Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Goes Up for Pre-Order

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 webcam
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • HDMI output
  • 4-cell battery
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

It weighs less than 2.91 pounds and is 0.59 inches thick at its slimmest point. According to Lenovo, you can expect to squeeze up to 8 hours of use or 30 days of standby time out of the 4-cell battery.

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