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Two Brooklyn-based musicians took the IdeaPad Yoga 13 for a test drive in New York City this week. Spirit Guide (Sina Sohrab) and COSYCOS (former Surfer Blood percussionist Marcos Marchesani) worked collaboratively to remix a COSYCOS track on the Yoga. The resulting song, “Terminal Cruise (Spirit Guide Edit)” is a testament to how the Yoga’s versatility can ignite creativity in some of New York’s most exciting up-and-coming artists.   The computer’s 360˚ hinge and touchscreen aided workflow during the production process. The two musicians used tent and stand mode to review each other’s work. When it came to passing the computer back and forth, laptop and tablet modes were key. The touch screen made it easy for Sina and Marcos to rework and revise cooperatively, keeping the project light and improvisational. The Yoga proved to be a versatile instrument for these two, who are always working on a multitude of endeavors ranging from design projects and forthcoming solo EPs to coordinating performance dates and sharing their music online. “Terminal Cruise (Spirit Guide Edit)” is both urban and ethereal, harmonizing COSYCOS’s thick, guttural percussion with Spirit Guide’s signature haunting electronic sound.  

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Lenovo Services Premium Support

Lenovo Services Premium Support

Purchasing a new IdeaPad or IdeaCentre is an exciting experience, finally getting in front of the techno-curve and unleashing the super geek within. Even before you open the box, you can feel the power and potential this new system will bring; no longer waiting for web pages to load, movies to download, or even brewing a pot of coffee while your system boots. You have finally broken free from the technology shackles of the past! It's the moment you have been waiting for, the sweet sound of Microsoft startup. The future is a blank slate; the only limit is your imagination. This bliss comes to a screeching halt when you can’t figure out how to connect your new powerhouse to the internet; your desktop is void of all your favorite shortcuts and your wallpaper and screen savers are nowhere to be found. For some, setting up a new PC can be a daunting task. If technology is not your forte, setting parental controls, file and printer sharing, or data transfer from an old system to the new may be overwhelming. Lenovo, Services Premium Support is here to help you make this transition an easy one. These and other services are available through remote takeover, making it simple and convenient for you to get your new PC up and running. You'll have a personal technician dedicated to make sure your PC is set up and performing the way you expect. Other services include: PC & Peripherals Setup and Configurations Virus Protection & PC Performance...

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It happens every day.  A customer calls into our help centers and finds out that his system needs a repair that is not covered by warranty.  Perhaps the warranty has expired.  Perhaps the system sustained accidental damage and was not covered under our Accidental Damage Protection Service. In any case, the customer is faced with buying a replacement part and is told how much that part + labor (if Lenovo is performing the work) will cost.  The next reaction is predictable and follow’s Kubler-Ross’ famous five steps. You must have put the wrong part number in.  Check again. Why does this part cost so much?  You guys are ripping me off Please oh please make an exception for me! I should have never bought this crummy model Fine.  Take my credit card and send me the part. While we can’t act as your psychiatrist, we can at least help you understand why spare parts may cost more than something generic you can find on Amazon.  When you buy parts from Lenovo, you’re buying an original, genuine part that has been regression tested with your particular model of machine.  This testing is performed during our initial development and continues through the life of the system as we receive warranty parts back and test for ongoing defects.  We guarantee that the replacement part you...

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Slim & light? Check.  Ultrabook? Nope.  Wallet friendly? Check.  Color options? Check.  So a Netbook then? Nope. Gaming ready? Kinda. At low to mid graphics settings.  That’s how I would describe the new Lenovo IdeaPad S300 & S400 laptops. These are not for those looking to assume the role of Alcatraz to beat the next Alien invasion in Crysis 2. Neither are these machines for people who must spend thousands of dollars irrespective of what they get in return. The S300/S400 laptops are essentially for value hunters.    We all know who the value hunters are. They churn out the endless excel sheets comparing specs of multiple products. It could be about the next car or even something trivial as a Bluetooth headset. They spend countless hours scanning forums, reviews and comments on Amazon.com. If you think these value hunters do this to save money, you would be wrong. All this effort is to ensure they get exactly what they are looking for and get the best bang for the buck!        These 0.9-inch-thick laptops may miss out on the ultrabook checklist by a mere 2mm but they hold their own when it comes to performing way beyond what was traditionally expected out of a budget machine. With a profile this thin, it’s remarkable that both the S300 and S400 offer Intel Core i5 processors and AMD Radeon 7450M...

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Mechanical Engineering student Joey Banks kicks off our new Road Test series where users test-drive Lenovo products in their daily lives. The Lenovo U-Series laptops have always offered an attractive design to consumers, and the U410 is no exception. Available in Sapphire Blue, Graphite Gray, and Metallic Red, Lenovo is certain to have a color for everyone’s personality. Immediately upon opening its lid, the first thing I noticed was its gorgeous screen. Embedded in a remarkably thin bezel, the 14” high-definition display stands out. Colors are extremely vibrant and using the device in direct sunlight comes without challenge. Lenovo has implemented a sleek metal design encasing the AccuType Keyboard, which enhances both the stability and durability of the U410, traits that are all too rare in today’s market. Unbelievably, although the Lenovo U410 weighs in at just over 1.8kg, users will find that the machine still packs quite a bit of horsepower beneath its exterior. Models are available to be fitted with the Intel® 3rd generation Core™ i3, i5, or i7 processors and can also harness up to 8GB DDR3 memory. If you’re like me and are continuously purchasing music, movies, and other content from the Internet, you may often worry about the capacity of the hard drive in your machine. In addition to the 32GB SSD cache, which is responsible for a 40 percent  faster boot time than a traditional laptop, the U410 can be configured...

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