Lenovo debuts three consumer laptops at Beijing Tech World conference

Three consumer laptops have emerged from Lenovo’s first Tech World conference in Beijing, China, among them a new low-end line starting at $249.

The new Ideapad line, which is making its debut with the 100 model, is designed for users that need “only the most essential features, such as surfing the web, creating content and managing lists,” the company said in a statement.

The Lenovo Ideapad 100
The Lenovo Ideapad 100

The 100 comes with an Intel BayTrail-M N3540 processor, up to 500 GB HDD storage and an optional 128 GB SSD, 8GB of memory, and will measure 20.2 mm for the 14-inch screen and 22.6 mm for the 15-inch laptop.

At its price point, the device is set to compete with the likes of Google’s Chromebook, although the Ideapad will run full Windows 8.1.

Lenovo Z41 and Z51
Lenovo Z41 (left) and Z51 side by side. Can you tell them apart?

On the high end side, the 14-inch Lenovo Z41 and 15-inch Lenovo Z51 feature Full HD displays, Intel Core i7 processors, and offer optional AMD discrete graphics and Dolby DS 1.0 Home Theatre Surround Sound, and up to 1 TB of storage.  The Z51 even has an option for the Intel RealSense 3D camera that can scan objects and enables gesture controls.

The three models will be in stores in June, and will be available on Lenovo’s online store.  The Z41 and Z51 start at $499, with the RealSense option starting at a $599 model.

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