Lenovo IdeaPad U310

Lenovo is adding two new thin and light laptops to its ultrabook lineup with the IdeaPad U310 and U410 notebooks, although they look a little hefty compared with some of the 2 and 3 pounds ultrabooks already on the market.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 has a 13.3 inch display, measures 0.7″ thick and weighs about 3.7 pounds. The IdeaPad U410 has a 14 inch screen, measures 0.8″ thick and weighs 4.2 pounds.

Both notebooks will feature Intel Core i-series processors, a choice of a 64GB solid state disk or a 500GB hard drive, and Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. Lenovo says they’ll both feature quick resume from sleep, and up to 8 hours of battery life.

The U310 features Intel GMA 3000 HD graphics, while the U410 has NVIDIA GeForce 610M graphics, making the laptop one of the first so-called “ultrabooks” to feature discrete graphics.

Lenovo IdeaPad U410
Lenovo IdeaPad U410

The laptops will be available in a variety of colors including shades of gray, red, and blue.

Lenovo will start selling the new U Series laptops in May for $799 and up.

Update: Lenovo has updated the IdeaPad U310 and U410 ultrabooks to feature 3rd generation Intel Core family “Ivy Bridge” processors.

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5 replies on “Lenovo IdeaPad U310, U410 ultrabooks on the way for $799 and up”

  1. two questions:

    1. does the 410 have an optical drive (i hope not)?

    2. isn’t that 64GB SSD [and a] 500GB drive rather than either/or?

    1. 1. I don’t believe so.
      2. Nope. It’s either or. We’ve seen ultrabooks with 500GB HDD and 16GB cache, but I’ve yet to see one with a 500GB/64GB hybrid drive yet. In this case, it’s either/or. 

      1. cheers for the fast reply.

        1. good news.

        2. lenovo have form.

        the U400 was offered with a combination of a 64GB mini-SSD and a 500GB HD:


        this is not a hybrid drive where the mechanical drive contains some flash-memory for rapid-caching.

        a great system i wish more would copy, as it allows widows to occupy the flash providing all the benefits of a SSD but using only a tiny amount of space, whilst using the drive bay to provide some real storage.

  2. It has a 14in screen but probably a pitiful resolution, especially compared to the 1900×1200 10in screens some of the new Android tablets are sporting.

  3. This is a good start, at least, prices are coming down rapidly. From $1000 and above just a few months ago, it has dropped to now $699. Don’t be surprised if Best Buy offers this for $500. Thanks Lenovo.

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