Lenovo embraces touch with new Windows 8 laptops

Lenovo announces touch-based all-in-one PCs, laptops and Ultrabooks, along with a vivid touchscreen monitor

Tim Danton
6 Jan 2013

Lenovo has unveiled new Ultrabooks, mainstream laptops and all-in-one PCs at CES 2013, all of which take advantage of touchscreen technology.

"We’ve aggressively integrated touch across our consumer PCs so that we have one of the largest portfolios of Windows 8 touch products available," said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president at Lenovo.

At the top of the range are Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks, which add ten-finger multitouch support to previous versions. Both Ultrabooks offer tablet-like response times, with Lenovo promising wake-up times of less than one second.

Lenovo has also introduced touch to its mainstream IdeaPad laptop range, with the IdeaPad Z400 and IdeaPad Z500 also boasting ten-finger support.

Two all-in-one PCs now include touch as well. The IdeaCentre A730 will be available with a 27in 1,920 x 1,080 display with ten-point multitouch, while the more affordable 23in IdeaPad C540 comes with an optional touchscreen.

Lenovo touchscreen monitor

Lenovo's final touchscreen offering is a new monitor, the ThinkVision LT1423p Mobile Monitor Touch. Again, this includes full ten-finger touch support.

Its 13.3in display includes a 1,600 x 900 resolution and promises great viewing angles thanks to an AH-IPS panel protected by Gorilla Glass.

The Ultrabooks and laptops will go on sale from March, while the IdeaCentre A730 becomes available in June. UK prices weren't immediately available.

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