Lenovo IdeaPad U300s 13.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, RAM 4GB, 128GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)
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- AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfort
- Anti-theft protection - tracks the computer and alerts you when it tries to connect to the Internet, in case of loss or theft
- Breathable keyboard - an Intel cooling technology that allows the PC to run cooler on your lap by letting airflow through the keyboard
- Full-aluminium shell and cool-touch palm rest
- Lenovo RapidCharge function recharges the battery to up to 50% capacity in just 30 minutes
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Lenovo IdeaPad U300S Ultrabook -- Minimalist Design, Quality Craftsmanship
The IdeaPad® U300S designer Ultrabook exudes style and quality, uniquely combining smart technologies like the Breathable Keyboard with long life battery in a super-slim design. The IdeaPad® U300S is just 14.9mm thin and weighs as little as 1.32kg. Its minimalist book-shaped design includes designer touches like the full-aluminium shell and a cool-touch palm rest.
Smart technologies like the Breathable Keyboard improve airflow so the PC can run cooler on your lap. The 2nd gen Intel® Core processor family gives you uncompromised performance. Plus, the long life battery on this Ultrabook™ gives you up to 8 hours productive usage or a 30-day standby time. And with Lenovo Enhanced Experience RapidDrive SSD technology, you can boot your computer in as little as 14.5 seconds.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S packs a punch with cool entertainment features, such as the high-definition 13.3” ultra-slim HD widescreen which will immerse you in the action. SRS Premium Surround Sound Audio™ lets you experience vibrant, engaging sound, over any pair of speakers or headphones, and you'll also be able to enjoy HD graphics support and a HDMI output.
With Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows® 7, the IdeaPad U300S delivers fast boot and shutdown, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. So whatever your idea of fun is, the IdeaPad U300S has everything you need for your multimedia and entertainment needs.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S delivers comfortable computing in an ultra-thin and iconic style, with a minimalist book-shaped design that will make you stand out from the crowd. The IdeaPad U300S features a graphite grey aluminium alloy cover for a seamless stylish surface, while making it stronger and lighter. Luxurious details are also included in the IdeaPad U300S that will be hard to find anywhere else, such as a smooth designer style palm-rest and silky-smooth unbreakable glass touchpad. The Breathable Keyboard and Intel® Advanced Cooling Technology allows your PC to run cooler and maintains spill-resistance.
Go Out and Connect in Style
The sophisticated and iconic Lenovo IdeaPad U300S delivers up to 8 hours battery life and 30 days standby thanks to the low-voltage high performance processor for extended use on the move. Its thin and light profile design (14.9mm thin and 1.32kg weight) mean it's the ideal road companion, making it easy look and perform your best wherever you go.
Performance and Design In-one
The IdeaPad U300S is powered by the latest 2nd gen Intel Core i ULV Processor technology, delivering smart performance on the go, and allowing you to multitask with ease. The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S also features a Lenovo RapidCharge function which recharges the battery to up to 50 percent capacity in just 30 minutes.
Feeling the heat? With our Breathable Keyboard technology, air can enter through the keys, improving air circulation and reducing the heat generated underneath the notebook. With the IdeaPad U300S it's easy to use your laptop without heating your lap.
The Thermal Management System regulates fan-speed assuring optimised temperature and noise control, which also comes with a De-dusting Mode to boost maintenance.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S features Anti-theft protection which tracks the computer and alerts you when it tries to connect to the Internet, in case of loss or theft.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S also has Active Protection System technology which protects your hard disk drive from shocks and knocks to keep your data safe in the home and on the move. You can also ensure that your data is always protected with DirectShare, which easily synchronises your files another machine without connecting to the internet allowing you to have a copy of your data on another machine.
With the Lenovo IdeaPad U300S you also get the OneKey Rescue System for quick and easy data recovery with antivirus protection -- making data backup and recovery simple so you can spend time on more enjoyable tasks.
Networking, Connectivity and Expansion
With its integrated Draft-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers) as well as 802.11a networks (which have a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments). This notebook also provides ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet networking (10/100/1000).
