Lenovo Outs New Consumer Laptops

Lenovo Outs New Consumer Laptops

In the lead up to Tech World 2015, Lenovo has unveiled three new consumer laptops for the Australian market: the ideapad 100, Lenovo Z41 and Lenovo Z51 featuring Intel’s RealSense 3D camera as an optional extra. Pricing starts at $399.

Lenovo has teased three new consumer laptops ahead of its global Tech World conference in Beijing. The new 14-inch Lenovo Z41 and 15-inch Lenovo Z51 laptops are being pitched as one part home-entertainment centre, one part all-purpose workstation. They mark Lenovo’s latest push into the A/NZ consumer space after years of catering exclusively to business professionals.

Both models come equipped with a FHD display, Dolby DS 1.0 Home Theater Surround Sound, 802.11 a/c WiFi, up to 1TB of storage and the option of an AMD discrete graphics card powered by the latest Intel CoreTM i7 processor. In stark contrast to the no-nonsense ThinkPad range, the Z51 and Z41 come in a range of coloured finishes including chalk white and crimson red.

The Z51 also features an integrated Intel RealSense 3D camera as an optional upgrade that essentially works as a three-dimensional UI that can be used to scan 3D-printable objects, play 3D games and use gesture controls in place of a mouse or trackpad.

The ideapad 100 is an entry-level laptop for customers who need a basic mobility device for everyday computing. Specifications include an Intel BayTrail-M N3540 processor, up to 500GB HDD storage and up to four hours battery life. It comes in 14-inch and 15-inch iterations which measure 20.2mm and 22.6mm, respectively.

The Lenovo Z51 and ideapad 100 will retail for $699 and $399 in Australia, respectively. (Australian pricing for the Z41 has yet to be confirmed.) We haven’t seen the laptops in the flesh yet but should be getting some hands-on time tomorrow here at Tech World Beijing. Watch this space!

Gizmodo travelled to Tech World in Beijing at the invitation of Lenovo.