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Lenovo IdeaPad U450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U450. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and durability are generally positive. The price and design also get good views. There are some negative reviews about the battery and touchpad.

portability, design, price, durability, size

performance, usability, touchpad, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad U450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U450 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the touchpad. Opinions are divided on the performance.

portability, design, screen, size, reliability

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Expert review by: Nrbelex (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U450 User Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U450p is a 14-inch thin-and-light notebook that uses the Intel Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) processor. Does this laptop offer the best mix of price, performance, and portability? One of our discussion forum users took a closer...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: admin (blog.laptopz.com )

Lenovo IdeaPad U450 laptop review

 

Lenovo IdeaPad U450 laptop screen resolution is 1366×768. Lenovo IdeaPad U450 also equiop with a camera at the top of screen, with Lenovo unique face recognition software, users can access the operating system through the portrait.

Lenovo IdeaPad U450 is really a good laptop you worth to choose.

May, 2010

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Want a 3D-graphics boost, but don't want to sacrifice much battery life, portability, or money? This could be the right laptop for you.

Strong graphics performance, Impressive 14-inch LED-backlit display, Dual-layer DVD burner

Only moderate battery life, despite CULV processor, No option for switchable graphics, Low frame rate with demanding 3D games

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Shawn Baker (tweaktown.com)

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Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U450 M30E3UK

 

Very beautiful machine. Superbly slim profile and good quality build

Too slow. Performs like a netbook but has the appearance of an ultra-portable laptop

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

14.0" HD widescreen, glossy display with LED backlight Integrated 1.3 megapixels camera helps control access to your notebook by recognizing your face Dolby Home Sound Room premium audio system with two stereo speakers HDMI port, HDCP-compliant

Audio

Audio system:HDA / HDA, Dolby
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):5 / 6
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8
Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/2MB / 3MB/3MB

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown
Product type:Notebook
Viewing window:Y

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.3in
Height:1.1in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:13.3in

Disk Drive

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536

Hard Drive

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:3389
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad U450p

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard type:Full Size
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol: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 / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer

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 / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HDA / HDA, Dolby
Battery Type:6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium 32
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Display size (HxV):14.0
Display size (HxV) (imperial):14.0
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Modem Type:N
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 120/230V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Security Features:APS / None
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:Mail in parts and labor\nOne Year
Warranty note:Mail in parts and labor\nOne Year
Weight:4.63
Wireless Technology:Broadcom 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless / IEEE 802.11b/g / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Manual:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Package depth:15.4
Package height:20.9
Package width:15.7

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

Card reader integrated:Y
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:VGA
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
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi:N

Power

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

Processor

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

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
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: 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 Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
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® 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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:37135 / 43568
Processor code:SLGEV / SLGS4 / SLGSB
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/3GB / 4GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / No
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software: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 architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MS Pro, SD, XD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity: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/250GB / 500GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

System Requirements

Minimum display resolution requirement:1024 x 768
Minimum RAM:4

Technical Details

Filament thickness supported:0.0689
Layer thickness (max):0.0118
Layer thickness (min):0.00512
Layer thickness supported:0.3
Maximum build size (WxDxH):3.94 x 3.94 x 3.94
Nozzle width:0.0157
Print technology:Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
Printing material:Polylactic acid (PLA)

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8 / 9.29 / 9.41 / 9.45
Height:0.906 / 13.4
Height (front):0.709
Height (rear):0.996
Weight:22.3 / 3.53 / 3.99 / 4.63
Width:12.8 / 13.3