Come to think of it: Lenovo has now a lightweight notebook with excellent battery life. That sounds pretty convincing considering that it is favorably sold at a starting rate of $949, we better qualify it. The IdeaPad U450p is one new product of Lenovo that was released in November 2009. This 4.6 pounds PC sports a 14 – inch display screen and various hardware and software applications that make its outstanding performance. It is also equipped with a two – layer DVD drive and an HDMI dock.
The 14 – inch screen has a LED backlighting and paired with a 1,366X768 resolution, this notebook creates good quality images with crisp and clean colors. The sleek screen attracts a great amount of light which makes it almost like a mirror. There is a wide viewing angle making it ideal for sharing space while watching movies.
Standard ports are positioned at the front and sides of the chassis. They are the SD card/Memory stick slit, HDMI port, DVD RW drive and three standard USB ports.
The keyboard is quite spacious with plenty of room for the row of Function keys at the top and a buried button at the side that activates the OneKey Recovery application. A touch pad with the two big buttons is easy to operate and quite responsive.
The en suite speakers produce quality audio output when played at a minimal volume. However, it became harsh and irritable when you try to level up the volume.
A 1.3 megapixel Webcam makes use of the VeriFace software for face recognition logging in mechanism. The 6 – cell Lithium ion battery can run up to a period of 3 hours when using it in intensive video streaming. But for ordinary and basic computing tasks, the battery can last up to 5 hours, which is a plus factor for people on the go.
The IdeaPad U450p is powered by 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo SU7300 processors with 4GB of DDR3 RAM which boosts its performance in terms of speed. There is also 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium configured in the unit.
This lightweight notebook is one essential for every consumer who wants quality performance with long battery life. With its 1 year of limited warranty, you will always get the technical support24/7 and selected hardware replacement.