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Lenovo IdeaPad U450

Lenovo IdeaPad U450
alaScore 80

95 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and battery. The design and screen also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the sound.

portability, screen, design, battery, performance

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U450

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U450 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, size, value for money, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad U450 14 inch mini Laptop (Intel Celeron ULV 743, 2Gb, 250Gb, 4 cell battery, webcam, BT, Win 7 HP (Black))Lenovo IdeaPad U450 2693 - Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.3 GHz - 14" TFT

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, screen, design, value for money, keyboard

reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad U-450p 14-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 6 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 41896FU Notebook PC - Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.20GHz, 4GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, 14" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bitLenovo Ideapad U-450p 14-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 6 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Home Premium)

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Lenovo IdeaPad U450p Review

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad U450p is their newest ultra-thin consumer-oriented notebook. With a 14-inch screen and Intel Ultra-Low Voltage Core 2 Duo processor, consumers can expect a mid-sized notebook that maintains a great deal of portability. Does a svelte...

Thin and light ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Runs cool and quiet ; Satisfactory performance ; Internal optical drive

Battery life not as good as expected ; Chassis flex ; Subpar speakers ; Low-resolution display

These performance numbers indicate the U450p has enough power for most applications. The integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics are significantly faster than the integrated Intel HD graphics found in most consumer notebooks but still not fast...

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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...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U450P-33892GU

 

The Lenovo U450P-33892GU is a value 14-inch laptop, with everything but the processor and graphics card being below the top end parts. If you need a notebook for gaming or graphics editing, you'll want a bigger screen without question. For those who...

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo SU7300 ProcessorWindows 7 Home Premium 644 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHzATI Mobile Radeon HD4200 512MB dedicated14.0" HD AntiGlare 1366x768

This Lenovo IdeaPad U450P comes with Windows 7 64bit Home Premium...

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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.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U450p

 

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

The configuration of the IdeaPad U450p that we tested, with its ATI graphics chip, is a well-executed compromise for people who want a lightweight notebook with a good battery life, but who also want decent 3D performance now and then. Given the...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U450p review

 

A great all-round CULV laptop and even includes a built-in optical disc drive

Optical drive ; Impressive battery life ; Dedicated graphics ; Good build quality

SuperTFT screen ; Bit of flex in keys

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Lenovo IdeaPad U450p review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad U450p valiantly tries to straddle the gap between an ultra-portable and a desktop-replacement laptop, but, ultimately, it comes up short.

Long battery life ; Big hard drive ; Decent keyboard ; On-board DVD drive

Graphics chip isn't fast enough for the latest games ; Screen is quite reflective

Lenovo has attempted to straddle the gap between an ultra-portable and desktop-replacement laptop with the IdeaPad U450p. Unfortunately, the results aren't that successful. Although it offers long battery life, it's not small or light enough to be a...

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Lenovo IdeaPad U450p review

 

Lenovo's new IdeaPad U450p is a slimline laptop with a funky textured pattern on the lid and keyboard panel. The styling, while it may be a bit busy for some people, is certainly eye-catching and build quality feels excellent. At 2kg it's just at the...

A curious mix of compact design, DVD drive and dedicated graphics, the U450p is a jack of all trades - but master of none.

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Acheived balance performance and weight

 

I've just about tried them all. I recently returned the MSI X Slim 340 because of the touchpad. I should have listened to the reviewers prior to buying it. I stumbled upon this laptop in a locally owned computer store and decided to give it a try. ...

Battery lifeWeight (almost netbook weight)screen

Sound - It's good but not great.No Wireless N - Not a big

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High quality laptop for mobility and performance!

 

Background: I have experience with many laptops ranging from HP, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, MSI, Gateway, etc.. I typically upgrade every year or so and use multiple laptops for different scenarios (work, personal, travel).I have been ...

BATTERY LIFE

No dedicated graphics card

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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 Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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
Type:Network adapter
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 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

Processor

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

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/3GB / 4GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
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/250GB / 500GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD