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Lenovo Ideapad U510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The performance and design also get good views. The sound and screen get critical comments. Reviews about the usability and touchpad are different.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

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

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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).

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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BEWARE!!!

 

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)

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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 lenovo.com but it's really confusing. Windows 8 is not user friendly

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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...

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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

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Very pleased so far

 

its got a quick boot time and to me beats out everything at its price range. It does what i want quickly and I'm happy with it. pretty thin

keyboard does jiggle a bit, but has not been a problem

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

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

Graphic

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

Processor

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