Lenovo IdeaPad U Series

Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59372367Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo L7500, Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500, Intel Core i5 2467M, Intel Core i5 4200U, Intel Core i5 520UM, Intel Core i7 2620M, Intel Core i7 2677M, Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100, Intel Pentium SU2700
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.1 inch, 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch, 14.0 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.3kg, 1.333kg, 1.387kg, 1.5kg, 1.6kg, 1.62kg, 1.7kg, 2kg, 2.1kg, 2.4kg
Price: 500, 600, 700, 799, 800, 900, 999, 1500, 1600 euro
Average Score: 74.53% - average
Average of 87 scores (from 121 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 79%, features: 70%, display: 62%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 84%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U110

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U110Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo L7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 77.1% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

Featherweight Powerhouse Ultraportables : Consider the Ultraportable
Source: Tom's Guide English
Our Lenovo U110 came with a higher performing mobile CPU, Intel’s 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo L7500. However, like the Asus U2E, the notebook had only a 4,200 RPM ATA hard disk drive. The U110 achieved the second best performance score of the five machines in this test.
(von 5): Preis 4, Mobilität 2.2, Leistung 3.43, Ergonomie 3
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 69% mobility: 44% ergonomy: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U110 11-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo makes a wide variety of ultraportable laptops, but the IdeaPad U110 stands out from the others with its bright red aluminum cover with etched pattern. It certainly is a very durable and attractive laptop. With very small dimensions and strong battery life, it is a very good ultraportable. The system is plagued through with a relatively high price tag, performance dragged down by its slow hard drive and a screen that can be unbearable to look it in certain conditions.
3 von 5, Preis schlecht, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% display: 40%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Review
Source: Hardware Central English
Most of the IdeaPad's software bundle is what you'd expect -- trial versions of Norton AntiVirus and Microsoft Office; CyberLink's Power2Go for burning music, video, and photo DVDs and CDs; a handy EasyCapture utility for taking snapshots with the 1.3-megapixel webcam above the screen. Shuttle Center II is an eye-candy alternative to Windows Media Center for perusing and using your MP3s, images, and other multimedia files. We were disappointed, however, by one of Lenovo's touted features -- VeriFace, a software solution that uses the webcam to identify your face and automate your Windows login and Web site passwords, as many notebooks' fingerprint readers do. It turns out we have a forgettable face. Sometimes VeriFace recognized us and proceeded to Windows after just one or two passes of its on-screen scanner (which puts creepy circles over your eyes as part of its face mapping), but sometimes we spent a frustrating five minutes trying different positions, angles, and generally playing peek-a-boo with a scanner determined, Mission Impossible-style, to disavow any knowledge of our actions. We switched the feature off after a couple of days.
12 von 15, Ausstattung 5 von 5, Preis 4 von 5, Preis 3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 100%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U110: fashion over function
Source: APC Mag English
Best known for its conservative ThinkPad range of laptops, Lenovo has come up with an entirely different concept for the IdeaPad U1110. Rather than the blocky edges and matte black finishes that are readily associated with the ThinkPad – and many other laptops, in fact – the IdeaPad looks like it’s tumbled off the pages of a fashion magazine, with its fire-red aluminium lid, glossy black interior and a super-sleek profile.
(von 10): 7, Preis 7, Ergonomie 7, Leistung 7, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
76% Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Source: PC World English
Lenovo's supersvelte IdeaPad U110 is about as flashy as ultraportable laptops get. Somewhere between the fire-engine red, laser-etched lid and the rugged rubbery base coating, the U110 establishe itself as a bonafide MacBook Air rival. This IdeaPad weighs 2.9 pounds with the seven-cell battery in place. It measures 10.8 inches by 7.7 inches by 0.72 inch, and for an ultraportable it packs a reasonable amount of power under the hood: A 1.6-GHz Intel L7500 Core 2 Duo CPU and 2GB of RAM help the U110 run a little faster than Apple's Air. In our WorldBench tests, the U110 scored in the middle of the pack with a score of 65 versus the thin-and-light MacBook's slower 57. The U110's reasonably roomy 120GB hard drive spins at a pokey 4200RPM, but the notebookit had a respectable battery life of 4 hours, 38 minutes on a single charge.
76 von 100, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 76% display: 50%
75% Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Source: Digital Trends English
The IdeaPad is an excellent freshman outing from Lenovo, especially in the style category; who would have thought Lenovo had it in them? Certainly not us, that’s for sure. We also like the form-factor a lot too, as mini-PCs like the Asus Eee PC are a bit too small for practical use, and 13.3” notebooks are basically full-sized, so the U110 fits perfectly into its own niche called “very small and very portable.” It’s a shame about the screen though, and hopefully Lenovo will fix this issue as we can see it bothering a lot of people. The keyboard is less of a concern to us, simply because this is a notebook for web surfing and emailing, not major productivity. And for that purpose, it does a better than average job and includes all the accessories you’d ever need including a big battery and a USB optical drive.
7.5 von 10, Mobilität sehr gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% display: 40% mobility: 90%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U110 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Y'know, the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 does have one more thing in common with the MacBook Air: despite all the flaws, we still feel compelled to pick it up and check it out. The keyboard takes a little getting used to and it's reasonably powerful for its size. But considering how difficult it is to see the screen in some lighting conditions, make sure that it's worth the asking price for your needs when it launches in the UK later this year.
(von 5): 4, Vearbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 3, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 90%
90% Laptop Review: Lenovo ideapad U110
Source: Laptop Logic English
At nearing $2,000 - this is sort of a justification for those who could afford it. It is an 11.1" ultraportable, and the smaller the size, it seems to be bigger the price. Honestly, if I were in the market and had the funds, I would purchase this unit as it has everything I would want to look for in an ultraportable – and even though it does have it’s minor flaws it was rock solid on it’s performance (for it’s hardware) and it caught more attention than any other notebook I’ve used (ok, minus the tiny Asus Eeepc). The included accessories are an added bonus – the light weight and rigid materials make this laptop not only durable, but good looking as well. The performance, even though not a blazing fast machine – would easily suffice in most things one would need to accomplish on the road, and would even handle some photoshop editing. I do wish that you could opt for a beefier configuration as it only comes pre-configured with fixed specifications. Is it worth $1,849 - to some yes, but to others this falls clearly out of their budget - and for good reason perhaps, if it fell in everyone's budget, it wouldn't make it that desireable.
4.5 von 5, Preis zufriedenstellend, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% mobility: 40%
Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Overall, the IdeaPad U110 is a nice notebook with an amazingly stylish design and reasonable performance in a small footprint. Consumers with some extra disposable income and a desire for an attractive laptop will be hard pressed to find a nicer overall choice than the IdeaPad U110. However, Lenovo made a few questionable choices with this notebook. The display on the U110 is quite simply one of the worst we've seen in our office. Sure, color and brightness were fine, but the shimmering graininess and horrible levels of reflection made the screen physically painful to view for more than about 30 minutes. Likewise, while the keyboard feels fantastic and looks cool, the glossy surface picks up smudges from your fingerprints and the keys are too flat and too close together. Lastly, there's the issue of price. At the starting price of $1,899 most consumers won't be able to justify this purchase. In the end, the IdeaPad U110 is an innovative notebook with some very attractive design elements and a solid feature set. Unfortunately, the display, keyboard and price make it an unlikely choice for most laptop shoppers.
Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung gut, Display erschreckend, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 20% mobility: 90%
80% Lenovo Ideapad U110
Source: PC Mag English
After branching out into the consumer retail space with its new IdeaPad line, Lenovo is set to ship the littlest one of them all. Miniaturized to meet the needs of hard-core travelers, the IdeaPad U110 ($1,899 direct) weighs as little as 2.4 pounds (depending on configuration) and has an ensemble that screams multimedia. There's a lot to brag about with the tiny Lenovo IdeaPad U110—and it does its magic without looking like a ThinkPad.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Source: CNet English
The 11.1-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is the most beautiful laptop we've seen in years, and behind those good looks is a well-appointed, fairly priced ultraportable. Despite a few minor nitpicks, we recommend the IdeaPad U110 to those who want a lightweight, eye-catching laptop for frequent travel.
8 von 10, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U110
Source: Laptop Mag English
The IdeaPad U110 has much more going for it than its artistic style and good looks, as its performance indicates. However, its closest competitor—the ASUS U2E (starting at $1,999)—features a built-in optical drive, a genuine leather casing, and a solid state drive option. Nevertheless, the U110’s fashion-forward design, along with its long battery life and bright LED-backlit display, make it one of our favorite ultraportables.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%

