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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. People really like the portability and usability. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and touchpad. There are some mixed reviews about the keyboard.

price, performance, design, usability, portability

screen, touchpad, reliability

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: (amazon.com)

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and performance also get good comments, whereas the keyboard and battery get mixed opinions. Many are critical about the usability and reliability.

price, performance, portability, design, durability

reliability, usability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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 (techradar.com)

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 (digit.in)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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)

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

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

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Bret A. Brown (newegg.com)

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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DHT / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):6
Battery performance:4500
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Brown / Black, Grey / Black, Orange / Black, Silver / Graphite, Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1 / 500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 625M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
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: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:204-pin SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:DHT / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 8\nWindows 8 Pro
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2365M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2365M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 70272 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:OneKey Rescue System\nLenovo Energy Management\nVeriFace\nMicrosoft Office 2010\nReadyComm
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 500 / 524 / 774

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.84
Depth (imperial):9.8
Height:0.827
Height (imperial):0.8
Weight:4.85
Width:15
Width (imperial):15