Lenovo IdeaPad U330p
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Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad U330p
Is good necessarily expensive? Our editorial office got the IdeaPad U330p for an in-depth review. We want to determine what the almost-ultrabook is capable of in terms of mobility, performance, build and display quality.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 69% performance: 78% features: 54% display: 63% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 75%
Model: The Lenovo IdeaPad U330p is a slim, lightweight laptop that is elegantly designed. The chassis is kept simple with slightly curved corners and covered in various finishes from light silver to dark brush metal with orange highlights. There is a beautiful touchpad with good responsiveness and a tile keyboard, slightly rounded at the bottom of each key. Weighing less than 4 lbs (1.81 kg), the Lenovo IdeaPad U330p comes with a 13.3 inch high-definition display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The display quality is good with solid colors and sharp images.
The Windows 8 laptop comes with either an Intel Core i5-4200U or an Intel Core i3-4010U processor. Users can also select the RAM capacity. Up to 8 GB in a single slot are possible. There is an integrated Intel graphics chip. Storage options range from a 1 TB hard disk to a 256 GB SSD. Other capabilities packed into the Lenovo IdeaPad U330p consist of a 1 MP webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, a 3.0 USB port, a card reader and an HDMI out. Audio quality is good with Dolby Home Theater tuning the stereo speakers. Overall the Lenovo IdeaPad U330p is an ideal mobile laptop with its less than 1 inch (2.54 cm) thick profile. Battery life is superb with up to 10 hours of mixed usage.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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 ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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