The Lenovo U160 is the latest 11.6-inch Ideapad notebook from Lenovo, it is the new model of the Lenovo U150 which was released last year.
The Lenovo Ideapad U160 is a “thin and light” notebook, which come is larger than a netbook, and provides more power, but still aims to keep the weight and size down. The U160 is very slim, with its dimensions measuring 290 x 22.5 x 190 mm. It is also light at just 2.76lb with the 6-cell battery, or 3.09lbs with the larger 6-cell battery.
Like the previous U160, the U160 has a 11.6-inch LCD with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, and features up to 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. This latest model makes use of the latest CULV processors from Intel, and can even feature the Intel Core i7-640UM processor.
Other features include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, optional bluetooth and 3G, Intel HD Graphics, a 1.3MP webcam, 5-in-1 card reader, an eSATA port, 3x USB ports, VGA and HDMI outputs.
Update: Just a day after its announcement, the Lenovo U160 is now available to order direct from Lenovo. Currently only two high specification models are available from $1,049.00, which sure isn’t cheap. Hopefully the base models will be available soon with a cheaper price of around $700.
There is also talk about the Lenovo U165, which is the same but has AMD internals, and should run cheaper. But we are hearing that it might not be released in the U.S.
Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Hands On
Thanks to Sascha and Nicole from netbook news, we have a hands on video of the Lenovo IdeaPad U160. Sascha seems impressed with the notebook, and says the keyboard is very good, but the trackpad is a little on the small side.