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Lenovo Ideapad U510
6.3 out of 10

Lenovo Ideapad U510

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Reviews and Problems with Lenovo Ideapad U510

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Overall 4
4.0

Laptop Falling Apart

Dina Smith, Amazon
21 June 2015
  • Summary: I purchased my Lenovo from another vendor in October 2014. It's fast, pretty, and everything was great until about a week ago. For no apparent reason, the hinge on the left side has broken. The laptop has not been dropped or abused in anyway - I've loved it too much to let anything happen to it.
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Overall 4
4.0

BEWARE!!!

Michael G., Newegg
26 June 2014
  • Summary: After 7 mos. the hard drive up and disappeared. After wrestling around with it, I decided to try and hook the drive up to another computer to (try to) retrieve my data. Upon pry up the keyboard (step one of actually opening it I found 4 screws no fastened at all. FOUR!
  • Pros: Aluminum casing, backlit keys, stable. Works great with win7pro. Looks sleek and sturdy
  • Cons: Screws were not even tightened inside! makes me think of shoddy craftsmanship and worry about what other problems may unfurl. (windows 8 stinks) Hard drive stopped working. (working now, read below)
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Overall 4
4.0

Needs repair within 6 months

Howard S., Newegg
23 June 2014
  • Pros: Looks nice with affordable price.
  • Cons: Wifi doesn't work from time to time. There's a big black dot appearing on screen after about 5 months use. Trying to find the warranty info on lenovo.com but it's really confusing. Windows 8 is not user friendly......
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Overall 4
4.0

nonreliable

robert greer, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: Had my u410 for about a year now. This morning while working on a class project it decided it would only get limited internet connection even after restarting it. This is a common problem. WiFi is pretty much based on luck. Macbook users and other computers will all have internet but you will not.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not what I expected from an Ultrabook

Lauren R., Newegg
23 January 2014
  • Summary: I was really intruiged by the concept of the ultrabook. I purchased this laptop thinking I was getting a great deal on a high quality, ultra portable laptop. All I was planning on using it for was Microsoft Office and web browsing.
  • Pros: I liked the large touchpad on this laptop and the fact that the keyboard was backlit
  • Cons: The laptop was poorly constructed. The keyboard flexes when you type and they have made the keys too small in order to fit the 10-key keypad. Also, the battery only lasted about 3 hrs for me while doing web-browsing (not even close to the 6 hrs advertised). I used the laptop for a week before it ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice, but.......

Wayne H., Newegg
8 January 2014
  • Summary: Keyboard had several keys that would stick. Touchpad is different feel, but could get comfortable with it with practice. Returned because of sticking keys. Would have accepted a replacement if Newegg.com would have had one.
  • Pros: Lightweight, thin, cool running, fast
  • Cons: keyboard, touchpad
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Overall 4
4.0

Hit or miss quality

Robert H., Newegg
1 December 2013
  • Summary: I've deployed two of these at work. The first one was downgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as it is company policy for all end-user devices to be running that version of Windows right now.
  • Pros: The design is lightweight, functional, and gets a decent amount of battery life, while still performing well for its price range. Lenovo also provides drivers for Windows 7 for this machine on their website, making it possible to downgrade, if you prefer Windows 7.
  • Cons: The wireless range is terrible and the hybrid SSD solution is nearly worthless with how poorly the 1TB 5400RPM HDD performs. Windows 8 performs well on the machine, but program loads and large file operations are slow because of the HDD.
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Overall 4
4.0

Solid build, weak inputs

Thomas A., Newegg
22 November 2013
  • Summary: I got this machine during a November pre-black Friday sale. I bought it for $500. It's performance, overall, is fine. The i5 is awesome and I never had to think about memory use. So if you just need a machine to run and you plug in your own mouse and keyboard, I say go for it.
  • Pros: The body of this laptop is pretty solid. It's a nice aluminum body which is not heavy at all and smooth to the touch. The keyboard is backlit, which was a nice surprise. The i5 is awesome on performance and 6GB of RAM is more than enough for day-to-day stuff.
  • Cons: The touchpad is incredibly jumpy. At first I thought maybe it was just me, but I had my roommate try it out. He tried clicking on a pinned tab in Chrome and instead he found the cursor almost halfway on the other side on the screen. I've tried adjusting it, but nothing seems to help... The keyboa...
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Overall 4
4.0

TERRIBLE

Keith D., Newegg
22 September 2013
  • Pros: Backlit keyboard, HDMI out. that's about it
  • Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE. Lenovo gave me the 3rd degree when I asked about downgrading to my own purchased copy of windows 7 and threatened to void any warranty services if i switched off of windows 8. driver support is horrendous with windows 7 and even on 8 things just magically stop working whenever th...
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't Judge a (Note)Book by Its Cover

Allison Lattman, Amazon
1 September 2013
  • Summary: I ordered this laptop in June from another source and received one without anything (i.e., Windows) loaded on it; so, it was basically useless I called Lenovo, and they couldn't help me. The store from where I purchased it sent me another one, though.
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