Lenovo Expands Notebook Line With Power

Lenovo is apparently determined to have the most notebooks in its portfolio, with the introduction of the IdeaPad Z-series line of notebooks. The objective looks to bring powerful processors and multimedia capabilities to the Lenovo lineup, while keeping prices low enough to appeal to consumers.

The new IdeaPad Z series of notebooks starts at $649, and all models sport a metallic cover that denies smudges a place to live. There are two sizes of Z notebooks, a 13.3-inch and a 15.6-inch model; both of these have integrated optical drives for watching movies on the go.  The Z360 and Z560 are available with CPU options up to a Core i7 ULV, and the Z565 packs AMD onboard.

Lenovo is updating the IdeaPad U series, and the U160, U460 and U460s are also now available with fast processors. The thought of the 11.6-inch U160 with a Core i7 processor is downright mind-boggling.  Like the Z series, the new U models will be available in June from the Lenovo web site.

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