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Lenovo Ideapad U160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U160. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the portability and keyboard are generally positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery.

performance, design, screen, keyboard, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad U160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Subnotebook


Powerless. Lenovos 11.6-incher is the cheapest alternative to the Acer Timeline X 1830T. The Core i5-520UM is a disappointing choice when it comes to performance, but how does battery life fare with the equipped 48Wh battery? How about the display and...

Fast, quiet hard drive, Low weight, Bright display, Quiet, eSATA-port, Touchpad keys, An eSATA-port on a subnotebook. Those with large quantities of data will appreciate that

Low performance from the 520UM, Short battery life, High heat emissions, Glare-type TFT, A matte display and a more powerful battery would have helped the run time a bit

Aug, 2010

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Lenovo IdeaPad U160 review


An 11.6-inch laptop with a Core i7 processor. Does the Lenovo IdeaPad U160 really need more of an introduction than that? Believe it or not, the ultrathin la...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Peter Cartwright (

Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Reviewed – Very Powerful, But Poor Battery Life


A couple of months ago in June, Lenovo launched the 11.6-inch IdeaPad U160 ultraportable in the US. The US models come with either an Intel Core i5-520UM (1.06 GHz) or Core i7-640UM (1.2 GHz) processor – other countries have included lower powered CPU...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: lang2009 ( )

Lenovo IdeaPad U160 Laptop Review


At first, many 11-inch notebooks come with Atom processor, a large screen with a low-performance Atom processor result in failure. While, CULV processor makes 11-inch notebooks find the right direction. Slim + metal Lenovo IdeaPad U160 is the IdeaPad...

Through the thermal imaging tests, we can see the IdeaPad U160 keyboard surface's maximum temperature is 49.7 ℃, the highest temperature of the bottom is 57.3 ℃. We see know that the heat vents got the highest temperature.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Lenovo IdeaPad U160 review


A decent-priced ultraportable for those after entry-level performance

Potability ; Build quality ; Good keyboard ; Connectivity

Performance ; Small screen

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

Lenovo U160 review


Around the same size and price as a netbook, but more powerful and with a higher screen resolution – an excellent budget choice.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike (

Lenovo IdeaPad U160


This is a wolf in sheeps clothing! The Lenovo looks like a netbook but has the capability of a laptop. Small and compact. V quick. Well spaced keys

Battery life could be better-but we all want more battery. The keys are white which may mean they start to look dirty or become tinted with age

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Display Surface:Gloss


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):12.8
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium U5000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43562 / 47554 / 49021 / 49023 / 49156 / 50028
Processor package size:34 / BGA 34 x 28