Lenovo has expanded its IdeaPad laptop family with two new Z series models. The new laptops include IdeaPad Z360 and IdeaPad Z560 which also brings along a variant - IdeaPad Z565 laptop. These new IdeaPad Z series are pepped with Intel Core 2010 family of mobile processors with Nvidia GeForce graphics. These widescreen laptops also get Blu-ray optical drive as option for playing the HD movies on the laptop. Lenovo will offer the new IdeaPad Z series in U.S. at a price starting at $650 (Rs. 29,300 approx.) from June onwards.
New Lenovo IdeaPad Z series have been designed with glossy and metallic look exteriors. The 13.3-inch widescreen display (1366x768) bearing IdeaPad Z360 has Intel Core family processor and has Nvidia GeForce 315M graphics. You can watch HD movies over the widescreen using optional Blu-ray drive and also enjoy realistic sound with Dolby Advanced Audio. The 15.6-inch widescreen display bearing IdeaPad Z560 laptop comes with similar configuration.
The IdeaPad Z565 laptop comes with quad-core AMD Phenom II processor and integrated ATI Mobility Radeon (HD 4250 or HD 5470) graphics. This laptop has 8GB DDR3 RAM and 640GB HDD. All three models come with spaced out chiclet style keyboard, adding to their style quotient.
Lenovo has upgraded the existing IdeaPad U series laptop lineup with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 Ultra Low Voltage Mobile processors that were released in January this year. All IdeaPad U Series laptops that include 11.6-inch U160, 14-inch U460 and 14-inch U460s models measuring less than an inch-thick and weigh less than 1.75kgs. Out of these, U460 and U460s get upgraded with Intel Core i7 series mobile processors. On the other hand, U160 and U460 get ultra-low voltage processors for longer battery life and lower power consumption. These upgraded models would be available in June for U.S. nationals at a price starting at $699 (Rs. 31,500 approx.).
Lenovo hasn't revealed the final configurations with optional upgrades for any of the above mentioned laptops. As of now, we don't know when IdeaPad Z series laptops will be available in India. Stay tuned to this space as we'll update it whenever we get the information.