Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Ultraportable Laptop

Engadget: Review – Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Ultraportable Laptop

The not-so-good news is that it tends to get hot when playing videos and it’s priced at $1,149.

“An 11.6-inch laptop with a Core i7 processor. Does the Lenovo IdeaPad U160 really need more of an introduction than that? Believe it or not, the ultrathin laptop you’re peering at above isn’t much larger than a 10-inch netbook, but instead of packing underpowered parts (ahem, Atom) its got one of Intel’s most powerful ultra-low voltage processors. For $1,149, the U160 is meant for highly mobile power users, but also those with a portable fan and a bag that can fit a few extra laptop batteries. We’ll explain it all in our full review after the break.

Look and feel It’s not hard to tell that the U160 is part of Lenovo’s IdeaPad consumer lineup by the checkered pattern that sprawls across its non-glossy lid. The cover design isn’t entirely off putting in black – in red, it’s a bit more obvious – but we can’t deny our personal preference for Lenovo’s classic looking ThinkPad line. Our real attraction is to the U160’s thin and light bod – it measures only .9 inches thick and weighs 3.2 pounds. It was perfect for popping into a shoulder bag for a weekend trip and pulling out on to write an article on a cramped train seat.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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