Lenovo Unveils Montevina-Powered U330, Y430, Y530, Y730 IdeaPads

Lenovo unveiled yesterday four new IdeaPad notebooks for consumers. The new Intel Centrino 2 “Montevina”-based IdeaPad series include the U330 13.3-inch ultraportable, the 14.1-inch Y430 and 15.4-inch Y530 mainstream systems, and the Y730 multimedia-oriented desktop replacement.

Along with the new Centrino 2 processors, the “Montevina”-powered IdeaPads include up to 4GB of DDR3 main memory, Dolby Home Theatre sound, an integrated 1.3-megapixel web camera, HDMI output, optional Blu-Ray drive, frameless display, and various color choices.

Lenovo IdeaPad U330

Lenovo designed its “U” series to be all about expressing ideas with style. The IdeaPad U330 notebook is a super-slim, ultra-light addition to the widely-acclaimed IdeaPad U110 notebook, introduced in the spring. Available in a glossy Indigo blue and Bold black, the notebook starts at 0.9 inches thin and weighs just over four pounds. Equipped with the latest version of VeriFace facial recognition technology, consumers can now access encrypted files and record a 30-second video message for other users. Designed with Dolby Home Theatre and touch-sensitive multimedia controls, the notebook comes equipped with HDMI and an optional built-in DVD burner.

The IdeaPad U330 notebook also includes switchable graphics. This enables the user to run energy efficient integrated graphics while on battery power and then switch to discrete graphics for more powerful performance when “plugged in.” The notebook also includes an LED backlit display, five hours of battery life and Lenovo’s Active Protection System (APS), a feature pioneered on ThinkPad notebooks. Lenovo’s APS technology helps protect the data on the hard drive if the notebook should fall. And if the operating system should crash, users can recover their data at the touch of a button with the One-Key Rescue System.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y430 & Y530

The IdeaPad Y430 and Y530 notebooks make mainstream notebooks fun and functional. Available in Bold black or a new Crimson red textured design on the IdeaPad Y430 notebook, consumers can enjoy all the features that make the “Idea” brand unique. Additionally, they may choose between a framed or frameless screen as well as an optional Blu-Ray DVD player.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y730

Lenovo is enhancing its popular multimedia notebook, the IdeaPad Y710, to a new level with the IdeaPad Y730 notebook. Models with the Game Zone function now come in Valencia orange, distinguishing them from the mainstream models in Indigo blue. Equipped with the design and functionality shared throughout the IdeaPad line, the notebook sports a frameless screen, touch sensitive multimedia controls, Dolby Home Theatre, One-Key Rescue Systems, VeriFace facial recognition, support for HDMI and an optional Blu-Ray DVD player. This notebook sets the trend for style, design and high performance, with models featuring up to two 320 GB hot-swappable hard drives.

The new laptops will be available beginning this fall. There is no information on pricing.

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