Lenovo Ideapad U160 thin and light laptop spotted in the wild

The IdeaPad U160 is Lenovo’s sequel to the IdeaPad U150, which I reviewed earlier this year. Like the U150, the new model features an 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, a full size keyboard, and Windows 7 Home Premium. But the recently introduced IdeaPad U160 will come with Intel’s latest generation low power processors, including Celeron, Pentium,. Core i3, i5, or i7 options.

The U160 isn’t available from Lenovo just yet, but the folks at Netbook News spotted the laptop at Computex last week, and they’ve posted a video to prove it.

The thin and light notebook looks quite slim. The case is barely thick enough to make room for the USB, Ethernet, VGA, and HDMI ports. And the chiclet-style keyboard looks quite similar to the one used on the Thinkpad X100e laptop which is designed for business users. The touchpad looks rather small though.

You can check out the hands-on video after the break.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U160 should run about $699 and up when it hits the streets later this month.