Lenovo LePad Will Launch Worldwide in June

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The Chinese will see the Lenovo LePad Tablet in March. The rest of the world will wait for June, which is when Lenovo is now confirming that the intriguing hybrid Tablet will launch in other markets. Although Lenovo isn’t saying which other markets that might be just yet. Nor is Lenovo talking specifically about price […]

Lenovo Teases IdeaPad Windows 7 Slate with Digitizer

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Lenovo demoed its IdeaPad Windows 7 slate, which is as of yet un-named. The company wasn’t specific on launch or pricing at this point, and the early build we saw looked good with its orange backing. As a consumer-oriented Windows slate–based on its placement in the IdeaPad lineup–the Windows 7 slate offers a balance between […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S100 Netbook Gets Hands-On Treatment (Video)

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Notebooks.com was able to get some hands-on time with the latest S100 notebook from Lenovo, and they came away impressed with the product. As a successor to the Lenovo S10-3, the S100 comes with a retail price point starting at $329 and comes with color configurations. Lenovo has extended the lid color now to the […]

Lenovo LePad U1 Hybrid Video Demo

We got an early preview of the Lenovo LePad U1 Hybrid, which runs both Android and Windows 7 depending if the tablet is docked in its keyboard case or not. The device will be released in China initially, and Lenovo is still waiting for Google to announce and release Android Honeycomb before shipping the device […]

Lenovo Unveils LePad Android Slate and U1 Windows 7 Hybrid

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Lenovo has taken the wraps off the LePad tablet, an Android 2.2-based slate with a 10.1-inch display and weighing in at less than two pounds. The half-inch thick tablet will be available in a variety of different colors: scarlet, white, and brown and black textured leather. In Android mode, the […]

Lenovo LePad U1 Hybrid Clamshell Keyboard Dock Offers Thoughtful Utility in Design

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The Lenovo LePad design is one of the most interesting tablet designs that blurs the line between netbook, smartbook, ultraportable, and tablet categories. The LePad itself represents Lenovo’s design tablet aspirations to compete with slates like the iPad. As a consumer-oriented slate, Lenovo is going with Android as the tablet’s underlying OS, and the company […]

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Thin and LIght Intro’d at $899

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Lenovo officially took the wraps off the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 ultraportable today.  This lightweight consumer laptop is a pretty slick looking device, with extra attention paid to styling and the tactile experience. Lenovo’s put together two very un-ThinkPad like videos that show off its features and discuss its design philosophy. One thing that I really […]

The MacPad:How Apple Could Make a Real Netbook Killer

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Steve Jobs has repeatedly said that Apple will not produce a netbook, but Apple could really shake up the market if it were to introduce something similar to the Lenovo U1 Hybrid/LePad. The Lenovo device, which may never actually come to the U.S., is a great concept. The tablet portion is geared for consuming media […]

Roll Cages: A Big Part of What Keeps ThinkPads From Feeling Cheap

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Last week we got into a discussion about what makes notebooks and netbooks feel cheap. On the other end of the spectrum, there are PCs that look and feel rock solid. Manufacturers that sell to corporations, such as HP and Lenovo, sell devices that are built to last and cost a bit more.  ThinkPads feel […]

Weird Friday Afternoon News on Lenovo UI or LePad or What Have You

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Fridays are always weird when it comes to news. Most companies don’t release anything new on Friday because, well, that’s usually a good way of getting a story buried as most folks in the media, and increasingly the blogosphere have packed up their keyboards and headed to the weekend. But this little tidbit surfaced today […]

Mobile Workstations: Right Tool for IndyCar Race Teams

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I spent last weekend at Infineon Raceway with the de Ferran Dragon IndyCar team. The team is sponsored by HP and co-owned by the CEO of Seagate. As you can guess, tech is emphasized quite a bit around the team’s garage and in pit lane. IndyCar race cars have telemetry that transmit data back to […]

How Disposable Are Your Gadgets?

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I’ve been handling my iPhone 4 with kid gloves since I bought it in June.  Its shiny glass exterior  might go unscathed for a year or two, but sooner or later  I’m sure it’s going to scratch or break unless I  wrap it up  in a very heavy-duty case. Like most consumer gadgets,  the iPhone […]

Lenovo and Toshiba prepping lightweight slates

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Couple of top players in the Tablet PC market are piquing interest with passing mentions and peeks at lightweight slates they have in the works. A Lenovo exec has been talking about their “LePad” while Toshiba Australia left audiences wanting more with a shot of their slate in development.

Deal fo the Day: 27% off the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560

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Lenovo is offering the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 for $619, including free shipping, after an instant $100 discount and a stackable $130 Lenovo coupon code. The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560is a 15.6″ notebook with an Intel Core i3 CPU, 3GB DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It is available with optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Visit […]

Lenovo Jumps on Android Bandwagon Delays UI Hybrid and Skylight

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Apple sure created a revolution with its iPad alright. But not the one anybody was really thinking it would. Tablet/Slate manufacturers were all set to follow Apple’s path, but as it stands now, while they may be working on “me too” products, plans keep shifting and things keep getting delayed as they try to compete. […]

Lenovo Updates the U-Series with Newer Processors

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While we still wait to hear about the U-150 Hybrid from Lenovo that got everyone so excited, Lenovo is rolling out updates to its U-Series and Z-Series lines adding options for Core I3, I5, and I7 Intel Core and Core ULV processors. The U160, U460 and U460S can be configured in an array of different […]