Lenovo’s ThinkPads have always been extremely well built, but pretty ugly. Lenovo’s all-metal U300s is another story. Only 0.6 inches thick and equipped with a 1.8GHz Core i7, it’s not merely interesting. Dare I say it’s a little exciting?
Design-wise, the U300s has an all-metal body which strays from the usual plasticky designs of Lenovo’s previous U-series devices. With the lid open, the U300s ultrabook embraces a minimal design comprised solely of the keyboard/trackpad/power button. With the lid closed, it looks like a book, with a lip that protrudes from the top and bottom edges. Not only is this probably Lenovo’s best-looking laptop to date, it has a distinctive look.