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Lenovo IdeaPad U310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U310. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and price. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the sound and image quality are mixed, and many are critical about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, design, portability, price, usability

screen, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the sound and screen are overall positive. The keyboard and portability also get good reviews, whereas the price and durability get mixed opinions.

performance, portability, keyboard, screen, sound

52% 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)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U310 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and performance are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

usability, portability, price, performance, reliability

durability, sound, image quality, touchpad

50% 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)

Aug, 2016

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 Touch is compact affordable notebook with a solid level of performance.

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, but we wish it lasted longer on the road.

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

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 3000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM77 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-2350M / I3-2367M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:320