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Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Lenovo is issuing a recall for more than 500,000 computer AC power cords in the U.S. after receiving reports of the cord overheating, sparking, melting, and burning. All problematic cords were reported by users outside the U.S. The current recall also affects 44,000 devices sold in Canada, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 review: 15-inch budget laptop with full-HD display offers decent gaming, quality build and five-hour battery life

Price: 379 Rating: 8 Lenovo has given the Z50-70 laptop some extra touches that lift it from the usual lowest-budget laptop category, starting with a full-HD 1920 x 1080 display. (For more, see: Best budget laptops 2014.) The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a 15.6-inch model with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3, and its discrete nVidia graphics […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: A potential Surface Pro 3 killer with a fancy new hinge

Ahh, how the PC world turns so quickly. A year ago, the industry would have pondered whether the Yoga 3 Pro was a MacBook Air killer. Today, we have to wonder whether Lenovo’s new super-bendable computer is actually a Surface Pro 3 killer. You might question the comparison, but I think it’s fair. Both the […]

Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google’s Chromebooks

Price: 200 Rating: 7 Lenovo’s B50-30 is a Windows 8 budget laptopcosting just £200, putting it in direct competition with Google’s Chromebooks. Also see: Best budget laptops 2014. Two hundred pounds for a brand-new Windows laptop? That’s got to be an irresistible attention-grabber for anyone looking for a working laptop on a budget. We’ve been […]

Lenovo recruits Ashton Kutcher to unveil its new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga 14

It’s been a full year since Lenovo announced it had signed up Ashton Kutcher as a “product engineer,” and Lenovo is apparently happy with the partnership. The actor/investor is to appear via satellite at a Lenovo event in London on Thursday to introduce several new products, including the new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga […]

Lenovo to cough up $100 refunds, $250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

Lenovo will refund US$100 or issue a $250 voucher to owners of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 laptops to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging design defects in the computers. The U310 and U410 laptops, which shipped in 2012, had defects that caused Wi-Fi to slow down or not work. Complaints about Wi-Fi in the laptops […]

One-trick laptop: Lenovo’s Flex 2 is a bargain that bends backward

With its roomy, touch-enabled, 15.6-inch display; built in DVD burner; and sleek black chassis, the latest Lenovo Flex 2 looks like a pretty good deal for $680. But its poor battery life, uninspiring performance, a somewhat pale display and reliance on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi will be deal-breakers for some. Like others in Lenovo’s Flex series, the […]

Lenovo debuts new gaming rigs at IFA: The $1299 Y70 Touch laptop and the $599 Erazer X315 desktop

Lenovo took the wraps off two new gaming PCs at the IFA trade show in Berlin today. The Y70 Touch is the more interesting of the two, as it boasts a 17.3-inch touchscreen display, a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, and a discrete Nvidia graphics processor in a chassis that’s slightly more than one-inch thick. […]

Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the US

Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest. Lenovo has stopped selling two small-screen Windows tablets with 8-inch screens: the ThinkPad 8, which was announced in January and a model of Miix 2, which started shipping in October last year. “In North America, […]

Lenovo ships first 4K laptop, challenging Toshiba

Toshiba is not the only company selling a 4K laptop anymore; Lenovo has finally shipped its first 4K laptop, sporting a 5.6-inch screen, after months of delays. The IdeaPad Y50 UHD laptop starts at US$1,299.99 and is targeted at gamers. The 4K screen can display images at 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the highest […]

Lenovo Y40 Portable Gaming Laptop $849 After Coupon

There’s a pretty decent deal on the entry level model of the Lenovo Y40 portable gaming laptop on Lenovo.com right now.  If you use coupon code USPY4093522 at checkout you can get a Y40 with the following specs for $849: Processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (2.00GHz 1600 MHz 4MB) OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit […]

Lenovo’s Q1 profit grows 25 percent on PC, smartphone gains

Lenovo’s net profit grew 25 percent year-over-year in the first quarter as the Chinese company continued to make gains in the PC and smartphone markets. During the period ended March 31, Lenovo’s net profit reached US$158 million, up from $127 million a year earlier. The company’s revenue also increased, by 19 percent to $9.4 billion. […]

