Lenovo U260 Ultraportable Sneaks onto the Scene

From DailyTech: Sometimes computer makers launch new notebooks with a huge amount of media attention and fanfare – we're looking at you, Apple. Other times, manufacturers quietly add the new notebooks to their website and offer scant details or reasoning on why the new device came to be and what makes it worthy of a look. Lenovo has slipped a new notebook quietly onto the market this week.

The new machine is called the IdeaPad U260 and it’s an attractive machine for sure with some rather “interesting” colors (think original Zune). The little machine has a 12.5-inch screen, weighs in at 3.04 pounds, and is 0.71-inch thick. That makes for a very portable form factor and the little machine lacks an optical drive making it weigh even less.

Ultraportables sans optical drives are nothing new today so that fact won’t be a big deal for most consumers looking for an ultraportable. Other features include options for ULV Intel Core i3 or i5 processors and the machine has a 4-cell battery. It has a pair of USB ports and lacks an ExpressCard slot, which will put the kibosh on adding a USB 3.0 port if you need it.

Other specifications include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB HDD. The U260 can be had in a mocha brown or clementine orange color. The best feature may well be the fact that the little 12.5-inch screen supports HD resolution and has a matte finish. That matte finish will mean that the notebook will have much less glare than we are used to seeing.

The notebook has a chassis made from magnesium and no official pricing has been announced. Looking at the specs and the high-end ultraportable hardware and this will probably be a more expensive machine.

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