|[June 20, 2013]
Lenovo Gets in the 'Miix' with New Range of Touch-Enabled Windows Devices
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
(HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced several new
touch-enabled Windows laptops, along with Lenovo (News - Alert) Miix, a
platform-bending multi-mode device that adapts to a user's every need.
As a 10.1-inch tablet that converts instantly into a fully-functioning,
Windows 8 laptop, the Lenovo Miix combines versatility and power in one
touch-enabled device. The IdeaPad S400 Touch, S500 Touch, S210 Touch,
U330 Touch and U430 Touch all hail from the company's S Series and U
Series, which are notable for their thin and lightweight designs.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix (Photo: Business Wire)
The new Lenovo Miix, S Series and U Series devices demonstrate Lenovo's
commitment to "touch" as a defining trend in consumer computing.
Research analyst firm IDC expects the penetration rate of touch laptops,
which now sits at close to 15 percent, to double next year. Leading that
trend, Lenovo is innovating across traditional technology segments -
such as desktop and laptop PCs - with its new multi-mode, touch-enabled
"Users don't want to choose between a laptop and a tablet. They want
both without compromise, and Lenovo Miix delivers," said Bai Peng, vice
president and general manager, notebook business unit, Lenovo Business
Group. "Bringing touch to our laptops is about more than adding a
touch-enabled screen. It requires a rethink of the way we interact with
our devices, starting with the expectations of customers for a fluid,
intuitive user experience. With these devices, touch becomes mainstream."
The new Lenovo Miix multi-mode device, S Series and U Series laptops run
Windows 8, providing users a touch-optimized experience utilizing Intel (News - Alert)
processors for superior performance. The devices also offer pre-loaded
software to improve user experience with security and support
applications, Internet solutions, multimedia and productivity software.
"Lenovo continues to develop sleek and slim touch devices, and the new
Miix tablet is a great example of its innovation," said Jordan
Chrysafidis, vice president of WW OEM Marketing, Microsoft (News - Alert) Corp. "We
look forward to continued collaboration with Lenovo to provide amazing
devices and experiences to customers that want all the capabilities of a
PC in a very mobile tablet design."
The latest entry to Lenovo's rapidly expanding range of multi-mode PC
innovations, the Lenovo Miix is a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with a PC
processor, perfect for entertainment and prductivity on the go.
Sporting a "quick-flip" detachable folio case with an integrated
AccuType keyboard, the Lenovo Miix instantly switches between PC mode
and tablet mode to quickly adapt to user's needs.
The Lenovo Miix display has a 10.1-inch HD (1366x768) IPS display that
is accessible in both laptop and tablet mode. The device runs on an
Intel Atom dual core processor and comes with 64GB of built-in eMMC
storage, expandable up to 32GB with a micro-SD slot. The Lenovo Miix
tablet weighs in at only 1.2 pounds and is just 0.4 inches thin. It also
includes integrated Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and/or optional 3G-GPS
connectivity and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life.
IdeaPad S400 Touch/S500 Touch/S210 Touch
Lenovo S Series laptops are defined by their elegant design and full
performance at an attractive price point. Designed to look even more
stylish with a tactile metallic finish and a thin (from 0.8 inches) and
light (from 3 pounds) frame, S series devices pack a solid punch with
far greater performance than comparably priced laptops. The IdeaPad S400
and S500 can be configured with up to 3rd generation Intel
Core i5 processors and optional discrete graphics. The IdeaPad S210 is
equipped with up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3 processors. All three
devices also offer Dolby Advance Audio v2 certification for high-quality
immersive experiences with multimedia. Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support
and Lenovo Cloud applications help S Series users easily share data and
access their computer's full functionality, while OneKey Recovery makes
data backup and recovery simple. The S400 and S500 come with 14-inch and
15.6-inch HD widescreen displays, respectively. The S210 comes up with
an 11.6-inch HD widescreen display.
U330 Touch/U430 Touch
The Lenovo IdeaPad U series laptops are notable for their very thin and
light designs, starting from only 0.77 inches, as thin as a smartphone,
qualifying them as Ultrabooks™. U Series devices are ultra-responsive,
offering advanced options such as motion control, voice control and a
multi-touch touchpad. The latest touch-enabled U Series laptops also
offer 10-point capacitive multi-touch. U Series are available with up to
4th generation Intel Core i7 processors plus optional NVIDIA (News - Alert)
GeForce graphics with DirectX 11 and up to 1TB HDD with 16GB SSD or
500GB SSHD with integrated 16GB NAND flash or 256GB SSD storage, all
packed into a metal frame that still stays light at as little as 3.7
pounds. The U330 Touch comes with a 13.3-inch HD or FHD display and the
U430 Touch comes with a 14-inch HD+ or FHD display.
Pricing and Availability*
The Lenovo Miix will be available later this summer beginning at
The IdeaPad S210 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
The IdeaPad S400 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
The IdeaPad S500 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
The IdeaPad U330 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
The IdeaPad U430 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
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Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal
technology company - one of the top two PC makers in the world and an
emerging PC Plus leader - serving customers in more than 160 countries.
Dedicated to 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 (News - Alert) 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, a global
Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan;
Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For
more information see www.lenovo.com.
*Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to
change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions.
Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised
features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right
to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
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