Let’s call a spade a spade: the Lenovo U400 looks a lot like the MacBook Pro. But that’s not bad, because it’s a fantastic design. And don’t mistake it for a cheap knockoff either, because it stands up on its own.
The U400 has an all-metal body that’s 0.8 inches thick, a 14-inch display, an Intel Core i7 processor that runs at 2.9 GHz (Core i5 and Core i3 options are also available), discrete AMD Radeon 5400M graphics, up to 8GB RAM and your choice of a 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD. The U400 will also boot in 17 seconds and has a battery that lasts seven hours.
Additionally there’s the U300, which has all the same specs as the U400, except that the screen is 13.3 inches and the battery only lasts six hours. The U400 will be available in November for $US900, while the U300’s price is still TBD. [Lenovo]