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Lenovo's banking on motion control and Flex-able laptops with latest releases


Motion control hasn't outmoded the mouse and keyboard yet, but it is finding its way into more and more consumer products. Take Lenovo's upcoming A540 all-in-one desktop, for instance: its one of a handful of the company's products to feature Lenovo Motion Control, a 12-gesture collection of hands-free (well, hand waving) media controls. The $1,279.99 machine is built specifically with families in mind, featuring a 23.8-inch 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 840A graphics, an Intel Core i7 CPU and an aluminum frame that tapers down to 4 millimeters at its thinnest point.

Lenovo is refreshing its laptop line-up too, including two new models for its Flex family of convertible notebooks. The 14 and 15.6-inch Flex 2 laptops feature the same 300-degree hinge we saw in the Yoga, Yoga 2 and ThinkPad Yoga -- allowing them to bend over backwards into a makeshift (and rather large) tablet. The machines are fairly customizable too, and are available in both Intel Core i7 / NVIDIA GeForce or AMD APU and Radeon GPU configurations. The 14 and 15.6-inch Flex 2 convertibles will be available this June for $429 and $799, respectively.

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