Lenovo is offering a wide-screen laptop with dual core processor technology with pricing starting at less than $1,000.

The Lenovo 3000 N100 model weighs 5.6 pounds and is available with screens of 14.1 inches and 15.4 inches in size.

The laptop is a Lenovo-branded model as opposed to a ThinkPad. Lenovo has developed other laptops under the ThinkPad name, which Lenovo acquired use of when the China-based firm acquired IBM’s personal computing division. Lenovo laptop design is done in Raleigh.

According to Lenovo, other features include:

  • “A one-button system recovery to help users diagnose, get help, and recover systems to a previously saved state following catastrophic software failures caused by today’s viruses and malware.

  • “Automatic updates that download and install critical updates for Lenovo software on a user-configured schedule to help keep the system operating at peak performance.

  • “Easy connectivity for simple wired or wireless set up for home office, office and leisure connections.”
  • The N100 also includes wireless and Ethernet capabilities. Bluetooth wireless access is available on some models.

    “We designed the Lenovo 3000 N100 with mobile small business customers in mind, understanding their need for a powerful, yet easy-to-use notebook,” said Marc Godin, vice president of worldwide marketing for Lenovo’s notebook business unit. “With the N100, we wanted to create a notebook that helps make our customers work more efficiently and effectively. The N100’s widescreen display, dual-core processor and Lenovo Care tools help create a powerful, worry-free computing experience.”

    A recordable DVD drive is also available.

    The N100 will be available beginning March 28 at Lenovo business partners or online.

    Lenovo: www.lenovo.com