Lenovo's Consumer PC Push

Lenovo entered the global consumer market with the launch of a line of PCs that includes its new IdeaCentre desktops and IdeaPad notebooks. Here's a look at the vendor's latest laptops, which will be on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas. [READ MORE]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

Lenovo's new IdeaPad line of consumer notebooks includes features such as Multimedia Control Center software for playing movies, listening to music and viewing photos, Dolby Home Theater with surround sound and VeriFace Face Recognition to "make your face your password."

Designed as a versatile, all-in-one laptop, the new IdeaPad Y510 comes with a 15.4-inch widescreen display, Intel Core2Duo processors, integrated graphics, WLAN connectivity, five speakers with subwoofer, an integrated camera and a DVD-RW optical drives. Recommended pricing starts at $799.

Built to be light and portable, Lenovo's IdeaPad U110 weighs just 2.3 lbs. and is 0.7 inches deep. It features an 11-inch widescreen display and a red aluminum alloy top cover. It adds extended battery life and optional solid state flash drives. Select configuration also include an "air-bag like" Active Protection System to protect the hard drive during a fall. Pricing was not disclosed.

For gamers Lenovo's IdeaPad Y710 packs in a 17-inch widescreen display and halo lighting with a sleek blue metallic finish. Select models include two hot-swappable hard drives and Game Zone functionality, which adds enlarged directional buttons, four-user-customizable buttons and a secondary display showing system information such as CPU speed.

It also adds a performance control switch with Turbo mode. It is built on Intel Core2Duo processors and includes ATI graphics, WLAN connectivity, five speakers with subwoofer and an optional Blu-ray DVD reader. Recommended pricing starts at $1,199.