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The IdeaPad U160 is a notebook PC from Lenovo, released in June 2010.

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Pros

non-glossy display cover

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HDMI output

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extremely slim and compact - not much bigger than a netbook at 11.6", less than an inch thick, 2.7 - 3 pounds depending on the battery

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powerful components - packs Intel's most powerful mobile processor, ample RAM and drive capacity

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attractive, well laid out chiclet keyboard

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eSATA / USB combo port

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good overall build quality

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ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the display brightness

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11.6" display with 720p capable resolution (1366 x 768px)

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Cons

battery life is lacking for an expensive ultraportable - 3.5 hours with the 3-cell, 7 hours with the 6-cell

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display has very poor viewing angles

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keyboard is a little cramped, is not extended to the edges of the device

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small touchpad

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Intel GMA graphics only

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high price point

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patterned plastic display cover - far from the classic matte black of the ThinkPad lines for the minimalist

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not customizable like Lenovo's professional ThinkPad line

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The IdeaPad U160 is a notebook PC from Lenovo, released in June 2010. This computer is designed for those requiring a lightweight, portable machine with a long battery life. Physically, the U160 has a textured aluminum top cover with a black bezel around the 11.6-inch screen. The display itself has a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Graphics are provided by Intel with their GMA HD chipset. Users can add up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, and 500GB of hard drive storage. To reduce weight and size, no optical drive is included. Both 3-cell and 6-cell battery options are available on this IdeaPad, providing up to 7 hours of battery life according to Lenovo. The U160 weighs 3.09 pounds with the largest battery, or slightly less at 2.76 pounds with the smaller option.

Features
  • Up to Intel Core i7-640UM processor
  • 11.6” widescreen display (1366 x 768), 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Up to 4GB DDR3 memory
  • Up to 500GB HDD storage
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • USB 2.0, eSATA connectors and 5-in-1 card reader
  • 3.5 hours with 3-cell battery, 7 hours with 6-cell battery
  • Dimensions: 290 x 22.5 x 190 mm
  • Weight: 2.76 pounds with 3-cell battery; 3.09 pounds with 6-cell battery
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