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Lenovo rolls out three new IdeaPad models: Vx70, Gx70, Bx70

The new IdeaPads will get the yet-to-be released Sandy Bridge chips

The China-based multinational computer technology corporation Lenovo Group Limited has put forth another treat for its prospective customers, this time catering to the target market with the more affordable of its IdeaPad range. This launch by Lenovo that has already created ripples, happened this Tuesday with the company rolling out three new models, including a completely new series, all of which have the specialty of being in the superlight segment weighing as less as 3.7 pounds, as in the 13.3-inch V370, even though it comes with an optical drive. On the other hand, the maximum in terms of weight is pegged at 5.3 pounds with the V570.

Talking about the processing capabilities bundled along with these three models, the Vx70, Gx70, and Bx70 with feature Sandy Bridge and will also see premium processing like that powered by the likes of an Intel i7, likely to be seen in the 2.7GHz edition. As for RAM, any of the PCs can be outfitted with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1TB disk. This newest range of laptops by Lenovo also offers the option of a GeForce 315M on the V370 and a GeForce 525M on both the V470 and V570. The latest offing from Lenovo however does disappoint on the battery life aspect with the same being pegged at just a meager 3 hours, which can be a cause for concern with 3 hours being a dismal below average performance.

Entry notebooks which will feature the 14-inch G470 and G475 IdeaPads, 15.6-inch G570 and G575 models, and the 17-inch G770 are said to be out soon, however much is not known about their details apart from the fact that they will invariably feature Lenovo's improved boot optimizations and are according to reports, set to use updated Intel processors.
Some models which will cater to small businesses are known to have as much as a Sandy Bridge-based Core i5; in this segment customers will get to see the 14-inch B470 and 15.6-inch B570 models.

The IdeaPad V series which is clad in aluminum and, with the 14-inch V470, is as thin as 0.8 inches will ship in April for $600 with an unknown minimum spec, while the B series ships in April starting at $500. However there has been no word from Lenovo about the pricing of the G-series models or anything about when they will ship.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)