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New Lenovo all-in-ones out unannounced Nvidia chip

LAS VEGAS–Lenovo’s pair of attractive, updated IdeaCentre B-Series all-in-ones add some welcome features. The bigger news is the as-yet unannounced Nvidia graphics chip listed among their specs.

Lenovo's new 23-inch IdeaCenter B540, due in June.


Lenovo lists two systems in this B-Series update, the 23-inch B540 and the 21.5-inch B340. Both feature more streamlined designs than Lenovo’s preceding B520 and B320, having lost the overly stylized trim for a clean-looking frameless display.

The new systems also feature an option for Lenovo’s OneKey display feature. OneKey lets you use the unit’s display to watch devices connected via HDMI without first powering on the PC. Handy.

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But among the specs for each new unit, which include options for Intel Core CPUs, Blu-ray drives, and memory (up to 8GB), Lenovo has also specified “up to Nvidia GeForce 615M 1GB graphics.” That chip family, the GeForce 600-series, has not yet been announced by Nvidia.

Any scandal here is minimal. Lenovo may have simply crossed its wires on the timing of an imminent Nvidia GPU announcement (perhaps at Nvidia… [Read more]

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