Lenovo’s first 4K IdeaPad laptops missing 4K displays

Users looking for IdeaPad laptops with 4K screens, some of the earliest laptops of their kind, are going to have to wait longer because they just shipped — only, without 4K displays. Initial IdeaPad Y50 (15.6-inch screen) and Y40 (14-inch screen) gaming laptops started shipping this month with high-definition 1920 x 1080-pixel screens. The 4K […]

Lenovo brings a twist to Chromebook design with N20p touchscreen

Lenovo is bringing a unique design to Chromebooks with the N20p Chromebook, which has a touchscreen that can rotate roughly 300 degrees to a “stand mode.” In close proximity, the stand mode also makes the Chromebook convenient to view media content, said Robert Eckard, Lenovo’s senior product manager for notebooks. The N20p Chromebook will be […]

Lenovo announces N20p Chromebook with touchscreen and 300-degree hinge

Lenovo’s new N20p, announced Monday night, might look like any other compact Chromebook–there are plenty of them, and most are unremarkable. But the N20p offers two distinctive features: First, its 11.6-inch display is a 10-point touchscreen, a display enhancement that only the Acer C270P offers in this size class. Second, the N20p borrows a trick from its […]

Buoyed by Chrome OS success in schools, Lenovo unveils two new Chromebooks

With low-cost Chromebooks catching fire in education settings, Lenovo has expanded its Chromebook line to consumers. Lenovo announced two consumer-grade clamshell Chromebook models today, each with an 11.6-in. display and running Intel Celeron processors. The Chromebooks go on sale this summer starting at $279. The new N20p includes a touchscreen with a keyboard that can […]

Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptop now Available for $1,099 on Lenovo Site

Lenovo’s Y40 gaming laptop is now available starting at $1,099 on the Lenovo.com website.  While there was mention of the price being lower before release, you can’t complain too much about the amount given the specs on the base configuration which are as follows: Processor: 4th generation Intel Core i7-4500U (1.80GHz) OS: Windows 8.1 Screen: […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p with Dual Nvidia GT755M Cards for $829

Newegg.com has a great deal on the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p that’s fully equipped with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen, Dual Nvidia GeForce GT 755M SLI graphics cards, Intel Core i5 4200M (2.5GHz) processor and 6GB RAM with 500GB SSHD hard drive.  This is a great option for gamers on a budget, typically students […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15D

Is the AMD version of Lenovo’s budget hybrid better than the Intel model?

Lenovo expands Flex hybrid laptop family with Full HD Flex 2 models

Flex 2 to come with 1,920×1,080 screens and discrete graphics

Lenovo Flex 15D review: a budget laptop that handle basic tasks but not much more

Price: £500 inc VAT Rating: 6 The Flex is an admirable attempt to adapt the convertible design of Lenovo’s Yoga Ultrabooks to make a bendy laptop at a more affordable price point – although that attempt is only partly successful. (See: What’s the best budget laptop?) It’s not quite as versatile as the Yoga though, […]

Lenovo G580

[UPDATED 04 April 2014] A great laptop held back by a tricky touchpad

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 2

Lenovo’s tiny 11in Yoga hybrid now comes with a brand new Baytrail Pentium processor

Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries for fire hazard

Lenovo is recalling certain ThinkPad battery packs that could be a fire hazard due to overheating, which could ultimately also lead to computer damage. The recall applies to 34,500 batteries sold in the U.S. and 2,900 batteries sold in Canada, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement. The company also recalled 117,732 […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 review: 11-inch convertible that’s far more attractive than heavy 15-inch budget laptops

Price: £500 inc VAT Rating: 7 Calling this the Yoga 2 seems like something of a misnomer, given that Lenovo has already released about a dozen different Yoga laptops of various sizes and configurations. However, this new 11.6-inch model does stand out from its flexible brethren by virtue of a £500 price tag that makes […]