During this year’s IFA event in Berlin, Germany, Chinese company Lenovo has decided to announce its new thin and light series of notebooks called the S series. The new product line is powered by Intel’s processors and AMD’s mobile GPUs, while there are also models using AMD’s APUs only.
The first and most expensive member of the new S series from Lenovo is the S300.
This is a thin and light notebook powered by Intel’s Ivy Bridge-based Core i5 processor and a discrete AMD video card
The diagonal size of the screen measures 13”; the body color is white, while the keyboard is black.
The second on the list is the S400 that also comes equipped with Intel’s Ivy Bridge-based Core i5 processor and a discrete AMD video card. The mobile system can feature a 500 GB HDD and also has a 32 GB SSD
to boost the overall responsiveness and decrease boot time.
Lenovo’s S405 is, surprisingly, positioned as a top solution featuring an AMD A8 APU with four x86 processing cores, a 1TB HDD
and the same 32 GB SSD that the S400 has.
The S400 and S405 are 14” notebooks and they feature more different color schemes such as white, black, red, silver and apparently pink.
All the systems in the new Lenovo S series are not positioned as UltraBooks, but they are clearly quite thin and quite light.
They all weigh a maximum of 1.8 Kg, which is just under 4 pounds, while being just 21.9 millimeters thick (0.87 inches).
The starting price is $500 (€400) and will vary slightly depending on the configuration.
The way Lenovo likes to put it, the S series have a long battery life just like netbooks, but they come with the processing power of a notebook
, lacking the price premium of an UltraBook.