Lenovo adds a splash of color to its IdeaPad lineup with latest refresh

Lenovo has introduced the latest refresh to its IdeaPad lineup, and it's full of color and a bit of style. The latest models include the high-end IdeaPad 720s, mid-range IdeaPad 320s, and budget IdeaPad 320.

With its place at the top of the range, the IdeaPad 720s is likely to receive the most attention. Color options are a little less ambitious than its lower-specced cousins, with "Champagne Gold" and "Platinum Silver" being the only options. On the inside, you'll find NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, up to 16GB of RAM and up to Intel's 7th-generation Core i7 processor. That's alongside a 14-inch FHD 1920x1080 display, precision touchpad, and option Windows Hello-enabled fingerprint reader.

The IdeaPad 320 and 320s are where things start to get a little more colorful. The 320s is available in 14-inch and 15-inch versions, while the 320 comes in 15-inch and 17-inch varieties. Each has options for bright and poppy shells, like "Coral Red" and "Snow White" on the 320s, or "Denim Blue" and "Plum Purple" on the 320. Both can be equipped with up to Intel Core i7 processors.

Here's a look at how the specs stack up between the three:

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CategoryIdeaPad 720SIdeaPad 320SIdeaPad 320
Display14" FHD IPS (1920x1080) Non-Touch14" or 15" FHD (1920x1080) IPS15.6'' HD (1366x768), Optional Touch
17.3" HD+ (1600x900) non-touch
OSWindows 10Windows 10Windows 10
ProcessorUp to 7th Gen Intel Core i7Up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7Up to 7th Gen Intel Core i7
StorageUp to 512GB PCIe14": up to 256GB PCIe SSD
15.6": up to 512GB PCIe SSD, 1TB HDD
MemoryUp to 16GB8GBUp to 16GB
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 940MX14": Integrated
15.6": NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Battery4 Cell (56 Wh)3 Cell (52 Wh)2 Cell (30Wh)
Weight3.4 lbs.14": 3.74 lbs
15.6": 4.18 lbs
15.6": 4.85 lbs
17.3": 6.17 lbs

Flex 5

If a 2-in-1 is more your style, Lenovo is also announcing the Flex 5, which is available in both 14-inch (FHD) and 15-inch (UHD) varieties. As its name suggests, the Flex 5 features a 360-degree hinger that will let you go from a standard laptop setup to tent or tablet modes. Pen support is also on board, along with the option for NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, up to 16GB of RAM and up to a 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor.

Lenovo says the new IdeaPad lineup will go on sale starting in June with prices starting at $969 for the 720S, $740 for the 320S, and $439 for the 320. As for the Flex 5, look for it to go on sale sometime before the end of May for $720.

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  • They need to make a 120 running Windows 10 S, i know a bunch of people that would love a secure and inexpensive Lenovo
  • Lenovo and security? haha http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html
  • Just like Apple and security....same deal!
  • Lets just once and for all dispel the notion that ANY company is really protecting your privacy 100% it is on YOU as a user to make sure that you are protected.
  • They should put W10S on all lineup models and let users to decide if they want to upgrade to W10Pro.
  • Seriously, Windows 10 S should be the default for lower end devices. There are far too many people that dont need advanced functionality and constantly open themselves up to spyware/malware because they dont know enough about technology. Give them 90 days to upgrade from Windows 10 Pro out of the box and then after that $50. People that want Windows 10 Pro will take advantage of the free upgrade immediately and people whod rather have a more secure experience with better performance and battery life will stay with 10S.
  • Influence of the surface laptop, the choice to add colour? 
  • Duh.
  • I doubt it. The Surface Laptop was released too recently to influence the colour choices here.    Edit:  unless, of course, Microsoft spilled the beans early to fellow OEMs. 
  • Lenovo ideapad 100 could do some colour