 

Lenovo Ideapad U330

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad U330Notebook: Lenovo Ideapad U330
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)
 Ideapad U330 (Model)

Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad U330 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad U330 will probably be most likely compared to the similarly priced Apple MacBook. While the MacBook is sturdier thanks to its aluminum case, the IdeaPad U330 is well built with similar performance and a solid keyboard similar to the ThinkPad series. Graphics are probably the standout feature thanks to the integrated or dedicated graphics thank can be switched without need of a reboot to adjust power consumption as needed.
80, Leistung 80, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U330
Source: Geek.com English
At this point it is no easy task for a price-conscious 13.3-inch notebook to distinguish itself from the crowd. The Lenovo U330 meets all the expectations set for it and while it isn’t a clear winner when compared to something like Sony’s SR, the Dell M1330, Samsung Q310, or some of the other usual suspects, it is a solid machine with some nice perks, like the switchable graphics and a very good keyboard. There are some design flaws, like the small feet and all that gloss, but nothing that owners won’t be able to live with. Performance was more than workable for a 4.2 pound computer and while the U330 won’t wow anyone with its computing capabilities it went through things like desktop multitasking to HD video playback without problems. The U330 will be a good pick if you can find a deal on it and appreciate features like the keyboard and Firewire. It will be worth it to check out the competition before making your decision though.
60, Leistung 60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U330
Source: PC Mag English
The U330 delivers many desirable features for a 13-inch laptop, but its design needs to be revisited in order for this Lenovo to compete with the likes of Apple, Sony, and Toshiba.
3.5 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
86% Lenovo IdeaPad U330
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is one impressive notebook. Though we're disappointed with the short battery life, its feature set, combined with top-notch performance, easy portability, and switchable graphics—at a very reasonable price of $1,249—make it hard to pass up.
8.6 von 10, Mobilität mäßig, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English

The Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is a nice consumer notebook with a solid look and feel, but had a few areas that could be improved. The paint quality on the model we received had dust stuck in the paint and an odd small bubble underneath the touchpad surface. Chances are it is an early production quirk, but it is still worth mentioning in this review. The frameless screen panel looks great and adds to the overall look of the notebook, but in use it does add a high level of reflection. The switchable graphics that didn't require a reboot to switch modes is great, as most notebooks that incorporate it need to fully reboot.


