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Lenovo Ideapad U300S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 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 reliability and keyboard. The portability and design also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and image quality. There are some mixed views about the touchpad and price.

performance, design, portability, keyboard, reliability

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. Reviewers really like the reliability and keyboard. The portability and price also get good reviews, but there are mixed views on the image quality and size. Many are negative 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, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U300S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U300S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but there are mixed reviews on the touchpad and reliability. Many are less positive about the battery.

performance, portability, usability, design, keyboard

battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad U310 4375 - 13.3" - Core i5 3317ULenovo IdeaPad U310 4375 - 13.3" - Core i5 3317U

Dec, 2016

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: 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.

Tasteful design, well-madeComfortable keyboard, smooth trackpadInsanely fast boot time, runs cool

No SD slotNo backlit keyboardLow-res display

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

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review:

 

Much has been made (certainly by us) of Intel's plans to promote a new "Ultrabook" laptop designation, which refers to something along the lines of an 11- to 13-inch laptop, less than 18 millimeters thick, with SSD storage, and running on current-gen...

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.

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.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:54617 / 56858
Processor package size:31