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Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436JGEProcessor: Intel Core i3 330UM, Intel Core i5 470UM, Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.3 inch, 11.6 inch
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400, 600, 750, 800 euro
Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: 50%, features: 30%, display: 30%
mobility: 50%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436JUK

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436JUKNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436JUK
Processor: Intel Core i3 330UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U160-M436JUK (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo IdeaPad U160 review
Source: Techradar English
If you're after a small ultraportable with a decent battery life and performance enough for running work applications with ease, the IdeaPad U160 is great value at this very competitive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Test: IdeaPad U160 von Lenovo auf dem Prüfstand
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2010
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U160
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LUNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Processor: Intel Core i5 470UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U160-08945LU (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436LGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436LGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436LGE
Processor: Intel Pentium U5400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U160 (M436LGE)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436JGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436JGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436JGE
Processor: Intel Core i3 330UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo Ideapad U160
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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 %

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.

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


Intel Core i3:

330UM: The Core i3-330UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

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.

Intel Pentium:

U5400: Entry level dual core CPU of the Arrandale series. Does not support Turbo Boost (for the CPU), Hyperthreading, Virtualization and AES. Due to the slow clock speed, the performance is only sufficient for non demanding applications.


» 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.

1.4 kg:


67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus VivoBook S200E-C157H
Pentium 987, 1.5 kg
» Asus VivoBook X202E-BH91T-CB
Pentium 987, 1.3 kg
» Acer C710-2055
Celeron 847, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC F201E-KX064H
Celeron 847, 1.3 kg
» HP Envy x2 11-g012nr
Atom Z2760, 1.4 kg
» Asus X201E-KX004DU
Celeron 847, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC F201E-KX066DU
Celeron 847, 1.3 kg
» Acer C710-2847
Celeron 847, 1.3 kg
» Asus VivoBook S200E-CT57H
Pentium 987, 1.4 kg
» Samsung 900X-1A
Core i3 380UM, 1.1 kg
» Acer Aspire 1830T-6651
Core i5 470UM, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U160-M436LGE
Pentium U5400, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 1830T-3935
Core i3 330M, 1.3 kg
» LG XNote T290-GE8WK
Core i5 470UM, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B
Core i3 380UM, 1.515 kg
» Acer Aspire 1830T-5432G32nss
Core i5 430UM, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YA15FGB
Core i3 380UM, 1.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 1830T-38U2G32iki
Core i3 380UM, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 1830T-52U4G32nk
Core i5 520UM, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY4MUK
Core i3 380UM, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVY34RT
Pentium U5400, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-YA15
Core i3 380UM, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-3721
Core i7 680UM, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Portégé T210
Pentium U5400, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 1830T-68U118
Core i7 680UM, 1.4 kg
» Packard Bell dot u
Pentium U5400, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11
Core i3 380UM, 1.53 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T210-113
Core i3 330UM, 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)