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Lenovo IdeaPad U300S
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Lenovo IdeaPad U300S

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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review: A sexy, sexy ultrabook

t3me.com
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
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

PC Magazine
13 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, Lenovo's entry into the ultrabook arena, is as well-engineered as you'd expect, but it's not a knockout blow to its competitors.
  • Pros: First-class design. Excellent keyboard. WiDi.
  • Cons: No memory-card slot or Ethernet port. Sealed battery. Premium price.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

HotHardware
15 March 2012
  • Summary: It's easy to understand why the fledgling ultrabook market is exploding with new offerings from virtually all of the major players.  The new class of notebooks, seemingly reinvented by Intel's vision (and a $300 million dollar marketing fund) are designed to offer robust performance for everyday...
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
31 January 2012
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s review – a top ultra-portable for business

UltrabookReview
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
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 6
6.1
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 6
6.3
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 8
8.2

Review Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Notebook

Notebookcheck
10 December 2011
  • Summary: Twiggy. Following Acer and Asus, Lenovo now appears in the ring of UltraBooks with the next candidate. Low configuration and ULV hardware in an attractive packaging - is the IdeaPad U300s only to tempt us with its design or can it convince at second glance?
  • Pros: Excellent manufacturing quality, Very fast system start, Good application performance, Elegant design, High mobility, Low noise development, SSD, Design is a matter of taste, but the U300s' slim aluminum case is undoubtedly exceptionally elegant and perfectly manufactured.
  • Cons: Dark and reflective screen with a low contrast, Restricted scope of interfaces, Lack of upgrade options, Average input devices, Charging electronics throttles the processor, Doesn't weigh even 1.3 kilograms, has a thickness of under 15 millimeters and a long battery life - Lenovo's UltraBook has ...
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 6
6.1
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 6
6.3
Connectivity 6
6.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Temperature 8
8.2

Review Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Notebook

Notebookcheck
10 December 2011
  • Summary: Twiggy. Following Acer and Asus, Lenovo now appears in the ring of UltraBooks with the next candidate. Low configuration and ULV hardware in an attractive packaging - is the IdeaPad U300s only to tempt us with its design or can it convince at second glance?
  • Pros: Excellent manufacturing quality, Very fast system start, Good application performance, Elegant design, High mobility, Low noise development, SSD, Design is a matter of taste, but the U300s' slim aluminum case is undoubtedly exceptionally elegant and perfectly manufactured.
  • Cons: Dark and reflective screen with a low contrast, Restricted scope of interfaces, Lack of upgrade options, Average input devices, Charging electronics throttles the processor, Doesn't weigh even 1.3 kilograms, has a thickness of under 15 millimeters and a long battery life - Lenovo's UltraBook has ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

Wired
16 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Maybe it’s a cliché that big things come in small packages, but with its IdeaPad U300s , Lenovo proves there’s truth in them there words. The latest entry into the increasingly crowded ultrabook market, Lenovo takes the high (end) road, offering a well-thought-out feature set while keeping costs —...
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
8.0
Performance 7
7.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 6
6.0
Keyboard 8
8.0
Software 9
9.0

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ultrabook review

theverge.com
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Months before Intel decided to jump-start its new ultrabook category, Lenovo made an extremely thin laptop which essentially fit 95 percent of Intel’s vision: the IdeaPad U260 .
  • Pros: Very unique, rigid design, Wonderfully spaced and comfortable keyboard, Best touchpad among ultrabooks
  • Cons: No backlit keyboard, No SD card slot, More expensive than the competition, Screen resolution could be better
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Overall 7
7.0

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Review

LAPTOP Magazine
4 November 2011
  • Summary: Like the ASUS UX31, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s gets many things right, but not enough to beat the 13-inch MacBook Air. While it may not be as flashy, we like this Ultrabook's solid aluminum design, excellent performance, and nearly 7 hours of battery life.
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