Lenovo Refreshes Its Computer Lineup for the Holidays

Laptops, desktops, and convertibles—oh my!

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As manufacturers from all over the world fly into Berlin to take part in IFA 2015, Lenovo is using the opportunity to announce a slate of new products ahead of the holiday season.

With the recent release of Windows 10, Lenovo is introducing a refresh to some of its most popular lineups to take advantage of the new and improved operating system.



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There are a lot of new products here, so we'll go ahead and dig in to give you a breakdown of what to expect if you're looking to update your computer. One thing to keep in mind: basic specs and starting price are listed below, but if you want everything these computers have to offer, you're going to have to pay quite a bit extra.


ThinkPad Yoga 260

ThinkPad Yoga 260
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The ThinkPad Yoga 260 combines power with the flexibility of the Yoga line. View Larger

The ThinkPad line is where you'll find your daily drivers—powerful enough to get the job done, plain and simple. By adding the Lenovo Hinge to the mix, the ThinkPad Yoga laptops can transform from a laptop into a tablet, or anywhere in between.

• Windows 10
• Up to FHD (1920x1080) display
• Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
• Up to 16GB DDR4 RAM
• Up to 512GB SSD
• Integrated Intel Chipset
• Starting at $949

ThinkPad Yoga 460
While the Yoga 260 will be great for entry-level consumers, some consumers will need a little more from their work laptops. The ThinkPad Yoga 460 ups the spec options to give users that extra oomph they're looking for.

• Windows 10
• Up to WQHD (2560x1440) display
• Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
• Up to 8GB DDR4 RAM
• Up to 1TB HDD or Up to 256GB SSD
• Integrated Intel Chipset or NVIDIA GeForce 940M 2GB GPU
• Starting at $1,049

Ideapad 500
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Every one of Lenovo's new computers comes pre-installed with Windows 10. View Larger

ideapad 300/500
The textbook definition of ultraportable laptops, the Lenovo ideapad 300 and 500 are slim and lightweight, with just enough power to satisfy most users.

• Windows 10 Home
• Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor (300/500-Intel), Up to AMD A10-7300 (500-AMD)
• Up to 8GB RAM
• AMD RadeonTM R5 M330 / Integrated Intel HD (300), Optional AMD Radeon R7 M360 (500-AMD), AMD RadeonTM R7 M360 GFX / Integrated Intel (500-Intel)
• $399 for 14-inch ideapad 300, $549 for 14-inch ideapad 300
• $499 for 14-inch ideapad 500, $599 for 15-inch ideapad 500

ideapad 100S/300S/500S
Lenovo took the idea of portability a step further with the even more slimmed down 100S, 300S, and 500S. Coming in between 3 and 3.5 pounds, the ideapad 100S, 300S, and 500S, are perfect for anyone that is more concerned with being able to work on the go than they are with sheer power.

• Windows 10
• Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core CPU (11-inch 100S)
• Intel Celeron N3050 (14-inch 100S)
• Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor (300S/500S)
• Up to 2GB RAM (100S), Up to 8GB RAM (300S/500S)
• Integrated Intel HD (100S), Integrated Intel / NVidia GeForce 940M 2G (300S), Integrated Intel HD / Up to NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2G (500S)
• $189 for 11-inch 100S, $259 for 14-inch 100S
• $249 for 11-inch 300S
• $499 for 13-inch 500S, $659 for 14-inch 500S

Lenovo Chromebook 100S
For people who just want a lightweight computer that can be used to browse the internet, answer e-mail, and write a paper or two, there are Chromebooks. Chromebooks are barebones PCs with a Google operating system that's chock full of its apps—like Docs, Sheets, Play Music, and Play Books—and not much else.

• Chrome OS
• Up to Intel Pentium N2840 Processor
• 16GB eMMC storage
• Up to 2GB RAM
• Approximately 2.5 pounds
• Starting at $179


Lenovo AIO 700
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The ideacentre AIO 700 Series comes in either a 24 or a 27-inch model. View Larger

ideacentre AIO 700 Series (Intel)
Lenovo's latest all-in-one desktop features enough juice to handle the needs of content creators, or anyone who just doesn't need a laptop. Coming in either a 24-inch or a 27-inch model (with a Full HD or UHD resolution display) the AI 700 Series will be a boon for Netflix lovers everywhere.

• Windows 10
• Up to 6th Generation Intel Core m7 Processor
• Up to 8GB DDR4 RAM
• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950A 2G
• $1,099 for AIO 700 — 24-inch
• $1,899 for AIO 700 — 27-inch

ThinkCentre M900 Tiny
If an all-in-one desktop is a little too much for your tastes, Lenovo is hoping the small, yet powerful ThinkCentre M900 Tiny will do the trick. Designed specifically for extreme conditions, Lenovo claims the M900 Tiny is designed to travel and function almost anywhere—especially if you often find yourself on top of a mountain or deep in the desert.

• Windows 10 Home or Pro
• Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor
• Up to 2TB SATA Dual HDD or Up to 1TB SSHD
• Intel HD Graphics
• Starting at $799

2-in-1 Tablet

ideapad MIIX 700
A hybrid designed to challenge the likes of the Microsoft Surface, the ideapad MIIX 700 is a 12-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard folio and features dual watchband hinges. This lets it easily convert from a tablet to a laptop and back again.

• Windows 10 Pro or Home
• Up to 6th Generation Intel Core m7 Processor
• Up to 8GB RAM
• Up to 256GB SSD
• Starting at $699

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