Mobile computing has undoubtedly been one of the most dynamic segments of consumer electronics in recent history. The netbook craze of a few years ago is gradually subsiding. In the meantime, smartphones have developed into independent mini PCs. 2011, launched by Apple last year, appears to be the year of the tablet computer and heralds a new implementation of computing on the go.
While all of these additions to mobile computing are exciting, the trusted laptop is still the most complete option. The Lenovo IdeaPad U260, classified as a lifestyle product, should be your "thin, light and stylish travel companion".
Lenovo added the ultraportable U260 to its IdeaPad lineup late last year at an introductory price of $ 899. Our price tested today is $ 999, including an updated processor and a custom Clementine Orange paint job.
Our IdeaPad U260 was with Intel's ULV Core i5-470UM with 1.33 GHz, 3 MB L2 cache, Intel HD graphics, 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3-SDRAM, a Hitachi 320 GB hard drive with 5400 rpm and an integrated Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 1000 equipped, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a 4-cell Li-Polymer battery and a 12.5 "HD AntiGlare 1366 x 768 display.
Immediately we can see that the U260 is a very sleek and sexy system, complete with a leather palm rest and chiclet-style keys. The total system weight is 3.04 pounds, thanks in large part to the one-piece magnesium-aluminum cover. The thickness is only measured at 18mm.