At CES 2012 today, Lenovo announced two new IdeaPad laptops, the IdeaPad Y480 and the IdeaPad Y580, both of which will hit shelves this coming April starting at $899.
The offerings will replace the current Y series models that the company has on sale, a lineup that includes the Y470 and the Y570.
Starting with the Y480, it will feature a 14-inch high-definition display checking in with 1366×768 resolution, a GeForce GT 650M for high-performance gaming, up to 1TB of HDD storage, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a speedy Intel Core family processor (up to an Intel Core i7), integrated DVD reader/writer or Blue-ray Disk drive, as well as JBL speakers with Dolby Home Theater V4 – a feature that should please audiophiles.
The Y480 also has a 6-cell battery on board which will give users around 5 hours of battery life.
So, as you can see, Lenovo is packing quite a bit of hardware in there for an affordable price making the Y480 a nice option for those that love quality audio and gaming, but don’t want to break the bank.
The Y580 has nearly the exact same features as the Y580 but it offers a larger screen a 15.6-inch HD display to be exact, that will give those looking for something a bit bigger.
It will also employ a more powerful GTX660M graphics card from NVIDIA. It also checks in a little heavier than the Y480, as you might expect, and weighs 2,7kg as a opposed to the 2.2kg weight of the Y480.
Both laptops will feature Windows 7 as their operating system.
In addition, they will both have a bunch of pre-loaded software on board including Adobe Reader, Google Chrome, MS Office 2012, and more.