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Lenovo IdeaPad U260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the keyboard and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the sound, while many are less positive about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U260

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo IdeaPad U260 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The keyboard and usability also get good comments.

performance, usability, keyboard, design, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad U260 0876 - Core I3 - 11.6" TftLenovo Ideapad U260 0876 - Core I3 - 11.6" Tft

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U260

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo IdeaPad U260 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and size. The performance and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the usability, while some have doubts about the price and battery.

portability, design, performance, size, screen

battery, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Subnotebook

 

Elegant and thin. Inspired by the shape of an elegantly slim book, Lenovo presents the IdeaPad U260 subnotebook with an exceptional 12.5 inch display, Intel Core i5 Arrandale CPU, and integrated graphics unit. The 4 cell battery with a meager 39 Watt...

Thin case, High quality materials and manufacturing, Pleasant, stable keyboard, Touchpad with glass surface, Matte 12.5 inch display with daylight sensor, Good office performance (i5-470UM, GMA HD), The robust case, the elegant design, the selected...

Meager included accessories, Mediocre display values, Increased temperatures under load (air circulation), Lacking stereo speakers, Average run times, A card reader, longer battery run times, better speakers, as well as a brighter display

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Notebook review (NotebookReview.com)

Expert Review

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad family of notebooks is the company's multimedia/entertainment series, as opposed to the business-optimized ThinkPad line or the budget-oriented Essential line.

Good performance, Nice design, solid feel, Good display, keyboard

Battery life not all-day, Standard warranty only 1 year, Limited configuration options

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U260

 

Lenovo used every design trick in the book to come with the IdeaPad U260, its thinnest and prettiest laptop yet, but at what cost?

Thin and stylish. Excellent typing and navigating experience. Lightweight. Matte screen is a rare find. Respectable battery life.

No SD slot. Lacks the performance oomph found in other ultraportables. Small screen.

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Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U260

 

Despite generations of sober-looking, utilitarian forebears and a name that conjures up memories of a bad Matthew McConaughey WWII submarine movie, Lenovo's IdeaPad U260 ($1199 as of January 21, 2011) goes somewhere the company's laptops never went...

Best-of-breed input ergonomics ; Super stylish

Median performance

This ultraportable achieves only median performance, but its style, keyboard,and touchpad will wow you.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review

 

Is the world ready for an ultraportable with a 12.5-inch display? Yes. Especially one that's as elegantly designed as the IdeaPad U260. This truly is one of the best-looking--and best feeling--ultraportables money can buy. The only significant...

Luxurious design, Bright 12.5-inch display, Comfortable island keyboard, Accurate glass touchpad, Solid Core i5 performance

Relatively short battery life, Weak graphics, Dark webcam, Hot bottom-side vents

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Notebook Review

 

The following is a review of the black and orange Lenovo U260 IdeaPad Windows 7 notebook - a super-comfortable little businessman made for ultra-stylish checkings of online business and perhaps even the playing of some games. The very first thing...

If you’re a Windows sort of person, and want a tiny computer to bring with you on a trip – this is the one. This is exactly what you’re going to want. If you plan on being in the field without portable power or a wall plug for hours on end, maybe...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 review

 

We mean this with no disrespect to Lenovo, but when you first lay eyes (or hands) on the incredibly attractive IdeaPad U260, it's pretty hard to believe that...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: TechSpot (techspot)

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 12.5" Laptop Review

 

The 12.5" widescreen display is a nice change from the glossy screens that have crowded the market. The resolution used is more than acceptable and color reproduction was where it should be. Horizontal viewing angles were good as well, but the vertical...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 retails for a price of Rs. 44,990, with no variants, and while it has a unique form factor, useful proprietary software, and is easy to carry; it falls short in terms of connectivity features and overall performance. Unless...

Slim and stylish, Lightweight, easy to carry, Face detection software, One-touch backup and recovery, Spill-resistant keyboard

Only two USB ports, No card reader, Below average performance, Low screen brightness

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (tbreak.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review

 

One of the best looking notebooks.

Beautiful design, Nice trackpad and decent performance, Excellent screen

Less than stellar battery life, Can get a bit hot and noisy at times

Above the keyboard, you have a the power button as well as bunch of LEDs that light up for things like battery, drive activity etc. On the left side, Lenovo places a USB port, 3.5mm headset combo jack and the WiFi switch while the right has the power...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Black, Brown, Silver / Black, Orange, Silver / Brown / Orange
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:12.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
LAN controller:Atheros AR8151
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:3.04
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QS57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QS57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-380UM / i5-470UM
Processor boost frequency:1.33 / 1.86
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-380UM / i5-470UM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:50026 / 50028
Processor code:SLBSL / SLBXP
Processor package size:34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.03
Depth (imperial):8.1
Height:0.709
Height (imperial):0.71
Weight:3.04
Width:12.5
Width (imperial):12.5