Display mäßig, Leistung gut, Emissionen gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60% emissions: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U330-22672BU
Source: Laptop Mag English
Although its endurance is somewhat disappointing when running in the battery-saving integrated graphics mode, the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is a compelling thin-and-light notebook that offers plenty of style and strong performance for $1,199. Overall, we prefer the HP Pavilion dv3510nr, which in addition to a backlit keyboard features better graphics performance and endurance without needing switchable graphics. However, the U330 features a superior keyboard and touchpad and more-responsive touch controls in a lighter design.
3.5 von 5, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% mobility: 40%
Lenovo Ideapad U330 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is a decent consumer level notebook featuring a bright screen, switchable graphics, a thin form factor, and light weight. Moreover, some preloaded of software such as Lenovo's VeriFace are actually nice and useful. Nonetheless, the U330 still feels a little rough around the edges as evident through some idiosyncrasies in its power management and fan behavior. But hopefully, these issues should be resolved by Lenovo as production of the U330 progresses. For the enthusiast expecting Thinkpad quality and features, the Ideapad is still no substitute. As for the typical consumer, the U330 is a strong candidate against currently available 13.3" Dell, Apple, and Sony notebooks, especially at the $1,000 price point.
Preis gut, Display gut, Mobilität gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2008
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 50%
80% Lekki, zgrabny, poręczny, uniwersalny i wydajny... notebook Lenovo IdeaPad U330
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U350

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U350Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Processor: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 65.39% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

Slim and stylish
Source: Star Techcentral English
Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 has a very masculine appeal but will not look out of place if carried by a woman too. It looks professional and serious, very much suited for business users who want something thin and ­portable. The speed leaves much to be desired but it will complete the tasks at hand, just slightly slower than usual.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad U350 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is a great thin-and-light notebook ... as long as you don't pick the model with the slower Intel SU2700 processor. The U350 offers a unique design with a textured surface, great build quality, and excellent upgrade options. What can make or break this system though is the configuration, which could span from speedy to painfully slow under most tasks. Battery life is below average with the 4-cell battery, but an 8-cell battery comes standard on higher-priced models
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2009
Rating: performance: 40% workmanship: 95%
Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: Inside HW English
After reading this review about Lenovo IdeaPad U350, you may come to conclusion that it has many faulty features, but that is not even close to real situation. Most of the problems that we noticed have very subjective nature, and as such, those may not be seen as problems by yourself. For example, we don’t like soft touchpad buttons, but for some users this will be positive feature. With its design and build quality this laptop is unique in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo - IdeaPad U350 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Lenovo is probably best known for its business machines. But the U350 is designed to attract consumers, and it has some nice specifications to help it along, not least of which is a small and light chassis. There are some crucial disappointments, the most important being the lack of an optical drive, but if you can live without that and want something a bit more powerful than a netbook, then the IdeaPad U350 could be worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2009
performance: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: Digital Versus English
The number of notebooks with Intel low-power processors is growing. Lenovo sent us one of their models, the U350. With a 13-inch display and without a DVD player, it’s aimed at a clientele who'll be carrying it around a lot. Falling somewhere between a netbook and a "traditional" notebook, the IdeaPad U350 is competition for the MSI X340 and Acer 5810T – notebooks suitable mostly for office applications and occasional photo work or video editing if you aren’t in too much of a hurry.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Lenovo IdeaPad U350 review
Source: It Pro English
With its IdeaPad, Lenovo wants to give you more than a netbook could but in a stylish and highly portable package. Has it succeeded? We examine the U350. Definitely directed towards the consumer route, the U350 has an individual style and ultra portability but its performance just would not cut the mustard for a business user. Our advice? Don’t be put off Lenovo, but don’t put up with this model.

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U350 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad U350 is certainly an attractive ultraportable with its price below $700, but it just doesn't stack up as well with similar offerings from the likes of Acer and ASUS. It uses a slower processor and less memory meaning it has slightly lower performance and the battery life is much lower. On the plus side, it is one of the nicer screens to be found amount the CULV laptops and the keyboard is trademark Lenovo when it comes to comfort.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U350 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is an ultraportable PC that is one of those rare products where actually using it makes it seem much stronger than its test results and feature set might make it seem on paper. In the end, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 offers a fairly standard feature set with average performance, but it's all built into a nicely integrated, slick-feeling package that makes it a real joy to use as an adjunct to an office desktop. Just don't expect to watch a lot of movies on it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: PC Mag English
Systems based on Intel's consumer ultra-low voltage (CULV) chipsets—that is, laptops that run on budget-friendly, low-powered processors—are no longer rarities, appearing frequently on store shelves in the form of thin-and-light laptops. In speed, these CPUs rank above netbook processors by a mere grade or two, which isn't a whole lot. In return, though, the power savings can mean a great deal for battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 ($650 direct) is the latest to join the CULV family. The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is cheap, light, and well designed, but don't expect anything amazing from the ultra-low voltage processor and small battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo Ideapad U350 review
Source: Techradar English

