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December 15, 2011

The New Lenovo IdeaPad U300s – A Tangerine Delight

I’ve been waiting for the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s to come to market since early September when I first saw it during Fashion’s Night Out. To be honest, I have a rather intense love affair with the previous released version of this PC. So, I was excited to see an updated model. Upon first sight on pretty white pedestals in Saks, this new line of PC won my heart. It’s light, with long battery life and colorful. So, I was thrilled when Lenovo let me test one out.


Here are some highlights:

  • Rapid charge battery – huge for me as I constantly find myself in airports charging my PC with minimal times between flights
  • Fast boot-up time – starts up in only 10.5 seconds which my very impatient self loves more than anything. It’s powered by RapidDrive SSD technology which I like to just as describe as “fastness”
  • Weight­ – If you’ve ever lugged around 12 PCs at a time for demos (I seem to do this once a month), you start to really care about how much your personal PC ways. The lighter mine is the better and this one is great at less than 3 lbs.

As a business PC manufacturer first and a consumer PC designer second, Lenovo puts a lot of time, thought and testing into all their PCs. They optimize to reduce finger fatigue and then include a lot of premium technologies like backlit keyboards and multiple USB ports.

I recently was in the Caribbean with journalist Kraig Becker who spent time testing out the newest Lenovo ThinkPad X1. All I could do was tell him how excited I was to about the U300s waiting in my office. It hasn’t disappointed. There is a great demo video that will help you get further acquainted with the U300s located here. While you are watching the video you can click on the features as they pop up to learn more and then continue watching the rest of the video.

What do you think of my new PC? I obviously love it. Check out some images below and then all the specs at the very bottom.



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