Lenovo announces new laptops without CD drive

Lenovo has announced two new notebooks at the Consumer Electronics Show, which have no CD drive.

This move follows in the footsteps of other manufacturing giants such as Apple, whose MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina models are without the drive as well.

Both the Y50 and Y40 laptops come with Ultra HD 4K displays and are touted as gaming machines.

The Y50 has a 15.6-inch screen and is has 16GB of DDR3L memory stock. There is also the option to swap out the 1TB HDD for an 1TB hybrid drive with 8GB of SSD cache or a 512GB SSD with Windows 8.1.

In addition, there is the possibility of an optional 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7 processor, as well as a Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics card.

Lenovo’s smaller model, the Y40, comes with a 14-inch screen and has similar specifications to the Y50.

Without disk drives, the laptops are both less than 24mm thick and come with up to four hours of battery life. The notebooks also have a 720p HD webcam, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and a two-in-one card reader.

Pricing starts at $999 (£607) for the new models.