IFA 2012 | Lenovo introduces three new IdeaPad S models
Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is the latest in a series of manufacturers to introduce its latest models and revisions at IFA 2012 in Berlin. Today, it introduced three new models from the “Thin and Light S Series” – the IdeaPad S300, S400, and S405. Lenovo advertises these models as “powerful and intelligent” and “slim and stylish multimedia companions”. All three models are available immediately, starting at $499, through the Lenovo website and its distribution partners.
Less than 1-inch thick, the IdeaPad S300 is an ultraportable notebook with a 13.3-inch HD display. Processor options include Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 and Core i5 processors. A discrete graphics card, the AMD Radeon 7450M, is optional. Features include USB 3.0, a 2-in-1 card reader, HDMI out, an integrated 720p webcam, and support for Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). The notebook can support up to 4 GB of RAM and up to 500 GB of storage. The S300 is available in “silver grey” and “cotton-candy pink” metallic finishes.
Also less than 1-inch thick, the IdeaPad S400 is a slightly larger ultraportable notebook using a 14-inch HD display. The components and features of the S400 are comparable to those of the S300. Additionally, the S400 can be optionally configured with a 32 GB SSD cache. The S400 is available in “silver grey” and “crimson red” metallic finishes.
At this time, few details regarding the IdeaPad S405 are available. The press release did disclose that the S405 can be configured with AMD processors up to the quad-core AMD A8 processor and up to 1 TB of hard drive capacity.