Will Lenovo's Ideapad laptop prove to be food for thought? Lenovo is best known for its excellent ThinkPad business laptops, but also offers entry-level machines via its 3000 Series. The IdeaPad range strikes a balance between the two, with the U350 offering a combination of mobility, usability and corporate features. Overall, the IdeaPad U350 finds a comfortable balance between Lenovo's ThinkPad and 3000 ranges. It may not be the best ultraportable, but it's a highly usable machine and sure to suit small to medium business use.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
72% Lenovo Ideapad U350
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is one of those rare products where actually using it makes it seem much stronger than its test results and feature set might make it seem on paper. This first hits you when, after you fire up and start typing, you realize that the keyboard is actually--dare I say it?--usable for touch typists. The LED-backlit, 13.3-inch, 1366-by-768-pixel screen appears more than adequate for typical office use and even light-duty photo editing. What you get is a decent ultraportable machine at a pretty reasonable price (our unit, as configured sells for $749). In the end, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 offers a fairly standard feature set with average performance, but it's all built into a nicely integrated, slick-feeling package that makes it a real joy to use as an adjunct to an office desktop. Just don't expect to watch a lot of movies on it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 58% features: 77%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U350 - Sexy, Sleek Ideas
Source: Hardware Zone English
In all honesty, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 impressed us with its beautiful design, form factor and appeal. It certainly serves as a notice to other manufacturers that there's really no need to imitate Apple in order to succeed. The U350 also does well to stay away from the overly used glossy exterior design seen on other laptops, while the interior finish stayed classic and chic. We do however wish Lenovo paid more attention to the keyboard which looked slightly out of place in terms of design. While there was quite a bit of flex upon using the keyboard, the typing feedback was a good one. The trackpad also needs some work as both its surface and the responsiveness which was lackluster and not up to Lenovo's usual standards.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: PC Pro English
The promise of a Lenovo-branded ultraportable for just £471 is enough to get many wallets out in an instant, and if it held all the usual Lenovo hallmarks we'd have been first in the queue. The U350, however, just isn’t the budget-priced wonder you might have been hoping for. It isn’t a bad laptop by any means, with a light weight and comfortable design, but caught in the crossfire between inexpensive netbooks and the slightly pricier likes of Acer’s Aspire Timeline 4810T, the Lenovo simply fails to make its mark.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 67% performance: 33%
73% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: CNet English
While it's hard for us to weigh design over performance when looking at a laptop, products such as the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 make it a little easier. As another entry in the growing field of affordable CULV thin-and-lights, the compact and really great-looking U350 is Lenovo's MacBook in terms of design. Lighter than it is thin, the Pentium U2700 processor-packing machine is clad in minimal silver and black and aims to keep a stylish low profile. If you're searching for a great-looking thin-and-light laptop at a good price, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 bridges the gap between personal and professional and is worth checking out. But its design is more successful than its horsepower.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: Laptop Mag English
Given its $749 price, we generally like the design and features of the IdeaPad U350. It’s lightweight and slim, and its black-and-silver look is attractive. (It’s certainly less smudge-prone and feels more solid than the $799 MSI X340.) However, while this ultraportable offers decent performance, its relatively short endurance is disappointing. We highly recommend that you purchase the 8-cell battery option once it becomes available. Overall, we prefer the $899 Acer Timeline 3810t among ultra-low voltage ultraportables under a grand, because it offers over 8 hours of battery life endurance. But the IdeaPad U350 is still a good value because of its better display and audio quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
79% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: Computer Shopper English
Depending on how you look at it, the 13.3-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is either a step up from a netbook or a step down from an ultraportable. Like a netbook, this 2.8-pound machine is easy to carry, but it’s faster and more comfortable to use than any netbook we’ve seen to date; of course, the $749 price also makes it more expensive than a netbook. Coming at it from the other direction, the U350 is much less expensive than just about any 13.3-inch ultraportable or thin-and-light, but it delivers about half the performance and battery life. The bottom line: If you want an affordable, easy-to-carry laptop without the screen and keyboard trade-offs of a netbook—and can live with merely adequate performance—the U350 is worth a look. The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 mimics the MacBook Air’s thin profile, without the luxury materials, impressive performance, or high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 79%
47% Lenovo Ideapad U350 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 47% price: 80% performance: 35% features: 73% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 31%
Lenovo Ideapad U350 im Test: 13,3-Zoll-Subnotebook mit Karbonoptik
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50%
Ersteindruck und Hardware
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2009
Rating: display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 40%
87% Lenovo Ideapad U350
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 661% display: 79% mobility: 91% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 92%
70% Lenovo Ideapad U350 M22E6GE SU3500
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
72% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
47% Lenovo Ideapad U350
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 47% price: 80% performance: 35% features: 73% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 31%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 30% display: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Pokaz slajdów: stylowy i niedrogi Lenovo IdeaPad U350 13,3"
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 60%
IdeaPad U350 - thêm laptop bình dân tính năng Pro
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2009
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 60%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U350

