Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lenovo Ideapad U310 Ultrabook

Lenovo refreshed IdeaPad Ultrabook is now in the market. The Lenovo Ideapad U310 Ultrabook is a replacement for the Lenovo U300e. The new offering sports a new Ivy Bridge processor and a Php10,000 price cut. The new Lenovo U310 priced at Php39,990. Priced to challenge the 13-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks.

Quick specifications:

  • 13.3” HD LED anti-glare display
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217UM Processor (dual core 1.8 GHz)
  • Intel HD 4000
  • 4GB DDR3 memory
  • 320GB SATA HDD 5400rpm with 32 GB Express Cache
  • 2-in-1 card reader
  • and 2 x 3.0 USB and 1 x 2.0 USB 
  • HDMI, 
  • 1MP HD webcam
  • 3 cell Li-ion battery (rated for 7 hours, tested at over 5 hours ) 

Off hand, I can tell you that it is not going to be our favorite at this price range. The 320 GB hard drive is smaller than the 500 GB hard drives found in similarly prized laptops. More worrisome is the weight.  The Lenovo U310 weighs in at 3.7 pounds, even heavier than the U300e it replaces. Compared to other 13.3-inch laptops 3.7 pounds is not bad. The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro weighs in at 4.5 pounds, while the Sony Vaio S comes in at 3.8 pounds.

Compared to other 13-inch Ultrabooks which comes in at the 2.9 to 3.2 pounds, the 3.7 pound Lenovo is heavy by comparison. At this price, and if nearly four pounds in weight is okay with you, HP's new slim Envy's look a lot more interesting. 

Still, Lenovo's have good keyboards, so you should at least give this one a look.

1 comment:

  1. How about adding the weight with the charger along? kasi at the end of the day its all about our backs! Moreover compared against its competitors how is te battery life for this book?


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