Lenovo IdeaPad U260 first impressions

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 first impressions

First revealed back in December 2010, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is the first ultraportable to have an odd 12.5″ display screen not seen anywhere else. And though Lenovo also has their own line-up for the 11.6″ form factor, I think the 12.5″ is a special distinction for their more premium models.

The IdeaPad U260 packs an ultra-mobile processor, an Intel Core i5 470UM, running at a base of 1.33GHz but can Turbo Boost up to 1.86GHz (with 2 cores and 4 threads). Not bad for a thin and light laptop like this one.

Lenovo IdeaPad U260
12.5″ display at 16:9 ratio and 1366×768 pixel resolution
Intel Core i5-470 UM @ 1.33 GHz (2 Cores, 4 Threads, Turbo Boost 1.86GHz)
Inel HD Graphics
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
HDMI port
2 x USB 2.0 port
GigaBit LAN
0.3MP webcam
Windows 7 Home Premium
4-cell Li-Po battery


It’s got that sleek look and a slim form factor that also very light (looks thinner and feels lighter than most 10-inch netbooks around, IMO) — just 0.71″ thin and weighs only 3.04lbs. Great matte finish all around with a bit of an edgy design in golden brown color.

The interiors are also classy with the entire palm-rests all covered in black, leather-like padding. As with most ultraportable, the unit does not come with any optical drive. The signature Lenovo keyboard design is present and the position of the Ctrl and Fn keys are in the preferred order.

SUggested retail price for the Core i5 model is Php51,990 while the Core i3 variant is at Php44,990. Both are available in mocha brown and clementine orange colors.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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25 Responses

  1. Ethan Tremblay says:

    No Graphics card? ouch..

  2. Edwin C says:

    Ah, basta, hintay pa rin ako iPad 2. Kailan ba talaga, kuya?

  3. Nice design! Give it a white-colored casing and it will look like a macbook-copied laptop :D Lenovo has been pretty competitive with its line of laptops recently; hope that our Pinoy-owned Neo would counter this with a comparable model (improve muna cguro sila sa customer service hehe :D)

  4. Marck says:

    Ouch! no graphics card…

    There’s go Jhay again tsk tsk tsk

  5. boybawang23 says:

    the jhay who posted here is a poser/troll. he is not the real jhay…

    @sir yuga
    you gotta do something to stop posers and trolls here because they can simply troll by using someone’s name.

  6. boybawang23 says:

    …and how about posting ip addresses here so that we can easily tell the trolls?

  7. rob says:

    this is awesome. .lenovo got it again. .

  8. i wonder how long can the battery last knowing that it is just 4cell.

  9. Winziph says:

    John Ray is right, how about battery life?

  10. Teknisyan says:

    looks like the specs of a 13″ MBP!

  11. kuya'dan says:

    yey.. ganda sana ng specs.. pero wala video card.. ouch.. need it e..

    Any suggestion guys what laptop is good for me. I’ll be like office/gamer type of user.


  12. Gumz says:

    solid design… like it!

  13. adam says:

    I like the color. BTW how thin it is?.

  14. I am actually looking for a mid-range laptop and it looks like this is well suited to my needs – for my personal and office use.

    Thanks for this information.

  15. florencia says:

    I always wanted a lenovo without the red dot between the keys. I think this is it.

    • Jepoiski says:

      it does not have the red dot you are looking for. the ideapad line of lenovo does not have that red dot. its their thinkpad line that sports that feature.

    • Jepoiski says:

      my bad. i thought you said with hehehe. anyways yes this is it! its a sexy laptop altogether. got mine january of this year (i3 version). the battery though is something lenovo should have improved at. it lasts me under 3 hours when unplugged. could be a deal breaker for you if you are looking for something in the range of at least 5 hours.

  16. Jepoiski says:

    i bought the i3 version last january. my only gripe is actually the battery life. on a normal charge it would last me three hours. for some this could be a deal breaker if you are after something that can go on for hours.

  17. Jepoiski says:

    other than that, its one sexy beast altogether. it’s a headturner and can go toe to toe in the looks department with a mac. solid build.

  18. Jepoiski says:

    @yuga – sir do mention also that the touchpad is made up of glass and that it also supports multi touch. ;)

  19. Neil says:

    I wish they would stop using Intel HD Graphics. It has no saving grace. Poor performance and not energy efficient.

  20. Ashe says:

    really looks cool! no doubt about it. but id go with his Lenovo Cousin, Thinkpad X220


    which gives a little more kick! if your looking for a mid-high range laptop i could suggest that :)

  21. farid says:

    Is there 1 available for sale?

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