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Lenovo prepping MacBook Air competitor, IdeaPad U260

By Matthew · 17 replies
Nov 9, 2010
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  1. Say what you will about Apple's policies and prices, but the Cupertino-based system builder is currently unmatched in the ultraportable segment. Its new MacBook Air manages to squeeze decent hardware into a body that weighs as little as 2.3lbs and measures 0.11-0.68 inches thick. While no Windows-based machine currently offers such a compact design, Lenovo plans to give it a shot.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    That can definitely compete, but the air has better graphics and better battery life
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,397   +874

    With both intel and AMD working new CPU's (APU's) for the mobile sector i'm not sure how well this kind of product will sell. Maybe they will sell a few for x-mas.
  4. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    If i have to choose one i will give Lenovo a try first because of their good product life and durability.
  5. ViNCiLiCiouS

    ViNCiLiCiouS TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I can't believe they didn't opt for an SSD.
  6. DSparil

    DSparil TS Rookie Posts: 35

    The thing with Macs is that it's no longer just a Mac because it has that feminine appeal, it's a Mac because it is a Mac.

    Even if Lenovo creates a laptop that's half the thickness of Air, non techie folks are still going for Macs due to being fanboys (or girls).
  7. Sauliaks

    Sauliaks TS Rookie

    Will wait Lenovo create 0.71 inches thick ThinkPad :)
  8. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,279   +105

    3.04lbs is too much for me. 1 kg and lower, please. :)
  9. bam13

    bam13 TS Rookie Posts: 42

    People usually buy Apple products because of the Apple logo...but I´d still take rather this Lenovo, I think the quality will be much better here
  10. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Finally somebody is about todo something about the mac owning the mobile market.
  11. Demons

    Demons TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I've always been a big fan of thinkpads and I was very upset when IBM sold the devision to Lenovo. I must admin though, that Lenovo has done a really good job at keeping the quality up. This looks like it will be a very good competitor to the Air. I like the port options better too!
  12. spyx

    spyx TS Rookie Posts: 57

    PLEASE SOMEONE say that you are going to do better than apple at something and ACTUALLY DO IT!!!!!!!!! so far everyone that has tried to best apple and their products gets a major fail because it just sucks, they try to add so many things and take away things that will save them money instead of thinking about the customer and that is not the way to do business
  13. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    0.11-0.68 inches thick, they probably mean thickless...hahahahaha
    Looks so fragile like it's gonna brake just by touching it.
    Nonetheless I'll buy the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 for sure. They always provide good quality merchandise with long battery life.
  14. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Whatever happened to the roller cage or is thinkpad tired of coming out with it anymore?
    Quite a radical change from what I know of Lenovo.
  15. Or maybe...just maybe... Apple makes good hardware. Think about it.
  16. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Why not use SSD like air ?, otherwise finally a good enough ultra slim windows netbook :D
  17. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

    The only thing Mac has on a PC is the hardware. And this isn't sexy enough.
  18. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    its a good option if your a few hundred bucks short of a macbook air. personally i like it. but imo nothing beats the appeal of the macbook. i just looks so much better exterior-wise. the specs are good but i hope they used an SSD ang put in a better battery. being portable isnt really useful if you can only use it for a very short while.

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