I was able to steal the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 from my wife long enough to get these up close shots, as well as comparison shots to the Lenovo X300. Having handled them both and typed on each one, my preference would lean toward the X300, although I’m not the target market for the U110 – my wife and kids are. I can tell you that I would absolutely love to see a Tablet PC version of the U110 without the glossy effect, though. I don’t think I’ve ever held a notebook as light as the U110 before. It is awesome to hold, and my mind is going crazy thinking about the possibilities of a U110 Tablet. I absolutely love the bright red finish, and touch of class that the etching adds to the overall design of the U110. It has class written all over it.
It goes without saying that the U110 is a fingerprint magnet. From the screen to the mouse buttons, everything is glossy. The glare on the screen is going to be a bit bothersome, too. Personally, I think the gloss on this machine is overkill.
Taking pictures of the U110 is quite challenging due to the gloss, so I apologize in advance for the reflections. Click on each one for a higher res image.
Sorry – no Experience Index comparison between the two. The X300 has XP Pro installed.