In a mammoth press release this morning, Lenovo announced three new Y series of notebooks and several new features for its S10 netbook. The new Y series notebooks are designed to be HD entertainment and multimedia powerhouses and include the 16″ Y650, the 15″ Y550 and the 14″ Y450. All three notebooks contain a 16:9 glossy display, the latest generation NVIDIA GFX graphics, a multi-touch trackpad, up to 500GB of hard drive storage space and up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. The notebooks feature a soft black, hexagonal-patterned lid with copper accent, slim down to one-inch at their thinnest point and weigh in at a mere 5.6 pounds. The new IdeaPad Y-series notebooks will be available beginning in March with pricing expected to start at $1,199 for the IdeaPad Y650 and $829 for the IdeaPad Y550 and Y450. Now that you have got your fill of notebooks, hit the jump for some exciting netbook news from Lenovo.
Lenovo also announced the addition of several features, some new and some borrowed, to its S10 line of netbooks. The new features include Lenovo Quickstart, a launcher designed to give users near-instant access to a web browser, music player, photo viewer, instant messaging tools and Skype. Lenovo will also debut its new social networking tool Lenovo Social, which will allow users to access a resource portal for multiple social networking sites including MySpace, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. The portal website, lenovosocial.com, is live and available now for the public to browse. Last but not least, Lenovo is introducing to the S10 some features commonly found in its notebooks including Lenovo’s latest VeriFace facial recognition technology for Windows login and individual file encryption, a multi-touch trackpad and Lenovo’s OneKey Rescue System. Lenovo’s updated S10 netbook will be available in March, like the Y series notebooks, and will be priced starting at $349.