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Lenovo IdeaPad U400
6.2 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad U400

Great Deal: $799.99

Reviews and Problems with Lenovo IdeaPad U400

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Overall 8
8.0

Way More Than Adequate

Richard Colquhoun "rick c", Amazon
23 November 2013
  • Summary: I HATED the track pad until a computer geek friend turned off the "ClickLock" setting in the "Mouse" settings...I tried new drivers, etc. This was it! Works fine now. But I still like using a mouse.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Laptop

Michael S., Newegg
10 May 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the Accidental Damage warranty when I bought the laptop and I am currently looking at getting it sent in for repair.
  • Pros: Sturdy build and material. Parts perform well enough for what I need them to do. The laptop has actually survived quite easily two falls from 3 feet and about 5 feet. With the only damage being the case separating in two places slightly and the right side ports not working. I was expecting a no l...
  • Cons: None to speak of, the keyboard layout could use some work though.
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Overall 8
8.0

One of the better laptops I've used.

chris howard, Amazon
30 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought this laptop for a friend, but I used it for a few days, to make sure that everything worked okay. I noticed that it had great build quality. It was very solid, the lid didn't wiggle, and the keyboard had decent key travel, though it seemed a bit small.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Apple-like Computer

drake, Amazon
30 September 2012
  • Summary: This computer looks really good and I get compliments from folks when they see it. It looks like an Apple computer but works like a PC (and doesn't heat up too much from the bottom like an Macbook). You get the best of both worlds.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product. Minor complaints.

Ralph G., Newegg
18 September 2012
  • Summary: Excellent product. The slot loading dvd-drive sold me on the product, I don't like trays. I need it for group projects and such for cheap media distribution.
  • Pros: Classy looking laptop and overall materials used. I love the feel of the keys and the action of the keyboard. I have no problems with the trackpad. Plenty fast for my needs; browse the internet, documents, presentations, netflix, and Team Fortress 2.
  • Cons: I'm still looking for a fix for the Intel N1030 network card, possibly the built-in bluetooth makes Internet painfully slow at times. No backlit keyboard, but now I'm just nit picking. No SD card slot, it's a big thing but nothing that a couple of USB adapters can't fix. *No built-in 200watt subw...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ali M., Newegg
14 September 2012
  • Summary: Dell XPS 13 Cypress trackpad drivers work nicely and the trackpad now works just fine
  • Pros: Nice processor, nice graphics for the price, stylish looks and very comparative to apple's macbook pro, intelligent fan placement
  • Cons: disastrous trackpad which destroys the computers reputation, makes a wierd noise at startup, low screen resolution, keyboard is very small, no sd card slot, sturdy build quality but very untidy
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Overall 8
8.0

good quality laptop

Peter P., Newegg
28 August 2012
  • Pros: great unibody aluminum construction with excellent keyboard. Screen is good but not great like the zenbook or mac. very happy with purchase, esp for the price. Won't find any sub $500 computer with metal case and glass trackpad
  • Cons: all this talk about the cypress trackpad is true with the default driver; if you update it to a dell 15z laptop driver, the trackpad is just fine, not as smooth as a mac but much better than the original driver and with good palm rejection. http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/usgen1/DriverD...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Kieran R., Newegg
10 August 2012
  • Summary: Great laptop for everyday use. Don't buy this if you are planning on doing any extensive gaming, this is definitely not for you. I bought this for $499.99. I would not buy it for the normal $800 price.
  • Pros: Very stylish Decent Portability Nice Keyboard Trackpad is fine (with a few exceptions described below)
  • Cons: Lots of bloatware Two-finger scrolling is absolutely horrible Keyboard took a while for me to get used to Speakers are very average Battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

Great!

Momof Four, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: The computer works well for a laptop and the small compact design is really nice. It doesn't seem as rugged as our last laptop, but it should work fine. I've only owned it for a few weeks so I can't say anything about its long term durability.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best bang for your buck!

David H., Newegg
9 August 2012
  • Summary: I think this is a very good notebook buy.The track pad that everyone complaints about can be fixed by downloading the newest drivers at Lenovo's website. Haven't experienced any problems with the WiFi buy can be fixed if you download the newest drivers and setting the WiFi power to 100%.
  • Pros: -Dedicated graphics card -6GB DDR3 RAM -Lightweight -Ultra-portable -Sleek -Strong proccesor -Fast boot up -Comes with Google Chrome already installed
  • Cons: -Small screen but may due to my previous 17" Toshiba -pretty loud fan when doing some intense work like gaming or rendering videos -Lack of USB ports but can be solved with a USB hub -Small backspace key -No backlight keyboard -Noisy DVD drive but may be because I was creating recovery disks (fou...
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