Lenovo continues to flood Las Vegas with new laptops during CES 2011 with the unveiling of the Lenovo IdeaPad Z series including the Z570, Z470 and Z370 laptops.
The IdeaPad Z Series laptops make use of the new Intel Second Generation Core i processors with TurboBoost 2.0 technology which delivers more power when you need it. The IdeaPad Z Series can be configured with up to a Core i7 processor.
The various models are as follows:
- IdeaPad Z370 – 13.3″
- IdeaPad Z470 – 14″
- IdeaPad Z570 – 15.6″
In addition to running the latest Intel Core i processors which have a built in Intel GPU the Z Series can be configured with GPU options from NVIDIA. The Z370 can be purchased with up to a NVIDIA GeForce 410M GPU with 1 GB RAM and the Z470/Z570 can be configured with up to a NVIDIA GeForce 525M GPU with 2GB RAM.
The IdeaPad Z Series has plenty of power inside, but it also has an eye catching exterior with an “ID Design” on the cover and “pop colors” such as fuchsia, sky blue and dark brown. The IdeaPad Z560 model can be configured with a “metallic effect” panel for a “luxry appearance”.
The IdeaPad Z Series laptops come with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 which includes optimizations for multimedia playback as well as faster start up and shut down times.
Lenovo has not announced pricing or availability of the updated IdeaPad Z Series, though we anticipate it will be in line with the current pricing of the Z Series.
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Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series Specifications:
|Model||IdeaPad Z Series|
|Notebook type||For Consumers|
|Processor||2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i5-2520M Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology* 2.0 (2.50GHz, 3MB Cache) 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i5-2410M Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology* 2.0 (2.30GHz, 3MB Cache) 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i3-2310M Processor (2.10GHz, 3MB Cache)|
|Operating system||Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic, Genuine Windows® 7 Home Starter|
|Display Size||13.3”/14”/15.6” HD (1366×768) resolution display|
|Graphics Card||Z370: up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 410M 1GB graphics
Z470/Z570: up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 525M 2GB graphics
|Maximum memory||Up to 8GB DDR3|
|Internal Storage||Up to 1TB 7200 RPM HDD|
|Optical Drive||Integrated DVD read/write or Blu-ray DiscTM drive (option)|
|Audio / Visual||SRS® Premium SoundTM audio enhancement|
|Connectivity||3 x USB2.0 ports(1 eSATA combo), 5-in-1 card reader(SD/SD pro/MMC/MS pro/XD) ,CRT, RJ45, HDMI, VGA, 1x Analog Microphone, 1/8″ Stereo Headphone Output Jack, 1/8″ Input Jack Microphone|
|Communications||802.11a/g/n WiFi, 10/100M LAN, Bluetooth® (optional)|
|Camera||2.0/0.3M integrated web camera|
|Battery Life||Up to 5hr with 6 cell battery|
|Other Features||Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2|
|Dimensions||Z370: 328mm x 20~33mm x 222mm (WxHxD) Z470: 341mm x 20~34mm x 232mm (WxHxD) Z570: 376mm x 20~35.5mm x 250mm (WxHxD)|
|Weight||Z370: 2.0kg (4.41lb)/ Z470: 2.2kg (4.85lb)/ Z570: 2.6kg (5.73lb)|