Archive for January, 2009

Lenovo IdeaPad Y Series laptops

Monday, January 5th, 2009


Lenovo unveils the latest additions to its Idea brand of personal computers for consumers at CES 2009.

The new PCs push the envelope in the pursuit of thinner and more stylish designs, and combine these attributes with unique features like facial recognition and high-definition entertainment technologies to give consumers a computing experience like no other.

There are four new IdeaPad laptops – the IdeaPad Y650, one of the thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptops, the Y550 and Y450 laptops with a similar family design to the Y650, and one of the thinnest all-in-one desktop PCs, the IdeaCentre A6002. With the explosive growth of social networking, Lenovo also continues to enhance its IdeaPad S10 netbook with new instant on capability, facial recognition and easy access to Lenovo’s social networking community.

In particular, Lenovo delivers its first 16-inch widescreen laptop ‘IdeaPad Y650′, as one of the thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptops. In fact, the laptop weighs less than many 15-inch laptops, providing users with an additional inch of screen space without compromising on mobility. Making use of advanced materials, Lenovo has engineered the laptop down to a slender one-inch at its thinnest point with a weight of just 5.6 pounds.

The expanded Y Series adds new screen sizes to the IdeaPad laptop lineup: the 16-inch Y650, the 15.6-inch Y550, and the 14-inch Y450. The new Y Series laptops are configurable with up to 500GB of hard drive storage space and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory.

MSI netbook with dual-storage

Thursday, January 1st, 2009


MSI unveiled its new 10-inch netbook ‘U115 Hybrid’ that is equipped with both SSD and HDD drives. It primarily uses 16GB SSD and temporarily operates 160GB HDD with ‘Eco Mode’ to save power.

Powered by Intel Atom Z530(1.6GHz) processor, the U115 Hybrid adopts 2GB DDR2 RAM, a 10-inch LCD screen with 1024*600 resolution, a 2M webcam and 4-in-1 card reader. Running on Windows XP Home Edition OS, it supports WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity. Dimensions are 260x180x19~31.5(mm) and it weigh 1kg only.