updated 01:10 pm EDT, Fri October 23, 2009
Lenovo shipping 11.6-inch IdeaPad U150 in Japan
Lenovo has officially launched a new 11.6-inch IdeaPad notebook in Japan, the U150. The portable is one of Lenovo's first CULV systems and runs a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor with 2GB of RAM. Making the CPU upgrade gives it a faster GMA 4500 graphics core that can better handle the 1366x768 native output. A 250GB hard drive is standard fare, and the IdeaPad is one of Lenovo's first with Windows 7 to come stock.
Otherwise, the U150 sports Wi-Fi, a gigabit Ethernet port and Bluetooth 2.1. There is also a 1.3-megapixel webcam, two USB-only ports, one eSATA/USB combo port and both HDMI as well as VGA video output. The touchpad supports multiple simultaneous inputs, while the six-cell battery is said to provide seven hours of operation. The notebook weighs 3.3lbs.
While pricing is left open, the Lenovo IdeaPad U150 is now shipping in Japan. [via Netbooked]