Items tagged with U300s

With Dell's XPS 13 and the Asus UX21 that we tested recently, we felt you definitely get what you pay for, but we all know the up-sell to an ultrabook, versus a standard 13 or 12-inch notebook, would be a lot easier if we could get closer to that $800 mark. The Lenovo IdeaPad U300s that we'll be looking at today doesn't get us any closer to clearing that magic $799 psychological MSRP hurdle, but like its brethren that we've put through their paces thus far, this ultrabook is a premium product through and through... Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review... Read more...
It's easy to understand why the fledgling ultrabook market is exploding with new offerings from virtually all of the major players.  The new class of notebooks, seemingly reinvented by Intel's vision (and a $300 million dollar marketing fund) are designed to offer robust performance for everyday tasks and multimedia, in a wafer-thin and feather-weight footprint.  These are MacBook Air competitors from the PC side of the fence, driven by Windows 7 and at least the goal of dropping in under the $1000 mark.  Unfortunately, we haven't seen many ultrabooks hit that mark, save perhaps... Read more...
We're slowly starting to the see the Ultrabook market flesh out as more manufactures scoot new models out the door. One of the latest to do so is Lenovo, who has begun accepting pre-orders for its top-flight U300s. The one that's available is fully loaded (comparatively speaking, of course) and sells for a wallet-busting $1,500, but you can bet lower priced models are in the pipeline. The U300s is a 13.3-inch Ultrabook with a 1366x768 screen resolution. Specs included on the $1,500 model include: Intel Core i7 2677M processor (1.8GHz, 4MB cache) 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory 256GB solid state drive 1.3MP... Read more...