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Lenovo IdeaPad U350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U350. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and design. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad. There are mixed views on the durability and battery.

portability, performance, price, design, screen


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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U350


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U350 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard. The size is also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the portability. Many are negative about the screen and price.

design, size, keyboard

price, screen

40% of the reviews on 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

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U350


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U350 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the usability and design. The price and performance also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the durability. There are some critical opinions about the touchpad.

portability, performance, price, design, usability


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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo U350 13.3-Inch Laptop (Black)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)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (

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.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: CNET (

Lenovo IdeaPad U350


If you're searching for a great-looking thin-and-light laptop at a good price, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 bridges the gap between personal and professional and is worth checking out. But its design is more successful than its horsepower.

Very stylish design, loud speakers, lightweight and affordable

Underpowered ULV processor, mediocre battery life

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

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...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Loyd Case (

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.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 Review


Given its $749 price, we generally like the design and features of the IdeaPad U350. It's lightweight and slim, and its black-and-silver look is attractive. (It's certainly less smudge-prone and feels more solid than the $799 MSI X340.) However, while...

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

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (

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.

Expert review by: (

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: InsideHW (

Expert Review


In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Ricky (

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: techreviewsource (

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...

Sep, 2009

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad U350

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


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


Type: None


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


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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