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Lenovo launches new IdeaPad notebooks with Intel and AMD options

You have the freedom to choose

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Alongside the business notebooks under the ThinkPad series, Lenovo‘s consumer line of IdeaPad laptops also has new models. Whether it’ll be for everyday computing or serious multimedia usage, Lenovo gives buyers the freedom to choose.

Apart from multiple models, fans will be glad to know that they also have the option to either get an Intel-powered laptop or try out AMD’s newest processors with improved graphics performance.

IdeaPad C340

First is the IdeaPad C340 which appears to be a cheaper version of the Lenovo Yoga C930 we reviewed. Despite not having Yoga in the name, the IdeaPad C340 boasts a 360-degree hinge to transform from a laptop to a tablet in seconds.

It’ll come in two display sizes: 14 and 15 inches. The screen’s resolution is up to Full HD plus there’s support for touch and pen input. The laptop also has a few processor options from Intel’s Core series and AMD’s Ryzen family. Graphics-wise, you either opt for the NVIDIA GeForce MX230 or Ryzen’s built-in Radeon RX Vega.

With up to 16GB of memory and up to 1.5TB storage (SSD and HDD combined), the IdeaPad C340 is great for school or office work that requires photo and video editing.

Other features include up to eight hours of battery life, Dolby Audio-enhanced speakers, a 720p webcam with Privacy Shutter, and support for RapidCharge technology.

Pricing starts at US$ 450 for both the Intel and AMD variants. Expect it to be in stores by March 2019.

IdeaPad S540

The IdeaPad S540 is more of a mainstream laptop with all the essential features plus a boost in graphics. While maintaining a slim profile, the IdeaPad S540 can be equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 for gaming on the go.

Complementing the discrete graphics is Intel’s latest Core processors. There’s also the AMD Ryzen option with Radeon RX Vega integrated graphics. The IdeaPad S540’s display comes in either 14 or 15 inches with thinner three-side bezels.

Memory and storage is up to 12GB and 1TB, respectively. For extra speed, Intel’s Optane memory is also available. With all of its power, the laptop is kept cool by dual-action fans inside its aluminum chassis.

The rest of the specs include stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, a 720p webcam with Privacy Shutter, and a battery that’s rated to last for up to 12 hours.

The laptop will come in Abyss Blue, Copper, and Mineral Grey. Its price starts at US$ 730 for the AMD variant, while the Intel model has a base price of US$ 850.

IdeaPad S340

The last on the list is the IdeaPad S340. This laptop offers basic computing, but it doesn’t sacrifice looks or performance. Lenovo aims to give key technology features within the budget of the consumers, according to their press release.

Like the other two, the IdeaPad S340 will also come in two display sizes and either Intel or AMD processors. It can support up to 12GB of memory and up to 2TB HDD if needed. Graphics performance will be taken care of by the optional NVIDIA GeForce MX250.

Lenovo rates the battery life to last between ten and eight hours depending on whether the discrete graphics unit is in use or not.

Price starts at US$ 370 for the 14-inch model with Intel Core processors, while the bigger 15-inch variant starts at US$ 430 with AMD Ryzen processors.

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Why the IdeaPad is an ideal partner

For getting started and more

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Lenovo IdeaPad

Every good thing we have today began with an idea. But it didn’t end as just being that.

When you’re in the late stages of college or university education or perhaps about to enter the workforce, this is the time when you’re full of youthful energy and a desire to make a dent in the world.

It’s also around this time that you’re bursting at the seams with ideas on what you want to do, and what you want to contribute to society. You might also be looking for a tool that can help you bring these ideas to life.

It’s a critical time in your life and you may not have the resources for multiple tools. So if you’re putting all your eggs in one basket — or in this case one gadget — let it be something that’s powerful, versatile, and can match all your needs.

Here’s an idea: Perhaps you should get a Lenovo IdeaPad! We think you should choose the new IdeaPad Slim 5/5i or IdeaPad Flex 5/5i. Read on to know why.

The processing power you need 

The IdeaPad Slim 5/5i and Flex 5/5i are equipped with fresh Intel or AMD Ryzen processors to go along with configurations of up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of SSD internal storage. That means all the computing power and speed you would need to last you for a few years.

Whether you’re dealing with tons of documents, endless pages of spreadsheets, and slide after slide of presentations, an IdeaPad will have you more than covered.

A workhorse like you deserves a partner that can more than keep up. These IdeaPads come with batteries that can stay with you for over 10 hours. Whether you’re making things happen at home or lugging it around for necessary remote work, it’s a device that has enough juice for a day.

Tools that keep you going

If you’re working with videos and images, the IdeaPad Slim 5/5i and Flex 5/5i will surely help in bringing your ideas to life. The only limit is your imagination.

It’s peppered with ports to unlock the multimedia mage in you. IdeaPads typically have a USB-C port, two USB 3.1 ports, a DisplayPort, an SD card reader, and an audio jack. You’re also equipped with competent connectivity (WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2). That’s everything you need to work your magic.

If you’re really deep into the arts, the IdeaPad Flex 5/5i comes with a stylus to give your creativity even more flexibility. Flip it however you like and whatever form you’re comfortable with. This is a gadget line that won’t leave you wanting.

