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lenovo IDEAPAD U110

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of lenovo IDEAPAD U110. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and size are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the price and battery, and reviews about the keyboard and durability are different.

design, portability, performance, size, usability

screen, battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the lenovo IDEAPAD U110 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of lenovo IDEAPAD U110 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the performance. The durability is also mentioned favorably. The reliability and screen get critical comments.

size, durability, performance

portability, design, screen, reliability

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad 59-014847 U110 Series 11.1" Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) RedLenovo IdeaPad 59-014847 U110 Series 11.1" Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) RedLenovo IdeaPad U110 11.1-Inch (1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) Black

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

Lenovo IdeaPad U110


The 11.1-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is the most beautiful laptop we've seen in years, and behind those good looks is a well-appointed, fairly priced ultraportable. Despite a few minor nitpicks, we recommend the IdeaPad U110 to those who want a...

Gorgeous design; lightweight, yet solid construction; sharp screen resolution; comfortable keyboard; ships with two batteries

Lacks a built-in optical drive; glossy screen finish sometimes produces annoying reflections; piano finish on keyboard is prone to smudges; fixed configuration can't be customized; no WWAN option

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Roger Hibbert (

Little Lenovo Notebook Acts a Bit Like Big Brother


Years after chucking the IBM moniker, Lenovo has worked hard to produce a line of PCs that don't scream boring business machine. While the ThinkPad series is

The keyboard, though pretty, is pretty flimsy. Terminator-style face recognition will give you the heebie-jeebies and make you torch all your Schwarzenegger flicks (Especially Batman and Robin). External DVD means one more gadget to tote

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Lenovo IdeaPad U110


Lenovo's bright red foray into the ultraportable consumer space is for the most part a successful one, despite a few missteps.

Exterior design is attractive, Light, Extensive, good quality accessories, Small power brick

Flimsy screen, Air vent on left-hand side, Low battery life, Veriface recognition software, Quick access buttons aren't quick access

Jun, 2008


Expert review by: aaroncolter (

Lenovo IdeaPad U110


If you think Lenovo can only make boring, brick-tank ThinkPads, think again. The company's new IdeaPad notebooks are its first foray into stylish, consumer-friendly notebooks, and we have to say, Lenovo has done a heck of a job on the style front. We...

Very small and light; stylish; lots of great accessories; face recognition

Display is very grainy; keyboard is difficult to type on; no 80211.n capability

The IdeaPad is an excellent freshman outing from Lenovo, especially in the style category...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

Lenovo Lenovo IdeaPad U110


Lenovo's supersvelte IdeaPad U110 is about as flashy as ultraportable laptops get. Somewhere between the fire-engine red, laser-etched lid and the rugged rubbery base coating, the U110 establishe itself as a bonafide MacBook Air rival.

Gorgeous, slim and sturdy design ; Good-sized keyboard

Overly reflective display

Lenovo's consumer-y ultraportable is rugged -- and different -- enough to earn a loyal following

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Review


The IdeaPad U110 is surprisingly solid in terms of build quality. The aluminum etch display cover and magnesium aluminum chassis provide both strength and light weight. You can press as hard as you want anywhere on the body of the notebook and it...

Cool design ; Light weight ; Nice battery life with extended battery ; Acceptable overall performance

Horrible screen ; Slow startup (VeriFace causes significant startup lag) ; Keyboard not good for touch typists ; Expensive

The display on the U110 is quite simply one of the worst we've seen in our office. Sure, color and brightness were fine, but the shimmering graininess and horrible levels of reflection made the screen physically painful to view for more than about 30...

May, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Review


The IdeaPad U110 has much more going for it than its artistic style and good looks, as its performance indicates. However, its closest competitor--the ASUS U2E (starting at $1,999)--features a built-in optical drive, a genuine leather casing, and a...

Ultra-fashionable design, Solid battery life, Sleek, responsive touch controls, Impressive frameless LED-backlit display

External optical drive, Glossy design picks up smudges quickly, Keyboard a bit slippery, Weak speakers

May, 2008

Expert review by: Darren Murph (

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 overview and video


After giving the new IdeaPad U110 its 15 minutes of fame in front of the camera, we got down to business. The 11.1-inch ultraportable is built like a tank -- a really, really lightweight tank. The uniquely-designed lid and (overly) glossy motif is a...

Super portable ; Awesome trackpad ; High-resolution LCD

Glossy, slick keyboard ; Rather sluggish performance ; Lackluster battery life

May, 2008

Expert review by: (

Lenovo Ideapad U110


Lenovo does include an external dual-layer DVD drive. It's a little bulky, though; together with the AC adapter and the extra battery, that makes three accessories you may have to lug along with you. Maybe Lenovo left the optical drive out of the U110...

Sleek, Asian-inspired design. Trendy interior. Full-size keyboard. Very good feature set. Tops in performance in its weight class. Environmentally friendly

External optical drive is bulky and can be imposing. Sluggish hard drive. A four-cell battery alone will not cut it for travel ; Watch the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Video Review

There's a lot to brag about with the tiny Lenovo IdeaPad U110—and it does its magic without looking like a ThinkPad.

Expert review by: Laptop Views (

Expert Review


The Lenovo Ideapad U110 ultraportable laptop is powered by 1.60 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor L7500 with 4 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB featuring Intel Mobile 945GM Express Chipset motherboard, 2-GB DDR2 PC2-5300 SDRAM (2-GB max), 120-GB 5400 rpm SATA...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

A cover finished in textured metal gives the IdeaPad U110 notebook an eye-catching design that is ideal for the fashion-conscious user. Enhanced by a frameless screen and weighing less than 2.5 pounds, the 11-inch wide notebook's infinite-like viewing experience and thin and light frame cater to the highly mobile user, proving style and technology can go hand-in-hand.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:11.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):28.2cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad U110

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:800MHz




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:L7500
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100