The Lenovo Ideapad U260 is a thin and light notebook with a 12.5 inch display and a Core i-series processor. We first spotted the laptop a few days ago, and now Lenovo has officially announced that the U260 will go on sale Monday with a starting price of $899.

While the price sets this model apart from other 11 to 12 inch netbooks launched in recent months, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 has some premium features you won’t find on those budget thin and lights, including:

  • 12.5 inch 1366 x 768 pixel anti-glare LED backlit display
  • Intel Core i3-380UM dual core or Intel Core i5-470UM dual core CPU
  • Up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB hard drive

Rounding out the specs are:

  • Intel HD graphics with HDMI output
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis
  • 4 cell Lithium Polymer battery
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 0.3MP camera
  • VGA port
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • multitouch touchpad
  • 3.04 pound weight
  • 12.5″ x 8.1″ x 0.7″

The laptop also has Dobly Advance Audio surround sound speakers, a hard drive protection system to prevent damage if the laptop falls, and Lenovo software that’s designed to help the laptop boot and shutdown more quickly.

You can check out a demo video and more images after the break.

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3 replies on “Lenovo IdeaPad U260 thin and light laptop launches Monday”

  1. “Lenovo IdeaPad U260 thin and light laptop launches Monday”

    Give me an AMD Zacate dual-core powered version for $800 and I’m sold.

  2. Just Intel HD for a graphics chip?

    Are they REALLY releasing this now? The only logic I can apply is they PLANNED for this to come out last Mach but it accidently dropped into a time machine/black hole and popped out this week.

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