Produced by Lenovo, the IdeaPad is a line of consumer-oriented laptops first introduced in January 2008.
The Y710, the Y520, and the U110 were the first three models in this product line and were defined by their widescreens, VeriFace Facial recognition, frameless screens, touch controls, and Dolby speaker systems. Unlike the business-oriented ThinkPad, the IdeaPad was designed towards a consumer look and feel with changes such as a glossy screen and the removal of the red 'TrackPoint', the ThinkPad’s distinctive feature.
The IdeaPad is made for everyday use, best for multimedia streaming, web-browsing, and some gaming options.
Model Number Location
The product name, serial number, and model number will be printed on the bottom of the machine.
The IdeaPad has several subcategories:
- IdeaPad 100: an ultra-budget friendly laptop, with the lowest price out of all the IdeaPad subcategories.
- IdeaPad 300: also a budget-friendly option, but is a step-up from the IdeaPad 100. It is a good option for students.
- IdeaPad 500: a mid-range laptop.
- IdeaPad 700: the most expensive, and the best performing.
In addition to the main line of IdeaPads, there are several hybrid series still in production including the Miix series, the S series, the C series, the L series, and the Gaming Series.
Many IdeaPad series have been discontinued including the Yoga series, the Y series, the Z series, the Flex series, the U series, the A series, the S series, and the 100 series.