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[Update] Lenovo's IdeaPad 320s notebook first to get the new GeForce 1040 GPU

The US versions of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S with the GF 1040 GPU are expected to be priced between US$699-799. (Source: Lenovo)
The US versions of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S with the GF 1040 GPU are expected to be priced between US$699-799. (Source: Lenovo)
Nvidia is planning to release a new budget mobile GPU in the form of the GeForce 1040. Lenovo will be the first OEM to include the upcoming GPU in the IdeaPad 320S notebook models, which will be priced between US$699-799.
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Update: Our Nvidia sources have not heard anything that may confirm the existence of a GeForce 1040 GPU. They suggest this could be a typo or a GPU variant based on the MX150 model just for the Lenovo laptops. We'll keep you updated once we find out more about the mysterious GPU.

Back in May, Nvidia was launching the MX150 mobile GPU without too much fanfare, probably knowing that reviewers will not recommend it over the old GTX 950M launched 2 years ago. Even though the budget GPUs are selling well, Nvidia intends to extend the family with the GeForce 1040 model. It is not clear if the new GPU will be part of the GeForce brand or will end up with an MX160 moniker. Either way, the GPU will most likely perform better than the MX150.

Lenovo announced that it would be the first OEM to integrate the upcoming GF 1040 GPU in the existing IdeaPad 320s models. The other specs for the 320S notebooks include:
•    Intel Core i5-8250U CPU
•    8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
•    15.6-inch 1080p IPS display
•    256 GB NVMe SSD
•    802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-fi with Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity
•    1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x HDMI, mic and speaker ports
•    14.28 x 9.92 x 0.78 inches size
•    4.2 pounds weight

Lenovo only announced that the European IdeaPad 320S models equipped with the GF 1040 GPU is priced at 759 EUR, or US$899. The US versions are expected to be priced between US$699 – 799.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1566 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2017-08-31 (Update: 2017-08-31)