Lenovo is introducing 3 new notebooks in its S Series line. Up until this year, the company used the IdeaPad S name for its 10 inch netbooks, but now that Lenovo doesn’t sell netbooks in the US anymore, S Series laptops are generally low cost portable notebooks.
For instance, the Lenovo IdeaPad S205 is a $399 laptop with an 11.6 inch display and an AMD E-450 processor.
The new members of the S Series family include models with larger 13.3 inch and 14 inch displays and starting prices of about $499.
Lenovo IdeaPad S300
The 13.3 inch model is called the Lenovo IdeaPad S300. It features a 1366 x 768 pixel display and will be available with a choice of Intel processors including Pentium, Core i3, and Core i5 chips.
While the base models offer Intel graphics, Lenovo also offers a discrete graphics with an optional AMD Radeon 7450M graphics card.
The notebook will be availabel with up to 4GB of storage and up to 500GB of hard disk space, plus an optional 32GB solid state cache drive.
The IdeaPad S300 features 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, flash card reader, HDMI port, and a webcam. It supports 802.b/g/n WiFi and there’s a Bluetooth option.
Lenovo’s 13.3 inch notebook measures 12.9″ x 9.1″ x 0.9″ and weighs about 3.7 pounds with a 4 cell battery.
Lenovo IdeaPad S400
Lenovo has two different 14 inch S Series laptops. The first is the S400, which features an Intel processor. The S405 has an AMD CPU, but you can read about that model below.
Like the smaller laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 has a 1366 x 768 pixel display… it’s just a little larger.
Most of the other options are also the same, including a choice of Pentium, Core i3, or Core i5 chips, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 500GB of storage, and up to 32GB of SSD cache.
The laptop has the same array of ports and connectivity options, and like the S300, you can configure the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 with Intel graphics or AMD graphics.
The biggest difference is that this notebook is a little larger, measuring 13.2″ x 9.4″ x 0.9″ and weighing about 3.75 pounds.
Lenovo IdeaPad S405
The AMD model looks a lot like the Intel model. But it instead comes with a choice of an AMD A4 or A6 dual core CPU or an AMD A8 quad-core processor.
The cheaper models will feature integrated AMD Radeon graphics, but you can also configure hte laptop with Radeon HD 7660G or 7450M discrete graphics.
Lenovo offers up to 4GB of memory, 500GB of hard disk space, and up to 24GB of solid state cache for this model.
WiFi comes standard. Bluetooth is an option. And the notebook features 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, and a flash card slot.
Like the Intel version, the notebook is 13.2″ x 9.4″ x 0.9″ and weighs 3.75 pounds.