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Lenovo IdeaPad U350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U350. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and price are generally positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad and durability.

portability, performance, design, price, screen

durability, touchpad

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U350 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the keyboard. The size also gets good feedback, whereas many are negative about the screen and price. Reviews are divided on the portability.

design, size, keyboard

price, screen

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the durability. There are some critical reviews about the touchpad.

portability, performance, price, design, usability

touchpad

68% 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 13.3-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

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: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U350

 

Lenovo's ultra-thin ultra-low voltage IdeaPad U350 is stylish and cheap; just don't expect it to win any performance races.

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.

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Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

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: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 review

 

While it's hard for us to weigh design over performance when looking at a laptop, products such as the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 make it a little easier. As another entry in the growing field of affordable CULV thin-and-lights, the compact and really...

Very stylish design, loud speakers, lightweight and affordable.

Underpowered ULV processor, mediocre battery life.

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.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 review roundup

 

If you have laptop needs but only a netbook-sized cavity in your carry-on, you need one of the growing number of notebooks that slot in between the eee-clones...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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: (electronicsme.com)

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 (insidehw.com)

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 (etechreviews.net)

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

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

Audio system:HD / HDA / HDA, Dolby / HDA, Dolby Sound Room / High Defi nition / High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery life (max):10 / 5
Battery performance:2700
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 4 / 8
Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Brown / Grey / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook / Notebook / Ultrabook

Dimensions & Weight

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

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:250GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 5400

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):200:1 / 500:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 230
AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel X4500
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:250GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 5400

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / Full Size / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet / Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet / WLAN
Networking Type:10, 100, 1000M
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
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

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80 / 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:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA, Dolby
Battery Type:4 Cell Lithium-Ion
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium 32
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 8.98 x 0.669 / 12.9 x 8.98 x 0.98
Display:LCD
Display size (HxV):13.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):13.3
Graphics:GMA X4500
Graphics adapter:GMA X4500
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Type:N
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100V – 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz / 120/230V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Security Features:APS / None
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:Mail in parts and labor\nOne Year
Warranty note:Mail in parts and labor\nOne Year
Weight:3.97
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100 / Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi Link 5100 / WiFi Link 5100 AGN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2xMini-PCIe / VGA
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 230
AC adapter power:65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS40 Express / Intel GS45 Express
Clock Speed:1.3GHz/1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No / Yes
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS40 Express / Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:723 / 743 / SU2300 / SU2700 / SU4100 / SU7300
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Solo / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Solo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:723 / 743 / SU2300 / SU2700 / SU4100 / SU7300
Processor Number:SU2700/SU3500/SU4100/SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron M ULV 700 series / Intel Celeron Processor SU2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 956 / BGA956
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:R0
Tcase:100
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Solo/Pentium

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Y / Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36685 / 37135 / 42004 / 42779 / 42791 / 43568
Processor code:SLGAM / SLGEV / SLGS4 / SLGS6 / SLGSB
Processor package size:22 / 22 x 22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:VeriFace V 3.5, EasyCapture 3.5, Lenovo Energy Management Software 4.0,\nNorton Internet Security 2009, Adobe Reader 9.0, OneKey Recovery 6.0,\nAPS (pouze pro HDD, ne pro SSD), Windows Live, Lenovo ReadyComm 5.0,\nOffice Professional 2007 / Windows 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience PC\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:NIS 2009

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS) / MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.98
Height:0.669 / 0.984
Height (front):0.669
Height (rear):0.98 / 0.984
Weight:3.53 / 3.97
Width:12.9