Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933U


Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933U (IdeaPad U Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 70.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 55% mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933U

60% Lenovo IdeaPad U450p review
Source: CNet English

Lenovo has attempted to straddle the gap between an ultra-portable and desktop-replacement laptop with the IdeaPad U450p. Unfortunately, the results aren't that successful. Although it offers long battery life, it's not small or light enough to be a comfortable machine to use on the road, and it doesn't have the CPU or graphics power to cut it as a desktop-replacement laptop.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad U450
Source: English
The U450p is a sensible choice for consumers searching for a thin-and-light notebook for home use and entertainment. It's very portable, though its battery life is disappointing compared to competing notebooks. The build quality is about average for a consumer notebook. The keyboard has excellent tactile feedback and the touchpad is easy to track on. The screen is clear and bright but should have a higher resolution for improved usability. Overall we find little to complain about and a lot to like, though nothing to get too excited over.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 40% mobility: 60% emissions: 90%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad U450p
Source: Computer Shopper English
With notebooks, as with any kind of mobile technology, trade-offs are the norm. You may have to choose between portability versus game performance, speed versus battery life, or price versus features. The Lenovo IdeaPad U450p ($949 in the model we tested, designated sub-model 33892GU) attempts to straddle the fence by pairing a battery-friendly Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) processor with a discrete graphics chip. Want a 3D-graphics boost, but don’t want to sacrifice much battery life, portability, or money? This could be the right laptop for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U450 User Review
Source: English
The Lenovo U450p is a thin, well built, fully featured CULV laptop ideal for consumers looking for a balance between performance and portability. At the price-point, the U450p is competitive with similar systems (i.e. the Dell Inspiron 14z and Dell Studio 14z), and probably has them beat on styling and thinness. Heavy users of the web, office software and multimedia will appreciate that they can roam with a machine able to handle basically anything thrown at it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U450p review
Source: Techradar English
A great all-round CULV laptop and even includes a built-in optical disc drive The Lenovo IdeaPad U450p is a strong proposition. While performance and build quality are good, there's also the inclusion of an optical drive – relatively rare in a CULV laptop – which will prove a selling point for some. The Lenovo IdeaPad U450p is a decent CULV laptop with good power and the bonus of an included optical drive. It's not the cheapest machine, but it is certainly worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Leichte Reisebegleiter
Source: c't - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

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.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

SU4100: Entry-level dual core processor for slim and light subnotebooks. Due to the Pentium name, the CPU may have less power saving features than Core 2 Duo processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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

70.75%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)