Thinner and lighter laptops are on the cards for Lenovo's consumer laptops


Before CES officially kicks off, Lenovo thought it’d get ahead of the game (to beat the inevitable influx of other announcements) by unveiling a new line of consumer laptops – the Y Series. The 16-inch Y650, 15-inch Y550 and 14-inch Y450 all share the same design, with a rather perty black and copper outer shell with an “interlocked hexagon pattern,” and 16:9 aspect ratio. This, alongside the integration of Dolby Home Theatre Surround Sound, points to multimedia usage – and they’ve made it easy.

Both audio and video can be accessed and controlled via a quick launch button that triggers a software app called the OneKey Theatre. There’s also a touch sensitive slide bar and MacBook-esque touchpad to switch between apps and do really cool things like zoom into images.

All three models sport Intel Centrino 2 class CPUs, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 500GB of hard drive space, and optional Nvidia graphics and Blu-ray drives. Prices are expected to start from $1,199 for the IdeaPad Y650 and $829 for the IdeaPad Y550 and Y450.

[via CNET]

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Lucy Hedges