Lenovo's notebook refresh brings Intel's Skylake to IdeaPad, ThinkPad


Lenovo Chromebook 100S

Lenovo's Chromebook 100S comes with up to an Intel Pentium N2840 processor, 16GB storage, 2GB RAM and eight hours of battery life. The notebook has one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port and HDMI video out. The notebook has an 11.6-inch HD screen.

The Chromebook 100S starts at $179 (£116, AU$250), with a weight of 2.65 pounds (1.2kg) and a thickness of 0.75 inches (19mm).

ideacentre AIO 700

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 700 Series

The IdeaCentre AIO 700 Series comes with either a 4K 24-inch screen or a 4K or FHD 27-inch screen. Both models can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor with Nvidia GeForce GTX 950A 2G graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAM, up to 2TB hard drive or SSHD and Intel RealSense 3D camera.

The AIO comes with two 3W JBL stereo speakers, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI input and output and a 6-in-1 multi-card reader.

The 24-inch model weighs 18.6 pounds (8.45kg) and retails for $1,099 (£712, AU$1,540), while the 23.3-pound (10.57kg) 27-inch model has a price of $1,899 (£1,230, AU$2,6610).

ThinkPad Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

The ThinkPad Yoga will be available in two configurations. New to the ThinkPad Yoga family is a smaller model with a 12.5-inch screen. The smaller ThinkPad Yoga 260 ($949, £615, AU$1,329) will be available with a 12.5-inch FHD multitouch display, while a larger ThinkPad Yoga 460 ($1,049, £679, AU$1,470) comes with a 14-inch WQHD multitouch panel. Both models feature four usage modes: laptop, stand, tent and tablet.

In tablet mode, the ThinkPad Yoga has a lift-and-lock keyboard to prevent accidental keypresses. Both models are rated for 10 hours of battery life and are available in either black or silver.

The ThinkPad Yoga 260 comes with up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD. Ports include two USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, OneLInk+ and microSD.

The ThinkPad Yoga 460 comes with up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM, up to 1TB hard drive or 256GB SSD and Nvidia GeForce 940M discrete graphics. Ports include three USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, OneLink+ and a 4-in-1 card reader.

The smaller model weighs 2.9 pounds (1.32kg) with a thickness of 0.70 inches (1.78cm), while the larger model weighs 3.9 pounds (1.77kg) and measures 0.74 inches (1.88cm) thick.

The ThinkPad Yoga series will be available starting in November in select countries. Lenovo will also be selling a OneLink+ Dock and Pro WiDi Adapter starting in Q4. For enterprise users, there is a fingerprint reader and Smart Card reader.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny

As a compact, ultra-small form factor desktop solution, the ThinkCentre M900 will be getting a major performance boost with Intel's sixth generation Skylake processors. Equipped with up to an Intel Core i7 CPU and faster PCIe storage, Lenovo claims that the latest ThinkCentre M900 outperforms its competitors by 48% and delivers a 128% improvement on the first generation Tiny form factor.

There will be three models in the Tiny form factor series: an M900 ($749, £487, AU$1,052), M700 ($499, £325, AU$701) and M600 Tiny ($399, £259, AU$560). Users can configure the Tiny desktops with a range of CPU, GPU and storage options. Additionally, there will be a ThinkCentre M900 Tower ($799, £520, AU$1,122) and Small Form Factor ($779, £507, AU$1,094) as well as a ThinkCentre M900z ($929). The ThinkCentre products will become available starting in the fourth quarter.