Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Ultrabook, Intel Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB, 13.3" Touch Screen,  £749.99 (with 3 year warranty) at John Lewis
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Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Ultrabook, Intel Core i7, 4GB RAM, 500GB, 13.3" Touch Screen, £749.99 (with 3 year warranty) at John Lewis

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Found 16th Dec 2013
may seem overpriced on face value, but 3 year warranties on amazon are over £160 extra so basically you are paying around £600 for an i7 slimline laptop. i have struggled to find an i7 laptop under 2kg with a 3 year warranty anywhere near this price!

So far, a lot of the lenovo deals posted are 1 year warranty only with heavy machines (>2.6kg). This makes this deal at john lewis (now with £50 off) great value for money!

also, battery life.

Battery life Information Up to 10 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information YES
Brand Lenovo
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information NO
Computer Support Helpline Information
Free 90 day computer support
Dimensions H19 x W332 x D224 mm
Ethernet Port Information NO
Finish Grey
Graphics card Information Intel HD Graphics 4400 Graphics card type
Information Shared
Hard drive Information 500GB
Headphone socket YES
Keyboard Backlit island-style
AccuType keyboard
Memory (RAM) Information 4GB Memory Card Slot Information 2-in-1 SD & MMC card reader
Model name / number IdeaPad U330 59392930
NFC enabled Information NO
Operating system Information Windows 8 (64 Bit)
Ports Information 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI Processor Information Dual-core Intel Core i7-4500U Processor speed Information 1.8GHz to 3.0GHz with Turbo Boost Screen finish Information Gloss Screen Resolution Information 1366 x 768 pixels Screen size Information 13.3" Screen Type HD LED Multi-touch display
Sound Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio certification
Touch Screen YES
Voice Recognition NO
Webcam (front-facing) Information 1 megapixel webcam Webcam (rear-facing) Information NO
Weight 1.7kg
WiDi Information NO
Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n

5 Comments

Still waiting for John Lewis to bring back the 3yr cover on MacBooks

Shame the screen resolution is only 1366 x 768 as I'm looking for a lightweight but powerful laptop too. Currently I'm between the Dell XPS 12 and the Sony Vaio Pro (if one appears at the right price in their respective Outlets).

With patience you will find a core i7 XPS 12 for less than this, although of course it will only have a 1 year warranty. I seem to recall the i7-4500 models going for around £700 with 8GB memory and a 256GB ssd last week on the Dell outlet.

Only dilemma for me with the XPS 12 is whether the keyboard and screen are a little too small for serious work as I'll be moving from a 15.6" brick. The Sony fits my needs better but they also tend to cost a little more.

Betas

The new vaio pro's, while lightweight use ULV cpu's so don't pack as much … The new vaio pro's, while lightweight use ULV cpu's so don't pack as much grunt as the z series. I had a look in John Lewis and didn't think much of their build quality to be honest.. On the other-hand, they do come with better battery life and gorgeous display.XPS's always pop on the outlet and you can usually get an excellent machine for a great price but that is always down to luck!


Betas

The new vaio pro's, while lightweight use ULV cpu's so don't pack as much … The new vaio pro's, while lightweight use ULV cpu's so don't pack as much grunt as the z series. I had a look in John Lewis and didn't think much of their build quality to be honest.. On the other-hand, they do come with better battery life and gorgeous display.XPS's always pop on the outlet and you can usually get an excellent machine for a great price but that is always down to luck!



As far as I can tell this Lenovo is using the same i7-4500U Ultra Low Voltage processor.

Neil_Coombes

As far as I can tell this Lenovo is using the same i7-4500U Ultra Low … As far as I can tell this Lenovo is using the same i7-4500U Ultra Low Voltage processor.



Mean to edit but deleted -.-

The pro has a £3-400 premium for the ssd, weight and display. From memory, the read speeds on the pci-e ssd are similar to 2x sata iii in raid 0 but the write is slower.

I think because intel don't put a weight maximum, a lot of manufacturers couple up a design with a ulv and partial ssd to sell them as ultrabooks.

Unfortunately there are not many options at the Windows top end with a standard voltage chip (i.e. an ultraportable) bar maybe the old z series, samsung series 7, a few toshiba computers e.g. kira book, asus zen book and a couple of others (acer s7 i think?)

Edited by: "Betas" 16th Dec 2013

Original Poster

dont understand why this has been voted cold
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