Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review: A sexy, sexy ultrabook
12 February 2014
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S is a great ultra-portable laptop, and the matte screen makes it ideal for working outside. We loved its elegant design, its matte screen coating, and its great keyboard.
Pros: Great battery life. Good performance (with SSD and an i7 option), Great keyboard.
Cons: Lack of SD card / ethernet ports, Screen could be better
Pros: Solid construction, solid performance, solid feature set. Keyboard is as good as it gets on an ultrabook. OneKey rescue button to restore/rebuild the laptop is a neat idea — but do we really need a standalone, physical button on the side for this? It’s the only ultrabook available in beautiful or...
Cons: What’s up with the backlighting? Minimal port selection, with USB ports on opposite sides of the machine. Weak clickpad.
Summary: The Lenovo 300s is one of the nicest-looking and best-designed ultrabooks around. Lenovo was able to differentiate itself form the rest of the ultrabook pack by following the same design concepts they’ve been using years ago, starting with the ultraportables.
Conclusion: All told, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s is a strong entry in the fledgling ultrabook field on the basis of its hardware. To be sure, the hefty pricing—for the Core i7 model we tested, or even the ramped-down Core i5 version—will put it out of reach for most folks who don't need the kind of pure...
Pros: Thin and light, even by ultrabook standards, Strong Core i7 performance, Bump-resistant SSD, Long battery life, Aluminum chassis, Surprising audio fidelity
Cons: Too expensive, No memory-card slot, Port selection is only basic
Excerpt: Lenovo also brings its A-game to the Ultrabook party. And well it should, since it’s asking almost $1,500 for the IdeaPad U300s. That’s premium, business-ultraportable price territory. It’s therefore apropos that the U300s has the most businessy aesthetic, although not at the sake of sleek design.
Pros: Attractive design; high quality; Core i7 and 256GB SSD.
Cons: Expensive; no media reader; lower-res screen than UX31E.
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review – a top ultra-portable for business
9 January 2012
Summary: This is probably my favorite ultrabook amongst the first generation of such devices, offering classic looks, excellent build quality, a proper keyboard and trackpad and solid everyday performances.
Pros: original and simpler design, excellent build quality, excellent keyboard and trackpad, good performances, decent battery life, alright speakers
Cons: pricey, no card-reader, screen is glossy and quite dim
Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review – This Stylin’ Ultrabook Is No MacBook Air Clone
14 December 2011
Excerpt: Lenovo’s ultrabook embodies many of the best aspects of this new notebook category, including a seriously thin design coupled with impressive performance. The design is singular instead of following the Air-clone crowd, with a Clementine Orange option that stands out.
Pros: Specs, Who is the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s For?, Design and Build, Keyboard and Touchpad, Features, Performance, IdeaPad U300s vs the Competition
Cons: Specs, Who is the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s For?, Design and Build, Keyboard and Touchpad, Features, Performance, IdeaPad U300s vs the Competition