Lenovo launches the IdeadPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks

Lenovo Philippines last week unveiled the latest ThinkPads and IdeaPads for consumers, SMBs and corporate users powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors. Alongside with the all-in-one desktops and business and consumer laptops, Lenovo also introduced their IdeaPad U310 and IdeaPad U410 ultrabooks, successors of Lenovo’s previous flagship ultrabook, the U300s which was introduced in the first quarter of last year.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 maintains the same screen size as its predecessor at 13.3-inch while the IdeaPad U410 is short of an inch wider at 14-inch. Both ultrabooks measure at 18mm and 21mm thick and weighs 1.7kg and 1.8kg respectively.

Lenovo bumped up the processing speed of both the IdeaPad U310 and U410 by plugging in 3rd generation Intel Core processors. The graphics has also improved with the IdeaPad U310 featuring an Intel GMA 4000 HD while the IdeaPad U410 gets a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 610M 1GB graphics.

Both the IdeaPad U310 and U410 come with a default 4GB memory and features a hybrid storage (32GB SSD cache and 500GB Hard Disk Drive), a major difference from the previous model which has a full SSD storage. Perhaps this is Lenovo’s way of cutting back the production costs in order to introduce fairer priced ultrabooks to its consumers.

The IdeaPad U310 promises up to seven hours while the U410 can go up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 ultrabooks will be available from Lenovo Exclusive Stores and retailers in the Philippines this July 2012.  The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 will be selling at Php39,995 and the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 at Php48,995. Both are available in  Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom, and Graphite Grey.

Full specifications below.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Lenovo IdeaPad U410
Processor up to 3rd gen Intel Core i5 Processor
Display 13.3-inch 14-inch
Video Graphics Intel GMA 4000 HD graphics NVIDIA GeForce 610M 1GB graphics
Memory 4GB DDR3 memory
Storage 32GB SSD cache and 500GB Hard Disc Drive (HDD)
Sound Integrated stereo speakers 2×1.5W with Dolby Home Theater V4
Connectivity 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 10/100M LAN, Bluetooth (optional)
Others 1xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, headphone, mic and HDMI, 2in1 (SD,MMC) card reader, Lan port 2xUSB 2.0, 2xUSB 3.0, headphone, mic and HDMI, 2in1 (SD,MMC) card reader, Lan port
Battery Up to 7 hours Up to 9 hours
Weight 1.7kg 1.8kg
Dimensions 13.1×8.8×0.7inch (LxWxH) 13.5×9.25×0.8inch (LxWxH)

7 Comments

  1. Griswold /

    I wonder why they didn’t push with the Core i7. So is the 40k U310 a Core i3? or already a Core i5?

  2. The ultrabooks will be available in core i3 and core i5 flavors. I think there are core i7 variants (in some countries), I’m not sure if we’ll be seeing those on our shores.

  3. tash /

    I’m planning to buy U410 but it’s ~10k more expensive than U310 pala! Is the ~10k additional worth it? Not really a techie person, so I can’t gauge that much :) I’m just a basic user btw, not a gamer nor a user of “heavy” programs

    • naw…get the U310 instead, should be perfect for your use. i would still suggest going to a lenovo shop to try out both and see which one feels more comfortable to you.

  4. John Cole /

    Is(are) there other ThinkPad/IdeaPad model(s) that is/are cheap but has/have same specs or almost share specs for a cheaper price? I’m looking for a laptop, preferably Lenovo, that has a decent battery life ( 5 hours and up or has a slice/extended battery), good resolution ( preferably higher than the standard (1,366 x 768) like 1,440 x 900, and doesn’t heat a lot or easily.. Also, i’m not a gamer but i’d still like a decent graphics, at least.. Thanks.. GOD bless

  5. Mavit Cornelia /

    Hi,
    I’ve been trying to look for a U410 here in Cebu, and unfortunately, I haven’t found one yet… Do you know any store selling this unit?

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