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Affordable Computing Takes Center Stage for Lenovo at CES

New all-in-ones, tablets, and Flex laptops are coming for 2015.

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Lenovo's 2015 lineup of affordable computing devices debuted today at CES, including new all-in-one PCs, Flex laptops, 7-inch tablets, and an entry-level notebook.

First up is the Lenovo B50, an all-in-one PC that's designed for general purpose use including multimedia consumption and web browsing. Key specs include a 23.8-inch HD screen, integrated speakers by JBL, a fourth-generation Intel i7 Processor, and an Intel RealSense 3D camera.

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The B50 all-in-one delivers a decent combination of specs and hardware for $1,249.

The B50 also delivers integrated NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and runs the Windows 8.1 OS. To top it all off, it includes a 10-point capacitive touchscreen. This all-in-one harbors a surprisingly decent spread of hardware for its $1,249 asking price, with availability expected in March.

Lenovo also announced its new Flex 3 convertible laptops in 11-, 14-, and 15-inch options. The 360-degree hinge allows the Flex 3 laptops to fold backward onto themselves into a tablet shape, be used in a more traditional style, or assume a "tent" position, where the keyboard serves as a kickstand.

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The new 15-inch Flex 3 convertible laptop operates on a 360-degree hinge. The "tent" setup is pictured.

Each Flex 3 option features either an Intel i5 or i7 processor (aside from the 11-inch Flex 3, which uses Pentium), a 720p HD webcam, and touchscreen capability. The 11-, 14-, and 15-inch Flex 3 laptops will be available in May for $399, $549, and $579 respectively.

The new Tab 2 A7-10 and A7-30 7-inch tablets arrive at seriously low prices, while still delivering specs sufficient for most casual users. The A7-30 is available in pearl white, ebony black, aqua blue, and cotton candy pink; the A7-10 is available in black only.

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The 7-inch A7-30 tablet is available in four different color options.

Under the hood, highlights include a quad-core processor, SIM card support, front-and-rear cameras, and Dolby speakers. The A7-30 will be available in March for $129, while the A7-10–which offers less storage and only a rear camera—is available this month starting at just $99.

Lenovo will also bring affordable, entry-level, all-in-one PCs to market this year. The C40 and C50 each offer your choice of Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Pro running on a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, with up to 8GB RAM and 2TB storage available.

The 23-inch C50 starts at $729, and the 21.5-inch C40 starts at $429. Both will be available in March.

Finally, Lenovo announced the S41 notebook PC—part of the company's new S Series. This thin, lightweight option boasts a metallic chassis and a zippy fifth-gen i7 processor with discrete NVIDIA graphics and stereo speakers.

The S41 will be available in June, and starts at $799.

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The S41 notebook computer emphasizes a thin, lightweight form factor and portability.