Hot launches: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500, HCL ME Y3

Written by Pranay Parab | Chandan Haygunde | Updated: Feb 11 2013, 19:29pm hrs
Every week, Launchpad, will bring to you hot launches from the world of technology. Watch this space for the latest and the best of gadgets, services, apps and much more.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

Lenovo has launched two Windows 8 laptops called the IdeaPad Y500 and Z500. Both laptops have third-generation Intel processors and their high-end models come with graphic cards. Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 comes with an UltraBay that lets users add an extra graphics card, hard disk drive or an additional fan for cooling. The 15.6-inch laptop has a carbon fibre cover, and a backlit keyboard with a touchpad. The Z500 costs Rs 48,990.


HCL Me Y3 is a seven-inch tablet with a 1Ghz processor, a built-in 3D GPU, a healthy 1GB RAM and runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Y3 is dual-SIM tablet with 3G support. The tablet comes with an internal memory of 4GB expandable by 32GB via microSD card. The seven-inch screen has a resolution of 1024600 pixels and has a 3.2 MP camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth and WiFi.

Intex Aqua Wonder

Intex Aqua Wonder is a 3G-enabled dual-SIM device powered by a 1-GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and runs on Android Jelly Bean OS. Its 4.5-inch capactive touchscreen comes with a resolution of 960540 pixels. Aqua Wonder has an 8-MP rear camera and 1.3-MP front camera for video calling. The device has 1.93 GB internal memory expandable by 32 GB. Intex claims the 1,800 mAH battery gives 3.5 hours talktime of and standby time up to 72 hours.