Conclusion: This portable is not for power users or frequent cross-country fliers who need long battery life. But if you take mainly shorter trips and are looking for an affordable touch-screen ultrabook to juggle basic everyday tasks, we suggest you make the U310 Touch one of your top choices.
Pros: Great keyboard, Intelligent design touches, Impressive tech support
Summary: Boasting an excellent keyboard and clickpad, impressive audio and a design elegant enough to blend in with notebooks twice its price, the $549 Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch is almost the perfect notebook for budget-minded back-to-school shoppers.
Excerpt: Finally, an ultrabook a sensible person with a realistic budget can love. The Lenovo Ideapad u310 succeeds the U300s, which is Lenovo’s first attempt at making an ultrabook. The clamped book design is inherited (though there’s no denying the MacBook-inspired touch), the signature and comfortable...
Conclusion: Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 should have been one of the best Ultrabooks to date. Priced at under £650, it marries the capabilities of an Intel Core processor with the speed of a solid-state cache and delivers the responsiveness we've come to expect from a premium machine at a more palatable price.
Summary: The Lenovo U310 laptop is the first of a new breed of Ultrabook that’s a little chubbier and a tinch slower, but much more affordable. Every other major computer maker– Dell , HP , Sony –is going to have an Intel-certified Ultrabook at this price point soon, if they don’t have one already.
Lenovo Ideapad U310 review – a proper budget ultrabook
21 August 2012
Summary: With the IdeaPad U310, Lenovo shows that budget ultrabooks are not a myth and good 13.3 inch ultra-portable laptops cab be bought for about $700. Of course, the U310 still has its issues, but the overall package is good enough to make it my favorite cheap ultrabook right now.
Pros: good looking, sturdy, excellent keyboard and trackpad, good performances, decent speakers, runs fairly cool and quiet, good price
Cons: the screen is quite poor, sub-par battery life, heavier than most competitors, some units have wireless issues (which can be fixed though)
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is a well made Ultrabook with a premium casing and a unique, stylish design (no echoes of the MacBook Air here). It has a better than average keyboard, a very usable trackpad, good support tools and an attractive price.
Pros: Unique design with excellent materials, good keyboard and trackpad.
Summary: We’re pretty satisfied with the U310’s general usability, It looks great, the keyboard is comfortable to use, tactile and easy to clean and we love the fact that Lenovo has configured the system shortcut keys to work the same way Macs do (pressing Fn keys will let you use the Function keys instead).