 8 Experience to SMBs
The ThinkPad Edge E431 comes with an optional touchscreen display and is targeted at small and medium businesses. The E431 ushers in a redesigned trackpad that provides more real estate for end users to play around with.
The E431 comes with a proprietary new charging standard called OneLink, which uses a single cable for charging, video and data. Consumers can also purchase an additional OneLink dock, a peripheral with four USB ports, HDMI and an Ethernet jack.
Refreshed Touchscreen PCs
Lenovo has also recently unveiled a refreshed range of touch-enabled PCs – namely touchscreen versions of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and IdeaPads U310 and U410 Ultrabooks, the mainstream IdeaPad Z400, and the thin-and-light IdeaPad S400.
Pricing and Availability
The IdeaCentre Horizon will be available at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and all Courts outlets starting from the PC Show onwards with prices from SGD$2,899.
The IdeaPad Yoga 11s will be available from the PC Show onwards with prices from SGD$1,399.
The ThinkPad Helix is available in stores and at the PC Show with prices from SGD$2,199.
The ThinkPad Edge E431 (non-touch) is already available in stores with prices starting from SGD$1,199, while the touchscreen version will be available from mid July with prices starting from SGD$1,499.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is currently available and is retailing at a starting price of SGD$2,999
The IdeaPads U310 and U410 Touch (both in Graphite Grey Only) are currently retailing with prices starting from SGD$1,199 and SGD$1,299 respectively.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch is also currently available, with prices starting from SGD$1,199.
The IdeaPad S400 touch is currently retailing with prices starting from SGD$1,099
All products are available through Lenovo retailers and business partners.
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