While the ThinkPad line is Lenovo’s business-centric laptops, the IdeaPad is designed for consumers. Less than a year since Lenovo launched the first IdeaPad Ultrabook, the Chinese company has announced the IdeaPad U310 and the U410. Both Ultrabooks sport the new Intel 3rd Generation Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processors. Both utilize a hybrid storage system that uses a 32GB SSD for cache and a 500GB (for the U310) and a 750GB (for the U410) HDD for storage. Lenovo also included its Enhanced Experience 3 technology which enables up to 40% faster Windows 7 boot ups from non-optimized devices.
While the U310 will uses the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU, the U410 will have a discrete GPU from Nvidia, the GeForce 610M with 1GB of VRAM. Both IdeaPads will also feature Wireless Display (WiDi) support. Lenovo is stating around 7-9 hours of battery life in a single charge.
Both the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and IdeaPad U410 Ultrabooks should be available this month. Lenovo Philippines has yet to announce prices for the two.