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U350Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U350
Processor: Intel Pentium SU2700
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.62kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Review Lenovo Ideapad U350 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Cheap Subnetbook? With the Ideapads, Lenovo wants to appeal to the price oriented consumer. With an energy-saving processor, integrated graphics card and three gigabytes of RAM, the light and slender U350 should be primed for ultra-mobile use with sufficient performance and a long battery life. Details about the pros and cons of this subnotebook are to be found in our extensive review.
70% LENOVO IDEAPAD U350 M22E2GE U2700
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U450p-338933U
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 70.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

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: Notebookreview.com 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: Notebookreview.com 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%
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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U1

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U1Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U1
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Konterrevolution
Source: Connect - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad U1 hybrid
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2010
Rating: price: 40% performance: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U150

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U150Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U150
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 78.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad U150 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Call it a netbook if you must, but Lenovo’s U150 shines where many that share the category name crumble and fail. With an 11.6-inch high-resolution display, dual-core processor and a keyboard fit for the novelist, Lenovo’s U150 stands as one of the most livable ultra-portables we’ve tested. The humble U150 has a compact, lightweight chassis fit for a netbook, but is destined for much more thanks to superior hardware – including an Intel Core 2 Duo CULV processor – shoehorned inside.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U150
Source: PC World English
With the IdeaPad U150, Lenovo continues stepping gradually from the bookish land of ThinkPads into the world of cool ultraportables. Weighing less than 3 pounds, and stylish to boot, the U150 is an eye-catching little thing. Performance is right around the median for an ultraportable, and at $749, the pricing is a little bit higher than I'd like, but the U150 is so darned cool-looking that it just about justifies its cost with sheer style. A nice looking-machine that sits in the dead center of our performance benchmarks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 67% features: 97%
Lenovo IdeaPad U150 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U150 offers a terrific balance of portability and value combined with enough performance to satisfy most consumers. Compared to similar 11-inch ultraportables like the Dell Inspiron 11z, the U150 delivers a better keyboard and touchpad for a modest increase in price. If you need a basic netbook alternative with HDMI and eSATA then the IdeaPad U150 should probably be at the top of your shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U150 11.6-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad U150 uses the Intel CULV platform very well in a laptop design that isn't much larger or heavier than a typical netbook. Performance is very good for such a small profile. Unlike netbooks, the system can multitask without interuption and the video system is able to properly handle HD video streams. Battery life is strong for an ultraportable but falls short of some other CULV based laptops. Overall, it is a good choice for someone wanting a very compact laptop about the size of a netbook but with more performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Ideapad U150 thin and light notebook review
Source: Liliputing English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U150 is a good looking thin and light laptop that’s a reasonably powerful alternative to a 10 inch Atom powered netbook. But it’s not the fastest system I’ve tested with an Intel CULV processor, and while it has enough graphics prowess to play some games and watch HD video, it’s not ready to challenge an NVIDIA ION system like the HP Mini 311 in the graphics department.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2010
performance: 60%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad U150
Source: Computer Shopper English
The line between ultraportable notebooks and netbooks gets blurrier all the time, and Lenovo's $749 IdeaPad U150 doesn't help matters. With Its compact size, 3.3-pound weight, and 11.6-inch screen, it's virtually identical on the outside to a traditional netbook. The IdeaPad U150 offers better performance and expansion than you'd expect from a notebook this compact, but take heed: Its soft keyboard doesn't live up to Lenovo's usual standards.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U150
Source: Laptop Mag English
Lenovo's snazzy but pricey 11-inch ultraportable combines an appealing design with good performance and battery life. The IdeaPad U150 combines good performance, strong battery life, and an appealing design to create a lightweight ultraportable package. While it outperforms, outclasses, and outlasts 11.6-inch competitors like the Toshiba Satellite T115 and Dell Inspiron 11z, the Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T lasts over two hours longer on a charge, has a more responsive keyboard, and lists for only $599. Still, if you're looking for a classy consumer ultraportable, the IdeaPad U150 is a compelling choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U550 - 37495EU

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U550 - 37495EUNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U550 - 37495EU
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 71.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U550
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Lenovo aimed to create a 15.6-inch notebook that was lighter, thinner, and had better battery life than typical notebooks with the same screen size. I think they accomplished this goal with the U550. The notebook itself is not super exciting but has a lot to like. It is extraordinarily thin and light for a 15.6-inch notebook and four to six hours of battery life. The build quality is satisfactory and the keyboard and touchpad are excellent. There are areas of the notebook that need improvement; I yearned for a higher screen resolution and better speakers. Overall the IdeaPad U550 is a recommendable notebook, though it will be up to the end consumer to decide whether the thin-and-light design is worth extra money over a standard 15.6-inch notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U550
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
For $679, you get a very capable notebook that can handle work, multimedia and even gaming with a relative ease. The low voltage CPU works well with Windows 7 to provide enough power for daily usage, and when you add the ATI graphics, the machine can excel at multimedia and gaming as well. The long battery life should please road warriors and students who desire mobility, and the thin body and good build quality add more appeal. Long time Lenovo notebook users will like the rich Lenovo software bundle, and the laptop has plenty of ports. The audio isn’t the best we’ve heard on a 15.6” notebook and while the screen looks great, it has a very small viewing angle.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% Lenovo IdeaPad U550 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
As a do-it-all notebook in this price range, you could do worse than Lenovo’s U550. But where other notebooks stand out by paying attention to the details, Lenovo earns itself demerit after demerit by rummaging through the bargain bin in places it doesn’t think we’re looking. Cheap materials and confused styling make the outside something to be tolerated more than appreciated, and a low-resolution screen and pile of cruddy software waiting on the desktop for new owners carries that cheap feeling right over to the inside.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Lenovo Ideapad U550
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo U550
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 05/14/2010

