Finally Taking PC Gaming Seriously, Lenovo Launches The New Y Series

20150901_140454Lenovo has taken gaming seriously this year, introducing a new Y series line of gaming computers and accessories at a press briefing in New York City. The feature presentation of the new series are the Ideacentre Y900 and Y700, full ATX tower desktops priced at $1599 and $999 respectively, launching in November. Both systems feature the latest 6th generation Intel processors, 625W power supply, up to a GTX 980 graphics card, air filters within the chassis design to improve air flow and an exuberant red lighting scheme.

Google Sells Motorola To Lenovo, But Keeps The Project Ara Division And Patents

Moto X SoftwareThis isn’t some crazy technology joke like many are taking it at first. In fact, Google and Lenovo have confirmed it: the sale of Motorola to the latter. However, Google will keep the “vast majority” of Motorola’s patents, as well as the Advanced Technology and Projects division — currently responsible for Project Ara (a modular smartphone) — and will integrate it into its Android team.

And for those of you questioning the aspect of money changing hands, Lenovo purchased Motorola from Google for a steady $2.91 billion (a fraction of what Google paid $12.5 billion for in 2012), which is a mixture of $660 million in cash and $750 million in stock, while the remaining $1.5 billion will be paid out over three years.

As for patents, Lenovo will receive a license to the ones that Google will hold dear, but also will receive 2,000 Motorola patents of their own.

After the deal is closed, and regulatory approval is met, Lenovo plans to enter the U.S. market under the Motorola banner.

Via: Google, Motorola

Lenovo Buys Some More IBM: The x86 Server Business, For $2.3 Billion

Lenovo-LogoThe Chinese PC maker Lenovo has continued to make great strides worldwide, first with the IdeaPad brand, then a wave of ThinkPad laptops, bought as an entire brand from IBM many years ago. Today however, the shopping spree from IBM continues, with the $2.3 billion purchase of the American company’s x86 server business — low-cost servers for managing and hosting enterprises.

Meanwhile, more than 7,500 workers employed by IBM in that division will be offered jobs to their new Chinese bosses, once regulatory work and the rest of the formalities are complete.

Via: Lenovo

Lenovo Makes Great Use Of The X1 Carbon As An Ultrabook Heavyweight

lenovo_x1_carbon_1160-100222010-origBy making use of Inel’s fourth-generation Core processors (with Intel vPro management features), up to 8GB of memory, and up to a 512GB SSD, Lenovo has a new X1 Carbon ultrabook Thinkpad computer, that defines what tit means to be a super thin-and-light system, with Windows 8.1 on-board. The standard display is a TN (twisted nematic) screen with a resolution of 1600 by 900 pixels, but buyers can step up to an IPS (in-plane switching) screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels; both screen resolutions have optional touchscreen models.

An “adaptive” keyboard is another feature Lenovo is boasting with the new X1 Carbon. The top row of function keyss hav been replaced by a strip that changes depending on the application being used; Microsoft Word, for example, would show and transform the top strip to show relevant functions for the application. Lastly, there’s an added 70 percent improvement over the original— that’s about the battery life, which will recharge to 80 percent in less than 1 hour.

Prices will start at $1299 when the X1 Carbon launches later in January.

Via: Lenovo

Lenovo CEO Shares $3.25 Million Of His Bonus With All Employees (Again)


While it will be divided into rather small amounts per person, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing shared $3.25 million of his $14.6 million salary to 10,000 workers in 20 countries. Lenovo grabbed a record $34 billion during its last fiscal year, along with an all-time high $653 million in profit.

So naturally, as Yaunqing had done before, he shared a portion of his bonus with the rest of the company. Keep in mind that once it is divided amongst the 10,000 employees, those in China are seeing a bonus that is 85% of the average local salary. It’s a nice thought.


Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review: What Happened Here?

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11An ultraportable, laptop/tablet hybrid with some great versatility where it matters, the Ideapad Yoga 11, barely fits that description. Being the world’s thinnest multimode laptop, it struggles when endowed with performing the tasks of either a laptop or a tablet, which sort of defeats the purpose of a hybrid.

When the Idea of a laptop/tablet Hybrid was first introduced, many manufacturers went after the idea of productivity with a bit of versatility. Um…not to say that its a bad investment, but there is definitely better.

Lenovo Makes The Thinkpad Edgy With The T413s Ultrabook

lenovo-t413sOnce again, Lenovo has taken into priority that modern design is well, modern, and that if used correctly, can be extremely satisfying. Enter, the Thinkpad T413s ultrabook, which uses “graphite black”, a thin bezel, is 20.6mm thin, a polished trackpad, and a carbon fiber top with a magnesium exterior to make it look visually interesting while still meeting military-grade standards. On the inside though, it’s current-generation laptop parts: up to 12GB of RAM is nice (starting with just 4GB), typical Lenovo software with Windows 8, the comfortable isolated-style keyboard, a 14-inch 1600×900 matte screen, Intel HD graphics,and a dual-core 1.8GHz Core i5 processor (up to a 2.1GHz Core i7 is available).

Ports-wise, there’s a full-sized Ethernet and VGA ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort, and an SD card slot. A 720p HD webcam, optional backlit keyboard, a base 320GB hard drive, and hybrid as well as SSD-only options fill in the rest of the options when buying the T413s, starting at $950 starting in April.