Lenovo Ideapad U300S
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Starts with the Core i5 with Anti-Theft, Wi-Di capability, Rapid-Charge, aluminium chassis and glass touchpad so this is going to be a premium Ultrabook. Initial pricing backs that up. If Lenovo have come through with their best build quality and keyboard technology though, this could be worth it. USB3.0 included.
|Lenovo Ideapad U300S Price. (RRP. See below for latest prices.)|
|Europe:||€999||30 Oct 12|
|USA:||$1200||30 Oct 12|
Specifications for the Lenovo Ideapad U300S
|Specifications (base version)|
|Model name||Ideapad U300S||CPU type||Intel Core i5 2457M|
|CPU speed||1600 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|OS||Windows 7 Home Premium|
||13.3" 1366 X 768||Screen Type
||LED-Backlit LCD||Touch Technology
|Battery capacity||54 (Wh)|
|Weight||1310g / 46.2 oz.|
|Size (w/h/d mm)||324/216/18.0 mm|
|Size (w/h/d inches)||12.8/8.5/0.7|
|Headset i/f (Mic+Line)|
|No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)|
|Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
|Rapid Charge Feature|
|Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)|
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Latest Lenovo Ideapad U300S News
|Latest News (10 most recent.) All links||Track product|
|Lenovo U300s vs Dell XPS 13||05/06/12|
|Lenovo U300s in 4-way comparison video||05/06/12|
|Lenovo U300s full review by Ultrabooknews||05/06/12|
|Lenovo U300s Battery Life and Efficiency Review||05/06/12|
|Ultrabooknews - Lenovo U300s Review||29/05/12|
|Unboxing and Overview - Lenovo U300s||08/05/12|
|The Register - Lenovo U300s Review||30/04/12|
|ThinkDigit - Lenovo U300s Review||10/04/12|
|Hot Hardware - Lenovo U300S Review||16/03/12|
|PCPro - Lenovo U300s Review||09/03/12|
|All Lenovo Ideapad U300S links.|
|Available mid October in the US. Anti-Theft, Rapid-Charge, USB3.0, Rapid Start and Wi-Di technology included. Core i5 and i7 versions already show in the US marketplace. [Sept 26th 2011]|
|Lenovo Ideapad U300S Videos|
Alternatives to the Lenovo Ideapad U300S
|Alternatives to the Lenovo Ideapad U300S|
|Acer Aspire S3, 13.3", 1350gm|
The Acer S3 was always the honest, budget option in the market. Now updated with Windows 8 (from Oct 26th 2012) it still offers good value for money. CPU starts with Core i3 Sandy Bridge, the older generation, and other specs remain unchanged. [Oct 2012]
|Samsung NP350, 12.5", 1352gm|
A very well rounded Ultrabook alternative. This hard-disk based laptop is available with Core i3 and Core i5 (mobile, not ultra-low voltage CPUs) and offers very similar battery life and performance figures to a standard ultrabook. The boot and program start times are slower than an Ultrabook though. Not available in all regions and pricing varies. In some areas the Core i3 version can be a real bargain.
|Dell Latitude E7440, 14.0", 1630gm||Datasheet|
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|Inhon Blade 13 Carbon, 13.3", 870gm|
Taiwanese company Inhon has introduced the Blade 13 Carbon Ultrabook with dimensions that make it the thinnest and lightest Ultrabook available, taking the throne from the NEC LaVie Z. Coming in at 1.9lbs (870g) and 10.7mm thin the Blade 13 Carbon beats the NEC by 5g and 2mm while still packing specs comparable to any current Ultrabook. Options include Core i5 or i7 CPU, 13″ 1080p screen, 128 or 256GB SSD and 4GB RAM. Pricing is quoted at $1,350 with a lower priced option with a 1600×900 screen and fiberglass body with still impressive dimensions of 2.6lbs (1,195g) and 12.6mm for about $1000.
|Toshiba Portege Z830, 13.3", 1120gm|
The Toshiba Satellite/Portege Z830/Z835 is turning out to be one of the best specified 13" Ultrabooks so far. It has a leading 1.1KG weight, aluminium casing and a great range of ports and features. The features match its business-like looks. Wi-Di is included for those looking at wireless 1080p to TVs. The price is competitive. Watch out for: Noisy fan in quiet environments, slightly 'squishy' keyboard. Z835 is the US-only Core i3 model.
|Dell XPS 13, 13.3", 1400gm|
Available as an updated Ivy Bridge build now the XPS 13 is a quality bit of kit. Unfortunately it only has a 720P HD screen rather than 1600x900 or FullHD so that might put some people off. We'd love to see an update of this with a 1600x900 touchscreen.
|Toshiba Portege Z930, 13.3", 1120gm|
The upgrade to the Z830 takes the same lightweight chassis and adds the 3rd generation Core processor and a faster SSD. This will be available in various version around the world with up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD and UMTS/WiMax options. The screen resolution remains the same which is dissapointing but given that the Z830 was an excelent Ultrabook, the Z930 will still be able to compete.
|Acer Aspire S5, 13.3", 1200gm|
The S5 is an advanced Ultrabook design from Acer that forms their high-end offering for Q2 and Q3 2012. The Acer S3 continuess to be the 'value' Ultrabook. Full SSD, a Thunderbolt port, very thin design and hidden 'magic flip' port bay are key features.
|NEC LaVie Z, 13.3", 875gm|
This is the NEC LaVie Z Ultrabook with a weight of stunning 999g. It features an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5/i7 and has a resolution of 1600x900. The NEC LaVie Z joins the sub-1-kilo Ultrabook club by using an magnesium-lithium alloy for the body. There is also an i7-3517U clocked at 1.9GHz version.
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