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Lenovo's affordable new ultrabooks now available!

Mobile PC muscle on a budget
by Neps Firmalan | Aug 10, 2012
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Ultrabooks are cool, fancy hardware, good looks, and all. But if there's one thing we don't like about them, it's the price tag.

Fortunately for us, new ones are now entering the scene which seem to veer away from that trend. Case in point: Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 and IdeaPad U410, two of the newest ultrabooks that are now officially available on store shelves here in the Philippines.

The pair will go up against other ultrabooks that have also made local touchdown like the ASUS Zenbook Prime and the HP Envy 14 Spectre. One thing going for them is their SRPs which puts the duo on the radar of local geeks on a budget. But that doesn't mean they don't have handsome specs, too. Here's what they have to offer under the hood.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310

The cheaper and smaller one of the pair, the IdeaPad U310 comes with either a 3rd-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. That combo really gives it power for your computing needs. As for eye-candy, the IdeaPad U310 sports Intel HD 4000 graphics which gives the device the capability to run more mainstream games easily. Internal Storage is at 320GB (plus 32GB SSD), making sure you have enough room for your files.

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Wireless connectivity over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is also part of the package as well as a 1-megapixel webcam for your Skype needs. And oh, before we forget, the IdeaPad U310 has a 13.3-inch LED display, too.

Lenovo IdeaPad U410

In terms of hardware, the IdeaPad U410 could be seen as the more "well-endowed" unit in the pair. It sports a 3rd-generation Intel Core i5 chip, 4GB of RAM, a bigger 14-inch display, and a larger capacity at 500GB (plus 32GB SSD). The IdeaPad U410 also comes with an Nvidia GeForce 610M video card making it more powerful in the graphics department. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are, of course, included.

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Pricing and availability

Both the IdeaPad U310 and U410 are now locally available via MSI-ECS. The former starts at P39,995 while the latter goes for P48,995. Pretty cheap for ultrabook prices, right? 

Interested? You could call MSI-ECS at (632) 688-3180-84 or email

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