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Lenovo debuts a dozen PCs with Skylake, from ThinkCentre Tiny to huge AiOs

Ian Paul | Sept. 3, 2015
This means fresh new choices for consumers and small businesses, in a wide variety of form factors.

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Lenovo used IFA Berlin on Wednesday to unleash a flood of new PCs headed your way between October and January. You'll see major refreshes from Lenovo’s biggest brands including ThinkPad Yoga, ThinkCentre, ideacentre, ideapad, ideapad MIIX.

Let’s dive in.

New 12-inch ideapad competes with Surface

First up is a new 12-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet called the Ideapad MIIX 700, a Surface competitor that comes with Lenovo’s Keyboard Folio accessory. You can get up to an Intel sixth-generation “Skylake” Core i7 processor, a maximum of 8GB RAM, a 256GB solid state drive, optional LTE connectivity, and an equally optional integrated Intel RealSense 3D camera for use with features such as Windows Hello.

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Lenovo’s ideapad Miix 700 is a 12-inch convertible with a choice of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. Credit: Lenovo

The MIIX 700 rolls out in November starting at $700.

Ideacentre AIO 700 offers RealSense option

Lenovo’s new Ideacentre all-in-one 700 desktops come in 24- and 27-inch Windows 10 variants and will have up to Skylake Core i7 processors. The 24-inch AIO 700 has a 4K 3840-by-2160 resolution, 10-point multitouch display, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950A. The 27-inch version comes offers 4K or 1080p resolution options, the same discrete GPU, and an optional RealSense Camera. 

Both AIOs can take up to 8GB DDR4 RAM, up to a 2TB hybrid drive with 7200rpm on the larger HDD side, or a 192GB SSD. 

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Lenovo’s ideacentre AIO 700 will start at $1100 for the 24-inch model and $1900 for the 27-inch model. Credit: Lenovo

If you don’t max out the RAM off the shelf, this AIO will offer easy access to components for DIY expansion.

The AIO 700 ships in October with the 24-inch starting at $1100, and the 27-inch starts at $1900. Color options are platinum and ebony black.

Consumer ideapads start at $189

Five new Windows Ideapad laptops are headed to store shelves in October including the Ideapad 300, 500, 100S, 300S, and 500S, all rocking Windows 10.

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Lenovo’s ideapad 300 series will feature 14-inch and 15-inch models (the latter is shown here in silver). Credit: Lenovo

The 300 comes in 14-, 15- and 17-inch options. The 14- and 15-inch models have options for Skylake processors, up to 8GB RAM, optional 1TB hybrid storage, and a DirectX 12-friendly AMD Radeon R5 M330 discrete GPU. The 17-inch Ideapad 300 also has Skylake processor options, but rocks up to 16GB of DDR3L RAM, a 1TB hybrid drive or 128GB SSD. 

 

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