Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Specifications
Display: 13.3″ Wide TFT LCD with LED Backlight
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1280 x 800
GPU: ATI M82SCE 256MB
CPU: 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Chipset : Centrino 2 GM45
RAM: 1066MHz DDR3
HDD: 320GB 9mm 5400RPM
Optical: 9.5mm Rambo Tray In
Connectivity: HDMI, WiFi (802.11a/g/n), Bluetooth, 10/100 Ethernet
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Battery: 5 hours
Dimensions: 0.9″ Thick
Weight: <4 lbs
Lenovo‘s U330 is related to the U110. You can tell. It is sleak, nicely designed and has a lot going for it. The U330 is just 0.9″ thick, so it is on the thin side. Weight is not its strong suit as it weighs closer to 4lbs than to 3lbs. So light travelers make note of that. The 13.3″ wide TFT LCD with 1280 x 800 pixel format is pretty standard. The LED backlight makes the U330 thin and should save you precious battery power.
The Centrino 2 chipset involve five new CPUs, three of which consume just 25W. On the other end of the spectrum is an Extreme Edition that pushes the envelope for mobile performance. Within 90 days, Intel is planning to introduce 8 more ULV CPUs and a QUAD CORE mobile CPU! Intel touts that Centrino 2 improves performance, energy-efficiency for longer battery life, faster and longer-range wireless connectivity, thinner and lighter models.
Here is the complete press release about Intel’s Centrino 2:
New Intel-Based Laptops Advance All Facets of Notebook PCs
New IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® 2 Processor Technology Brings ‘HD-to-Go’; Adds Security and Manageability Features, Boosts Speed, Battery Life and Wireless Range
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2008 â€“ Intel Corporation unveiled its IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® 2 Processor Technology products for laptops today, powered by five new IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢2 Duo processors. Close to 250 innovative consumer and business notebook PC designs are on the way, including those equipped with the right combination of powerful processors, graphics and battery life to enjoy viewing stunning high definition videos and myriad other computer and Internet activities.
Intel also introduced the world’s highest-performing dual-core mobile processor, the IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢2 Extreme processor running at a brisk 3.06 GHz, as measured by SPECint*_rate_base2006, an industry benchmark (www.spec.org)**.
Rounding out a mobile-focused summer for the company, Intel said it also plans to unveil eight processors within 90 days that will include first-ever mobile quad-core products and second-generation products for ultra-thin and light notebooks. In total, Intel will bring 14 diverse new processors into the marketplace as laptop sales continue to outpace desktop PCs.
Formerly codenamed Montevina, Intel Centrino 2 processor technology and IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® 2 with vProâ„¢ Technology improve upon every facet of a laptop’s main features, including performance and battery life via new processors and chipsets, faster draft 802.11n wireless (with WiMAX arriving later this year), and new business-class manageability capabilities.
“When we first introduced Intel Centrino back in 2003, there were very few Wi-Fi hotspots, YouTube videos and social media didn’t really exist, â€˜thin and light’ only referred to weight goals and desktop PCs outsold notebooks by a very wide margin,” said Mooly Eden, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the company’s Mobile Platforms Group. “Today, notebooks outsell desktops in the U.S, and we’re paving the way to HD entertainment, rich online gaming, faster broadband wireless speeds and an easier and more secure way for businesses to manage, update and repair their notebook fleets.”
Intel is introducing five dual core processors based on Intel’s reinvented transistors (high-k metal gate formula) and advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process. These processors come with a faster 1066MHz front side bus and up to 6MB of L2 cache, and three versions reduce laptop processor wattage about 30 percent, down to just 25 watts. Also featured is Deep Power Down Technology that turns off processing components such as core clocks and cache memory when the laptop is idle for greater energy savings.
Intel also unveiled its Mobile IntelÂ® 45 Express Chipset and wireless IntelÂ® Wi-Fi Link 5000 series that is shipping to customers now, with laptops arriving later in July and August. Delivering five times the speed and twice the range of older 802.11a/g technology, the Intel Wi-Fi Link 5000 series provides 802.11 draft-N support that delivers the fastest data rates possible today — up to 450 Mbps.
Switchable graphics, a new optional power-saving feature available on Intel Centrino 2-based notebooks, provides both integrated and discrete graphics on a single notebook, enabling users to easily switch between the two options. Switchable graphics delivers greater 3-D performance when needed while providing the option for greater power savings for the best of both worlds.
For consumers, Intel Centrino 2 processor technology delivers the horsepower and battery life to enjoy a typical full-length, Blu-ray* high-definition video on a single battery charge for the first time, plus the ability to play a variety of online games, download music or post videos faster than before.
For businesses, Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology offers enhanced manageability and security options. This is increasingly important as companies replace desktops with notebooks and need to remotely diagnose, update and repair systems over a wireless network. Improved manageability with AMT 4.0 has also been added that provides wireless manageability during system sleep states, ongoing remote configuration capabilities, support for next-generation management standards (WS-MAN and DASH 1.0) and the ability for an employee to initiate communications to IT from outside a company’s firewall.
OEMs and Channel system builders will deliver close to 250 systems to market. For more information including Intel product pricing, visit www.intel.com/go/processor_pricing. For a full media version of this release including photos, videos, related blogs and other information, visit www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20080715comp_sm.htm and the Intel Centrino 2 technology press kit at www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/centrino2.
Later this year in the United States, Intel will begin shipping its first-ever combined WiMAX/Wi-Fi module, part of the IntelÂ® WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5050 Series that is an optional feature for future Intel Centrino 2-based laptops. WiMAX is a 4G, Internet protocol-based broadband wireless technology that complements Wi-Fi networks.
WiMAX also provides much wider Internet and phone voice coverage, and unlike Wi-Fi has the ability to unwire entire cities or communities, connecting users even when they’re on the move. Intel is working with service providers around the world to deploy WiMAX networks, with initial U.S. network availability starting later this year from Sprint XOHM and Clearwire.
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.
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