Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Lenovo IdeaPad U310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 310 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U310. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and price are overall positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and touchpad get negative views. There are some mixed opinions about the sound and keyboard.

performance, design, portability, price, usability

screen, battery, image quality, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

See all Lenovo Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 310 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 182 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 77 of 182 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (126)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the sound and screen. The keyboard and portability are also mentioned favorably. The durability and usability get mixed comments, and some have doubts about the price.

performance, portability, keyboard, screen, sound

price

54% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad U310 13-inch Ultrabook (Graphite) - (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, Windows 8)Lenovo Ideapad U310 13-inch Ultrabook (Graphite) - (Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, Windows 8)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U310 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and performance are generally positive. The price and portability also get good comments. There are some negative views about the touchpad and image quality.

usability, portability, price, performance, reliability

durability, sound, image quality, touchpad

58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo U310 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Grey)Lenovo U310 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Grey)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Kif Leswing on 08/06/2012 11:33 PDT var ref = docu (ubergizmo.com)

Lenovo U310 Review

 

The Ultrabook concept (ultrathin but powerful laptop) was introduced by Intel in 2011, and the first MacBook Air with default solid state storage came out in 2010. Since then, almost every major computer producer has come out with a thin [...]

The Lenovo U310 laptop is the first of a new breed of Ultrabook that’s a little chubbier and a tinch slower, but much more affordable. Every other major computer maker–Dell, HP, Sony–is going to have an Intel-certified Ultrabook at this price point...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Laptop Review

 

Affordable Ultrabook. Lenovo updates their sleek IdeaPad U300/U400 Ultrabook lineup with new Ivy Bridge-equipped IdeaPad U310/U410 models to take on the rest of 2012. Do the upgrades go beyond just the CPU and GPU changes?

Good CPU performance, Good SSD caching performance, Visually appealing chassis and strong base, Large and responsive touchpad, Easy-to-reach ports, Full-size HDMI and 10/100 RJ-45 ports, Low starting price, Although virtually untouched in terms of...

Low screen brightness, No keyboard backlight, Low capacity battery/ Average battery life, No easy end-user expandability options, Fan is always audible, Heavier than most Ultrabooks, Non-removable battery, Weak GPU performance, A brighter screen,...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: David Eitelbach (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch Ultrabook offers Windows 8 shoppers a sexy aluminum design, a responsive touch screen, very good sound and excellent ergonomics for an affordable price.

Very affordable; Elegant aluminum design; Excellent keyboard and clickpad; Loud and clear audio

Dim display; Below-average battery life

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch Ultrabook offers Windows 8 shoppers a sexy aluminum design, a responsive touch screen, very good sound and excellent ergonomics for an affordable price.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is a productive, utility driven ultrabook. Is this attractive laptop worth your money? Keep reading to find out.

Affordable ; SSD Cache ; Compact Design

Short Battery Life ; Poor Speaker Quality

The Lenovo U310 Touch is an ideal ultrabook for the cost conscious business user. The sleek design is great for travel, and the Intel i5 processor with 4GB of RAM provides the performance users need to stay productive at an affordable price point.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 delivers strong performance thanks to a third-generation Intel Core i5 processor, and does so at a moderate price.

Intel third-generation Core i5 processor. Wireless Display 2.0. Comfortable keyboard and mouse.

Quiet audio. Seven-hour battery-life is good, but not great.

More laptop reviews:• Dell Latitude 7280• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• LG gram 14 (2017)• Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)• more

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 review: a reasonably priced Ultrabook for the masses

 

The U310's design, keyboard and trackpad make it a tempting option at this price, but be prepared to make a few compromises around performance and portability.

Attractive designCushy, tactile keysTrackpad works well

Thicker and heavier than other UltrabooksRelatively short battery life Noisy

If you just read the comparison shopping section above, you know our reviews team is only just starting to scratch the surface of lower-priced Ultrabooks. That said, it would seem that the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is a solid bet for the money: it's...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Review: A Dorm-Room Ultrabook

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 isn't the sexiest, sleekest Ultrabook out there, nor is it the most feature-packed. But it does come closer to what we expect an Ultrabook to be: attractive, light, and less than $800. The U310 comes in multiple colors, sports a...

Available in different colors ; Fairly loud speakers

Looks too much like the MacBook Pro ; Screen is dim

Inexpensive and available in bright colors, the IdeaPad U310 will most likely appeal to college students.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

Lenovo's refreshed U-series ultrabook is an improvement over last year's model, and it's much cheaper, too.

Awesome value, with solid performance. Trackpad problems resolved. Screen bezel notwithstanding, remarkably sturdy. Now available in pink

IdeaPad got fat. LCD remains dim, with washed out colors if you aren’t viewing head on. Still no keyboard backlighting

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (theverge.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 review

 

The deluge of competitors to the MacBook Air's throne shows no sign of slowing, and while the jury's still out on whether an ultrabook has yet to truly best Apple's wunder-device there have been a...

Sturdy build ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Very pretty

Keyboard isn’t backlit ; Thicker and heavier than competitors ; Fan noise is distracting

The sum of its parts

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Review

 

Those in search of an eye-catching portable Ultrabook at an affordable price should put the $799 Lenovo IdeaPad U310 on their short list. The notebook delivers fast Ivy Bridge performance and sound ergonomics inside a design that doesn't look anything...

Sleek and sturdy design in eye-catching colors, Solid performance and graphics, Reliable glass clickpad, Comfortable typing experience, Stays cool

Relatively dim display, Below-average battery life

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby / Dolby Home Theater V4 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:46 / 4600
Battery capacity (Watt hours):46
Battery life (max):4600 / 6 / 7 / 7.5 / 8
Battery performance:4600
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:1770
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Metallic / Black, Silver / Blue / Blue, Metallic / Blue, Silver / Cherry / Graphite / Graphite, Grey / Grey / Grey, Silver / Metallic, Pink / Pink / Pink, Silver / Pink, White / Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Business / Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.1 / 13.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby / Dolby Home Theater V4 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 8\nWindows 7 Home Premium
Display:LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
Interface Type:Integrated; Mini PCI
Quantity:1
Type:PC
Weight:3.75
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
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
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
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 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB port:3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2365M / I3-2367M / I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2365M / I3-2367M / I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
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:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
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 Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54834 / 59798 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 70272 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0CW / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:HDD / Yes
Password protection type:HDD / Y

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8
Pre-installed software:Microsoft Office 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24 / 32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:320 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA / mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 344 / 352 / 500 / 524 / 532 / 782

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.86 / 8.9
Depth (imperial):8.8
Height:0.697 / 0.701 / 0.709
Height (imperial):0.7
Weight:3.68 / 3.7 / 3.75 / 3.86 / 3.9
Width:13.1
Width (imperial):13.1