Lenovo Goes Windows 8 Crazy At CES

  • Six new Ultrabooks and laptops
  • New desktops
  • A new display

Lenovo has brought its seemingly bottomless trunk of yummy Windows 8 gadgetry- pulling out new Ultrabooks, laptops, desktops and even a mobile display at CES 2013.

  • Six new Ultrabooks and laptops
  • New desktops
  • A new display

Lenovo has brought its seemingly bottomless trunk of yummy Windows 8 gadgetry- pulling out new Ultrabooks, laptops, desktops and even a mobile display at CES 2013.

Lenovo’s U series Ultrabooks are on top of the pile with the addition of 10-point multitouch LCDs (previous U models lacked touch-sensitive displays). The U310 Touch is 18mm thick, 3.85 pounds, and has a 13.3-inch screen. The U410 Touch is 21mm thick, 4.4 pounds, and has a 14-inch screen. Both models include Lenovo’s “Intelligent Touchpad,” which supports Windows 8 gesture controls.

Each U series machine boasts a 1366×768 widescreen display, and can be outfitted with various Intel processors up to Core i7. The U310 comes with integrated Intel graphics, while its big brother features Nvidia silicon. Wake-from-sleep is rated at 1 second, and battery life is spec’d at 8 hours.

There is also two new Z Series machines. They’re less expensive than the U models, and still include Windows 8-ready, multitouch displays. The Z400 Touch is 29.15mm thick, 5.3 pounds and comes with a 14-inch screen. The Z500 Touch is actually a smidgen thinner at 28.75mm, but weighs in at 5.7 pounds and comes with a 15.6-inch screen. Both models feature 1600×900 widescreen resolutions, Intel processors up to Core i7, Nvidia GeForce graphics, and the same Windows 8-ready “Intelligent Touchpad” founds on Lenovo’s new Ultrabooks.

Finally, Lenovo continues to update its ThinkPad line for business users. The E431 and E531 boast 14- and 15.6-inch displays, respectively. The 1600×900 screens come with touch support options, but don’t employ full, 10-point multitouch sensors. The laptops’ ClickPads, however, are celebrated to “enhance” Windows 8 gesture control. Both ThinkPads are 1-inch thick, and can be spec’d with Core i7 processors; integrated Intel graphics or discrete Nvidia graphics; up to 16GB of memory; and up to 1TB of storage. The E431 weighs 4.7 pounds; the E531 comes in at 5.4 pounds.

The company has unleashed the Erazer X700, a gaming rig that’s even packed with water-cooling paraphernalia. The Erazer X700 can be outfitted with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, and up to 4TB of storage.

Lenovo’s premier all-in-one desktop line is also getting a new flagship model in the form of the IdeaCentre A730. This 27-inch, 10-point multitouch system is just 24.5mm thick. The new gadget is said to be the world’s slimmest multitouch all-in-one, according to Lenovo. 

For a more affordable option, there is the 23-inch C540 which has Intel Core i3 processing.

Lenovo has also came out with a 13.3-inch ThinkVision LT1423p Mobile Monitor. A wired version will cost $350, while a wireless model clocks in at $450. Covered in Gorilla Glass, the LT1423p weighs 1.6 pounds, and ranges between 0.3-inch at its thinnest point to 0.6-inch at its thickest point. The 1600×900 display supports 10-point multitouch for Windows 8, and comes with a digitizer pen to draw in digital ink.

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