Lenovo unveils the budget U-series Ultrabooks
Lenovo has recently released a line of Ultrabooks starting from a price of mere $749. With the release of the latest Core processors from Intel, Lenovo added to models of thin and light IdeaPad U-series laptops to their line of devices.
The new models are IdeaPad U310, with a 13.3inch screen and the U410, with a 14-inch screen. With these models they have provided the options of Core i3 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors which are expected to provide a longer battery life and will also make the laptops to run faster.
The IdeaPad U310, is expected to offer a battery backup of 7 hours and is priced at only $749. This model supports up to 4GB DDR3 of memory and up to 500GB hard-drive storage. It weighs only 1.7 Kg (3.74pounds) and is only 18mm (.7inches) thick.
The next model the U410, starts at $799 and offers a battery backup of 2 hours more than the U310. This model is equipped with a 1TB hard-drive for storage and supports up to 8GB of memory. Nvidia GeForce graphics can also available with this model toward the higher end variants of this model. This model weighs around 1.8Kg (3.96pounds) and is about 21mm (0.8inches) thick.
According to Lenovo these models have the capability to connect to the internet when in sleep mode to update e-mail, social network feeds and other real-time activities. It also takes about 1sec to resume itself from sleep mode. They also have antitheft features that let users remotely shutdown their PC’s in case of theft. Other features included are USB 3.0 ports, webcams and HDMI port.
The new Chips called the Ivy Bridge processors are also expected to double the graphics performance over its predecessors or the Sandy Bridge processors and the CPU has also been said to have been improved by 20 and 30 percent.
These devices will become available in many countries through company’s website and through retailers in countries like US, UK, Germany, Russia, India, China, and Japan, later this month.