Monday, April 20, 2009: Lenovo recently introduced its range of slimmest entertainment PCs in India. According to the company, the new products -- Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop and the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 notebook are not only the thinnest in their respective categories, but are loaded with some game-changing features, not seen in the Indian market.
“At Lenovo, we always keep pushing the limits of good design, balancing form and function, as exhibited in our Lenovo IdeaPad Y650, the super-thin and light 16-inch laptop and Lenovo IdeaCentre A600, the slimmest and fully loaded all-in-one desktop. This unique blend of design and engineering sets us apart from competitors and gives consumers a new kind of entertainment and computing experience,” said Ramprasad L, vice president, transactional consumer sales, Lenovo India.
The new, sleek IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one features a 21.5-inch frameless screen and provides space-conscious and style-conscious users a modern design that measures only one inch at its slimmest point.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 features a four-in-one optional remote control which can also be used as a VoIP handset to make and receive phone calls over the Internet. The remote also serves as a media centre/TV remote, and with Microsoft Vista Media Center, users can use the controller to operate DVDs, movies and TV. The remote also functions as an air mouse so it can be used to operate the cursor on the screen. It is claimed to be the only PC in the market to introduce ‘motion sensor’ gaming feature.
For the entertainment enthusiast, the all-in-one offers a 16:9 aspect ratio screen with full HD resolution while the integrated speaker system with bass sub-woofer and Dolby Home Theater audio certification completes the home cinema experience. Users can also take advantage of the TV tuner for watching and recording their favourite TV.
At the core of the all-in-one is a powerful desktop computer with choices of Intel Core2 Duo processors, optional ATI Radeon graphics card technology with DirectX10 support, up to 4GB of fast DDR3 memory for improved multitasking and up to 1TB (1,000GB) of hard drive space for storing hundreds of videos, music and other documents. Equipped with the latest high-performance mobile processor technology, the all-in-one runs whisper-quiet even when performing intensive tasks.
Lenovo delivers its first 16-inch widescreen laptop with the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650. The laptop weighs less than many 15-inch laptops, providing users with an additional inch of screen space without compromising on mobility. Making use of advanced materials like carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), Lenovo has engineered the laptop down to a slender one-inch at its thinnest point with a weight of 2.55 kg.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 has been designed in a modern soft black design with an interlocked hexagon pattern on the top cover along with a discrete copper accent around the perimeter of the laptop. The machine also features touch-sensitive controls and ambient light sensor technology - a sensor on the PC’s cover automatically detects changes in the environment’s light to help protect against eye strain. The keyboard is similar to the ThinkPad keyboard and has bevel sides.
The notebook is a multimedia powerhouse with integrated Nvidia GT105M with CUDA acceleration graphics processor supporting high-definition graphics bringing images to life with vibrant colours and 16:9 format viewing experience. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 uses JBL Speakers along with Dolby Home Theater. OneKey theatre software gives users an easy option to switch the PC display and sound effect from normal to movie mode. Users also benefit from longer battery life with LED backlight technology which minimises energy consumption. The laptop can support BluRay Rambo and comes with a built-in TV Tuner.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 notebook is now available at Rs 1,03,990 (inclusive of all taxes), and the Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop is available at Rs 69,500 (inclusive of all taxes).