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Lenovo IdeaPad U510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U510. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the portability and usability are generally positive. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and touchpad. Views are divided on the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad U510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U510 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews about the keyboard and battery are mixed. Some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

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60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad U510 15.6-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Gray)Lenovo IdeaPad U510 15.6-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Gray)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook


Stylish. Those who value style and design would not buy a rough-c

Good battery life; Energy efficient; Good speakers; Very quiet, except for the DVD; Good performance

Low brightness; Uneven illumination; Bad keyboard feedback; Noisy DVD drive; Bendable base unit; Low gaming performance with the i3; Mini VGA without adapter; Poor webcam

The lowest priced 14- and 15-inch (with DVD drive) notebooks are Acer Aspire V5-431 (from 400 Euros), V5-571PG (680 Euros) und Medion Akoya S4216 (600 Euros).

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Grabham (

Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook review


Thin but hardly light 15-inch notebook

The IdeaPad U510 is a large laptop and it shows the latitude given to laptop manufacturers within the Intel design spec. However, what you're getting for your money is a more powerful and bigger screened laptop than you'd otherwise get if you went tor...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (

Lenovo Ideapad U510-59-349348


The Lenovo Ideapad U510-59-349348 Ultrabook is a sleek and stylish device. It is powered with Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 1.7 GHz With Turbo Boost up to 2.6 GHz processor and runs on Windows 8 (64 bit) OS. The Lenovo Ideapad U510-59-349348 Laptop...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great for 6 Months


Fast machine, competitive price. Good feature set

Hard drive failed just over 6 months. Will follow up with comments regarding my experience with Lenovo's tech support

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: mos92a (

Not worth the time and money


This is the last Lenovo I will buy given their poor workmanship and moreover because of their lack of support.

The laptop looks great and when it is working it is pretty fast. I bought this on sale for 500, which is a good price relative to what they were asking (800)

The laptop is poorly made with serious design flaws. First is the mouse. Its right over the battery which causes it to move all over the place, this is a known problem among users but Lenovo doesn't recognize it as a problem so no free fix. Its not...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Lenovo U510 (59359624)


Don't spend $700+ on it. It only worth about $500.

Nice configuration (CPU, RAM, LCD...) for the price I got ($450). Fast enough for daily home use including watching HD movies ; Back-lit keyboard

Keyboard and touchpad feels horrible ; I don't see where the SSD is

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Good if you can get it cheap


Don't spend $700+ on it. It only worth about $500.

Nice configuration (CPU, RAM, LCD...) for the price I got ($450). Fast enough for daily home use including watching HD movies ; Back-lit keyboard

Keyboard and touchpad feels horrible ; I don't see where the SSD is

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Skitz O. Frantic (



After 7 mos. the hard drive up and disappeared. After wrestling around with it, I decided to try and hook the drive up to another computer to (try to) retrieve my data. Upon pry up the keyboard (step one of actually opening it I found 4 screws no...

Aluminum casing, backlit keys, stable. Works great with win7pro. Looks sleek and sturdy

Screws were not even tightened inside! makes me think of shoddy craftsmanship and worry about what other problems may unfurl. (windows 8 stinks) Hard drive stopped working. (working now, read below)

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Needs repair within 6 months


Looks nice with affordable price

Wifi doesn't work from time to time. There's a big black dot appearing on screen after about 5 months use. Trying to find the warranty info on but it's really confusing. Windows 8 is not user friendly

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Bret A. Brown (

My first laptop


This is my first laptop, so I'm probably easy to impressed. I got advice from a tech genius on this laptop, so I'm confident that it will do the job for me. I do typical internet surfing and research, and some object-based website development. I store...

These aren't necessarily cons, but something of which to be aware. Windows 8 takes some getting used to. The Start screen relies on apps rather than the usual sites. Navigate from your desktop to the actual site to see the accounts you're used to...

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel�� Secure Key: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 70272 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057 / I5-3317U
Processor package size:31


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000