The Ultrabook concept (ultrathin but powerful laptop) was introduced by Intel in 2011, and the first MacBook Air with default solid state storage came out in 2010. Since then, almost every major computer producer has come out with a thin and fast laptop sporting speedy storage, quick wake times, and a small footprint. For the most part, these computers were high-end devices: they were fast, and they were expensive.
Enter the Lenovo U310, a seemingly perfect laptop for the back-to-school set that needs something light for Facebook and Word, but doesn?t see the need to spend over $1000 on a higher-end laptop. Sure, the base configuration doesn?t have a SSD, and yeah, it?s bulk more closely resembles the MacBook Pro than its svelte cousin the Air. On the other hand, it?s packing Intel?s new Core i5 processor. But does Lenovo?s U310 offer enough value to warrant a recommendation? Let’s take a look… (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Macbook Pro Review, with Retina Display, Dell XPS 13 Review,