Ultrabooks should take off for real this year, after the brief introduction in 2011. At CES two new computers from Lenovo have been presented or something its calls Ultrabooks. They will be Lenovo’s attempt to take Ultrabooken to mainstream.

Lenovo has already launched its Ultrabook IdeaPad U300s, which is yet to be seen anywhere around these parts. It has now presented two new computers that will take Ultrabooks to a broader market, but unlike what Lenovo claims they are not genuine Ultrabooks.

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IdeaPad U310 and U410 sports 13,3″ and 14″ screens with 1366 x 768 px resolution, and sports either SSD up to 64 GB or mechanical drive up to 500 GB. U410, the larger of the two, will also sport NVIDIA GeForce 610M graphics. The exact processor is unclear, but Ivy Bridge is a possibility, or perhaps a cheaper Sandy Bridge version. The battery time will be up to 8 hours.


Lenovo calls them both Ultrabooks, but in reality that is not quite true. U310 is 17.8 mm thick and weighs 1 694 gram, which is a bit much for an Ultrabook, which is supposed to be at most 1400 gram. U410 is 21 mm thick and weighs 1893 gram, which is too thick and too heavy to clear the Ultrabook specifications.





The computers will be available in red, gray, punk and two shades of blue. U310 and U410 will be shipping with Windows 7 and hit the stores in May at 699 dollar. If you can live with the weight it looks like Lenovo will have two budget-”Ultrabooks” to offer.


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I like ultrabook concept and Lenova is doing good. But the screen resolution should be increased.

Lets see what happens…