Lenovo's range is taking full advantage of Windows 8's touch-enabled technology by updating its laptop ranges with touchscreens. The 13-inch IdeaPad U310 (alongside the 14-inch U410 not shown here), announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, is one such Ultrabook.
It's almost a case of deja vu. It was exactly one year ago that Lenovo lifted the lid on its original U310 model, and what a difference a year makes.
The latest U310 Touch has a 10-point touch panel which makes the 13-inch, 1,366 x 768 pixel screen responsive to multi-finger touch. Just like the other Lenovo laptops we've seen at the show, the touch panels are responsive and make light work of getting deep into Windows 8.
But the U310 Touch also ups the ante when it comes to power. It's called an "Ultrabook" for a reason: with maximum specifications able to offer the third-generation Intel Core i7 processor, dedicated Nvidia graphics and up to 4GB of RAM the U310 ought to be able to deliver on most things that are thrown at it.
Design-wise there's more than a sniff of mini Macbook Pro about this model when seen in the "flesh", but we mean that in a good way. Looks top to us, and the £779 price tag is well in the realms of affordable for this neat and tidy touchscreen package.