Lenovo's New IdeaPad Laptops To Challenge The Microsoft Surface Laptop

By Edge Ison , May 22, 2017 06:30 AM EDT

Lenovo very recently introduced its new line of IdeaPad laptops and they are primed to challenge Microsoft and its Surface Laptop. The Chinese company also unveiled a new Legion laptop to add to its arsenal of exciting gaming devices as well as a new hybrid laptop for those always on the go.

The refreshed Lenovo line-up includes a trio of IdeaPads; namely, the 320, 320S and the 720S. These three laptops are aimed at the education market, similar to Microsoft's marketing scheme with its new Surface Laptop. In other words, the IdeaPads are meant for "trendy college students", as The Verge described them.

The reason why the new IdeaPads are trendy centers mainly on their design. They come in unique colors that are likely will surely get the attention of students. The IdeaPads come in black, white, silver, red, blue and purple.

Another detail that will appeal to college students is their prices. The most affordable of the lot is the Lenovo Ideapad 320. The 15-inch model costs only $439.99 while the 17-inch one is worth $489.99. The higher-end variant of the 320 comes with a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB of HDD storage. The IdeaPad 320S sports an elegant slim design hence the "S" in its name. It will come in 14-inch and 15.6-inch versions and will sell for $740 to $750.

The IdeaPad 720S is the new line-up's premium laptop. The 15.9mm thick laptop utilizes an anonized aluminum casing. The 720S sports a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and is powered by Intel's Core i7 Kaby Lake processor. It has a Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics chip and 16GB of built-in memory. Tech Radar also reported that the IdeaPad 720S will cost $970.

As mentioned, Lenovo also launched two other laptops - the Legion Y920 and the Lenovo Flex 5. The former is a gaming laptop equipped with a 17-inch FHD display and is powered by either Intel Core i7-7820HK or Core i7-7700HQ. The Y920 will also come with 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB hard drive as well as 8GB of video memory. The $2,700 Legion Y920 will also have support for virtual reality.

The 2-in-1 Flex 5 will have two variants, a 14-inch, and a 15.6-inch one. It will sport a Core i7 Kaby Lake processor, 16GB of DDR4 system memory, GeForce 940MC GPU, and will cost around $720 and $830.

The new IdeaPad and Legion laptops from Lenovo will be available starting June. The Flex 5, meanwhile, will arrive in stores this month.

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