Lenovo's latest IdeaPads, announced today at MWC 2019, blur the line between their mainstream and premium slim laptops and convertibles.
The IdeaPad C340, for example, is a two-in-one device available in 14 "and 15" versions with fiberglass and narrow bezels – a design touch formerly used only in the high-end Laptops from Lenovo was found. The same is true for the webcam-blocking privacy shutter and fast charging feature, which according to Lenovo brings the battery to 80 percent in one hour. A backlit keyboard, an active pen holder, and a fingerprint reader are also available.
The 14-inch IdeaPad C340 will start at $ 450 (about $ 345 or $ 630) on Intel and AMD models, while the only 15-Intel model will start at $ 500 will begin.
With these prices, you get low-cost components like an AMD Athlon 300U or Intel Pentium 5405U processor and a TN display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Options such as an IPS display with full HD resolution, up to a Core i7-8565U processor and discrete Nvidia GeForce MX230 graphics cards are available in April.
The C340 includes the narrow IdeaPad S340 and S540 laptops. These are also available in 14- and 15-inch versions and are made of high quality materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum, slim bezels around the displays, Dolby Audio, quick charge and webcam privacy.
The lower end IdeaPad S340 will offer:
- Up to Intel Core i7-8565U or up to AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
- Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU (Intel Only)
- Up to 14 Inch full HD IPS display or 15.6 full HD IPS touch screen
- Up to 12GB of memory
- Up to 256GB M.2 SSD (NVMe support) or 128GB SSD + 2 TB of HDD storage
- 14-inch Intel starts at $ 370 (AMD prices not currently available)
- 15.6-inch Intel starts at $ 450, AMD at $ 430
The somewhat higher-priced IdeaPad S540, which starts at $ 850, features an aluminum chassis and complements the 15.6-inch version with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics and dual-action cooling fans (up to 512) GB) PCIe SSD and a Full HD IPS display with 300-nit brightness (all other panels are equipped with 220 or 250 nits).
Lenovo also announced the desktop of the IdeaCentre AIO A340. Available in 22- and 24-inch sizes, the full-HD touch-screen all-in-one PC stands on an asymmetric tubular steel base that forms the border between modern office furniture and cheap garden chairs. Inside you will find an Intel Core i5-8400T processor with AMD Radeon 530 graphics card. It also comes in April with prices starting at $ 500 for the 22-inch and $ 680 for the 24-inch.
In addition to the PC announcements, Lenovo also adopted a pair of Yoga ANC headphones. Available for $ 170 in July, the headset features active features and environmental noise suppression, is Skype-optimized, has voice controls and can be connected to your phone or computer via Bluetooth 5.0 or USB-C. No British or Australian prices have been announced.