IdeaPad U300s: Hands on with Lenovo's first Ultrabook (photos)

Summary:The Ultrabooks are coming, and Lenovo's first model is looking really sweet. The IdeaPad U300s is as thin as can be and fast as lightning. It is presented in photos for this quick look.

The folks at Lenovo have been good to send me the first Ultrabook coming to market in November. I haven't had time to put it through its paces yet but due to the barrage of questions I am getting about the IdeaPad U300s here are some hands-on photos to tide you over.

See the 2.9 lb, 0.5 inch Lenovo IdeaPad U300s in all its glory

Image Gallery: The first Ultrabook for Lenovo, the IdeaPad U300s presented in photos
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Quick specs:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7, 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 256GB SSD with RapidDrive technology (verified boot in 10 seconds)
  • Display: 13.3 inches; 1366 x 768;
  • Ports: 1-USB 2.0; 1-USB 3.0, audio, HDMI
  • Dimensions: 324 x 216 x 14.9 mm; 12.75 x 8.5 x 0.58 inches
  • Battery life: 8 hours real world; Rapid charge to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Weight: 1.32 kg; 2.9 lbs.
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

I will be following with a full review in a day or two to detail what I think of the U300s. Hint: it is already the best Windows laptop I have ever tested.

Topics: Lenovo


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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