Thursday, February 16th 2012

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U300e Ultrabook Goes On Sale

Announced last month at CES, the IdeaPad U300e 13.3-inch ultrabook has now become available through Lenovo's online shop. The U300e is just 0.7" thin, it runs Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), and has a one-piece aluminum shell, a breathable keyboard (using Intel’s Advanced Cooling Technology), an LED-backlit (1366 x 768) display, a glass touchpad, and BIOS-embedded anti-theft protection.

The model put up for order by Lenovo (269224U) packs a 1.6 GHz Core i5-2467M CPU, Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, a 1.3 MP webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, WiDi support, one USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI output, and a 4-cell battery providing up to 7 hours of operation. This configuration costs $959.20 (thanks to a web promotion and an eCoupon) and is available here.
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10 Comments on Lenovo’s IdeaPad U300e Ultrabook Goes On Sale

#1
Completely Bonkers
This is a very nice looking laptop. With good spec and generous selection of ports. Just a shame they dont have a 1600x900 screen like the new samsung you showed us yesterday. Lenovo need a 1600x900 version or option, or the Samsung wins!
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#2
W1zzard
Weight : 1.58 kg (with 4-cell battery)
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#3
erixx
Nice, but give me back the original IBM keyboard keys, as in older Lenovo thinkpads! Say no to form-over-function!
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#4
DaJMasta
So Lenovo makes their own MBP now?
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#5
Red_Machine
by: DaJMasta
So Lenovo makes their own MBP now?
MacBook Air, yo.
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#6
phanbuey
OH SWEET the new Mac.. er IdeaPad is out! Of course they still don't have the magsafe power plug - maybe the next version.

Between this and the new HP... I guess if you can't beat em, join em.
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#7
MikeMurphy
Why are these so expensive?? Is the shitty resolution breaking the bank? Or the 32gb SSD? Or the tiny battery? Maybe the whopping 4gb of ram?

Today I had a hands on with the HP and ACER ultrabooks. Garbage build quality. Absolute garbage.

Why can't these companies make anything better than junk?

OEMs suck.
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#8
phanbuey
by: MikeMurphy
Why are these so expensive?? Is the shitty resolution breaking the bank? Or the 32gb SSD? Or the tiny battery? Maybe the whopping 4gb of ram?

Today I had a hands on with the HP and ACER ultrabooks. Garbage build quality. Absolute garbage.

Why can't these companies make anything better than junk?

OEMs suck.
That is why people like me put up with Apple's asinine attitude and refrain (barely) from strangling their "geniuses" with a mag-safe power cord.

The build quality is always garbage on PC laptops. There are only a few companies that used to do it right to begin with: IBM T-Series and Sony, and the panasonic toughbook line.
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#9
MikeMurphy
I was fortunate enough to buy the legendary ASUS UL30VT.

Next purchase might have to be a mac =(
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#10
Delta6326
This looks nice, but I only buy laptops that have backlit keys, once you go backlit you never go back.

To bad prices of Ultrabooks are close to the same of Macbooks and similar specs.
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