There are a large number of connectivity options available with the IdeaPad U300S:
- 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 port for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
- 1 HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theatre receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable
- Integrated Bluetooth
- 1 microphone jack
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
- Integrated HD Webcam
Visibly Smart Performance with the 2011 2nd Generation Intel Processors
Get power and great visuals with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. Enjoy a richer, seamless, visual experience for gaming, movies, photos, and more without hesitations or interruptions. Work on multiple tasks at the same time without waiting for your computer to catch up. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology makes it all possible.
Faster and Optimised for Multimedia
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7 uses RapidBoot technology to start your PC on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer. And with HD graphics and enhanced digital audio for immersive, crystal-clear sound, you’ll enjoy the best possible multimedia experience.
Fast Booting with Enhanced Experience 2.0
Still waiting for your PC to load? Lenovo RapidBoot technology starts your PC up to 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows® 7 computer.
A Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 PC features a fast start-up and shutdown process whilst still initialising critical security features like anti-virus software. Utilising Lenovo RapidBoot technology, Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs have optimised system files, processes and hardware settings to achieve quicker boot and shutdown times compared with non-optimised PCs.
Long Battery Life
Laptops are invaluable for getting things done, but they're also only as good as their battery life. We take our laptops everywhere and expect batteries to keep up with us. For that reason, long battery life tops the list for many laptop buyers.
Lenovo's laptops are designed to run cool, which is one of the reasons they take little power. The less the cooling fan has to run, the less battery power it takes. (Smart air flow offers another benefit—it's a lot more comfortable on your wrists and lap to work on a cool system than a hot one.)
Lenovo laptops come loaded with Power Manager to help you easily manage your power settings. Just slide the bar towards the left for higher performance or to the right for longer battery life. Power Manager handles all the behind-the-scenes work.
Fight the dreaded "low battery" notification. Power Manager's Battery Stretch automatically turns off certain functions, like radio and Bluetooth, in order to squeeze out those extra crucial minutes of power you need to get the job done.
We set above-industry standards for our battery suppliers, and we vigorously test the batteries that we allow in our systems for safety and for long life.
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Top Customer Reviews
Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux and the machine was seriously fast. I am also quite taken by the "book" styling, which is one up on various other ultrabooks that seem to be aping the MacBook Air.
Unfortunately, the LCD screen failed after a couple of weeks use. When I contacted Amazon they were very helpful and offered a refund or, as an alternative, provided details for a Lenovo warranty repair. I duly contacted Lenovo, who operate their European repair service via Medion in Germany and an uplift for repair was arranged within a few days. When I received a "now your laptop has been repaired" email after 10 days from Medion without any sign of the laptop I contacted the Lenovo repair service to try and ascertain what was going on and it has taken three weeks for them to determine that they have lost the laptop. I am still waiting to see if it will be replaced or a refund offered. At no stage in this process has anyone volunteered information to me, I have had to call their (UK) helpline for information or explicitly request that emails be responded to. The latest quibble seems to be that they want me to provide the waybill for the uplift, even though the laptop reached the Medion repair centre in Germany and was lost on the return journey, for which the tracking information is available via DPD.Read more ›
The first thing that impresses is the design: it appears to be very robust and elegant, and yet it is extremely light. I looked at some of the rival Ultrabooks, and they don't look as nice. Also, I haven't noticed any fan noise.
The performance is also very impressive on the applications I have used. I am not a gamer, but I do use other applications which are heavy on processor and disk. Clearly, the Solid State Disk works very effectively on this system. I think boot time for Windows 7 is around 2 or 3 seconds. Perhaps using an SSD there is an increased risk of failure compared to a standard disk - I hope mine lasts well. Of course, disk space is limited on an SSD, but it is *very* fast, and does not get hot.
The only negative which I see is the limited number of USB ports (two). However, given the price, this is not a surprise. Higher spec machines with additional interfaces within the Lenovo family understandably cost more.
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I have to say that i have had two of these now and both have had defects.
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