Lenovo Ideapad U260-087622G
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad U260-087622G (IdeaPad U260 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 470UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad U260-087622G
The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is a nice notebook for general business or personal use. It's lightweight enough to be carried around all day, the display and keyboard are big enough for most general activities -- and if you want a larger display and/or keyboard, you need to be prepared to spend more or carry heavier. The machine has the performance you'll "need" but lacks the knock out punch of more powerful multimedia notebooks. Enterprise and other business users may want to look instead at Lenovo's ThinkPad family for the additional business-oriented features, of course -- Windows 7 Professional, for one. And the three-to-four-hour battery life may be a showstopper; I've enjoyed using this machine, but that unimpressive battery life is enough to make me keep window-shopping.
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%
I have to confess feeling a bit conflicted while writing this review. One one hand I honestly believe this is the most attractive consumer laptop that Lenovo has ever produced. More to the point, the IdeaPad U260 is one of the nicest feeling notebook PCs I've had the pleasure of using. On the other hand, the U260 is plagued by design compomises, weak performance and a price tag that makes most average consumers ask, "Why not buy a MacBook instead?" The combination of the average Intel Core i5 processor with a slow hard drive and weak Intel integrated graphics translates into less than impressive performance across the board. The lack of high-speed ports, an expansion slot, or a media card reader means consumers can't take advantage of the newest, fastest external storage options and have to buy accessories like USB card readers to use this notebook with their digital cameras. At the end of the day the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is a gorgeous laptop that grabs your attention at first glance and then makes you lose interest after you take a closer look. For the current street price of $999-$1,199 it's hard to recommend this over a similarly priced MacBook Air or MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The IdeaPad U260 is Lenovo's best looking laptop yet, but comes at the cost of speed and an SD slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/09/2011
The IdeaPad u260 is a beautiful notebook that shows just what PC makers can do when they pay attention to design, but unfortunately on the u260 that focus comes at the price of keyboard compromises and poor battery life. The u260 is a notebook that looks really good and if that’s important to you then this is still a notebook to consider — otherwise you may want to wait to see if Lenovo can address some of these issues in a future version of the u260. The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 comes with the option of an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor and is available in Mocha and Clementine colors. The IdeaPad U260 Core i5 models are available from Lenovo for $899 right now and the u260 can also be found on Amazon for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2011
Source: Computer Shopper
With apologies to Cole Porter, if there were one word to best describe the design of the $999 Lenovo IdeaPad U260 ultraportable laptop, it would have to be “swellegant.” This ultraportable has an super-svelte design and good office-app performance for its price. Its anemic battery—which you can't swap out—will trip up serious travelers, however.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 69%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
We don't break down our star ratings into categories, but if we did, the IdeaPad U260 would get a perfect 5 for design and quality and a 3 for horsepower and features. We love a beautiful and light machine as much as the next designer-clad geek, but we do weight performance and features above good looks and a fine build. So we rate the notebook as the best Windows alternative to the MacBook Air we've seen so far, but it's a little lacking on the ultramobile front. We wish for more battery life and a 3rd USB port as well as a card reader. And it's a shame that Lenovo doesn't offer this high end showcase notebook with a Core i7 ULV. Complaints aside, the U260 is a more than adequate performer that rips through business work as well as streaming video. It's truly in the notebook class being much, much, much faster than a netbook and a better performer than last year's Intel SU series-based ultraportables. It should age well in terms of real world performance and only those who obsess on specs will find it wanting after a year. And the display, keyboard and trackpad are simply marvelous.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/27/2010
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2010
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.
The Core i5-430UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.83 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution are deactivated for the 430UM. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.
» 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 very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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 %
68%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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