Lenovo U31 SeriesProcessor: Intel Core i5 5200U, Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500, NVIDIA GeForce 920M
Display: 13.3 inch
Price: 800, 999 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 85%
Lenovo U31-70-80M50069GEThe Lenovo U31-70-80M50069GE is an affordable laptop with Intel Core i5 5200U processor, Intel HD Graphics 5500 graphic adapter, up to 8 GB of DDR3L RAM and 500 GB 5400 RPM hard disk drive. The Intel Core i5 5200U is a ULV processor of the Broadwell generation. Thus, the laptop does not need much energy. It is able to last up to 4.5 hours with lithium polymer battery with only 2 cells and 25 Watt. As its 13.3 inch Full HD display uses IPS technology, the colors look more vibrant. For improved entertainment experience, the Lenovo U31-70-80M50069GE also features 2 x 1.5 W stereo speakers with Dolby DS 1.0 Home Theater. The laptop is lightweight with 1.5 kg (3.31 lbs) and can be easily carried around. Since Windows 10 64 bit is pre-installed, it is is ready to use without needing to install operating system or drivers. Its rich connectivity includes WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, an USB 2.0 port, an HDMI-out, a 4-in-1 card reader, an audio combo jack, and an RJ-45 LAN port.
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo U31-70-80M50069GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage U31-70-80M50069GE (Model)
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 93% performance: 85% features: 71% display: 91% mobility: 63% ergonomy: 65%
Source: Putoinformatico ES→EN
Positive: High mobility; compact size; lightweight. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2017
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2048 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Price: 999 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
Lack of endurance. Lenovo's 13.3-inch subnotebook attracts with its good connectivity. However, the battery life is, unfortunately, just middling.
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
NVIDIA GeForce 920M: Renamed GeForce 825M Kepler based graphics card (GK208) with sligthly higher clock speed.
Intel Core i5:
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
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.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
79.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.