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U160

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U160Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U160
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.387kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U300sNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 77.73% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
There's a lot to like about the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s and after using the machine for a while we really wanted to absolutely love it. Unfortunately, our tech geek lust started to wane a little after we got under the hood with this machine in our benchmarks. Why Lenovo would configure the machine for single channel DDR memory is beyond us.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2012
67% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review
Source: PC Pro English
The dim screen weighs heavily against the IdeaPad U300s, but this is still an alluringly lovely laptop. A recent price drop, from £934 inc VAT to just £799, makes it a tempting alternative to the leaders of the Ultrabook pack.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 50% ergonomy: 50%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
On the software front, in addition to Windows 7 Home Premium, Lenovo preloads the OneKey Recovery utility (sourced from CyberLink), which handles system backup and recovery chores. Also onboard from CyberLink is the YouCam Webcam utility. This latest version improves upon what was already one of our favorite such programs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review: Beauty and the Beast
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The IdeaPad U300s is a solid entry into the Ultrabook market; it's mostly successful but stumbles in a few noticeable areas. While I like the design, the chassis is too easy to flex, which leads to some concerns about long-term reliability. The screen is nothing special with barely adequate picture quality. Last but not least it lacks a media card reader.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 50% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
We have been promised 30 new ultrabooks this winter and Lenovo is not going to sit on a stand by. Battery life is a crucial consideration for an ultraportable. Unsurprisingly, the IdeaPad U300s can’t equal the olympian endurance of the MacBook Air, but it nevertheless beats the Acer Aspire S3 into submission, delivering a very decent 5 hrs 14 minutes of video-looping.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2011
70% Lenovo U300s Ultrabook Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The U300s being the first Ultrabook we tested, we can’t help, but be quite impressed with what Intel has envisioned. It’s perfect for carrying around and has everything one would typically need in a notebook, minus the extra bulk and unnecessary features. The all-aluminum chassis is a welcome change. We have to give props to Lenovo for doing a really good job with the design and aesthetics of the notebook. Currently, the pricing may be one of the main factors holding this notebook back. You can certainly get a more powerful notebook for this money, but then that’s missing the point. The audience for this niche segment already exists, all we need now are more options and cheaper prices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review
Source: PC Advisor English
No matter which way you cut it, the U300s is a pricey laptop, though only moderately more so than the similarly configured competition. It's available in a slower, less capacious configuration with a Core i5-2457M CPU and a 128GB SSD for around £900, and Lenovo's U260 and its recently released U400 are only slightly thicker and heavier, with cheaper configurations. The missing ports are a bit of puzzler, but otherwise the U300s delivers a very satisfying Ultrabook experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Thinks Thin
Source: Wired Magazine English
All of this clocks in at $1,500, which is a $100 price cut in comparison to the highest-end MacBook Air, with which it shares a lot of DNA. For the record, that’s probably still more than most people want to pay, but if you’re not interested in the MacOS and want a metal-chassis design, this good-looking Lenovo is a really compelling machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
First Look: Lenovo U300s review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Based on the time we've spent with the Lenovo, we're really big fans. It's a little more dull than, say, a MacBook Air or the Asus UX31, but it's still gorgeous and we like how it works.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2011
First Look: Lenovo U300s review
Source: Pocket Lint English
As far as we're concerned, this is one of the more exciting ultrabooks on the market. And, we really think it will sell well to both business and consumers. Well done Lenovo, mission accomplished.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2011
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review
Source: Engadget English
At its current price ($1,095 and up), the IdeaPad U300s isn't the best value, but it is one of the better Ultrabooks we've seen. People comparing this side-by-side against other skinny laptops will note that it doesn't have a high-res display, backlit keyboard or memory card slot -- things Lenovo left out of last year's U260, too. By those metrics, both the MacBook Air and UX31 win, handily.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2011
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Like the ASUS UX31, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s gets many things right, but not enough to beat the 13-inch MacBook Air. While it may not be as flashy, we like this Ultrabook's solid aluminum design, excellent performance, and nearly 7 hours of battery life. Yet, for $1,495, we would expect a backlit keyboard, higher-res screen, and SD card slot. We're still waiting for the perfect Ultrabook, but the U300s is a very good choice for those pining for a Windows-powered Air alternative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Source: CNet English
Much has been made (certainly by us) of Intel's plans to promote a new "Ultrabook" laptop designation, which refers to something along the lines of an 11- to 13-inch laptop, less than 18 millimeters thick, with SSD storage, and running on current-gen Core i-series processors Lenovo's stylish U300s Ultrabook is one of the best-looking Windows laptops we've seen and matches Apple's MacBook Air nearly spec for spec.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s - Sharp, Skinny and Long Lasting
Source: Hardware Zone English
Long story short, we are extremely impressed with the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, and to find out why, you will have to read on. Of course that’s not to say it's without its flaws. But ultimately, this is just part of the first wave of Ultrabooks to be set loose upon us, and we foresee that the road for Ultrabooks will be a long (and probably winding) one, especially after seeing the U300s, because they are that good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% performance: 85% mobility: 95%
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Nonetheless, despite its clear touches of MacBook homage, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s is and immensely desirable machine. It's beautifully built, incredibly light, should have top notch battery life, and the keyboard and touchpad are excellent. It's glossy screen and limited connectivity do let the side down though, and could prove its downfall when we come to giving it a full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2011
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Source: PC Mag English
There are other peeves, like the lack of a memory-card reader and its lower screen resolution, that keep the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s from unseating the Asus Zenbook UX31 as our ultrabook Editors' Choice. But even so, the U300s occupies the same position in the ultrabook space that Lenovo's high-end ThinkPads do in the general laptop sphere—an enviable option for lucky executives, travelers, and students.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Federgewichte
Source: PC Magazin - Spezial 53 Ultrabooks German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 87%
83% Wie gut sind die neuen Ultrabooks?
Source: Chip.de - Test&Kauf 2/12 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s (M6844GE)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
87% Flacher Chic
Source: Computerbild - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 92% features: 81% display: 89% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 93%
72% So gut sind die neuen Ultrabooks
Source: Chip.de - 2/12 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 76% features: 64% display: 81% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 79%
Lenovo Ideapad U300s
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
expensive, few interfaces, bad display
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2012
90% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s - test, cena i opinie
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Первый взгляд на Lenovo U300s: оранжевый убийца Apple MacBook Air
Source: Zoom RU→EN
quite good ultrabook
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2012
Обзор Lenovo IdeaPad U300s: тоньше, чем MacBook Air
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Processor good, mirroring display, graphic performance bad
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2011
レノボ IdeaPad U300s の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2011

