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Lenovo IdeaPad U350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and keyboard. The design and value for money also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the resolution and touchpad. There are some mixed comments about the sound and performance.

portability, value for money, design, keyboard, usability

touchpad, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U350 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

keyboard, portability

value for money

40% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo Ideapad U350 - Intel ULV SU2700, 1.3GHz, 3GB 250GB, 13.3 Inch WXGA, Vista Home Premium

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U350 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, portability, performance, keyboard, design

sound

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad U-350 13.3-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)Lenovo Ideapad U-350 (2963-47U) 13.3-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)Lenovo U350 13.3-Inch Laptop (Black)

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Review Lenovo Ideapad U350 Subnotebook

 

Cheap Subnetbook? With the Ideapads, Lenovo wants to appeal to th

Compact and light; Good battery life; Useful performance for office/internet; Good keyboard

Reflective display; Arrangement of interfaces; Touchpad buttons need some getting used to

Other low-price 13.3-inch notebooks, for example the HP Probook 4310s, which was designed with a matte display for professional use, the Packard Bell EasyNote Butteryfly s notebook with a particularly longer battery life, the Acer Aspire 3810T.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is a 13.3 thin and light notebook based on the Intel CULV platform. It offers Intel processors ranging from the single-core SU2700 to the dual-core SU7300 with up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and your choice of 4-cell or 8-cell...

Excellent build quality ; Design looks and feels good ; Pre-wired for WWAN

Weak CPU in our test system ; Touchpad buttons require deep press

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is a great thin-and-light notebook ... as long as you don't pick the model with the slower Intel SU2700 processor. The U350 offers a unique design with a textured surface, great build quality, and excellent upgrade options. What...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is one of those rare products where actually using it makes it seem much stronger than its test results and feature set might make it seem on paper. This first hits you when, after you fire up and start typing, you realize that...

Excellent keyboard ; Relatively affordable

Disappointing speaker quality ; Wireless seems slow

The U350's feature set seems average, but it's all integrated into a tight, classy package with a great keyboard.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350 - Review of the Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

Slim and lightweight design, Bright, colorful display, Comfortable keyboard, Crisp, loud speakers

Mediocre battery life, Mushy touchpad buttons, Slow boot time, Annoying pop-up ads

The right side of the notebook has a 4-in-1 memory card reader, the headphone and microphone jacks, two USB ports, and the power jack. A VGA port, HDMI port, Ethernet jack, third USB port, and a wireless on/off switch line the left side.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

Battery life could've been a lot better had the U350 used a bigger battery. The 41-Wh battery drained in 3 hours, 12 minutes in MobileMark 2007 tests, which is anything but impressive. The Acer 3935 managed 4 hours, 50 minutes using a similar battery,...

Attractive textured design. Very thin and light. Fantastic keyboard and navigating experience. Inexpensive

Ultra-low voltage processor can be slow at times. 41-Wh battery is not big enough. No optical drive

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is cheap, light, and well designed, but don't expect anything amazing from the ultra-low voltage processor and small battery.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350 2963-47U

 

If you're in the market for a general-purpose notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 makes a good choice. The LED screen is a big plus - you'll be amazed at the bright and vivid image quality when compared to an LCD screen. Most of the other features,...

hin and light design; just 1 inch thick and a scant 3.52 lbsUp to 5 hours of battery life with 4-cell batteryAmbient Light Sensor automatically adjusts screen brightnessMulti-touch touchpad for easier manipulation of images and web pages13.3"...

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 Black 296347U is a new 13.3" widescreen LED...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350 – An Absolute Headturner

 

It comes loaded with the Intel Pentium processor SU2700 ultra-low voltage processor and 4GB of RAM to run Windows Vista Home Premium. Also I noticed that the boot time of the Vista is comparatively slower by atleast 16 secs than the category average. ...

stunner in the looks department, tight keyboard, good LED, lightweight, less fan noise when running, brilliant audio quality

low battery life, lack of an optical drive, underpowered processor

It does offer decent performance, the only drawback being the short endurance period. But with looks like that, I guess I can forgive the shortcomings. Just put in a DVD drive and it could easily give Mac a run for its money. Would recommend it to...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

Lenovo has been known to make some really good low-cost systems that are powerhouse systems without all the "extras" the other laptop makers throw into their systems. Their notebooks tend to be very thin and extremely portable, which makes Lenovo...

Stylish design and very portable ; HDMI port, 3GB of RAM, & 250GB hard drive

No optical disc drive ; Performance isn't good for intense usage

The performance of the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is decent, but not overly stellar. The low-power processor is good enough for average computer work, like Web surfing and productivity use, but not good enough for any 3D gaming or intense video editing. This...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U350 is one of those rare products where actually using it makes it seem much stronger than its test results and feature set might make it seem on paper. This first hits you when, after you fire up and start typing, you realize that...

In the end, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 offers a fairly standard feature set with average performance, but it's all built into a nicely integrated, slick-feeling package that makes it a real joy to use as an adjunct to an office desktop. Just don't expect...

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Review Of Lenovo IdeaPad U350 Laptop

 

Laptop have become essential for students, working class.. as it gives them access to a world of knowledge and creativity. If this is the case then you might  look out for a sleek and affordable ultraportable notebook that provides adequate performance...

Product Specifications

Lenovo is pushing the envelope on design to bring consumers ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-loaded PC technology. Encased in a sophisticated sleek silver shell, the IdeaPad U350 laptop measures one inch thin. While thin and light to the touch on the outside, Lenovo loaded the PC inside with the latest entertainment and computing features to enhance and simply users' digital worlds. A 16:9 aspect ratio high definition 13.3 inch LED screen and an HDMI connector allow users to fully enjoy watching movies or other multimedia in high definition. The IdeaPad U350 laptop also packs in several unexpected features, such as Ambient Light Sensor which automatically adjusts the screen's brightness according to the lighting environment, reducing eye strain while preserving battery life. And with VeriFace facial recognition technology, users can make their face their password for easy log in. The laptop's entertainment features are powered by a backbone of computing technologies. These technologies help users to do more, faster, such as editing video to post on social networking sites and watching streaming video. For high reliability which is important to individual business users whether on the clock or off, Lenovo borrowed a component of ThinkPad laptop design with the Active Protection System. This helps protect data by temporarily stopping the hard drive if the laptop should fall. The IdeaPad U350 laptop also comes with OneKey Rescue System to help recover data in just a few simple steps if it becomes corrupted.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9in
Height:1in
Weight:3.5lbs/4lbs
Width:12.9in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:2963
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad U350

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black with lightweave texture/Black with square weave texture

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz/1.4GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU2700/SU3500/SU4100/SU7300
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Solo/Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD