Lenovo has just announced its CES 2012 offerings, and among them, the Y, G and Z Series laptop refreshes. Up first, The Y480 and Y580 are 14 and 15.6-inch full HD display varieties, respectively, featuring up to an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics (the Y480 with the 650M and the Y580 with GTX660M DirectX 11 2GB graphics. The Y Series also has up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and an up to 1TB HDD, plus two 1.5 watt stereo JBL-designed speakers with Dolby Home Theatre V4 Enhanced audio, and a 1 megapixel webcam. Connectivity includes standard 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100/1000M Ethernet LAN, and optional Bluetooth. Other options include a TV tuner and WiDi. The IdeaPad Y Series will be available starting in April at a base price of $899.
The G Series includes the G480, the G580 and the G780, which are 14, 15.6 and 17.3-inch laptops, respectively. The G Series have up to a Core i7 Intel CPU, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT630M graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and an up to 1TB SATA II HDD. There are options for a DVD player or a Blu-ray drive, plus 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and both optional Bluetooth and WiMAX. A six-cell battery comes standard, The Lenovo IdeaPad G Series will be available starting in June at $399.
Finally, the Z Series refresh includes the Z580, the Z480 and the Z380, which are 13.4, 14, and 15.6-inch, widescreen HD display models. Like the previous models, the Z Series has CPU options up to a Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and Dolby Home Theatre V4 enhanced audio. The Z Series also has Lenovo's large "Intelligent Touchpad," and optional DVD player or Blu-ray, a standard six-cell battery, and they come in a wide range of colors. The Lenovo Z Series laptops will be available in April starting at $599.