Summary: I hated this machine when it was first delivered - Windows 8 was horrible and everything was so slow and hard work. Now I have had it for a month I almost love it - I am a convert to Windows 8 which is very well suited to a touch-screen laptop, the battery life is superb, it is fast enough and generally good. I think the slow start was because the first time you clicked on anything it had to set it up which took forever.
Summary: I had a lot of hesitation before ordering this laptop from Amazon which was the cheapest around I ordered the orange colour. I read mixed reviews. Finally after about a week I am quite happy. Good keyboard, backlight to travel night time. Quick start thanks to SSD. I am not a big fan of touch screen. I am mainly working with the mouse. Screen OK no more than that. It comes with Windows 8.1 and you can retrieve your familiar environment of windows 7 if you wish to.
Summary: I agree with other reviewers on here. The sound is the most disappointing aspect of this laptop, I can honestly say I have better quality on my HTC One smartphone than with this laptop. I think a decent set of Bluetooth speakers will definitely be in order. I also encountered problems when upgrading to Windows 8.1, although I didn't seem to get the sleep issues most other users had.
Summary: I've only had the Lenovo a few days and so far all seems well. This replaced an old netbook so it would be unfair to compare but I was surprised to find this new device hanging on occasions even if only for a few seconds. The fan can be heard on occasions but generally the device is silent with very little heat emitted through the case.
Ultrabook for under 1000 with great performance and design
N Almond, Amazon
10 February 2014
Summary: Ordered after much research, it is difficult to find laptops with high specs below 1000, but found this and thought I would chance it. Solid machine, very nice design, orange and black looks fantastic. Nice amount of ports, although I would have preferred two USB 3.0 ports instead of just one. There is a satisfyingly solid feeling as you open and close the lid. It's a little bit heavy for the size but it's not too big an issue for me.
Summary: I chose this laptop because I wanted something slim and durable with a touchscreen. Lenovo have consistently good reviews as well. This is a very good laptop and I like using it. Windows 8 is much better with a touchscreen and the touchscreen itself is responsive. The keyboard is great - backlit and perfect for typing. The laptop boots amazingly quickly too. Downsides: I have had a few connectivity problems.
Summary: After much anticipation, especially due to long awaited delivery (which is now irrelevant for the purpose of this review), I have at last laid my hands on this laptop, and spent the last 2 days testing it. It comes in a neat box, flimsy Lenovo seal however, but generally seems sturdy enough to offer protection during transport etc. Lovely Orange colour all around (Lenovo trademark), and sexy looking all black inside/keyboard.
Summary: This is a review of the Lenovo U330t, 4gb RAM, 1.8Ghz, written 1 day into my ownership. I ordered this laptop as a replacement for my old Dell i3 model which had taken to overheating rather alarmingly. Despite straddling the christmas period amazon delivered within a few days with no problems, so top-notch as usual guys. Laptop appearance can't be faulted. Sturdy but light, no manufacturing faults that I can see. Screen display bright and crisp.
Summary: I have had the U330 touch for nearly a fortnight now and I am very pleased with just one reservation. The laptop is sleek with a nice feel and a weight that is enough to make it feel substantial but not enough to make it an issue. It has no disc drive but any software on disc can be installed from another PC on the same network once sharing permissions are set correctly or you can buy an exterior disc for around £30.
Summary: Arrived last night and have used it for about an hour. Asthetically pleasing. Perhaps not quite as pretty as the Asus Zenbook that I could never seem to find anywhere (touch version), but very good nonetheless. Only slight negatives are the proprietry plug socket for the power (unless it is a new standard) which means I can't borrow a power lead if I forget it so easily, and the positioning of the headphone socket.