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I’ve only had it in my hands for just a few minutes but let me tell you, the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is the sexiest notebook I’ve played with by far.  It is almost as light and thin as the latest model by that fruit company but […]

I’ve only had it in my hands for just a few minutes but let me tell you, the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is the sexiest notebook I’ve played with by far.  It is almost as light and thin as the latest model by that fruit company but far smaller overall due to its 11.1-inch screen running at a cool 1366×768 resolution.  I won’t get into much detail here but I had to share some photos of this very attractive notebook.  This unit has a Core 2 Duo processor running at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of memory, a 5-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard slot, VeriFace face recognition login, web cam, Bluetooth, WiFi, two batteries (4 and 7 cells), external DVD drive, 3 USB 2.0 ports, firewire, Dolby sound system, whew!  That’s a lot in such a small package.  How small?  275 x 196 x 22.4 mm weighing in at 2.42 – 2.92 lbs depending on the battery attached.  Here’s the promised pics until later:

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  1. Hey, no fair! I just got a Mini-Note.

    That tiny power adapter is the most impressive part of the photos for me.

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  2. Looking forward to your comments. Please take a photo with the high-capacity battery installed. I think it elevates the notebook similar to the HP Mini-Note hi-cap battery.

    Engadget posted over one hundred U110 unboxing photos:
    http://www.engadget.com/photos/lenovo-ideapad-u110-unboxing-and-hands-on/

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  3. Wow. Sexy :)

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  4. orbitalcomp Saturday, May 3, 2008

    Nice notebook…

    That red/black combo looks much better than the black glossy one I have seen pictures of. Is it a Satin finish, or is that the way the pictures came out?

    I really can’t stand the look of the all-glossy keyboard and trackpad like on the black U110 and the new Toshiba series. Even many consumer electronics in general, too shiny makes them fingerprint and scratch magnets.

    Another nitpick – was that slogan underneath the Lenovo logo really necessary? Seems kinda goofy…

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  5. I am jealous ….. nothing more to say …

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  6. When/Where can this be purchased?

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  7. If you think that notebook is sexy, wait until you get your hands on the Sony TZ series. Same size but has a built in optical drive.

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  8. The red finish is very nice. It is satin by way of a faint embossed graphic that is very tastefully done. I have looked at the Sony TZ but it’s way too expensive for my budget.

    I will be covering the U110 extensively and will have lots of photos of the extended battery. I can tell you it only raises the unit about 1/2″ and is so well designed it doesn’t even look like an extended battery is installed. I’m seeing about 5 hours with it in use.

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  9. Jamie Poster Sunday, May 4, 2008

    James,
    I’ve been jealous of you before but this time you’ve gone too far. This is _killing_ me. Ever since CES I’ve been focused on this one particular device and now you have it! Mine isn’t coming for 2-3 weeks!!!!
    In the meantime, I’d love to hear a report about the sound and video experience overall.
    JEALOUS!
    jamie

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  10. Keep in mind the U110 has a Low Voltage 1.6ghz processor vs Ultra Low Voltage 1.06-1.33ghz processor in the TZ. The larger space of the LV processor must mean Lenovo had to take out the DVD drive.

    I got to compare the Asus U2E (another 11.1″ notebook) and TZ together.

    All three notebooks have LED backlit 11.1″ WXGA screens so I thought they’d look the same but no. The TZ handily beat the U2E in screen quality, in brightness and color vividness.

    Wonder how the U110’s screen compares against the TZ, the TZ has one of the best screens I’ve ever seen (I own one myself)

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