There is a battle going on within the laptop sector, it’s not between brands but rather between the netbook and the latest touchscreen laptops. Some say that the netbook is finished because of the rise of these touchscreen laptop sporting 13 inch screens and they could be right. The latest entry into this battle is the cool looking U310 from Lenovo; it’s a 13.3 inch touch screen display machine that comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, HM77 chipset and Graphics 4000 card, while running on the Windows 8 OS.
Even though the U310 has just been announced there are plenty of specs to check out including the 13.3 inch screen with an HD LCD glossy LED backlit display with a 1366 × 768 of pixel resolutions. It is going to be running on the latest Windows 8 (64 bit) operating system and powered by the capable Intel Core i5-3317U processor offering 1.7 GHz with turbo boost 2.6 GHz and a 3 MB cache. There is support from the Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset and the video is coming from the Intel HD Graphics 4000 card with CPU built-in.
The internal memory is 4 GB of PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM, 500 GB 5400 rpm serial ATA/2.5 inch hard disk drive (HDD) and a 24 GB solid state drive (SSD) for storage purposes. Communications will be coming from the 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth v4.0 and the 802.11 b / g / n Wireless LAN. Other features will include the built in HD 720p web camera, HDMI port, a single standard USB 2.0 port, two superfast USB 3.0 ports, RJ-45 (LAN) and a 2 in 1 media card reader.
As for the size of this laptop, it measures in at 333 mm (W) x 225 mm (D) x 18 mm (H) and weighs in at just 1.68 kilos with the 3-cell Li-Ion battery system installed that Lenovo claim should provide the user with up to 5.3 hours power. Unfortunately because this laptop is so new, Lenovo have not been able to provide a price or even details of availability yet, but we know it’s on the way and should be up for sale within a few months or so.