SINGAPORE, July 16, 2008 – Lenovo today introduced four new notebooks for
consumers to express themselves with more choices of color, including Indigo
blue, Bold black and Crimson red. In addition, the four notebooks also come with
consumer-focused features including expanded facial recognition capabilities for
simple and convenient log-on, One-Key Rescue System to recover your ideas with
just one touch, HDMI to connect to the digital world and optional Blu-Ray DVD
players on select models for enjoying high-definition content.
The announcement brings two new notebook form factors – the 13-inch widescreen
IdeaPad Y330 and U330 notebooks and the 14-inch widescreen IdeaPad Y430 notebook
– to the IdeaPad line. Additionally, the new IdeaPad Y530 notebook round out
Lenovo’s expanded consumer notebook portfolio. All of the notebooks are based on
the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology.
“From San Francisco to Paris to Singapore, customer feedback on our inaugural
IdeaPad notebooks has been exceptional,” said Philip Tan, Country Manager,
Consumer Business, Lenovo Singapore. “Our new styles, colors and innovations are
all about customers and the ways they express themselves and their ideas.”
Lenovo designed its “U” series to be all about expressing ideas with style. The
IdeaPad U330 notebook is a super-slim ultra-light addition to the
widely-acclaimed IdeaPad U110 notebook, introduced in the spring. Available in a
glossy Indigo blue, the notebook starts at 2.29 cm thin and weighs in at just
over 1.8 kg.
Equipped with the latest version of VeriFace™ facial recognition technology,
consumers can now access encrypted files and to record a 30-second video message
for others users. Designed with Dolby® Home Theatre and touch-sensitive
multimedia controls, the notebook comes equipped with HDMI and an optional
built-in DVD burner.
The IdeaPad U330 notebook also includes switchable graphics. This enables the
user to run energy-efficient integrated graphics while on battery power and then
switch to high-definition discrete graphics for more powerful performance when
“plugged in.” The notebook also offers an LED backlit display, five hours of
battery life and Lenovo’s Active Protection System (APS), a feature pioneered on
ThinkPad notebooks. Lenovo’s APS technology helps protect the data on the hard
drive if the notebook should fall. And if the operating system should crash,
users can recover their data at the touch of a button with the One-Key Rescue
The IdeaPad Y330 notebook finds the perfect balance between style, entertainment
and performance. The notebook sports a shingle design on the top cover and palm
rest that comes in Bold black. Designed for strong mobile performance, it
combines the features the IdeaPad notebooks are known for with even more
including a built-in DVD burner and camera, up to 4 GB of memory, up to a 320 GB
hard drive and the latest wireless connectivity options including Bluetooth.
IdeaPad Y430 & Y530
The IdeaPad Y430 and Y530 notebooks make mainstream notebooks fun and
functional. Available in Bold black or a new Crimson red textured design on the
IdeaPad Y430 notebook, consumers can enjoy all the features that make the “Idea”
brand unique. Additionally, they may choose between a framed or frameless screen
as well as an optional Blu-Ray DVD player.
Pricing and Availability
The notebooks will be available through Lenovo retail partners from 16th August.
Pricing starts at SGD 1,399, SGD 2,699 and SGD 2,799 for the IdeaPad Y430, Y530
and U330 respectively.