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Lenovo’s IdeaPad U300e Ultrabook Goes On Sale

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  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    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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  2. Completely Bonkers New Member

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    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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    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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    So Lenovo makes their own MBP now?
     
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    MacBook Air, yo.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    I was fortunate enough to buy the legendary ASUS UL30VT.

    Next purchase might have to be a mac =(
     
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    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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