Lenovo Lines Up New Additions to Z and Ideapad Series

June 3, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s a scenario of gamble nowadays for the vendors in computing technology. The key to success here doesn’t demand proliferation in a specific segment, be it either the cost-effective ones or the spec-rich ones.

It’s not usual that these go hand-in-hand, and that’s why manufacturers are hurling a broader range of products to satisfy every customer segment out there in the market.

Lenovo has remained a company that has strictly followed this principle, and their recent launches yell it out loud again. Two new laptop line-ups are now bound to the markets, and will start its shipment by next month.

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Of those, the Ideapad 100 line model is the one that would trigger curiosity among the price-conscious ones, while the new Z-series additions desire to lure the spec-craving ones.

The Ideapad is one of those devices with which Lenovo intents to put up a stern fight with the Chromebooks. The device offers two display variants; the one with 14-inch screen size and the other with a 15-inch screen.

It comes compromised with a lower screen resolution that brags only 1366 by 768 pixels. But for the rest of it, it does pack a host of decent spec-sheets; an Intel BayTrail-M generation N3540 processor and GPU, storage of up to 500GB (128GB for SSD) and a RAM of up to 8GB. A 1.5W speaker, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port, and a 4-in-1 card reader get stacked on its outer surface.

The Z variants also arrive in 14 (Z41) and 15-inch (Z51) editions. The models offer high-end spec arrangement with support to Intel Core i7 processor. Storage option can be as big as 1TB, while up to 16GB RAM can be fitted with both these models.

The display packs a resolution of 1920 x1080. Graphics-demanding users can switch to AMD R7 series instead of the stock Intel graphics card. There is also an extra USB 3.1 port besides the usual one as seen in Ideapad. Backlit keyboards are also made available for these models.

A concern with all these models would be with its battery, which offers only 4hours of an average life. Even the bigger powered one in the Z-series doesn’t exceed by a bit. But if that’s neglected, the newbie products are certainly the one you could have a look upon, especially if opting for a Windows run device.

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