With so many announcements already at the IFA, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y400, Y500, Z400 and Z500 must have been buried in all the chaos. They were buried in a huge official release, which itself contained the U510 Ultrabook and the IdeaCentre B series AIOs.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 and Y500 laptops are designed for both mobile gaming and multimedia needs, and feature an interchangeable bay which can be swapped out to accommodate an extra graphics card, hard disc or cooling fan. They also include JBL speakers and Dolby Home Theatre v4.
These new additions to the Y series are equipped with up to third generation Intel Core i7 processors, as much as 16GB of DDR3 memory and Nvidia GeForce GT655M 2GB dual graphics cards. They can be pushed to as far as 1TB of internal HDD storage. The Y400 and Y500 come with 14- and 15.6-inch LED backlit widescreen HD displays respectively and dual-layer backlit AccuType keyboards with a one-piece touchpad.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 and Z500 are given the tag of slim, powerful laptops. They come with Intel Core i7 processors (up to third generation) and in a range of colors including peony pink, enamel white, coral blue and dark chocolate. The 14-inch and 15.6-inch laptops have a soft-touch exterior, the latest Nvidia GeForce graphics technology, as well as smart features like Intelligent Touchpad and access to Lenovo Cloud.
Price and release date details for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y400, Y500, Z400 and Z500 have been announced for the US. The Y400 and Y500 price starts at $649, while that of the Z400 and Z500 starts at $549. Expect the new entrants to the Y series to be made available in October, the Z400 in November and the Z500 in September 2012.