Lenovo IdeaPad U110 – Outsourced, Shipping in May?

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Looks like the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 might be outsourced (along with the rest of the IdeaPad line – the Y410 and Y510) to a Taiwanese manufacturer (such as Quanta), at least according to DigiTimes. They mention the U110 shipping in May:

In additional news, Ken Wong, general manager of Lenovo Hong Kong and Taiwan noted that the company will launch the Y410 and Y510 in Taiwan at the Spring Computer Show at the end of this month, while the 11-inch U110 will begin shipping in May.

While it shares a Solid State Drive option with the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 as well as a few other features (thin, possibly LED-backlit display), it’s actually quite a bit smaller and represents a new line for Lenovo. The display is an 11-inch widescreen display with a resolution of 1280×800, it doesn’t have an internal modem, it doesn’t have an internal optical drive, and the weight is around 2.3 – 3 pounds – definitely a very ultraportable laptop.

Originally (and still listed on the main Lenovo IdeaPad website in North America), the U110 still showed an available date of March 2008, however the following disclaimer is present:

Because the FCC has not yet issued formal authorization for the radio frequency devices that will be used in the IdeaPad U110, Lenovo is required to show the following disclaimer: This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization has been obtained.

DigiTimes.com Article