Like the idea of Lenovo’s new Ideapad 100S notebook, but wish it packed a bit more power? Then you might want to take a look at the IdeaPad 300S series.
While the 100S notebooks are powered by Intel Bay Trail chips, the 300S series will be available with up to a Core i7 Skylake processor.
The Lenovo IdeaPad 300S will be available starting in October, with prices starting at $249 for an entry-level model with an 11.6 inch display.
Lenovo will also offer a 14 inch version of the laptop.
The official spec sheet is sadly a little vague about which options will be available on the 11.6 inch model, so I can’t tell if it’ll be possible to get the smaller version with a Core i7 chip, a full HD display, or discrete graphics. But here’s what we know about the IdeaPad 300S so far:
- Up to a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display
- Up to a 6th-gen Intel Core i7 processor
- Intel HD graphics and optional NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics
- Up to 8GB of RAM
- Up to 1TB of hard drive or hybrid storage, or up to 256GB of solid state storage
- 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
- Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater audio
- Up to 5 hours of battery life
- 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports
- SD card rader
- Headset jack
Entry-level models are expected to feature Intel Braswell chips rather than Skylake processors.