Lenovo is adding dual-core support to
its new lineup of notebook computers. The company has already
introduced the C100
series notebooks which feature Celeron-M and Pentium-M processors.
They are aimed at the entry-level market. The new N100 notebooks,
however, can be equipped with Intel's Core Solo or Core Duo
processors and are aimed at business professionals.
We designed the Lenovo 3000 N100
with mobile small business customers in mind, understanding their
need for a powerful, yet easy-to-use notebook," said Marc Godin,
vice president of worldwide marketing, Lenovo's notebook business
unit. "With the N100, we wanted to create a notebook that helps
make our customers work more efficiently and effectively. The N100's
widescreen display, dual-core processor and Lenovo Care tools help
create a powerful, worry-free computing experience.
The N100 weighs in at 5.6 pounds and
can be equipped with a 14.1" (1280x768) or 15.4" widescreen
(1280x800, 1,680x1,050) display. Graphics options include the
integrated Intel GMA950 and NVIDIA's GeForce Go 7300. The N100
features 802.11a/b/g support, 10/100 Ethernet, 4-in-1 multi-card
reader, four USB ports, FireWire, S-Video and has options for
Bluetooth, integrated webcam and a fingerprint reader.
The N100 will be available on March
28th with a starting price of $999. For those of you eager to see the
N100 in action, you can see CNET's review complete with a video and
additional pictures here.
They rated their $1,400 1.83GHz Core Duo model 6.7 out of 10.