We all know that the world is not exactly in the best of shape economically at this point in time (environmentally as well, but that is another bone of contention), which is why Lenovo decided to tread carefully with the Lenovo IdeaPad U510 notebook that merges an extremely slim design with what they call “ultra responsive technologies”, sporting a decent battery life of up to 6 hours whenever you life the unplugged lifestyle. On the outside, you will find a sleek metal exterior design with a range of colors to choose from, tipping the scales at a usual 2.2kg (for the budget notebook segment) while measuring a surprisingly 21mm thin.

With the OneKey Recovery feature, data backup and recovery is a snap, while Anti-theft (AT) technology allows you to remotely disable your U510 just in case it gets stolen, using GPS or Wi-Fi geo-location in the process. Not only that, it can wake up from Sleep mode in slightly more than a second, which is always a good thing. This is the more affordable Ultrabook alternative, and yet packs quite a punch with up to a 3rd gen Intel Core i7 processor as well as Windows 8 as the operating system of choice. Other hardware specifications include up to 1TB of storage space, up to 8GB RAM, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI connectors, a 2-in-1 card reader, and an integrated 720p HD webcam.

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