Lenovo IdeaPad U260-087632U
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U260-087632U (IdeaPad U260 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 380UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 800 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad U260-087632U
Source: Trusted Reviews
With its unique 'folio' design and soft-touch finish, Lenovo's thin and light IdeaPad U260 is one of the most attractive (12.5in) laptops going. However, despite nice ergonomics and a good matt screen, its last-generation CPU and GPU hold it back, connectivity is a bit disappointing and battery life is nothing special. However, considering you get a 128GB SSD for its sub-£800 asking price, if you won't be subjecting it to heavy workloads it's still a decent buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 100%
If you’re looking for a notebook that is a desktop replacement, we wouldn’t recommend the U260. The lack of an optical drive and more processing power is something you’ll sorely miss after a while. If travelling is something you do often and are on a limited budget, you might find the the U260 to be a good proposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Perspective
Given the attention to detail Lenovo lavished on this laptop, it’s unfortunate that the battery life results are so poor. This is the only flaw with the laptop, but it’s one that can’t be ignored given that it is an ultraportable. If not for this issue, the U260 would have easily qualified for an editor’s choice award. This is a conclusion I also came to when reviewing the T410s, which suffered from the same drawbacks as the U260. If Lenovo can figure out how to squeeze larger batteries into these slim and light laptops, it will have some class-leading products on its hands. For now, however, the U260 is a bit of a fashion statement. It’s beautiful, exquisitely constructed, and great to use – but lacking the expected endurance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2011
Source: Comp Reviews
Lenovo's IdeaPad U260 offers a very compact and stylish system. It offers a very good screen with anti-glare coating and excellent keyboard and trackpad. All of these features are tempered though by the below average battery life from the smaller battery to keep the weight and size down. It also has very limited external peripheral connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Bright Hub
Everyone else, however, should still take a look at the U260. Yes, it's a bit pricey considering the hardware, but actually using the laptop should help you understand why. The design and construction of the U260 has far more in common with luxury laptops like the Sony Vaio Z and MacBook Pro than budget ultraportables like the Dell M101z or Toshiba T235D.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Source: nDevil DE→EN
price, performance and workmanship good, small and light
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2011
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 46% performance: 35% display: 40% mobility: 44% emissions: 22%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Price, workmanship, weight and size good, temperatures too high and battery runtime low
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2011
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.
380UM: The Core i3-380UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops without Turbo Boost and AES functions (compared to the i5 and i7 UM CPUs). 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
63.2%: 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.