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When ultrabooks first came to the market, they were generally more expensive than traditional laptops. Sure they offered greater portability but they did sacrifice some performance and features. Now that they have been on the market for some time, they are becoming much more affordable. Take for instance the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 from NewEgg for just $550. When it was originally released, the system was priced around $800 which was very affordable even at that time. In terms of features, it comes with a Intel Core i5-3317U dual core processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB hard drive with 24GB SSD cache, 13.3" display, 802.11b/g/n wireless Windows 8. This is very similar to the unit I reviewed back in June of 2012 other than it has more cache and the newer Windows operating system.
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