Lenovo 3000 N100 unveiled

Lenovo has unveiled its first branded dual-core notebook, the 3000 N100, featuring a svelte 5.6 pound weight, strong multimedia and connectivity capabilities, and other features designed to make the system easy for both end users and IT departments to maintain.

The N100 is big on memory, capable of having up to 2GB using DDR2 667MHz modules.

The N100 comes in 14.1-inch and 15.4-inch widescreen models for viewing 20 percent more data space in spreadsheet applications or watching DVDs in the optimised format.

All of them have 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and 10/100Mbps Ethernet on board. A four-in-one memory card reader, four USB 2.0 ports, Fire wire and S-video all come as standard. Bluetooth is available on some systems, as are an integrated webcam and a fingerprint scanner.

“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, Lenovo’s vice president of worldwide marketing for the 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 Lenovo 3000 N100 line goes on sale on 28 March 2006, with prices starting at £740.