Na semana passada, a Intel disse que laptops finos, leves e baratos devem chegar ao mercado em breve. O Lenovo IdeaPad U350, um notebook ultrafino de 13,3” e US$ 650, é um exemplo disso.

O conceito da Intel e da Lenovo faz sentido: pegue aqueles notebooks ultrafinos e ultracaros, como o MacBook Air, o Dell Adamo ou o Voodoo Envy e sacrifique um pouco do desempenho, um pouco do peso e um pouco da finura para diminuir o preço. Afinal, eles já têm lacunas mesmo. O melhor, porém, é como esses comprometimentos de desempenho e design se manifestam – o preço fica muito mais baixo.

O U350 é um computador com 328 x 228 x 17-24,9 mm, 1,6 kg e tela de 13,3” que, com a exceção do drive óptico, pode ser equipado com componentes comuns em um notebook: processador Intel Core 2 Solo, Pentium SU2700 ou Celeron 723, até 8 GB de RAM e até 500 GB de armazenamento. Depois de certo ponto, porém, você começa a perder a vantagem do preço que torna o equipamento atraente. O grande destaque do U350 deve ser uma configuração por volta dos US$ 700 ou US$ 800. Especificações e press release abaixo. [Lenovo]


    IdeaPad U350 Laptop
 
    Display: 16:9 aspect ratio, 13.3 inch LED, HD 1366 X 768
    Processor: Intel ultra low voltage CPUs and small form factor chipsets: Intel® Core 2 Solo SU3500 (1.4G, 800 MHz, 3 MB), Intel® Pentium® SU2700 (1.3G, 800 MHz, 2 MB), and Intel® Celeron 723 (1.2G, 800 MHz, 1MB) processors. Mobile Intel® GS40 and GS45 Express Chipset.
    Graphics: Mobile Intel® GMA 4500M and Mobile Intel® GMA 4500MHDMemory
    Memory: Up to 8 GB DDR3 800/1066 MHz DRAM
    Hard Drive: Up to 500 GB 5400 rpm
    Battery Life: 10 hours with 8 cell, 5 hours with 4 cell
    Weight: 1.6kg
    Dimensions:328mmX228mmX17-24.9mm
    Connectivity: Ethernet 10/100/1000m/Intel WiFi Link 5150 1 X 2 AGN, Intel WiFi Link 5100 1 X 2 AGN, non-Intel wireless b/g/Bluetooth
    Other: 1.3 megapixel camera, ambient light sensor technology, multi-touch touchpad, Dolby Sound Room/two 1.5 watt speakers, Active Protection System, Ambient Light Sensor, VGA ports, 4-in-1 multicard reader, Dolby Headphone, VeriFace 3.5, Quick Start
    Software: VeriFace 3.5, Vista Home Basic/Home Premium, OneKey Rescue System

    IdeaPad U350 Laptop
    Lenovo is pushing the envelope on design to bring consumers ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-loaded PC technology. Encased in a sophisticated sleek silver shell, the IdeaPad U350 laptop starts at 3.5 pounds and measures less than one inch thick1. While thin and light to the touch on the outside, Lenovo loaded the PC inside with the latest entertainment and computing features to enhance and simply users’ digital worlds. A 16:9 aspect ratio high definition 13.3 inch LED panel and an HDMI connector allow users to fully enjoy watching movies or other multimedia in high definition.

    The IdeaPad U350 laptop also packs in several unexpected features, such as Ambient Light Sensor technology, borrowed from the IdeaCentre desktop line. This technology automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness when in different lighting environments for the best picture quality. Also, Dolby Sound Room complements the video experience by providing a high quality surround-sound audio experience. And with VeriFace facial recognition technology, they can make their face their password for easy log in. A camera also comes in handy for video messaging or making Skype calls using the laptop’s WiFi connectivity2.

    The laptop’s entertainment features are powered by a backbone of computing technologies, including choices of Intel Core2Solo and Pentium ultra low voltage processors, up to 8 GB high speed DDR3 memory and up to 500 GB of hard drive storage. The technologies help users to do more, faster, such as burning DVDs, compressing and opening documents and enjoying smoother, more realistic gaming. For high reliability important to individual business users whether on the clock or off, Lenovo borrowed a component of ThinkPad laptop design with the Active Protection System. This helps protect data by temporarily stopping the hard drive if the laptop should fall. The IdeaPad U350 laptop also comes with OneKey™ Rescue System to help recover data if it becomes corrupted in just a few simple steps.