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Lenovo unleashes new touch devices

11 Jan 2013

Lenovo lined-up their consumer and business Windows 8 touch-optimised devices at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show this week.

Headlining the collection are new additions to the ultra-portable IdeaPad U Series Ultrabooks and the multimedia intensive IdeaPad Z Series laptops as well as new models of IdeaCentre all-in-one desktops.

The PC provider also introduced for small businesses, the ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 laptops which "introduce a unique Lenovo OneLink technology for new docking capabilities."

“People love touch. It’s everywhere in today’s PC Plus world and is driving new interactions with devices and digital content,” says Peter Hortensius, president, Product Group, and senior vice president, Lenovo.

“We’ve aggressively integrated touch across our consumer PCs so that we have one of the largest portfolios of Windows 8 touch products available.”

IdeaPad U and Mainstream Z Series

Lenovo’s signature IdeaPad U310 and U410 mainstream Ultrabook devices possess a new 10-finger touch support, weighing in with a thinness of 18mm.

They come with up to a 3rd gen Intel Core i7 processor, the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DirectX 11 and an extended battery life for all day computing.

ThinkPad Edge

The ThinkPad Edge E431 and E531 are the first ThinkPad laptops to include Lenovo’s all new OneLink technology

Designed to offer simplicity through a single cable connection, the new unique interface eliminates cable clutter without compromising performance according to the PC provider.

The first device to support the new technology is the new ThinkPad OneLink Dock, which offers lag-free graphics and audio performance through native video with dedicated HDMI and audio ports.

Lenovo says this industry unique technology will also charge laptop and mobile devices.