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Lenovo Ideapad U510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 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. People really like the portability and usability. The design and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the keyboard. Many are negative about the reliability and touchpad.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the durability and design are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the usability and reliability. The keyboard and battery get mixed views.

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

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

Nov, 2015

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

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

Consumer review by: Alex (

Good Laptop for the money


People are sure complaining about it being cheap, or a bad product. The reality is that it's a $500-600 laptop, not a $2,500 Mac. Get over it.

Inexpensive. Backlit keyboard is nice, as well as the number pad on the side

Windows 8 is for 8th grade girls looking for the next "app" to download. Windows 8 is terrible. But that's not Lenovo's fault. My only complaint about the computer so far is the plastic cover surrounding the keyboard keeps popping up

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 720M / GeForce GT625M / GeForce GT720M / HD GRAPH. 4000


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:i3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U