Lenovo announces 11.6″ IdeaPad U150 Notebook

Today Lenovo announced more new notebooks in the IdeaPad line, including the 13.5mm thick IdeaPad U150 which is looking to fill the need of portability without sacrificing on horsepower all for around $585.

The 11.6″ U150 makes for comes in red or black and can be equipped with a dual core Intel processor to cement its place above the netbooks that fill the 11.6″ screen category of notebooks.

U150_1The Lenovo IdeaPad U150 comes with some useful extras including OneKey data rescue and protection form accidental drops; both of which are useful for an on the go machine. Like many of the new Lenovo notebooks the U150 ships with a, “Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows 7,” which brings a faster and easier user experience to Windows 7.

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The IdeaPad u150 weighs just under 3 pounds with the included 3 cell battery and a still respectable 3.31 pounds with the optional 6 cell. If you can stand the extra ~ quarter pound of weight in your backpack you’ll be well served to check out the 6 cell cylinder battery which claims 7 hours of life compared to the 3.5 hours of the standard 3 cell.

Key features:

  • 11.6inch HD screen (1366×768), 16:9 widescreen
  • Up to Intel Coreâ„¢2 Duo processor technology
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
  • Up to 320GB HDD storage
  • Integrated 802.11agn/bg Wi-Fi, optional 3G
  • From 13.5mm thick, weighing 1.35kg
  • Up to 7hr battery life (with optional 6cell battery)
  • Active  Protection  System    protects  HDD  data  from sudden shocks
  • Dolby® Sound Room surround sound
  • OneKeyâ„¢ Rescue System 7.0 data recovery tools
  • VeriFaceâ„¢ face recognition technology
  • Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows 7 – a faster, richer and easier way to use your PC

The IdeaPad u150 has the following ports and connection options:

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  • Connectivity: Ethernet 10/100/1000M,  Intel® WiMAX/WiFi  Link 5150 AGN  (1×2),  Intel® WiFi Link 5100 AGN  (1×2), Lenovo Wireless b/g, Bluetooth®, Wireless WAN
  • Ports: Kensington  lock,  2xUSB,  1xUSB  combo eSATA,  stereo headphone, built-in microphone, VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, 2xMini-PCIe, Wireless WAN SIM, 4-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)

Additional Images of the Lenovo IdeaPad U150.

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