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Verge score: 7.8

At just 0.59 inches thick and weighing 2.9 pounds, the Lenovo U300s from Lenovo is an ultrabook encased within an aluminum frame and featuring 2nd generation Intel Core (aka Sandy Bridge) processors. When it comes to battery life, Lenovo promises up to 8 hours of active usage or 30 days when the laptop is in standby mode.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,199.99

Availability

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.7 inches
  • Depth: 8.5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.59 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Color: Orange / Black, Silver

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2457M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.1 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2677M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (base)

  • Max. config RAM size: 4 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3

Memory

  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB

Storage

  • Optical drive type: External
  • Compatible media: DVD Super Multi

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: SRS Premium Surround Sound

Audio

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wireless video: WiDi

Connectivity

  • Size: 4 cell
  • Quoted time: 8 hr

Battery

  • PCMarkVantage: 8815
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1413
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 3357
  • Just Cause 2: 8.93
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours and 33 minutes

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