Summary: From the outside, there is little about the Lenovo U worth quibbling over. Lengthy battery life and a slim body are benefits of the series' excellent build quality, and a varied catalog of models provides customization flexibility.
Pros: The Lenovo U series features excellent battery life and performance in a lightweight body.
Cons: The laptop's average display has middling visual quality and poor viewing angles.
Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is an interesting thin and light laptop from the Chinese PC manufacturer. The IdeaPad U260 is sleek, stylish, has a 12-inch form factor and comes with an Intel Core i3-380UM ultra-low voltage processor to balance battery life and everyday performance.
Conclusion: If you're a Windows sort of person, and want a tiny computer to bring with you on a trip - this is the one. This is exactly what you're going to want. If you plan on being in the field without portable power or a wall plug for hours on end, maybe consider something else.
Excerpt: Lenovo’s laptops usually has that design signature that you’ll easily spot a mile away. The IdeaPad U260 does not seem to inherit the usual genetic make-up and thus gives it a much refreshing look. Check out our full review of the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 after the jump.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Ultraportable and slim-type laptops are my favorite as I don’t need my laptop to be a desktop replacement. So something that is small and light really does appeal to me. Design-wise Lenovo really blew this thing out of the water!
Pros: – Elegant design, – Thin and light, – Core i5 processor and 4GB memory, – Glass touchpad and leather palm rest
Excerpt: Luxury. Premium. Exclusive. These are words rarely associated with laptops, particularly PC laptops. While Apple happily reaps in profits from the MacBook Pro, most other laptop manufacturers have a difficult time selling high-end laptops.
Summary: Elegant and thin. Inspired by the shape of an elegantly slim book, Lenovo presents the IdeaPad U260 subnotebook with an exceptional 12.5 inch display, Intel Core i5 Arrandale CPU, and integrated graphics unit.
Pros: Thin case, High quality materials and manufacturing, Pleasant, stable keyboard, Touchpad with glass surface, Matte 12.5 inch display with daylight sensor, Good office performance (i5-470UM, GMA HD), The robust case, the elegant design, the selected materials, and the matte display in a 12.5 inch ...
Cons: Meager included accessories, Mediocre display values, Increased temperatures under load (air circulation), Lacking stereo speakers, Average run times, A card reader, longer battery run times, better speakers, as well as a brighter display.
Lenovo IdeaPad u260 Review: Beautiful Notebook, but Needs Some Polish
4 February 2011
Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaPad u260 emerged late last year as one of the few ultraportable laptops that could challenge the MacBook Air in terms of design. The fact that this beautiful looking notebook came with a powerful Intel Core i5 processor, Windows 7 and could be found on sale for less than $900 didn’t...
Pros: Great Design, Attractive Colors, Anti-Glare display
Cons: Poor Battery Life, Odd Keyboard Layout and Size, No SD Card Reader