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lenovo IDEAPAD U110

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and size. The keyboard and portability also get good views, but opinions about the energy efficiency and performance are different. Some have doubts about the value for money and screen.

design, portability, keyboard, size, build quality

screen, value for money

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for lenovo IDEAPAD U110

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of lenovo IDEAPAD U110 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

size, performance

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U110

 

A gorgeous ultraportable that backs up its good looks with long battery life and a brilliant display.

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 The IdeaPad U110 has much more going for it than its artistic style and good...

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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

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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.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Laptop

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is stylish, comfortable to use, and delivers good performance, but Lenovo skimped on a couple of the essentials when it was assembling this ultraportable laptop.

Stylish design; comfortable keyboard; includes second battery, external DVD burner

Poor four-cell battery life; blurry, unremarkable display; space, backspace keys too small

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Lenovo IdeaPad U110 11.1-inch Laptop

 

We mainly know Lenovo for their line of ThinkPad notebooks, but consumers really do not like those laptops because of their plain styling. Luckily for consumers Lenovo has released a new line of notebooks called their IdeaPad series. We first got a...

Very slim design ; Etched lid ; Bright screen (LED backlit) ; 7-cell battery included

When I first saw the IdeaPad U110 at CES I thought it was one of the coolest laptops that I had seen in a while, and it would be a perfect replacement for my Dell XPS M1210. I have wanted something smaller for a while, and I don't need all the extra...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Notebook long-term follow-up

 

My time with the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 has come to an end and while I spend my last few hours with the notebook, a number of thoughts came to mind. We don't get to do as many long-term follow-up posts as I would like so I wanted to put a few thoughts out...

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

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.7in
Height:0.9in
Weight:2.4lbs
Width:10.8in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:2304
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad U110

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Type:DVD-Writer

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

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

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

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

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100