NVIDIA’s ION chipset is in an interesting category, allowing underpowered netbooks to display full HD video with ease. Its biggest selling point is its low-cost, which is why it makes sense that Lenovo is putting it into an affordable all-in-one PC. If you’re choosing a laptop, you might to read our review of the Apple Mac Mini vs Samsung Chromebox (comparison). With the low price point, you can even splurge for one of the best computer cases. The C200 features a single touch, 18.5-inch, 1366×768 resolution display, an Intel Dual-Core Atom D510 CPU, GeForce G210 GPU, and a DVD drive. Sounds perfect for some web browsing and YouTube HD. If you want a computer case that will up your device’s aesthetic, take a look at our Puget DIY aquarium PC case review too.
The C200 will be available later this month for $499.99, as well as in touch-less and ION-less version for $399.99.
NEW LENOVO CONUMERS PCs OFFER HASSLE-FREE, ENJOYABLE
COMPUTING IN A SLEEK PACKAGE
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC–– April 07, 2010: Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today unveiled two new consumer PCs that keep users entertained wherever life takes them. Lenovo’s newest all-in-one, the C200 with optional NVIDIA® ION™ graphics, and the IdeaPad S10-3s with its slim profile and new colors and patterns, offer consumers sleek form factors and a variety of features to help enjoyably pursue all their computing needs.
“Our new S-series netbook and C-series all-in-one PCs are stylish in design but offer a relaxing computing experience that all consumers can appreciate,” said Dion Weisler, vice president, Business Operations, Lenovo. “Whether you are looking for a family PC for your living room or one for your travels, Lenovo PCs are designed to make computing more fun and intuitive.”
Lenovo C200- Reshaping the Home Computing Experience
Sporting an 18.5 inch HD 16:9 widescreen display, up to NVIDIA® ION™ 256MB graphics processor for high definition video support, and an optional single-touch touchscreen panel, the C200 is an affordable and fun family PC with a sleek, compact design. This all-in-one computer, available with up to Intel® Atom™ Dual Core processor D510, and complete with an integrated DVD reader/writer, is the ideal PC for any room in the home. For improved video chat communications, the C200 features integrated stereo speakers and the Lenovo High-Sense Webcam, which boasts a larger lens and finer color and shading sensitivity to create clearer images and greater contrast, especially in low-light environments.
“The Lenovo C200 with NVIDIA ION is an ideal way to meet the ‘info-tainment’ needs of today’s digital family. Its snappy graphics and big screen are perfect for accessing the Internet, sharing family photos, playing casual games together, or enjoying the latest online videos in high definition,” said David Ragones, director of ION and GeForce product marketing, NVIDIA.
The C200 is equipped with the Lenovo Rescue System – a quick and easy solution to back up and restore important data files. With the touch of a button users can easily restore their lost data, allowing consumers to enjoy a worry-free computing experience.
IdeaPad S10-3s- Stylish Internet Companion
With its slim 16mm profile and light weight design, the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s is the perfect netbook for consumers who are always on-the-go and want an immediate web browsing experience. This chic internet companion comes with the new Intel® Atom N470 or N450 processor and is available in black, white or a “spring flowers” cover pattern to suit your individual style. The S10-3s offers a familiar typing experience similar to a full size laptop with its 98% full-size chiclet keyboard, with individually-spaced and rounded keys that make typing comfortable and easy. Users can now get on the web even faster with Quick Start, which enables access to a range of applications, multimedia files, and Web browsing without booting to the Windows™ desktop operating system.
Packed with neat surprises, the S10-3s comes with Dolby® Headphone audio that helps bring music and videos to life, while DirectShare allows users to instantly sync their files wirelessly with any other type and brand of computer, without even connecting to the web. With MapLife location-based mapping, users can discover new places that could create life’s next exciting moment. By detecting a user’s location from a simple Wi-Fi connection, MapLife will use context-based mapping to display nearby points of interest.
The S10-3s also features Active Protection System (APS) – a feature previously found only on Lenovo’s premium ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops, but now fitted as standard across the S10-3 netbook range. And with VeriFace™ face recognition technology and OneKey™ Rescue System data recovery and anti-virus tools, the S10-3s is packed with features that make computing more fun and convenient. Like all 3rd generation Lenovo netbooks, users can choose from a suite of wireless options like 802.11b/g/n, WWAN, 3G and Bluetooth®.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo C200 all-in-one desktop is available beginning in April on Lenovo.com and through select retailers and will start at $399. The IdeaPad S10-3s is available beginning in mid-April on Lenovo.com and will start at $379.99.
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Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
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