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

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.
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Written by James Kendrick, Rest in Peace on

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.

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