Ultrabooks have not really taken off in a big way that Intel and the rest of the Ultrabook industry insiders had wished, since it still pales in comparison when compared side by side with the MacBook Air in terms of amount sold, but it is certainly gaining some ground, although the progress is said to be slower than expected. Well, I do not think that the fault lies in the hardware, but rather, perception of folks. Those who are thinking of jumping aboard the Ultrabook bandwagon might want to check out the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook that is being made available over Sprint in an exclusive bundle, where it will come with MiFi or Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot alongside three months of free service.
The asking price? $799.99 a pop with a two-year mobile broadband service agreement, and this particular bundle does seem to cater more to folks who have always wanted to work in areas that do not have Wi-Fi connectivity at all, but has a strong 3G and stronger signal.
To recap on what the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook delivers, it measures a mere 0.71″ thin, tips the scales at under 4 pounds, has up to 7 hours of battery life, a 13.3″ HD display, an Intel Core i5 processor, Intel GMA 3000 HD graphics, a 720p HD webcam and stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre V4 audio enhancement. [Press Release]