October 24, 2011

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Another MacBook Alternative?

The new Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is the very first ultraportable laptop that features a screen display of about 12.5-inch and is powered with the second generation Intel Core i5 470UM processor with a clock speed of 1.33GHz. Since this is a Core i5 model, it supports TurboBoost and Hyperthreading technology. One good thing about Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is its durable metal body and leather accents which add to the premium look and feel of the laptop.

The Lenovo brand of laptops is well known for the ThinkPad line of professional notebooks for business rather than for designing attractive laptops for consumers. Therefore, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 might just be one of the the best looking Lenovo notebook that you’ll ever seen.
In terms of built and design the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is comparable to MacBooks, a chiclet-style keyboard together with a clean-looking design packed in a thin and light metal chassis which is powered by Windows Operating System. Though the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is well crafted in terms of its look, there are some things that are not that good in this laptop. Some of these are: no media card reader nor ExpressCard slot, battery is integrated (you cannot replace it with yourself), replacing hard drive and RAM are not that easy and you’ll only get two USB 2.0 ports for standard model. To make the story short the IdeaPad U260 is basically the way it is at the time you purchase the notebook.
Lenovo IdeaPad U260 at a Glance
  • Intel Core i5-470UM Processor, Clock Speed of 1.33GHz
  • TurboBoost, Virtualization and Hyperthreading Technology
  • 12.5-inch HD, AntiGlare Display
  • Integrated camera
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM @ 1066MHz
  • 320GB 5400rpm HDD
  • Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 1000
  • Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
  • Li-Polymer battery
  • Dimensions: 31.75 x 20.57 x 1.78 mm
  • Weight: 1.38 kg