Today at the IFA show in Berlin, Lenovo announced a trio of consumer products. The TAB S8 is an 8″ Android tablet while the Y70 Touch is a 17″ gaming laptop with touchscreen, and the ERAZER x315 is a full-on gaming tower.
The TAB S8 is Lenovo’s new ultra affordable Android tablet. While it might be small in size, it backs a better than full HD 1920×1200 screen. It’s also powered by Intel’s 64-bit Quad Core Intel Atom Z3745, a member of the Bay Trail family. The 64-bit chip will be fully supported in the upcoming Android-L. It features a 1.6mp HD front and a 8mp rear camera with an f-stop of f/2.2. The chassis is ultra lightweight and ultra thin, about as thick as a #2 pencil. There is optional LTE and it still gives you 7 hours of battery life. The Android OS (it’s running 4.4 Kit Kat) is the latest available.
The TAB S8 comes with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage for $199. It’ll be out soon.
With the Y70 Touch, Lenovo has managed to somehow fit a full-on gaming laptop into a thin case – that shouldn’t be possible. The laptop features a 17.3″ screen at full HD 1920×1080. This is also a touchscreen that takes full advantage of Windows 8.1. The CPU power comes from 4th generation Intel Core i7 CPUs. The graphics chip is an Nvidia GeForce GTX860M. There’s the choice between a 256MB SSD or 1TB of hardware storage with a 8GB cache. It has a JBL sound system with subwoofer. This is all in a laptop Just over 1″ tall and about 7.5″ lbs. This makes it actually portable.
The Y70 Touch will ship in October with a $1299 starting price point.
Gaming PCs have to be ultra expensive right? Lenovo didn’t get the memo. The ERAZER 315 features AMD’s Kaveri A8 and A10 CPUs. It also has AMD R9 255 and 260 graphics cards. Storage is a 1TB or 2TB hard drive paired with a 8GB SSD Cache. The ERAZER has 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI input, and AC-Wireless. The case also has plenty of room for expansion and colored LEDs for color.
The X315 starts at an unbelievable $599 and will hit shelves in November.