Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaPad U110 11.1-inch laptop is a player in the latest craze for ultra-portable computing. What separates the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is an exquisite Tendril texture of vines and buttercup flowers etched into the aluminum casing. The design is carried out strategically on the backside of the laptop. It is a conversation starter and definitely an eye catcher. The shiny black keys seem able to withstand constant use without losing the lettering or shininess.
Conclusion: Most of the IdeaPad's software bundle is what you'd expect -- trial versions of Norton AntiVirus and Microsoft Office; CyberLink's Power2Go for burning music, video, and photo DVDs and CDs; a handy EasyCapture utility for taking snapshots with the 1.3-megapixel webcam above the screen. Shuttle Center II is an eye-candy alternative to Windows Media Center for perusing and using your MP3s, images, and other multimedia files.
Summary: Y'know, the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 does have one more thing in common with the MacBook Air: despite all the flaws, we still feel compelled to pick it up and check it out. The keyboard takes a little getting used to and it's reasonably powerful for its size. But considering how difficult it is to see the screen in some lighting conditions, make sure that it's worth the asking price for your needs when it launches in the UK later this year.
Summary: The IdeaPad U110 has much more going for it than its artistic style and good looks, as its performance indicates. However, its closest competitor—the ASUS U2E (starting at $1,999)—features a built-in optical drive, a genuine leather casing, and a solid state drive option. Nevertheless, the U110’s fashion-forward design, along with its long battery life and bright LED-backlit display, make it one of our favorite ultraportables.
Pros: li dir"ltr" style"MARGIN-RIGHT 0px"Ultra-fashionable design, li dir"ltr" style"MARGIN-RIGHT 0px"Solid battery life, li dir"ltr" style"MARGIN-RIGHT 0px"Sleek responsive touch controls, li dir"ltr" style"MARGIN-RIGHT 0px"Impressive frameless LED-backlit display,
Cons: External optical drive, Glossy design picks up smudges quickly, Keyboard a bit slippery, Weak speakers,
Summary: It looks great and has fast specifications for an ultraportable laptop. It's a good thing it comes with a second, larger battery though, because its small battery produced a very low run-time in our tests. Nevertheless, if it's a lightweight powerhouse that you want, this one is ideal.
Pros: Stylish, comfortable to use, very good performance for office applications and media encoding, very light, ships with a second, larger battery, optical drive
Cons: Screen had a grainy look to it and creaked a little when we moved it, lacks 802.11 draft-n and Gigabit networking, batteries were hard to remove
Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Review (Verdict: Short Ride In A Reasonably-Paced Machine)
6 May 2008
Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaPad U110 comes in the wake of America’s new obsession with tiny laptops. I could tell you that it’s powered by a 1.6Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (4MB, 800 MHz), packing 120GB of PATA storage and up to 3GB of RAM (2 tested), but all you want to know is that it’s over half a pound lighter than the MacBook Air and will impress the fellow yupps at Starbucks.
Excerpt: Yıllarca geleneksel ThinkPad tasarımıyla kullanıcıların karşısına çıkan Lenovo, bazı kesimlerin ‘sıkıcı’ bulduğu tasarımını IdeaPad’le değiştirip, kullanıcılarını U110’un tasarım ve özellikleriyle şaşırtmakla kalmayıp kendine hayran bırakıyor. Tasarım yönünden yılın en iddialı dizüstü bilgisayarıyla karşı karşıyayız. Fakat görüntüsü sizi yanıltmasın. O süslü püslü bir netbook değil.
Pros: Tasarım, ağırlık, pil ömrü, performans
Cons: Ekran, başlangıç hızı, klavye tasarımı, fiyat