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Lenovo kickstarts 2011 with new products and updated hardware

When the New Year arrives, it is time to get rid of the old and make way for the new, right? That is exactly what Lenovo has done to prepare itself for what 2011 has to offer. The Chinese OEM has announced in a press release that consumers can expect to see new additions to its established Think and Idea product lines in the following months to come.

If you happen to be one of those PC users who have been complaining throughout the whole of 2010 about how slow your notebook and desktop PC has become, the fact that 2011 is now upon us might serve as a good excuse to seriously start thinking about replacing that old machine.

And if getting a new PC happens to be on your list of priorities for 2011, you might be pleased to know that Lenovo is firing on all barrels with regards to product releases and refreshes. This is because the company has just announced in a press release that it has a huge variety of new and updated products ready in store to usher in the new year.

ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s

The ThinkPads are known to some of the most sturdy and relliable notebooks available for sale to the general public , but it also comes with a slightly unfavourable perception in that Lenovo focused too much on stability and neglected the finer points of consumer preferences such as visual appeal. Fortunately, users no longer have to cringe about having to deal with ugly laptops now that Lenovo has announced the new ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s notebooks

Strikingly thin and light, the E220s measures less than one inch thick and weighs less than 3.5 pounds for excellent portability, while the slightly larger E420s starts at just one inch thick and weighs four pounds. Both laptops feature metal accents that frame the black, soft-matte exterior, complementing the infinity screen inside for a TV-like appearance. To power both data-crunching, multitasking business activities and fun, personal entertainment, the E220s and E420s offer choices of upcoming Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. And to top off the package, both notebooks sport Dolby certified audio and enhanced video conferencing technologies, which makes it an ideal notebook for both work and play.

Lenovo LePad

If dual-booting between Android and Windows 7 on a notebook PC sounds like the kind of thing you enjoy doing on the weekends, your search for the perfect device has reached an end. This because Lenovo has just announced its new hybrid PC, the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad, which is capable of performing the aforementioned task.

According to Lenovo, the IdeaPad U1 hybrid with LePad is a unique two-in-one mobile device which offers users the best of both worlds when it comes to operating systems. When the LePad is docked with the IdeaPad U1, the U1 assumes control over the paired devices and loads up Windows 7 while outputting the display information to the LePad’s screen. Should the need for a more mobile computing experience surface, the LePad can be disconnected from the U1, where the Snapdragon-powered device will automatically switch over to the Android 2.2 operating system, where it can then be used as a slate PC.

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

Those who prefer to stay with a more familiar device need not find themselves left out of Lenovo’s product launch frenzy. This is because the OEM has announced a the introduction of a new ThinkPad under the X100 series, which means that it sports the same design as the X100e which many people have come to appreciate.

Meant to be introduced as an update to the X100e, the X120e does not stray too far from the original in that it makes use of an AMD processor instead of the Intel Atoms found in most netbooks today. However, unlike the X100e which made use of an Athlon Neo processor, the X120e features AMD’s new Fusion APUs, which combine both the processor and GPU into the same die. The new APU reportedly grants the X120e up to 65% faster graphics performance and 30% longer battery life, making it ideal for users who need a netbook that packs more power than the current batch on netbooks powered by Atom processors.

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