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Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LUNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU (IdeaPad U160 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 470UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU

60% Lenovo IdeaPad U160 11.6-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad U160 ultraportable keeps a small and lightweight form factor similar to a netbook but offers some outstanding performance. This is thanks to the Core i5-470UM dual core processor that uses very little power but provides some solid performance. The downside to this is the laptop suffers from some below average battery life for this class of computer and tends to run much warmer than similar 11-inch laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


470UM:

The Core i5-430UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.83 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution are deactivated for the 430UM. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)