IdeaPad Z360 and Z560 kick off Lenovo’s IdeaPad Z Series

The new Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 and IdeaPad Z560 entertainment notebooks are part of the new Lenovo IdeaPad Z line, introduced this spring, and are focused on providing consumers with a rich, yet mobile, entertainment experience. Like the recently refreshed HP Pavilion line, the new Z series have a metallic lid that won’t be such a fingerprint magnet.

Both the IdeaPad Z360 and the IdeaPad Z560 are powered by Intel processors (up to the Intel Core i7-620M) and have a 16:9 display. The IdeaPad Z360 has a 13.3” HD display and the IdeaPad Z560 has a 15.6” HD display; both running at 1366×768. Both of these new notebooks come with a chiclet style keyboard, metallic effect” lid, the option for a Blu-Ray drive, Dolby Advanced Audio and a OneKey Theater II setting that optimizes the notebook for multimedia consumption.

Judging from the images, the new Z series will share a very similar keyboard with other Lenovo machines which is great news for anyone who types more than a tweet a day!

Additionally, the IdeaPad Z line features DDR3 RAM (up to 8GB), the ability to configure with up to an NVIDIA GeForce 315M 1GB GPU and DirectShare technology for DropBox like syncing of your important files across multiple computers. Rounding out the experience is a standard plethora of ports including USB 2.0, eSATA, BlueTooth, 802.11n WiFi, a 5-in-1 card reader and a webcam.

The IdeaPad Z360 and Z560 will be available in June, along with the AMD powered IdeaPad Z565, and base models of the IdeaPad Z series start at $649.

Detailed IdeaPad Z360 and IdeaPad Z560 specs:

Brand Lenovo
Model IdeaPad Z360/ IdeaPad Z560
Operating system
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter

Genuine Windows® 7 ProfessionalGenuine Windows® 7 Home PremiumGenuine Windows® 7 Home BasicGenuine Windows® 7 Starter

Processor / New 2010 Intel® Coreâ„¢ i7-620M processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology* (2.66GHz, 4MB Cache)

New 2010 Intel® Coreâ„¢ i5-540M processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology* (2.53GHz, 3MB Cache)

New 2010 Intel® Coreâ„¢ i5-520M processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology* (2.40GHz, 3MB Cache)

New 2010 Intel® Coreâ„¢ i5-430M processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology* (2.26GHz, 3MB Cache)

New 2010 Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-370M processor (2.40GHz, 3MB Cache)

New 2010 Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-350M processor (2.26GHz, 3MB Cache)

New 2010 Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-330M processor (2.13GHz, 3MB Cache)

Intel® Pentium® processor P6100 (2.0GHz, 3MB Cache)

Intel® Pentium® processor P6000 (1.86GHz, 3MB Cache)

Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® 315M 1GB

NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M 512MB (Z560 only)

Intel® HD Graphics with dynamic frequency

Memory Up to 8GB 1066MHz/1333MHz memory
Hard drive 250GB/320GB/500GB/640GB 5400pm or 250/320/500GB 7200rpm HDD
Display / Resolution 13.3″ high-definition (1366×768), 16:9 widescreen / 15.6″ high-definition (1366×768), 16:9 widescreen
Removable Storage Tray-in Rambo drive (DVD/CD Combo burner/reader or Blu-ray Discâ„¢)
Wireless Support Wireless Network Adapter 802.11gn/agn WiFi, 10/100M LAN, Bluetooth® (optional)
Connections 3xUSB2.0, eSATA, 5-in-1 card reader (SD, SD pro, MMC, MS pro, XD), headphones, mic, VGA, HDMI
Webcam 0.3/1.3M integrated web camera
Power Approx. 4hr (integrated graphics) with 6-cell battery
Memory card reader Media Card Reader supporting SD, MMC, RS-MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
Audio 2.0 speakers (2*2W) with Dolby® Advanced Audioâ„¢ sound enhancement
Weight Z360 4.41 lb (2kg) with 6-cell battery / Z560 5.73 lb (2.6kg) with 6-cell battery
Dimension Z360 327×20~34×219 (mm) (WxHxD) / Z560 376.8×17.3~34.9×249.8 (mm) (WxHxD)
Software Adobe Reader® 9.0, Energy Management 5.0 (3.0 for Windows® XP), YouCam 3.0, McAfee® 9.0,

ReadyComm 5.1, Windows Liveâ„¢ Essential 3.0, OneKeyâ„¢ Theater 2.0 (2.1 for Windows® XP),

OneKeyâ„¢ Rescue System 7.0, Lenovo DirectShare 1.1 (only for Windows® 7), DDNi (U.S. only),

ooVoo (Only for EN countries, Windows® 7), GuardID 5.1 (U.S. only), VeriFaceâ„¢ 3.6, IFilter 5.0 (Only JP,

backup to C:), Power2Go 5.6, WinDVD® (For Home Basic/Starter w/o BD Optical, Except for PRC),

Microsoft® Office Professional 2007 Trial (Except for PRC and JP), Microsoft® Office Personal (JP only)

*Software may vary by region.