CES 2015: Lenovo releases budget laptops, tablets, and Ultrabook

Lenovo has been all over the CES in Las Vegas, announcing new products right and left. Today brought the launch of two Flex laptops, the Tab 2 tablets starting at $99, and the S41 Ultrabook.

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Lenovo Flex 3 11 (Image: Lenovo)
Lenovo intends to address the budget conscious with a line of lower cost laptops and tablets. Announced at the CES in Las Vegas, the two Flex laptops and Tab 2 A7 tablets are designed to deliver what appears to be good value for a low price. The S41 Notebook is an Ultrabook with a low price.

Tab 2 A7 tablets

The two Tab 2 A7 tablets are 7-inch models that have quad-core processors and Dolby audio. They are Android 4.4 (KitKat) tablets without high-end features but lots of capability for such inexpensive tablets. Lenovo claims they get 8 hours on a charge.

Both Tab 2 tablets have low-resolution displays (1024 x 600). The primary difference between the two models is the integrated 3G on the A7-30. The 3G can be used for voice calling.

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The draw of the Tab 2 is certainly the low price. The A7-10 will be available in January 2015 for $99 and the A7-30 in March 2015 for $129.

Flex 3 laptops

The Flex 3 line of laptops as the name indicates is the third generation. They feature 360 degree screen rotation and come in 11, 14, and 15-inch sizes. The Flex 3 11 has an Intel Pentium, and the two larger can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7.

Touch screens are standard on all of the laptops, and they can be rotated 360 degrees for use as a laptop, tablet, and in tent mode for watching video.

They will be available in May 2015 at starting prices of $399, $549, and $579 for the 11, 14, and 15 inch models, respectively.

S41 Notebook

The 14-inch S41 is a thin and light Ultrabook that packs a punch. With up to an Intel Core i7 process and optional discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics, the S41 is powerful enough for both work and play.

The S41 can be fitted with up to a 1TB HDD or a 256GB SSD for storage.

The S41 will be available in June 2015 starting at $799

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