Lenovo Gets in the ‘Miix’ with New Range of Touch-Enabled Windows Devices

  Lenovo Gets in the ‘Miix’ with New Range of Touch-Enabled Windows Devices

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- June 20, 2013

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced several new
touch-enabled Windows laptops, along with Lenovo Miix, a platform-bending
multi-mode device that adapts to a user’s every need. As a 10.1-inch tablet
that converts instantly into a fully-functioning, Windows 8 laptop, the Lenovo
Miix combines versatility and power in one touch-enabled device. The IdeaPad
S400 Touch, S500 Touch, S210 Touch, U330 Touch and U430 Touch all hail from
the company’s S Series and U Series, which are notable for their thin and
lightweight designs.

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix (Photo: Business Wire)

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix (Photo: Business Wire)

The new Lenovo Miix, S Series and U Series devices demonstrate Lenovo’s
commitment to “touch” as a defining trend in consumer computing. Research
analyst firm IDC expects the penetration rate of touch laptops, which now sits
at close to 15 percent, to double next year. Leading that trend, Lenovo is
innovating across traditional technology segments - such as desktop and laptop
PCs – with its new multi-mode, touch-enabled devices.

“Users don’t want to choose between a laptop and a tablet. They want both
without compromise, and Lenovo Miix delivers,” said Bai Peng, vice president
and general manager, notebook business unit, Lenovo Business Group. “Bringing
touch to our laptops is about more than adding a touch-enabled screen. It
requires a rethink of the way we interact with our devices, starting with the
expectations of customers for a fluid, intuitive user experience. With these
devices, touch becomes mainstream.”

The new Lenovo Miix multi-mode device, S Series and U Series laptops run
Windows 8, providing users a touch-optimized experience utilizing Intel
processors for superior performance. The devices also offer pre-loaded
software to improve user experience with security and support applications,
Internet solutions, multimedia and productivity software.

“Lenovo continues to develop sleek and slim touch devices, and the new Miix
tablet is a great example of its innovation,” said Jordan Chrysafidis, vice
president of WW OEM Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “We look forward to continued
collaboration with Lenovo to provide amazing devices and experiences to
customers that want all the capabilities of a PC in a very mobile tablet
design.”

Lenovo Miix

The latest entry to Lenovo’s rapidly expanding range of multi-mode PC
innovations, the Lenovo Miix is a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with a PC
processor, perfect for entertainment and productivity on the go. Sporting a
“quick-flip” detachable folio case with an integrated AccuType keyboard, the
Lenovo Miix instantly switches between PC mode and tablet mode to quickly
adapt to user’s needs.

The Lenovo Miix display has a 10.1-inch HD (1366x768) IPS display that is
accessible in both laptop and tablet mode. The device runs on an Intel Atom
dual core processor and comes with 64GB of built-in eMMC storage, expandable
up to 32GB with a micro-SD slot. The Lenovo Miix tablet weighs in at only 1.2
pounds and is just 0.4 inches thin. It also includes integrated Bluetooth 4.0,
WiFi and/or optional 3G-GPS connectivity and boasts up to 10 hours of battery
life.

IdeaPad S400 Touch/S500 Touch/S210 Touch

Lenovo S Series laptops are defined by their elegant design and full
performance at an attractive price point. Designed to look even more stylish
with a tactile metallic finish and a thin (from 0.8 inches) and light (from 3
pounds) frame, S series devices pack a solid punch with far greater
performance than comparably priced laptops. The IdeaPad S400 and S500 can be
configured with up to 3^rd generation Intel Core i5 processors and optional
discrete graphics. The IdeaPad S210 is equipped with up to 3rd generation
Intel® Core™ i3 processors. All three devices also offer Dolby Advance Audio
v2 certification for high-quality immersive experiences with multimedia.
Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support and Lenovo Cloud applications help S Series
users easily share data and access their computer’s full functionality, while
OneKey Recovery makes data backup and recovery simple. The S400 and S500 come
with 14-inch and 15.6-inch HD widescreen displays, respectively. The S210
comes up with an 11.6-inch HD widescreen display.

U330 Touch/U430 Touch

The Lenovo IdeaPad U series laptops are notable for their very thin and light
designs, starting from only 0.77 inches, as thin as a smartphone, qualifying
them as Ultrabooks™. U Series devices are ultra-responsive, offering advanced
options such as motion control, voice control and a multi-touch touchpad. The
latest touch-enabled U Series laptops also offer 10-point capacitive
multi-touch. U Series are available with up to 4^th generation Intel Core i7
processors plus optional NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DirectX 11 and up to 1TB
HDD with 16GB SSD or 500GB SSHD with integrated 16GB NAND flash or 256GB SSD
storage, all packed into a metal frame that still stays light at as little as
3.7 pounds. The U330 Touch comes with a 13.3-inch HD or FHD display and the
U430 Touch comes with a 14-inch HD+ or FHD display.

Pricing and Availability*

The Lenovo Miix will be available later this summer beginning at approximately
$500.

The IdeaPad S210 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
approximately $429.

The IdeaPad S400 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
approximately $449.

The IdeaPad S500 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
approximately $579.

The IdeaPad U330 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
approximately $799.

The IdeaPad U430 Touch will be available later this summer beginning at
approximately $899.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal
technology company – one of the top two PC makers in the world and an emerging
PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to
exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile Internet devices, Lenovo’s business is
built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong
strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM
Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets
reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and
services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and
Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of
mobile Internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global
Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing,
Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more
information see www.lenovo.com.

^*Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without
notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary.
Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to
availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and
specifications at any time without notice.

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