Lenovo Launches Range of Windows 10 Laptops, Desktops Ahead of IFA 2015
Weeks after the release of Windows 10, computer manufacturers have started to ship new laptops powered by the new desktop operating system. The latest company to announce new Windows 10 laptops is Lenovo, which ahead of the IFA 2015 trade show announced the refresh of its popular E series of ThinkPad laptops to launch ThinkPad E460, E560, E465, and E565. Apart from refreshing the ThinkPad E lineup, Lenovo has launched new all-in-one desktops, and new laptops in its consumer lineup. The new laptops also offer the newest Intel ‘Skylake’ Core processors and new AMD offerings. All the new laptops ship with Windows 10, with support for Windows 7.
Starting with the ThinkPad E460 and the ThinkPad E560, the laptops sport 14-inch and 15.6-inch displays, both of which are available in 1366×768 pixel and 1920×1080 pixel resolution options. The laptops are powered by Intel ‘Skylake’ Core i7-6500U processors, with an AMD Radeon R7 M360 or M370 (2GB GDDR5) GPU. Users can also choose between Intel Core i5-6200U, Intel Core i3-6100U, and Intel Celeron 2855U (only available in ThinkPad E560) processors, and Intel HD Graphics, and a discrete AMD Radeon R5 M330 (2GB GDDR5) GPU. One can opt for a maximum of 16GB DDR3 RAM, and 1TB HDD memory storage. The company says that these laptops can last for nine hours on a single charge.
Other features include three USB 3.0 ports, single HDMI connection, a 4-in-1 card reader, and support for Bluetooth 4.0. The ThinkPad E560 additionally also comes with a VGA port, which is a rather nice addition to support legacy connections. It also comes with 720p HD Intel RealSense 3D Camera as a webcam.
The ThinkPad E465 and ThinkPad E565 are the same devices as the ThinkPad E460 and the ThinkPad E560, except that they are powered by AMD processors instead of Intel. The E465 comes with an AMD A10-8700P processor while the E565 comes with an AMD FX-8800P processor. Users have the choice to save money on the both the laptops by opting for AMD A6 or A8 processor. Both the laptops come with 720p HD webcams. Unlike the aforementioned Intel-powered laptops, AMD models, however, can only last for about 6.5 hours on a single charge. Ports and connectivity features are same as Intel’s counterparts.
The ThinkPad E460 starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 36,400), while the E465 will set you back by at least $449 (roughly Rs. 28,500). The E560 starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 36,400) as well, while the E565 will break your bank by at least $479 (roughly Rs. 31,800). The company said that all the laptops will go on sale in the United States in November, with global availability expected to follow soon.
The company has also refreshed its S series to launch new variants of all-in-one desktop S200z, S400z, S405z, S500, S500z, and S200 Tower, and also launched new variants of its B41, B51, M41, E51, and E41 laptops. All the machines ship with Windows 10, with Windows 7 also an option.
The S200z comes with a 19.5-inch display of resolution 1600x900s. It comes powered by an Intel processor (choice between Pentium N3700 quad-core and Pentium N3050 dual-core chipsets), with up to 8GB of RAM, up to a 1TB HDD, and integrated Intel HD Graphics. The machine comes with two USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports, with one HDMI output port, and six-in-one card reader. The device also comes with two 2W speakers, and a 720p HD webcam.
The S400z sports a 21.5-inch FHD display, and comes with Intel’s processors (choice between Core i5-6200U, Core i3-6100, Pentium 4405U), with up to 8GB of RAM, up to 2.5TB HDD, and integrated Intel HD Graphics. The system has two USB 3.0 ports, and six-in-one card readers at side, and three USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI output port on the rear. The laptop supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/c and Bluetooth connectivity.
The S405z sports a 21.5-inch FHD display with integrated AMD Radeon Graphics. It is powered by a choice of AMD processors (choice between A8-7410 FP4, A6-7310 FP4, A4-7210 FP4, E2-7110 FP4, E1-7010 FP4) with support for up to 8GB RAM, and 1TB HDD. The machine also gets you two USB 3.0 USB ports, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, and a six-in-one card reader. It also gets you two 3W speakers, and a 720p HD webcam with microphone.
The S200 Tower is powered by an Intel processor (choice between N3700 quad-core, and N3050 dual-core chipsets) coupled with integrated Intel HD Graphics, and support for up to 8GB RAM and a 2TB HDD. It comes with four USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI, one VGA, one RJ45 LAN, and three audio ports. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
The S500 small form factor PC is powered by Core i7/i5/i3 Haswell processors with an option to opt for Pentium and Celeron processors. Either variant comes coupled with Intel Integrated Graphics, with support for up to 16GB RM, and 1TB HDD. You also get two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one VGA, one DisplayPort, one Standard Serial Port, one RJ45 LAN port, and three audio ports. The machine supports Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
The S500z all-in-one desktop comes in a choice of Core i7/i5/i3 Skylake processors. It features integrated Intel HD Graphics, with support for up to 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD. You also get two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one VGA, one DisplayPort, one Standard Serial Port, one RJ45 LAN port, and three audio ports. The machine supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
The B41 and B51 laptops sport up to 14-inch FHD display and up to 15.6-inch FHD display respectively. The laptops are powered by the latest sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor. Apart from integrated Intel HD Graphics, users can opt for a discrete AMD Radeon R5 M330 GPU, and up to 16GB for RAM and 1TB HDD or a Hybrid HDD with Integrated SSD Cache. The laptops come with an optional DVD Rambo drive and the machine can last for six hours on a single charge.
Moving on, the M41 sports up to 14-inch FHD IPS display coupled with up to AMD Radeon R7 M360 graphics. The machine comes powered by up to sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, with support for up to 16GB RAM, and up to 1TB HDD with integrated 8GB SSD. The company says that the laptop can last for up to nine hours on a single charge.
The E51 sports a 15.6-inch display with an option to choose between 1366×768 pixel and FHD screen resolutions. It is powered by up to the sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with AMD Radeon R5 M330 GPU, and support for up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB HDD. The laptop comes with an optional DVD Rambo drive and can last for up to five and half hours on a single charge.
The E41 sports up to 14-inch FHD display coupled with Radeon R5 M330 GPU. The machine is powered by up to Intel Core i7 processor, and support for up to 16GB RAM and support for up to 1TB HDD. The E41 comes with a DVD RW drive, and can last for up to five hours on a single charge.
The company hasn’t detailed the price and availability information of these desktops and laptops, however, beyond Q4 2015 in select markets.