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Lenovo Adds to Tablet and PC Portfolio with TAB S8, Y70 Touch, and ERAZER X315

Latest tablets offer choices for on-the-go computing, while new PCs are geared for HD gaming. By ChannelPro

Ahead of the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Show later this week in Berlin, Lenovo has introduced an expanded portfolio of tablets and PCs designed to give consumers more options for tablets that fit their mobile lifestyle as well as choices of gaming PCs. The new lineup kicks off with the TAB S8, Lenovo’s first Intel-powered Android tablet. Lenovo also announced two new high-performance gaming PCs: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest processor and graphics technology for HD gaming, and the ERAZER X315, Lenovo’s latest desktop gaming PCs.

TAB S8

Lenovo created the TAB S8 for consumers who are looking for a stylish, slim Android tablet starting at just $199. At 8-inches, the TAB S8 features a 1920x1200 infinity screen and One Glass Solution touch-panel technology boasting a crystal clear viewing experience. The front panel also includes a 1.6-megapixel HD camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Pre-installed apps, like SHAREit, allow for photo and file sharing.

The Lenovo TAB S8 marks Lenovo’s first 8-inch Android tablet powered by an Intel Atom Z3745 Processor with Intel Burst Performance Technology. The TAB S8 is just 0.65 pounds and 0.31 inches thin, nearly as thin as a standard pencil.

Additional features include optional high-speed LTE (4G) connectivity (based on Intel XMMTM 7160) and Wi-Fi for data connectivity, up to seven hours of battery life, and 64-bit technology compatibility. The TAB S8 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, includes 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0, and Dolby-enhanced dual front speakers.

“With Lenovo’s Tab S8 tablet powered by an Intel Atom Processor, consumers have the freedom to experience seamless, powerful performance with great battery life. They can enjoy the content they want on this new Intel-based tablet, such as games or videos,” says Erik Reid, vice president of Intel Mobile and Communications Group and general manager of the Tablet Business Unit.

Y70 Touch Laptop

The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes with an up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX graphics, designed for heavy entertainment use and HD gaming. At 17 inches, the Y70 Touch is Lenovo’s largest touchscreen laptop with a FHD display, JBL-designed stereo speakers, and subwoofer paired with Dolby Advanced Audio.

The Y70 Touch also features up to five hours of battery life and customizable memory and storage options, up to 16GB DDR3L, and 1TB of SSHD storage or 256GB SSD storage.

ERAZER X315 Gaming Desktop PC

The Lenovo ERAZER X315 is the latest addition to Lenovo’s line of gaming desktop PCs. The ERAZER X315 includes AMD Radeon R9 series graphics, a quad-core processor, and up to 2TB of SSHD. Additionally, the desktop PC includes 7.1 channel sound support and Dolby enhancements.

The newly designed chassis features front LED lighting and a futuristic profile that mimics the lines of a knight’s armor. The front panel also features a one-touch port cover for easy access and a hidden air vent that keeps the device cool when the gaming heats up.

Other features include up to 12GB of memory, four USB 3.0 ports, and always-on USB charging port for enhanced connectivity.

The Lenovo TAB S8 will be available beginning in September with models starting at $199. The Y70 Touch will be available beginning in October 2014 with models starting at $1,299, and the ERAZER X315 will be available in North America beginning in November 2014. All three products will be available through major retailers and www.lenovo.com.

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