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U300sNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.333kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

83% Review Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Notebook | Notebookcheck
Twiggy. Following Acer and Asus, Lenovo now appears in the ring of UltraBooks with the next candidate. Low configuration and ULV hardware in an attractive packaging - is the IdeaPad U300s only to tempt us with its design or can it convince at second glance?
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook review
Source: IT Reviews English
There's no shortage of great looking Ultrabooks on the market, with the likes of the Toshiba Z830 and Asus ZenBook UX31 also vying for your attention. But there is something a bit different about the Lenovo U300s. It feels slightly less indulgent and takes itself a little more seriously, making it potentially more attractive to the business user. It's not perfect, with the reduced size keys on the keyboard being the main bugbear, but you are getting a solid, well designed Ultrabook at a very reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review
Source: T Break English
The U300s isn’t just available in a serious looking graphite grey, but a funky ‘clementine orange’ as well. For these people, choosing the slightly heavier and more expensive IdeaPad might be a bit of a leap, but for those who’re happy to own a Lenovo machine, and prefer the aesthetic appeal of the IdeaPad’s design, the U300s is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s 13.3-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad U300s is a pretty decent Ultrabook on the surface. It has a nice all metal construction which many models lack and the keyboard and trackpad are some of the best available. The big problem is that Lenovo's pricing is trying to compete with Apple's MacBook Air 13 but fails to provide a compelling alternative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review
Source: PC Advisor English
Performance and specification are decent, but the author found the keyboard too awkward for comfortable use. There are a few too many problems with the Lenovo Idea Pad U300s for us to recommend it, not least of which is the high price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Once again we have another excellent 13in Ultrabook entrant with just a few too many flaws to fully recommend it. Nonetheless, Lenovo’s stylish and ergonomic IdeaPad U300s is a strong contender, and at under £900 in its Core i5 guise it’s our favourite budget choice – if you can live with its screen’s poor viewing angles, lack of keyboard backlighting and absent memory card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
80% Ultrabook Ultra-Roundup: 4 Top-Notch Notebooks Reviewed and Compared
Source: Maximum PC English
RIPE APPLE Sub-$1K; attractive, sturdy lid; decent performance. ROAD APPLE Plastic insides don't match aluminum outside; no USB 3.0; uses HDD; narrow vertical viewing angle.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review
Source: Maximum PC English
Lenovo also brings its A-game to the Ultrabook party. And well it should, since it’s asking almost $1,500 for the IdeaPad U300s. That’s premium, business-ultraportable price territory. It’s therefore apropos that the U300s has the most businessy aesthetic, although not at the sake of sleek design. Like the Asus UX31E and the MacBook Air, the U300s is crafted from a single-sheet of aluminum. It eschews the wedge form factor established by Apple and instead uniquely mimics the lines of a hardbound book, with the top and bottom edges protruding slightly all the way around the perimeter, the way a book’s covers protrude past the pages. It makes for a distinct and pleasing silhouette.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U300S review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S is a good ultra-portable laptop, but as an ultrabook, it doesn't offer any compelling reasons to choose it over the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Lenovo IdeaPad U300S review
Source: It Pro English
Despite our concerns about the touchpad, screen brightness and lack of business-oriented features, the IdeaPad U300S is our favourite Ultrabook yet thanks to its long battery life, good looks and reasonably good keyboard. Overall though, the 13in MacBook Air remains our preferred ultraportable thanks to its superior battery life, great keyboard and more thoughtful design. If you prefer Windows, the U300S is the best Ultrabook alternative to the MacBook Air available so far, but we suspect the real challengers to Apple's dominance will be the second generation of Ultrabooks based on the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge range of processors. Hopefully by the time these processors are released, Ultrabook manufacturers will have had time to refine their designs and supply chains.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ultrabook review
Source: T3 English
The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S is a good ultra-portable laptop and the matte screen makes it ideal for working outside. However, if you’re looking for an Ultrabook to use as your main PC, it doesn’t offer any compelling reasons to choose it over the competition. It looks plain and unispiring, performance is disappointing despite being thicker and heavier than other Ultrabooks, and the keyboard and trackpad are still awkward to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review – This Stylin’ Ultrabook Is No MacBook Air Clone
Source: Notebooks.com English
Lenovo’s ultrabook embodies many of the best aspects of this new notebook category, including a seriously thin design coupled with impressive performance. The design is singular instead of following the Air-clone crowd, with a Clementine Orange option that stands out. Still, the IdeaPad U300s excludes several features to keep the size and cost down, including some needed ports and a backlit keyboard. Even at that, it never reaches the sub-$1000 goal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2011
85% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Source: PC World India English
This elegant looking ultrabook is among Intel's new wave of ultraportables that are meant to compete against Apple's Mac Book Air. The IdeaPad U300s ultrabook comes with a distinctive new look, is very portable and has a good build quality. Its performance rivals that of the MacBook Air - the tech specs for both these units are almost identical - making it a worthwhile option to consider when buying a Windows-sporting ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 89% features: 72% display: 76% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 90%
Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba: Ultrabooks im Vergleich
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2011
83% Test Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 76% display: 61% mobility: 92% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 88%
88% 레노버의 고성능 울트라북 - 아이디어패드 U300s 59309796 (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 88%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-M6842GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

