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Lenovo Ideapad U300S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U300S. 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 keyboard. The portability and design also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity and image quality. Opinions about the touchpad and price are different.

performance, design, portability, keyboard, usability

screen, image quality, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U300S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U300S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the reliability and keyboard. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the image quality and size, while some have doubts about the screen and usability.

performance, price, portability, keyboard, reliability

usability, screen

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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)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)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: maximum pc (maximumpc.com)

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

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

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

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ready for online pre-order, price puts on some winter weight

 

Lenovo's been keeping itself busy in the battle of the Ultrabooks, and now its 13-inch IdeaPad U300s is up for pre-order. Unfortunately, since our review, th...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

 

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.

First-class design. Excellent keyboard. WiDi.

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

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

 

Maybe it's a cliché that big things come in small packages, but with its IdeaPad U300s, Lenovo proves there's truth in them there words.

Solid construction, solid performance, solid feature set. Keyboard is as good as it gets on an ultrabook. OneKey rescue button to restore/rebuild the laptop is a neat idea — but do we really need a standalone, physical button on the side for this? It’s...

What’s up with the backlighting? Minimal port selection, with USB ports on opposite sides of the machine. Weak clickpad

Nov, 2011

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

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review

 

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (theverge.com)

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...

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

The U300s’ captivating design and battery life make it a great laptop, but Lenovo still hasn't caught up to Apple's MacBook Air

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Battery

Battery life (max):6 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey / Orange
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HDA / SRS Premium Sound HD
Display:LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V
TV in port: No
Weight:2.91

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

Start-up time:10 / 19
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QS67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QS67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2467M / I7-2677M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2467M / I7-2677M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
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: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54617 / 56858
Processor code:SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Security Essentials2.0, Adobe Reader(Only Backup to D:), Google Chrome and iGoogle for Notebook, Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer Rapid Driver(for SSD+HDD), Device Active for FastBoot, Intel Rapid Start Technology(For SSD only), IE9.0 (by Critical update), Microsoft Office 2010, Windows Live Essentials 2011
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 532

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Depth (imperial):8.5
Height:0.587 / 0.72
Height (imperial):0.59
Weight:2.91 / 3.48
Width:12.8
Width (imperial):12.8