Lenovo IdeaPad C340 S340 S540 are practical laptops with premium details

first_img May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Mobile World Congress 2019 reading • Lenovo IdeaPad C340, S340, S540 are practical laptops with premium details Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Tags 2:52 MWC 2019 phone trends we’ll see See All Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 13 Photos • Lenovo’s new consumer laptops bring a load of welcome optionscenter_img Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Mobile World Congress 2019 More from MWC 2019 Laptops Lenovo’s newest IdeaPads announced today at MWC 2019 blur the line between its mainstream and premium slim laptops and convertibles. The IdeaPad C340, for example, is a two-in-one available in 14- and 15-inch versions with a fiberglass top and slim bezels — a design touch once solely found on Lenovo’s high-end laptops. The same goes for its webcam-blocking Privacy Shutter and rapid charging feature, which Lenovo says gets the battery to 80 percent in an hour. A backlit keyboard, active pen support and a fingerprint reader are available options as well. Lenovo IdeaPad C340 Andrew Hoyle/CNET The 14-inch IdeaPad C340 will start at $450 (about £345 or AU$630) for Intel and AMD models, while the Intel-only 15-inch will start at $500. Those prices will get you low-end components like an AMD Athlon 300U or Intel Pentium 5405U processors and a 1,366×768-pixel resolution TN display. But, you can also expect options like a full HD-resolution IPS display, up to a Core i7-8565U processor and discrete Nvidia GeForce MX230 graphics when it arrives in April. 1 Joining the C340 are the slim IdeaPad S340 and S540 laptops. These, too, come in 14- and 15-inch versions and are built with higher-end materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, slim bezels around their displays, Dolby Audio, rapid charging and webcam privacy shutters.The lower-end IdeaPad S340 will feature:Up to Intel Core i7-8565U or up to AMD Ryzen 7 3700UNvidia GeForce MX250 GPU (Intel only)Up to 14-inch full HD IPS display or 15.6-inch full HD IPS touch display Up to 12GB of memoryUp to 256GB M.2 SSD (NVMe support) or 128GB SSD + 2TB HDD storage14-inch Intel starts at $370 (AMD pricing not currently available)15.6-inch Intel starts at $450, AMD starts at $430lenovo-s340-s540-c340-mwc-2019-7Lenovo’s Privacy Shutter lets you quickly block the webcam.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET The slightly higher-end IdeaPad S540, which starts at $850, has an all-aluminum chassis and adds Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics to the 15.6-inch version and dual-action cooling fans to handle its heat, up to a 512GB PCIe SSD and a full HD IPS display with 300-nit brightness (all the other panels top out at 220 or 250 nits). Lenovo also announced the IdeaCentre AIO A340 desktop. Available in 22- and 24-inch sizes, the full HD touchscreen all-in-one PC stands on an asymmetric steel tube base that skirts the line between modern office furniture and cheap lawn chair. Inside you’ll find up to an Intel Core i5-8400T processor with AMD Radeon 530 discrete graphics. It also arrives in April with prices starting at $500 for the 22-inch and $680 for the 24-inch. ideacentre-aio-340-23-8-3IdeaCentre AIO A340   Lenovo As well as the PC announcements, Lenovo tacked on a pair of Yoga ANC Headphones. Coming in July for $170, the headphones feature active and environmental noise cancelling, are optimized for Skype, have voice controls and connect to your phone or computer via Bluetooth 5.0 or USB-C. No UK or Australian prices were announced. Comment Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 feels like practical magic Mobile World Congress 2019 Lenovolast_img