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Lenovo IdeaPad U260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U260. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

design, performance, portability, screen, usability

battery, connectivity, energy

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: ( review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U260


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo IdeaPad U260 from 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 Reviews about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The keyboard and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, keyboard, design, screen

100% of the reviews on 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

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U260


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo IdeaPad U260 from 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 Opinions about the screen and size are on the whole positive. The performance and design also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the price and battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the usability.

portability, design, performance, size, screen

battery, price

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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

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 (

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: Jon L. Jacobi (

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 (

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 (

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

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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...

Extremely solid, thin aluminum design Very smooth, polished glass touchpadSnappy performance

Only three hours of battery life Keyboard is a bit cramped No SD card slot, backlit keyboard

Dec, 2010

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Lenovo Ideapad U260


You're forfeiting a nice chunk of screen real estate if you stack the U260's 12.5-inch widescreen against its 13-inch rivals, although it's one of few consumer laptops to use a matte screen, to minimize glare. The frame is more compact because of the...

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

The IdeaPad U260 is Lenovo's best looking laptop yet, but comes at the cost of speed and an SD slot.

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

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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 (

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


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):12.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
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):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:50026 / 50028
Processor package size:34