Lenovo Updates Its Line Of Convertibles And Laptops

Lenovo went crazy this year at CES with a multitude of announcements from new Windows 8.1 tablets to upgrades to its existing line of devices. Here’s a quick rundown of the company’s recent announcements that include updates to its Miix, Flex, Y and Z lines. At the front of the line are two new Miix convertibles – the Miix 2 10 and 11, which boasts a 10.1- and 11.6-inch screens respectively…


 

Lenovo went crazy this year at CES with a multitude of announcements from new Windows 8.1 tablets to upgrades to its existing line of devices. Here’s a quick rundown of the company’s recent announcements that include updates to its Miix, Flex, Y and Z lines.

At the front of the line are two new Miix convertibles – the Miix 2 10 and 11, which boasts a 10.1- and 11.6-inch screens respectively. Both models comes with a keyboard dock, a 1080p IPS display, an 8-hour batter, a 5MP+2MP camera combo, microSD slot, micro-HDMI out and optional 3G connectivity.

The Miix 2 11 comes equipped with 256GB of internal memory along with an Intel Core i5 processor for $699 by April 2014, while the smaller 10.1-inch model gets up to 128GB of storage space with an Intel Baytrail processor for $499 by March 2014.

Following the Miix 2 tablets are the Lenovo Flex 14D and 15D, which are basically identical versions of last year’s Flex 14 and 15 with the exception of quad-core AMD A6 chips with 1GB AMD Radeon HD8570 GPU.

Then there’s the IdeaPad Y40 and Y50 that will be taking over the IdeaPad Y410p and Y510p. The Y50 boasts a 15-inch display with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, a backlit keyboard, a Core i7 Haswell processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of storage space.

The Y40 on the other hand, offers consumers with a 14-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, a Core i7 Haswell processor, and the same amount of RAM and storage space as the Y50.

And last but not the least are the Z40 and Z50 multimedia laptops which will replace the company’s existing Z400 and Z500 lines. The Z40, which has a 14-inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels while the slightly bigger 15-inch Z50 offers a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

Both models can be equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia 840M graphics, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. The Z40 and Z50 also comes with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI slots, 2-in-1 SD card slots, a 5-hour battery and optional optical drives.

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