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Lenovo Ideapad U300S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U300S. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and performance. The keyboard and portability also get good views, but some have doubts about the connectivity and resolution.

design, portability, keyboard, performance, reliability

screen, price, resolution, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad U300S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U300S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U300S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The battery and keyboard also get good opinions. The size and usability get less positive opinions, and comments about the screen and price are mixed.

performance, keyboard, battery, reliability, portability

usability, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s 13.3 inch Laptop - Grey (Intel Core i7 2677M 1.8GHz, RAM 4GB, 256GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U300S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U300S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and usability. The performance and reliability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the size and resolution.

portability, reliability, performance, usability, screen

resolution, size

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo U300s 108026U 13.3-Inch UltrabookLenovo U300s 10802BU 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Grey)Lenovo IdeaPad U310 4375 - 13.3" - Core i5 3317U

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review

 

Lenovo also brings its A-game to the Ultrabook party. And well it should, since it's asking almost $1,500 for the IdeaPad U300s. That's premium, business-ultraportable price territory. It's therefore apropos that the U300s has the most businessy...

Attractive design; high quality; Core i7 and 256GB SSD

Expensive; no media reader; lower-res screen than UX31E

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Notebook

 

Twiggy. Following Acer and Asus, Lenovo now appears in the ring of UltraBooks with the next candidate. Low configuration and ULV hardware in an attractive packaging - is the IdeaPad U300s only to tempt us with its design or can it convince at second...

Excellent manufacturing quality, Very fast system start, Good application performance, Elegant design, High mobility, Low noise development, SSD, Design is a matter of taste, but the U300s' slim aluminum case is undoubtedly exceptionally elegant and...

Dark and reflective screen with a low contrast, Restricted scope of interfaces, Lack of upgrade options, Average input devices, Charging electronics throttles the processor, Doesn't weigh even 1.3 kilograms, has a thickness of under 15 millimeters and...

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Lenovo U300s Ultrabook Review

 

Lenovo's U300s marks the official launch of Ultrabooks in India. A new segment coined by Intel, Ultrabooks can be thought of as a more powerful and portable version of a netbook. Apple first made inroads with this segment when they first announced the...

At Rs.67,990, it is a little bit cheaper than a similarly spec’d MacBook Air, but overall, it’s still pretty steep. If Lenovo dropped the price to about 45-50K, then it would make a very good buy. Sure it may not have a LAN jack, but honestly, I didn’t...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

 

Lenovo's stylish U300s Ultrabook is one of the best-looking Windows laptops we've seen and matches Apple's MacBook Air nearly spec for spec. The entry-level version is $100 less than Apple's, but that discount vanishes on the higher-end model.

Lenovo's IdeaPad U300s is the coolest-looking of the new generation of Ultrabook laptops, and packs in a large SSD drive, USB 3.0, and more

Our more expensive configuration offers no discount from a comparable MacBook Air, and leaves out some basic ports and connections

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review: Beauty and the Beast

 

Lenovo's new Ultrabook features a 13.3-inch display, Core i7 processor and 256GB SSD. Those are nice specs for a premium thin and light laptop, but are the build quality problems a deal breaker? Read our review of the IdeaPad U300s to find out.

Good keyboard ; Excellent performance ; Sleek design

Flexible chassis ; No media card reader

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s: Light, Luxurious

 

If there's a laptop that deserves the moniker "Ultrabook"--a term that Intel introduced (and trademarked) earlier this year for a class of very slim and light laptops--it's the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s. Not because it's faster or beefier than the...

Velvety looks and feel ; Great keyboard and touchpad for an ultrabook

No Etherent or SDHC card slot ; A little pricey for its performance level

The U300s ameliorates its high price and slightly slow performance with a classy and very usable design.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review

 

Review enough Ultrabooks and you'll start to wrestle with this idea of value. We've seen cheap ones that don't perform well and expensive ones that do.

Tasteful design, well-made ; Comfortable keyboard, smooth trackpad ; Insanely fast boot time, runs cool

No SD slot ; No backlit keyboard ; Low-res display

On tap here: fast performance, a tasteful design and the best keyboard / trackpad we've yet seen on an Ultrabook. It's too bad, then, that at this price it's missing key features like a memory card slot, higher-res display and backlit keyboard.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ultrabook review

 

Months before Intel decided to jump-start its new ultrabook category, Lenovo made an extremely thin laptop which essentially fit 95 percent of Intel's vision: the IdeaPad U260. The aluminum-wrapped laptop, which came out last December, was just 0.7...

Very unique, rigid design ; Wonderfully spaced and comfortable keyboard ; Best touchpad among ultrabooks

No backlit keyboard ; No SD card slot ; More expensive than the competition ; Screen resolution could be better

Lenovo's crafted a beautiful ultrabook, but does it have what it takes to knock the MacBook Air off its perch?

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review

 

Like the ASUS UX31, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s gets many things right, but not enough to beat the 13-inch MacBook Air. While it may not be as flashy, we like this Ultrabook's solid aluminum design, excellent performance, and nearly 7 hours of battery...

Attractive metal design, Good webcam, Boots fast, Runs cool

Relatively low resolution, Limited viewing angles, No SD card slot, Keyboard not backlit

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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

 

Lenovo doesn't miss a trick, and I'm not just saying that because the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s' ($1,495 list) startup wallpaper shows a picture of the system with its available accessories and part numbers. The 2.9-pound Lenovo U300s is an elegant entry...

First-class design. Excellent keyboard. WiDi

No memory-card slot or Ethernet port. Sealed battery. Premium price

The Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, Lenovo's entry into the ultrabook arena, is as well-engineered as you'd expect, but it's not a knockout blow to its competitors.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QS67 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2467M / I7-2677M
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