Our Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review unit has the following specifications:
These specifications are the best we've seen in an Ultrabook; the dual-core i7 processor is the fastest available and the 256GB SSD is the highest capacity model we have seen. Ultrabooks are not available with dedicated graphics cards though. Note the shockingly high price; other Ultrabooks we've tested including the ASUS UX31 and Toshiba Z835 have been around or under the $1,000 mark. The U300s includes an extra-large 256GB SSD and faster i7 processor but even then, it's questionable whether it's worth an extra few hundred dollars.
PERFORMANCE AND BENCHMARKS
The U300s' has great performance for everyday use including office productivity and even more demanding tasks such as Photoshop. While the i7 dual-core processor is plenty fast, the difference between it and a comparable dual-core i3 or i5 will not be noticeable to most users.
wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):
PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):
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