Lenovo has revealed the pricing for its very flexible Ultrabook -- and it's about as pricey as you might suspect for a Windows 8 tablet-laptop. Lenovo UK has the basic IdeaPad Yoga
pegged at £1,200 ($1,900) -- a nudge above previous estimates
-- while a meatier Core i7 model will set you back £1,500 ($2,380). Neither device has been gifted a release date just yet, but it does cement the likelihood of the 0.67-inch hybrid launching beyond Beijing relatively soon. Alongside the IdeaPad Yoga, Lenovo's U series has pulled itself together following its recent disassembly
at the FCC's hands, with both the U310 and U410 also UK-bound. Prices will start from £600 but Lenovo remains similarly mute on other launch details. We'd advise working on your bank balance's flexibility now.
Lenovo unveils exclusive UK showing of world's slimmest full HD All-in-One
Lenovo brings stunning design, new innovation and forward looking technology to new range
Birmingham NEC, UK, 10th April, 2012 – Lenovo, the world's second largest PC maker, is showcasing for the first time in the UK a whole range of desktops, laptops and All-in-ones at its stand D70 at the Gadget Show live at the Birmingham NEC.
The IdeaCentre A720 All-in-One takes touch experience in the home to the next level – the industry's slimmest 27 inch screen features an innovative screen hinge that allows a more widely adjustable angle from -5 degrees to 90 degrees that allows for a more comfortable use in any position. The A720 is an ultra-stylish and fun addition for the modern home entertainment centre with integrated entertainment features such as room-shaking Dolby Home Theatre V4 audio and Lenovo High-Sense Webcam and Lenovo IdeaTouch. It combines all this with a frameless display that supports 10-point multi-touch capabilities for a greatly enhanced multi-user experience.
IdeaPad U310 and U410 - Ultra Laptops for Style and Performance
Lenovo is also expanding its Ultrabook portfolio with the IdeaPad U310 and U410. These thin and light performance laptops include other smart elements such as Lenovo Smart Update, automatically updating your mailbox, instant messaging and social media messages even in sleep mode, with up to eight of hours of battery life.
The industry's first multi-mode notebook with a 360 degree flip-and-fold design comes in the form of the IdeaPad YOGA that gives consumers four-in-one personal computing, with four separate usage modes in one PC. Combining the tablet's ease-of-use with the Ultrabook's functionality, the IdeaPad YOGA is the industry's thinnest convertible Ultrabook measuring 0.67" (16.9mm) thin at 3.1lbs (1.47kg).
Lenovo G580, G780 - Affordable, Essential Laptops
The two models on display in the G Series are the G580 and G780 with 15.6" and 17.3" HD screens, OneKey® Rescue System for simple data backup and recovery, and Veriface facial recognition. The laptops offer durable build quality, smart Lenovo technologies and basic multimedia functions at an affordable price.
IdeaPad S200 and S206 - Say Hello to the Fashionable Mini Laptops
The new mini laptops, the IdeaPad S200 and S206 are lightweight and super thin, without sacrificing computing excellence; these slimmer-than-ever mini laptops showcase design details beyond the standard netbook.
IdeaPad Z380, Z580 - Stylish and Colourful Laptops
Striking the right balance of value and performance, the new IdeaPad Z Series laptops fit the bill perfectly. With the latest processor and graphics technology options, the Z Series laptops are ideal for multimedia tasks and are available in a range of dazzling colours – Amber Orange, Apple Green, Cherry Red, Coral Blue, Graphite Grey, and Peony Pink.
IdeaCentre B540 and B340 - High-Performance Touchscreen AIOs
The digital home is also getting a sleek upgrade with the new IdeaCentre B Series AIO desktops. Featuring a compact design suitable for any room of the home with its 21.5" full HD touch-screen display and Lenovo IdeaTouch.
Andrew Barrow, Director of Product and Pricing Consumer, EMEA, Lenovo comments, " We are delighted to be back at Gadget Show Live. As you can see from the wide range of products we have on show today, we're providing products that combine stunning design, new innovation and affordability to cater for all consumer's needs. Whether they are looking for an entry-level laptop or top of the range, there is something for everyone within the Lenovo range."
· The IdeaPad YOGA will be available from £1,199.
· The IdeaCentre A720 will be available from £1,299.
· The new Lenovo G Series laptops will be available from £349.
· The new IdeaPad S Series laptops will be available from £299.
· The new IdeaPad Z Series laptops will be available from £429.
· The new IdeaPad U Series laptops will be available from £599.
· The new IdeaCentre B Series AIOs will be available from £549