With tablet PCs already set to snatch the market chunk owned by netbooks, the Intel-backed Ultrabook is being hyped to be the next big thing thing. Lenovo has its own version of such an ultra-thin computer, IdeaPad U300s coming before this year-end.
Powered by Intel's Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processors, a Core i5-2457M (1.6 GHz) or a Core i7-2677M (1.8 GHz), the U300s will come with 4 GB memory. An SSD with up to 256 GB capacity will serve as the primary storage. An SSD lacks moving parts, thus allowing for a rougher usage, in addition to reducing heat generation and extending the battery life. Optical storage will not be present, so the user will have to purchase an external option.
The U300s has a 13.3" 1366x768 display with an integrated 1.3 MP webcam. Connectivity features include USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Gigabit Ethernet. Available in two colours, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s will retail at $1999 in November.