Lenovo ditches HDD in all ultrabook offerings

Lenovo Philippines has launched ten new devices from the IdeaPad and Yoga roster which were first unveiled at IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany.

The IdeaPad S340

At the tech fest, Lenovo also announced that all of their upcoming ultrabook products will be equipped with solid state drives (SSDs), which is 25-times faster than a hard disk drive (HDD) storage.

According to Lenovo Philippines general manager Michael Ngan, they have done four product launches in a span of six months but they’re not done yet for the year. He said the brand is currently sitting at the top spot in the global PC rankings with a 24% market share, which means that for every four units sold, one of them is Lenovo.

“For the past two years, we’ve been making a lot of noise. There’s really no secret or anything special, except that Lenovo just keeps on innovating. We keep on introducing new products, new form factors, new technology to our customers,” he added.

Lenovo’s new devices include the IdeaPads S130, S145, S340, S540, C340, and Yogas S740, S940, C640, C740, and  the C940.

“The Philippines will experience firsthand the powerful productivity of the latest IdeaPad and Yoga ultrabooks, supported by portable form factors and elegant design. Just as the last quarter ended, IDC reported that we are number one in the Philippines and that is no easy feat,” he said.

Headlining the line-up is the Yoga C940, a 2-in-1 convertible laptop with an all-metal chassis, 4K display, 18 hours of battery life, and backed by two years of onsite warranty and Premium Care. Equipped with a 512GB PCIe NVMeSSD and Dolby Vision, the device retails at P99,995.

Meanwhile, the Yoga S940 boasts being the first laptop with Contour Glass, which is pretty much the same as the Curved Edge displays in mobile phones. Both the C940 and S940 produce 4K resolution displays with 500 nits of brightness. As a rule of thumb, an HD television usually has 300 nits.

The S940 also features the same type of SSD, Lenovo Smart Assist that enables facial recognition login among others,  Cortana Support, and a 10th Gen i7 processor partnered with an Intel Iris Plus Graphics. The device is priced at P119,995.

TrueBlock Privacy Shutter defines a simple security feature present in the Yoga C740. With a price tag of P69,995.00, the convertible laptop has an integrated fingerprint reader and an FHD display. Coupled with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and Dolby Atmos, the C740 radiates stylish performance juiced up with a long battery life.

The rest of the devices include the Yoga C640 metal convertible laptop with 20 hours of battery life priced at P64,995, the Yoga S740 with an additional discrete graphics and a sand-blasted premium aluminum chassis that costs P74,995, the IdeaPad C340 that retails for P25,995, the IdeaPad S540 at P49,995.00, the IdeaPad S340 at P39,995, the IdeaPad S145 at P18,995, and the IdeaPad S130 is priced at P15,995.

The Yoga C740

All of the ultrabook products come bundled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 perpetual license worth P6,995. The IdeaPads S130, S145, and C340 are now available in the Philippines, while the IdeaPads S340 and S540, and Yogas C640, C740, and S740 will arrive next month.

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