In addition to, Lenovo used Monday's to add four colorful models to its consumer IdeaPad line. Two of the new systems--the 13.3-inch IdeaPad U330 and the 14.1-inch IdeaPad Y430--are all-new form factors; the remaining two--the 15.4-inch IdeaPad Y530 and 17.1-inch IdeaPad Y730--are new iterations of previous IdeaPad models.
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The 14.1-inch IdeaPad Y430 and 15.4-inch Y530 look poised to be a pretty typical midsize offerings, with Penryn processors, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and built-in DVD burners. The Y430, which is available in black and red case colors, earns the Centrino 2 sticker with integrated Intel graphics; the Y530, available in black, includes a discrete card from Nvidia.
The desktop-replacement IdeaPad Y730 is notable for its massive hard drive space (up to two 320 GB hot-swappable hard drives); glossy, 17.1-inch WUXGA display; and discrete ATI graphics. The Y730 comes in two flavors: the entertainment-oriented model comes in a black case, while the gaming-oriented model--which adds a second display and Game Zone controls--comes in an orange case.
Pricing has yet to be set for these colorful new IdeaPads, which will be available this fall.