Lenovo U300e may seem like the value version of the very similar U300s. Which it basically is. Still, a cheap Ultrabook never goes to waste, especially in a market segment, where every dollar makes a difference. And in the sub-$1,000 ultraportable market segment it does.
This article covers known specifications of the U300e. For everything else Ultrabook related there is the Knowledge base.
Update 13/02/2012: Lenovo begins selling the U300e in Singapore, consequently releases more information about the model. Exact CPU models are now known (and they’re Sandy Bridge sadly), so is pricing, availability and chassis material. Claimed battery life shrunk to 7 hours from the previous 8 hours. Weight starts from 3.48 lbs (1,580g) with 4-cell battery instead of the estimated 3 lbs (1,350g).
1GB/2GB 1066/1333 MHz DDR3 (Max. 4GB due to 1 available SO-DIMM slot)
500GB/750GB/1TB HDD (5,400/7,200rpm). 32/64 GB SSD optional
59 Wh, 4-Cell, ~7 hours
from 3.48 lbs (1,580g)
Ports and Connectivity
Audio jack (audio out, mic input combo), wireless lan, RJ-45 gigabit ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, HDMI output, bluetooth antenna installed, PCI Express mini card slot (supports Intel 1030n card)
“it has the same [as the U300s] aluminum chassis, comfortable keyboard and sprawling trackpad,” engadget.com
13.3″ 1366×768 (>220 nits, glossy)
Available in Singapore on 13th Feb 2012. Worldwide availability soon.
Entry Point Price
SG$ 1,299 (~US$ 1,030) until March, SG$ 1,499 (~US$1,190) normally (with i5. 500GB HDD and 4GB RAM)
i3 +2GB RAM + 500GB model expected to stay under $1,000
Photo from priceinfoworld.com. Thank You!