At the CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas this evening, Lenovo was showing off two new Ultrabook, official Ultrabook, notebooks. The U310 and U410 are said to more mainstream 13” and 14” Ultrabooks which I take to mean ‘cheaper with more storage.’ I hope this doesn’t mean the start of the end of SSD-based Ultrabooks!
I spoke to a Lenovo representative who said that these Ultrabooks may even ship with Ivy Bridge processors if Intel are ready in time. A Q3 time-frame would permit that. The devices I saw were running Sandy Bridge. The 14” U410 will have a discreet GPU option – NVIDIA GeForce 610M.
Update: According to a press release reported at Slashgear, the pricing will start at $699
The U310 and U410 will run hybrid hard drives (SSD options may be available) and aim for a true 8hr battery life with a 50Wh battery or more. No final specifications list is available but we’ll have a chance to quiz Lenovo further when we meet them later this week in less crowded condition. In the meantime, enjoy a little video of the U310 and U410