 

Видеообзор Lenovo U300s
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: Interesting design; Good performance; Nice ergonomics; Lightweight; Fast charging. Negative: Be heated in long-term stress; Insufficient number of ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2012
Ультрабук Lenovo IdeaPad U300s: главное — это автономность
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Fast loading; Good battery life; Low level of noise. Negative: No memory card reader; Poor display, Touchpad; Heating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2012
Ревю на Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2012

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s-108029U
Processor: Intel Core i7 2677M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)
 IdeaPad U300s-108029U (Model)

Average Score: 71.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo U300s Ultrabook
Source: Reg Hardware English
My problem is that there are other extremely good alternatives already on the market, notably from Asus, Acer and hell yes Apple, and that's just the companies beginning with 'A'. There is more Ultrabook goodness to come this year, too, so I can't imagine the IdeaPad U300s holding its own for long. But even if it did, the price would have to drop significantly below £1,200 before it could be forcefully competitive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
73% Lenovo IdeaPad U300s (M6844GE)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 58% display: 80% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 81%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59372367

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59372367Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59372367
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad U (Series)

Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

88% Apple MacBook Air 11.6" Core i5 1,3 GHz 128GB SSD (Sommer 2013)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
82% Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Touch (i5-4200U, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 16GB SSD)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
78% Elegantes Spar-Ultrabook mit Air-Feeling
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 91% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 58% mobility: 67% ergonomy: 76%
91% Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Touch (i5-4200U, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 16GB SSD)
Source: SFT - Heft 09/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
Touch Ultrabook im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good equipment; adequate price; sufficient performance Negative: low display resolution; weak viewing angles
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2013

 

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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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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450: Successor of the HD 2400 produced in 55nm (therefore with a faster clockspeed) and with DirectX 10.1 support. Avivo HD video support enables the gpu to decode HD videos. For modest casual gamers suited (demanding games run only in very low settings).

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.

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.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

P7350:

Entry level Core 2 Duo processor with 3 MB Level 2 Cache and due to the 25 Watt TDP also suited for 13" laptops.

Intel Core 2 Solo:

SU3500: Power efficient single core processor for small subnotebooks that is based on the Penryn core and includes all features (like Virtualization, C6 state, ...). The performance should be comparable with a 1.7 GHz Athlon II Neo K125.

Intel Pentium:

SU2700: Entry level Single Core CPU with less power saving states as the Core line and because of the slow clock rate (1.3 GHz) not very fast. Directly soldered to the mainboard and therefore for thin and light laptops (CULV class). 

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.

Intel Core i5:

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.

2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2677M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.8-2.9 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1200 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.


11.1: This is a quite small display format for subnotebooks. However, most netbooks have an even tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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.

15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


1.1 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


74.53%: 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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Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Tecra A50-A-12Z
Core i5 4300M
» Acer Aspire V3-571G-9683
Core i7 3630QM

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaPad U430p
Core i3 4010U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4009H
Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440p
Core i7 4600M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX302LG-C4007P
Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BE005YGE
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.5", 2.575 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN-006VGE
Core i7 4700MQ, 14", 2.22 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch 59372369
Core i5 4200U, 14", 1.864 kg
» Gigabyte U2442T-CF1
Core i5 3230M, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» HP Pavilion m4-1003tx
Core i5 3230M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Asus Transformer P1801-B068K
Athlon Neo X2 L335, 18.4", 6.5 kg
» Asus Transformer AiO P1801
Core i3 (Desktop) 3220, 18.4", 6.5 kg
» Gigabyte U2442D-CF1
Core i5 3230M, 14.0", 1.6 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus K550LB-XX182D
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U
» Acer Aspire V5-573G-74518G25aii
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus X550LDV-XO610H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
unknown, Core i7 4500U

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