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Lenovo IdeaPad U260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the touchpad and keyboard. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the usability, and the sound and energy efficiency get less positive reviews.

design, portability, screen, keyboard, touchpad

battery, connectivity, energy, sound

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 - Easy to Carry, Easy on the Wallet

 

The demand for portable laptops seems to be on the rise. Almost every manufacturer is out in the market with a lightweight and slim laptop hoping to impress customers with his designs.

There is no denying the fact that the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 isn't really a performer. A price tag of Rs. 44,990 means that you are either going to get respectable performance or a very compact notebook. In this case, the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 offers a...

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Subnotebook

 

Elegant and thin. Inspired by the shape of an elegantly slim book

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)

Meager included accessories; Mediocre display values; Increased temperatures under load (air circulation); Lacking stereo speakers; Average run times

Above all the Apple MacBook Air 11 with a 11.6 inch display, and the MacBook Air 13, the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e, which probably won't be available in Germany, or the premium subnotebook from Sony. This is called VAIO VPC-Z13Z9E or VPC-Z13B7E in its most...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 User 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. Keep reading to see what one user thinks about the 12.5-inch Lenovo IdeaPad...

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

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

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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is the first ultraportable laptop to feature a 12.5-inch display and is packed with an Intel Core i5 processor. A durable metal body and leather accents add to the premium feel, but is this notebook worth the $1,000 price tag?...

Attractive design ; Great keyboard and palm rests ; Matte screen

Limited performance ; Limited ports ; High price tag

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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.

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Lenovo Ideapad u260

 

The world's first 12.5-inch ultraportable looks, feels, and performs great, but we wish it lasted longer on a charge.

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...

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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...

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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 it was made by the company. Sure, the Chinese laptop manufacturer has always had a certain...

Extremely solid, thin aluminum design ; Very smooth, polished glass touchpad ; Snappy performance

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

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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.

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:QS57
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-380UM / I5-470UM / I7-680UM
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