Notebookcheck

Lenovo IdeaPad U160

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U160Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U160 (IdeaPad U Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.387kg
Price: 799 euro
Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: 73%, display: 81% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad U160

84% Review Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Powerless. Lenovos 11.6-incher is the cheapest alternative to the Acer Timeline X 1830T. The Core i5-520UM is a disappointing choice when it comes to performance, but how does battery life fare with the equipped 48Wh battery? How about the display and waste heat? Big surprise here: eSATA.
Lenovo IdeaPad U160 review
Source: Engadget English
After spending the last few days with the IdeaPad U160, we've come to the conclusion that the laptop is only for the few that demand more processing power than some of the other ultraportables on the market, yet are willing to put up with a few annoyances to have it. No matter how you look at it, these days $1,150 is a lot of money to shell out on a smaller machine, especially when other laptops out there that are just as light, run longer on a charge, and cost less -- just take the $799 13-inch Toshiba Portégé 705 or $450 Acer Aspire One 721. Yes, the U160 packs more CPU power, but at the end of the day you'll have to live with the heat and battery drain that it ultimately causes. And frankly, we wouldn't wish that upon anyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

84% Test Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 65% display: 81% mobility: 89% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 82%

Comment

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.

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.


520UM:

The Core i5-520UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.86 GHz. 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. Compared to the Core i7-620UM, the 520UM offers less Level 3 Cache and a slower Turbo Boost clock rate.

» 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.


1.387 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


84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» 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-M436JGE
Core i3 330UM, 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
Current Prices

Lenovo IdeaPad U160 on Ciao

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Lenovo > Lenovo IdeaPad U160
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)