updated 05:55 pm EDT, Wed August 12, 2009
Lenovo ships U450p laptop
After releasing several teaser images and specs on its website recently, PC maker Lenovo has unceremoniously launched the full-blown product page for its IdeaPad U450p notebook PC. The U450p uses Intel's CULV chips, but unlike the previously released IdeaPad U350, it uses a larger 14-inch LCD and adds an optical drive. With the official release, specs are now known for the notebooks.
Two models are available, with the entry-level variant powered by a 1.3GHz CULV chip along with 3GB of RAM. The 250GB hard drive is preloaded with Vista Home Premium. The other model has a 1.4GHz CULV CPU and 4GB of RAM, with its 320GB hard drive containing Vista Home Premium 64. Common to both are six-cell batteries, three USB ports and an HDMI output in addition to VGA. Options are limited to add-on peripherals such as keyboards and storage drives.
The entry-level U450P is priced at $799, while the faster model starts at $899.