Weak Pixels Lenovo‘s IdeaPad U150 is a 11.6-inch notebook powered by Intel’s 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU4100 ULV CPU and features 2GB RAM, 250GB hard disk, a multitouch trackpad running Windows 7. The glossy 11.6-inch LCD sports a 1366 x 768 resolution and is LED backlit: that’s a lot of pixels in such a small LCD. Integrated graphics is a bit disappointing with Intel’s GMA 4500MHD, but it should be good enough for most simple graphics tasks; just don’t expect it to give you high FPS (Frames Per Second) on your favorite FPS (First Person Shooter) games. You can output video via HDMI or VGA.
Diet? Interestingly the maximum RAM is quite high at 8GB and it is of the faster DDR3 type. There is an integrated 1.3MP webcam, WiFi N, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, three USB ports (with one shared with eSATA) and a multicard reader. The 6-cell battery is good for 7 hours and the U150 weighsÂ 3.3 pounds (1.5kg). It’s not an apples-to-apples comparison but the larger 13.3-inch MacBook Air (which lacks most of the connectivity options mentioned on the U150) weighs just 3 pounds, but doesn’t last as long at about 5 hours.