Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga, New Tablets, CES 2012
X1 Hybrid, New IdeaTab, And More
While at the Lenovo trailer today, we also took a look at the new ThinkPad T430u. This is the first 14-inch ultrabook in the line. As you can see from the video below, the ThinkPad T430u is quite thin, measuring less than 22mm thick. It also weighs less than four pounds. Some of the options for this ultrabook include up to 1TB of storage as well as NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics processor. This ultrabook is scheduled to be available in the second half of this year. It will start at $849.
In the latter half of the video, you’ll see the X1 Hybrid which is coming in the early part of the second quarter with a starting price of $1,599. What sets the X1 Hybrid apart from the original X1 is the second system that runs a low-power media mode. It’s a system on a miniPCIe card and we see no reason that Lenovo couldn't use it in other notebooks as well. When you’re in this media mode, you’ll be able watch videos, look at pictures, listen to music, check your email, and browse the web while also doubling your battery life. When you’re in instant media mode, you’ll also get an additional 16GB of flash storage. The X1 Hybrid’s media mode runs on a separate Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor.
Lenovo also showed us the SmartTV K91 connected TV. This is a 55-inch LED TV with an IPS display. It features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm SoC with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a built-in 5MP camera on the front. You’ll find 100 apps preloaded on this TV.
Last, but certainly not least, we have a hands-on look at Lenovo’s new IdeaTab S2110 which features a 1.5Ghz dual core Krait processor from Qualcomm. It runs Android 4.0 and features built-in wireless, GPS, and a multi-touch display. As you can see from the video, it can be docked with a keyboard. Although this tablet is available in China now, it will be coming to the U.S.
You’ll also see 7-inch and 5-inch tablets from Lenovo that are also available in china. There’s no word if these other tablets or the additional smartphones in the video are coming to the U.S. anytime soon. As you can see, Lenovo offers a few smartphone models that offer screen sizes that range from 3.7-inches with the S760 all the way up to a 4.3-inch screen in the K2.