Lenovo announces the IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook
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The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has unveiled a new Ultrabook, called IdeaPad U510, as part of the 2012 IFA trade show. According to the company, this “multi-functional entertainment device” features a metal exterior design in a range of colors and will become commercially available by the end of September, carrying a $679 (and up) price-tag.
Lenovo claims the U510, which is the successor to the IdeaPad U310 and U410 models, is equipped with up to a third generation Intel Core i7 central processing unit and runs on Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro operating system. In addition, the 21mm thick (0.83”) Ultrabook sports a 15.6-inch widescreen LED-backlit display of HD native resolution (1366-by-768 pixels) and an integrated DVD Burner or Blu-ray optical drive.
Users are reportedly further provided with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce 625M GPU (1GB VRAM), 8GB of internal 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, up to 1TB HDD and up to 32GB SSD cache (Lenovo claims the laptop resumes from sleep mode in just over a second). Connectivity-wise, the U510 offers one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, an SD/MMC card reader, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and optional Bluetooth 4.0 radios.
Other specs apparently include two stereo speakers (with Dolby Home Theater V4), built-in HD (720p) web camera for video calls and Intel’s Anti-Theft technology for enhanced security.