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Lenovo IdeaPad U310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 278 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the keyboard and usability are overall positive. The value for money and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the resolution and battery. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, keyboard, value for money, build quality

60% 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 13.3 inch Ultrabook - Aqua (Intel Core i3 2367M 1.4Ghz, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics,Lenovo Ideapad U310 13.3 inch Ultrabook - Cherry (Intel Core i5 3317U 2.6Ghz, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphic

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, portability, reliability, design

sound, build quality, touchpad

52% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Laptop Review

 

Affordable Ultrabook. Lenovo updates their sleek IdeaPad U300/U40

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

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

Intel's SRT works quite well on boosting performance out of a meager 5400RPM HDD and a 32GB SSD. The speakers, which are normally the first to get the axe in terms of quality on inexpensive notebooks, actually do quite well in the U310.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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

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

 

More Info Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks start at an inexpensive $699, weigh a little more than the

Attractive design ; Cushy, tactile keys ; Trackpad works well

Thicker and heavier than other Ultrabooks ; Relatively short battery life ; Noisy

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.

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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.

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Lenovo’s Winning IdeaPad Ultrabook Gets Upgraded to Ivy Bridge

 

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

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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 number of attractive options. Consider the IdeaPad...

Sturdy build ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Very pretty

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

Lenovo shows some design flair

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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 (Summer 2012)

 

The ultrabook revolution of 2011 has become a deluge in 2012, which means one thing: lower prices. If you were hunting for a reasonably thin Windows laptop with good battery life at a reasonable cost, you couldn't have picked a better time. The Lenovo...

The IdeaPad U310 offers up an attractive design and all the basic bells and whistles of a 13-inch ultrabook for $799, including plenty of USB ports and Ethernet.

The thicker, heavier design weighs a bit more than last year's U300s, and there aren't any SSD-only upgrade options.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is an all-around decent ultrabook that's perfectly priced for back-to-school shoppers, but there are plenty of alternatives with nearly identically prices and features.

Product Specifications

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
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2350M / I3-2367M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U
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