It's often said that the first impression is the most important moment (be it a person or a product), and it is almost always that opinion that tends to stick with you. Well, ever since we were blown away by Acer's 14-inch Timeline notebook based on the new Intel CULV processor just a couple of months back, we've been expecting a whole crop of new thin and light notebooks that would hopefully be as equally impressive. Sadly though, this wasn't the case yet and we're still waiting for more of such notebooks from manufacturers.
Lenovo's IdeaPad U350 which we first glimpsed during our Computex trip, may yet change our opinion of the current situation. The latest in the ultrathin notebook segment equipped with Intel's consumer-class ultra low voltage mobile processor, this notebook's matte, textured cover definitely grabs our attention with its stylish looks. The unit also remains remarkably gloss free on the outside, though the interior does sport a reflective LED-backlit screen. More details of the notebook on the following pages but let's first enjoy the pretty exterior pictures of the 1.6kg light notebook before we hit our usual table of specifications.