A worthy partner

Life is already difficult enough as it is. Make it easier on yourself by choosing a partner that will help you achieve your goals. A partner that can stay with you through the grind and enable you to do things you probably didn’t think you’re capable of.

You need a partner that you can just let loose on without fear that it will give up on you at a crucial moment. This is what Lenovo IdeaPads are built for. They’re designed to provide you better opportunities, greater connectivity, and the ability to transcend limitations with its smarter technology and solutions that unlock your potential when turning ideas into reality.

The IdeaPad Slim 5/5i and Flex 5/5i are pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 and come bundled with Lenovo’s 3-Year Premium Care warranty upon purchase. This top-notch service provides customers with direct access to Lenovo engineers. They can guide you on basic troubleshooting and do an annual PC Health Check, as well as on-site repairs if absolutely necessary.

Don’t let yourself be held back by machines that fall short of the greatness you wish to achieve. With a Lenovo IdeaPad, you’re equipped with the necessary tools to make it big. Once you have one, all you really need is an idea to build on.


Contact any Lenovo authorized reseller to get your hands on an IdeaPad: http://lenovoph.com/authorizedresellers

This feature is a collaboration between GadgetMatch and Lenovo Philippines.

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Honor launches Hunter V700 gaming laptop with a kickass design

Honor’s first gaming laptop

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Honor’s first gaming laptop has arrived and the brand is confident it can make a mark in the market. Starting with the Hunter V700, the brand says it packs best-in-class performance, excellent heat dissipation, as well as portability.

To start off, the laptop has a very aggressive design that focuses on RGB lighting, ergonomics, and sustained performance. Honor has managed to fill a high-end configuration despite the thin chassis.

It has a 16.1-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate that’s accompanied by 4.7mm thick bezels, 100% sRGB color, and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. Unlike Apple’s laptops, Honor has managed to pack a USB-A port, HDMI, and an RG45 ethernet jack.

Honor has also included a new hinge that it likes to call Wind Valley design. According to the brand, the design facilitates up to 40 percent more volume of air for cooling.

“Traditional gaming notebooks tend to be thick and heavy to meet the high-performance and heat dissipation requirements expected in this category. Honor believes the pursuit of performance can co-exist with a lightweight and portable design,” Honor said in a statement.

The Honor Hunter V700 starts at CNY 7,499 (US$ 1,105) for the Core i5-10300H,  GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage.

It’s followed by a Core i7-10750H with an RTX 2060, along with the same volume of RAM and storage, costing CNY 8,499 (US$ 1,250).

Lastly, you can get a Core i7-10750H, RTX 2060, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD storage for CNY 9,999 (US$ 1,475). The sale is currently limited to China via VMall.

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ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Bringing together impressive power and top-tier design into one device

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ASUS ROG ACRONYM

ASUS ROG pits its ROG Zephyrus G14 as its most all-around gaming laptop. It comes with powerful hardware in a sleek design, along with features fit for a personalized experience. In essence, it’s the ultimate laptop for gamers and content creators, alike. And apparently, ASUS isn’t the only one who sees it that way.

Errolson Hugh, co-founder of leading technical appparel company ACRONYM has his vision of an empowered user. He believes that more empowered users aren’t strictly just gamers, but is also a thinker and a creator. Since 1994, the company built an extensive portfolio of apaprel sourced from top notch materials.

These initiatives make ACRONYM an ideal partner for ASUS ROG, and it’s seen in their Special Edition Zephyrus G14. In terms of hardware, the Special Edition ROG Zephyrus G14 still carries the latest AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU. Now, ACRONYM infuses its own design philosophy and brings distinct visual features to the device.

Pricing and availability

The ROG Zepyrus G14 ACRNM RMT01 will retail for PhP 129,995 (US$ 2682) and will come in the specs below.

ERIES MODEL SCREEN LCD SPEC CPU RAM STORAGE GPU
ZEPHYRUS G GA401IVC-HA275T 14″ WQHD IPS 60HZ R9-4900HS 16GX2 1TB PCIE2 RTX2060 6GD5

It will be available in the following retails stores.

STORE MALL ADDRESS
LAZADA HTTPS://WWW.LAZADA.COM.PH/SHOP/ASUS-PHILIPPINES/ NATIONWIDE
SHOPEE HTTPS://SHOPEE.PH/ROGOFFICIALSTORE NATIONWIDE
ROG CONCEPT STORE SM MEGAMALL 4/F CYBERZONE, SM MEGAMALL, MANDALUYONG CITY
ROG CONCEPT STORE SM CITY NORTH EDSA 4/F AT THE ANNEX, SM CITY NORTH EDSA, BRGY. STO. CRISTO, BAGO BANTAY, QUEZON CITY
ROG CONCEPT STORE SM CITY CEBU 2/F CYBERZONE SM CITY NORTH RECLAMATION AREA, CEBU CITY
ROG CONCEPT STORE SM MALL OF ASIA 2F CYBERZONE, SM MALL OF ASIA, PASAY CITY
ROG CONCEPT STORE SM CITY DAVAO QUIMPO BLVD COR. TULIP AND ECOLAND DRIVE, ECOLAND SUBD, DAVAO CITY, 8000 DAVAO DEL SUR
ROG CONCEPT STORE GILMORE COMMERCIAL PLAZA GRANADA, NEW MANILA, QUEZON CITY, 1112 METRO MANILA

SEE ALSO: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 review

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