The lucky dogs over at Engadget got a hold of a new Lenovo IdeaPad U160, the 11.6-inch CULV that sports Core i5 or i7 ULV processors and a 6-cell battery.
While they liked the overall chassis and design, the LCD’s viewing angles were exceptionally poor, as was the battery life with the top tier Core i7 chip. Where there is poor battery life, there is lots of heat to be dissipated. Unfortunately the U160′s 0.89-inch thin chassis wasn’t up to that challenge, as the system feels “like it had been baking in the sun when streaming video.”
Also, Lenovo today added the U160 to their PSREF docs and comparing it to the U150, it is clear Lenovo revamped the chassis in addition to dropping in new processors. The U160 measures in at 0.89 inches thin with 3.09 lbs of heft, while the U150 ran 0.5-1.35 inches and 3.31 lbs (both with 6-cell). Maybe they shouldn’t have downsized, eh?