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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review – Notebook

January 16th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Today ultraportable are ruling the world of laptops and currently this category is ruled through Apple’s MacBook Air. Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is another ultraportable comes under the similar category. This IdeaPad is high-design with 12-5-inch bold, thin and light-weight laptop. This Lenovo IdeaPad is quite affordable and priced at $899. This price is very much less when compared with apple’s 11-inch Air. This laptop is well designed with effective performance and reasonable battery life. This IdeaPad is quite fascinating with high-end design and features.

Detailed Features of Lenovo IdeaPad U260

This laptop is priced between $899 and $1,049. It is powered through 1.33 GHz Intel Core i5 U470 processor. This laptop is equipped with 320 GB hard disk and 4 GB of 1,066 MHz DDR3 RAM. It has one Intel GMA HD graphics with Intel HM55 chipset. It can run on every operating system and comes with Windows 7 Home premium of 64-bit. This laptop’s width is 12.5-inches, depth is 8.0-inches, and height is 0.7-inches and weighs around 3.5 pounds. This laptop comes under the ultraportables category.


Appearance

This IdeaPad IdeaPad U260 is first of its kind to feature 12.5-inch screen. This wide screen display is successful at offering regular laptop usage for a user. Its design is quite captivating through compact jewel-box-like packaging down to the various colors, clean lines and throughout textured surface. This kind of design is offering a luxury look for this ultraportable laptop. It is available in orange or brown. The colored wrap-around magnesium lid covers the top and bottom of the laptop and sandwiching the black interior inside.

Buttons

This laptop got single power button above the keyboard and located between stereo speakers grilles. There few status indicator icons glow stylishly in small grids of LED lights. The volume and brightness control buttons are associated with function-combination buttons on the d-arrow pad. There are none function-reverse control keys for this laptop.

Touch Pad

This Lenovo IdeaPad U260’s glass multituoch touch pad is little small and arranged with dedicated buttons beneath instead of a clickpad-style interface. The responsiveness and level of traction is perfect with this touch pad. There is a possibility for the fingerprint smudges over this touch pad down the line.

Display

This laptop has glossy 16:9 LED-backlit display of size 12.5-inch. Its native resolution is 1,366 x 768 pixels and this is a standard for mid sized laptops. Initially the screen will impart some jarred feeling, but on the continuous usage it will become quite like any other 13-inch screen. This screen imparts perfect feel for text reading and pictures and videos will be played with proper brightness and vivid colors.

Audio

This laptop is equipped with stereo speakers and embedded well in grilles above the keyboard. These speakers are successful at offering decent sound quality. Along with speakers, it has one 0.3 megapixel webcam with a maximum image resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

Additional Features

This Lenovo IdeaPad U260 is arranged with one VGA-out and HDMI ports for the video. It has one headphone/microphone combo jack for audio. This laptop comes with two numbers of USB 2.0 ports. It is equipped with Ethernet networking facility for the wired connectivity and has one 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for the wireless connectivity. This laptop does not have any optical as it comes under ultraportables category.


Positives

• This laptop design is quite captivating and premium category.
• Its keyboard and touch pad are excellent.
• Its light weight is definitely an added advantage.
• Its ergonomics are extremely comfortable for a user.

Negatives

• Its CPU performance is not up to the expectations.
• Its 3-hour battery life is not enough, though it is equipped with a power saving processor.

Conclusion

Lenovo U260 is a best affordable ultraportable with luxury design. Its looks are world-class, but failing to offer the world-class performance. Battery is the primary disadvantage with this laptop. People that are find it difficult with Mac AirBook prices can make a choice with this Lenovo IdeaPad U260 and it will become a best ultraportable for you.

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