It was exactly a month before our 9th anniversary when the hubby got me my spanking, brand new Lenovo G460. It was not a spur of the moment kind of thing. Because as affordable as a Lenovo laptop is, we cannot just splurge on anything in haste. But with my 3 year old, overused MSI laptop which has been screaming for retirement, conked on its final lap – the hubby decided to get me a new laptop for advanced anniversary gift.
Here is why I decided on getting a G Series Lenovo laptop. One of the many benefits of being in Social Networks around the web is you get recommendations for just about anything. It was when Arpee Lazaro plurked about his Lenovo laptop that I decided on which brand to go for my laptop replacement. Here is the url of the plurk thread: http://www.plurk.com/p/8qjs0p. Now, I don’t have plans of getting my own laptop tested for durability that way. But a real user vouching for a brand the way he did is enough for me to be sold out to a product.
And for someone who works on the computer with an average of 16 hours per day, I cannot settle for anything less. So I didn’t waste a day and headed over to the mall and got myself a Lenovo G460. What is more sweet about it is I won’t get billed for the purchase until February 2011. I bought via BDO’s buy now pay later promo. 🙂 Here’s one from the unboxing photos:
– Intel P-Dual Core P6000 1.86GHz, 3MB Cache, 1066 MHz FSB
– 2GB DDR3 Memory
– 500GB 5400RPM Sata
– DVD Super Multi Burner
– 14″ WXGA (1366 x 768) LED LCD
– Built-in Webcam w/ Face Recognition
– Intel GMA HD w/ 128 Dedicated Graphics
– 802.11 B/G/N WiFi
– Card Reader/Bluetooth
– 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery
Incidentally, we got an invite for Lenovo’s Christmas Party last December 7 wherein Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad U260, the world’s first 12.5-inch ultraportable consumer laptop, giving users a 16:9 widescreen dimension in a 12-inch form factor for the first time. This latest addition to the IdeaPad U Series is all about luxury featuring a sleek, minimalistic design that includes a magnesium-aluminum alloy real metal cover, leather-patterned palm rest and glass touchpad.
“The U260 is a design one can truly touch and feel that showcases the extreme attention our team places in every aspect of design, from mechanical to human interaction to color, material and finish,” said Yingjia Yao, vice president, Innovation Design Center, Lenovo. “Our philosophy is that Idea product design should be simple, unique and provide value, and the IdeaPad U260 delivers just that through the high-quality selection of materials, advanced ergonomics and a signature design concept.”
Now, admittedly I am not well versed with monitors or computers. But it was definitely my first time to hear about a computer having a breathable keyboard. That’s just something else and it is one of U260’s additional features. The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 laptop will be available by January 2011 onwards through Lenovo in authorized retail stores nationwide at a suggested retail price of P44,900.