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Lenovo Ideapad U530 Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 523 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U530 Touch. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The price and usability also get good opinions, but views about the connectivity and touchpad are mixed.

performance, usability, price, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad U530 Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad U530 Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad U530 Touch from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The performance and reliability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the keyboard. Reviews about the energy efficiency and sound are mixed.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo - IdeaPad U530 Touch Ultrabook 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - 8GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Silver/BlackLenovo - IdeaPad U530 Touch Ultrabook 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - 8GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Silver/Black

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Battery not as expected

 

Its fast, reliable, lots of ports. Screen is nice, light.. pretty much everything we could want. I purchased this for my wife who typically likes macs, and said it was very comparable to what she would expect in a mac (with better specs)

Batter, no matter what settings I have in windows 8, I can't get more then 2 hours out of it

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Whines like a spoild child

 

Its fast, reliable, lots of ports. Screen is nice, light.. pretty much everything we could want. I purchased this for my wife who typically likes macs, and said it was very comparable to what she would expect in a mac (with better specs)

Batter, no matter what settings I have in windows 8, I can't get more then 2 hours out of it

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perfect for price

 

Delivery was fast and perfect as usual.

The outside of that laptop is Wow, keyboard is very good and full side, Screen is very good and sensitive, laptop turn on very fast 10 sec. and is performance is impressive, Battery live is more that 8 H ; Perfect bargain my son has the perfect laptop...

The Web cam as very low resolution

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

$600 Ultrabook, nothing better in this price range

 

Overall this laptop is great for everything I have used it for. Gaming, rendering, movie watching, and school (CAD, C++, etc). Very happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend to my friends.

This is by far one of the best laptops I have ever used. Here is why ; The price. You get a one year warranty, just as if you bought it new ; 1920x1080 15.6 inch screen, amazing quality, colors are really good ; Function keys are reversed ( you have to...

Shift key is a bit small, takes a while to get used to ; Battery is hard to replace/change ; Vents are on the bottom, will get hot if you lay it on something that blocks it ; Brightness adjustment is very sensitive at high values ; Not a yoga ; Sharp...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for the price

 

People complain about this laptop being "flimsy" and not solid. I think that if you expect something as solid as a macbook, you will need to spend more then half of the price. This is a great machine I bought for college and after building a few...

This is a great buy for the price. The i7 4500u processor and 8gb of ram running at 1600mhz makes this a very speedy laptop and gives it a great experience. Also I have not seen a 1080p screen in this price range. The colors are good, it is very thin...

It might be a con for some people that it does not have a disc drive. I like it though. Also if you really want a drive for this laptop, you can purchase an external one for about $30. Because of Windows 8.1, if you are looking to use google chrome,...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great buy

 

I bought this item open box. Low cost for power machine

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great screen protector

 

Very Easy to apply on computer screen. I really love it.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Everything You Need in 1

 

This laptop is so much better then my previous one. It has great features, it's fast and looks great.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Fast and feels very sturdy.

 

Slim laptop with a touch screen. Feels metalic and of good quality on the outside. Boots up quickly also.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Very good, some design details to improve

 

Overall performance is great, only 2 details to enhance. MousePad is extra sensitive, when you try to click, the mouse always moves. Instead you have to tap it. When you open the laptop, you have to push the laptop down with one hand, while opening the...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theate / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800 / 4400 / 52
Battery capacity (Watt hours):4400 / 52
Battery life (max):10 / 8
Battery performance:2800 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey, Stainless steel / Black, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Grey, White / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display brightness:200 / 250
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:German
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theate / Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Maximum internal memory:16384
Maximum memory:16384
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Video compression formats: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:N / Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87 / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3 / 4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM87 / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4500U / i7-4510U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 81015 / 81016
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1EB / SR1EF
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo Cloud Storage\nLenovo Motion Control \nEvernote \nDragon Speech Recognition Software\nLenovo Companion App \nVeriFace Pro\nZinio Online Newstand\nAmazon Kindle\nCyberLink YouCam\nSkype
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium, McAfee Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 256 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 508

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Maximum memory:16384

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1 / 10.2
Height:0.866
Weight:5.07
Width:14.1 / 15.2