Lenovo has expanded its IdeaPad product line with the IdeaPad S300, S400, and S405 laptops. These affordable thin and light laptops strike a balance between portability and performance for consumers who want more computing power than a netbook and longer battery life than a traditional laptop, without the premium price of an Ultrabook. Here's more info on these upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad laptops:
Lenovo IdeaPad S300:
Measuring just 21.9mm thin (0.85") and weighing 1.8kg (3.97 lbs.), the S Series features a sleek exterior design with a metallic finish powered by either 3rd generation Intel Core or AMD A-Series processors.
Equipped with the latest technology, the Lenovo IdeaPad S300 and S400 laptops are available with Intel's 3rd generation Core i3 or i5 processors, while the IdeaPad S405 is packed with up to AMD A8 quad core processors. Up to 500GB hard disk storage capacity (up to 1TB HDD in the S405) and an optional 32GB solid state drive on the S400 and S405. In addition, intelligent energy management features increase time spent between charges--up to 5 hours--but also protect the long-term durability of the battery.
Lenovo IdeaPad S400:
All of the new S Series laptops offer Microsoft Windows 7 Home Professional and will be eligible for the Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade program. Designed for Windows 8, the updated S Series' intelligent touchpad gives users a more controlled experience when scrolling and zooming, while the AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys provides a platform for comfortable and accurate typing.
Users can also take advantage of innovative ease-of-use features such as Lenovo Quick Start "instant on" functionality to get online in seconds. Even data protection is made easy with Lenovo's OneKey Rescue System, which offers an amazingly simple and quick way to back up and restore data, recover corrupted system files and run a complete virus scan.
Lenovo IdeaPad S405:
The new IdeaPad models are available in a variety of colors including crimson red, silver grey and cotton-candy pink. With up to a 14-inch HD widescreen display, HDMI output, stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio v2 certification, the new S Series laptops offer premium features for immersive entertainment and multimedia activities.
Pricing and Availability The Lenovo IdeaPad S300, S400, and S405 will be available starting in August through Lenovo sales representatives and business partners in the US starting at $499.