As expected, Lenovo has begun taking orders for its new IdeaPad U160 thin and light laptop with a low power Intel Core i-series processor. There’s just one catch. While the company announced that the laptop would be available for $699 and up, the cheapest model available for purchase today is $1049.
Hopefully those prices will drop soon as Lenovo offers various configuration options.
For now, here’s what you get for the money. $1049 will buy you a system with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel glossy display, a 1.06GHz Intel Core i5-520UM processor, Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 6 cell battery.
An extra hundred bucks will get a laptop with a 1.2GHz Core i7-640UM processor, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a 500GB hard drive.