Impressive CPU performance with Ivy Bridge
We praised the X220 for its sturdy case, fast performance, premium IPS display, extensive connectivity options and long battery life, but we also noted some unfortunate drawbacks like CPU throttling issues, subpar VGA quality and a warping case. Has the X230 fixed these issues or has it introduced more unanticipated problems along the way?
Fortunately, the 2012 refresh shows none of the hardware problems that plagued the original X220.
Great durability, ports, and performance
The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 offers the power and expansive feature set of a full-size notebook in a thin and lightweight ultraportable. Whether you are travelling around the world or commuting between offices, this powerful notebook is easy to carry - starting at just 2.96lbs!
Eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable keyboard
ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come with it. There's nothing here to disturb the continuity of the X line. For everyone else, this machine deserves some tire-kicking, especially with regard to the addictive keyboard. But its profile and appearance may not meet modern expectations.
Excellent screen, Excellent keyboard
If you're after a small laptop that's also powerful and comfortable to type on, the ThinkPad X230 is perfect. It has an excellent, backlit keyboard and its screen is also splendid. The only thing we don't like is the touchpad, but it does have a TrackPoint that you can use instead of it.
Stable, well-manufactured aluminum case
Lenovo's IdeaPad U410 leaves us with a kind of love-hate feeling after the test. It is not surprising since Lenovo devices sway between ingenuity and chaos much too frequently.
We are awed by the low price, the design, the feel, the good input devices (extremely good touchpad!) and the impression it makes during use. Lenovo does a lot of things right with the aluminum finish and the rounded edges that a Macbook user would wish for after a long typing session.
Huge Storage Capacity, Dedicated Graphics Processor
One of the prime reasons for going to a larger ultrabook is for the display and graphics. The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 is mixed in this area as it does feature dedicated NVIDIA graphics but the 14-inch display panel leaves much to be desired. Lenovo does offer some amazing amount of storage space that rivals other ultrabooks but still keeps boot times fast. At least the system retains the excellent keyboard and trackpad designs that make it comfortable to work with.
Lenovo's IdeaPad U410 does a good job of being useful in most situations, if you aren't looking to do some hardcore gaming or DVD/CD burning. It's hard to complain about the little things when this system shows such a vast improvement over the Lenovo ThinkPad U310 but manages to be the same price. For students who must keep a budget in mind but aren't willing to sacrifice too much power in their laptop, this is probably the perfect option.
When I first got this laptop there was a problem after a few weeks so I asked for an exchange. They sent me a brand new one the next day! Great service. As for the laptop, I love it! Especially it's light weight. I don't like iMACs but I do like their laptop design and THIS Lenovo laptop has almost the same design PLUS a home and end key which MACs don't have. The only down side to this laptop is that there's no DISC drive and it's slightly flimsy on the bottom and the center of the keyboard.
Great price, Ivy Bridge CPU
There are an abundance of Ultrabooks hitting the market at the moment and a clear trend seems to be emerging.
Manufacturers are having to make the decision between substance and style, between practicality and desirability, and are having to pitch their products into an ever-evolving market with an ever-expanding range of price points.
Well-designed, sturdy and has plenty of power
We like the U410 a lot. It's well-designed, sturdy and has plenty of power. We have some slight concerns about the battery, and you certainly won't see Lenovo's quoted maximum of nine hours, not unless you cast some sort of power saving spell over it anyway.
As a multimedia machine, it's solid. You'll also be able to play games, as the discrete graphics have sufficient punch to drive this laptop at its reasonably modest display resolution.
Low cost Ultrabook that feels cheaper than it looks
If you want a decent bit of hardware at a not-unreasonable cost, then you might consider the IdeaPad U410. However, despite the good features like the SSD cache I, feel that Lenovo has not delivered on what it claims, specifically in the battery department. Also, if you are spending more than £500 on a laptop, you'd expect it to actually feel worth the money. Alas, as a low cost Ultrabook, the build of the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 rather disappoints in this respect.
Big range of models, Easy to expand
After conducting our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580, we were left with a mixed impression. Some features and functions of the notebook were implemented well while other aspects were addressed with less elegance. The case gave us a nice aesthetic impression but was less convincing in terms of workmanship, haptics, and stability.
Nice design, Good performance, Solid keyboard
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580. Style, Performance and Entertainment Features At a Great Price. The stylish but affordable IdeaPad Z580 notebook with its sharp 15.6" HD display, a smart AccuType keyboard and Intelligent Touchpad inside, also delivers a wide range of multimedia capabilities. Enjoy rich audio with Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement and stereo speakers. Optimize your audio/video settings with OneKey Theater. Plus, the 3rd gen Intel Core processor ensures top performance.
Stylish and reasonably well-built laptop
The Lenovo Z580 is a stylish and reasonably well-built laptop. If you don't want to play games or other graphically demanding duties there's less reason to spend £200 over the comparable Dell Inspiron 15R, although you do get stronger construction and Blu-ray playback.
Beyond my expectations!
I have had this laptop for about a week now and I have to say that it has exceeded my expectations.
I was unsure of purchasing a Lenovo product since I never have before but after reading countless gret reviews for their products and reliability I was convinced to buy one. Since receiving this laptop everything has worked flawlessly. The screen has very good colours and viewing angles, the touch pad and keyboard is great and what Lenovo is known for. The speakers are loud and clear.
Sound quality of the speakers is excellent
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 might come across as expensive. But the quad-core Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and Blu-ray combo drive quite justify the heavy price tag. If Lenovo would have included a more powerful graphics processor and full HD display, this laptop would have been a killer deal. Nonetheless, if you want plenty of power for serious multitasking and casual gaming, you should consider the Z580.
Excellent performance, Sophisticated looks
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 doesn't look any different from the rivals, and neither does it make great noise about what it can possibly offer. It delivers excellent performance, good gaming experience, and all this in a chassis that is put together well. The sophisticated and wide appealing looks mean no user demographic is turned off even before considering.
Good CPU performance, Large and responsive touchpad
The IdeaPad was never intended to be a lineup of business notebooks. Hence, the target everyday home user who won't normally bother with upgrading internal hardware or use the computer outdoors very often may find a lot to like with the IdeaPad U310. The large input devices and conveniently placed ports are both appealing and ergonomic while the shiny screen and bezel will surely catch the attention of many.
Larger Storage Capacity From Hard Drive and SSD Caching Combo.
Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 makes for an extremely affordable option for those looking at a second generation ultrabook platform that doesn't skimp on storage or performance. It retains the same overall look at the past U300 series model as well as its excellent keyboard and trackpad. The changes made to make this laptop affordable do have their drawbacks. This includes it being one of the heavier 13-inch ultrabooks on the market.
Decent screen and an above average typing experience.
While we were reasonably happy with Lenovo's first attempt at an Ultrabook, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, it wasn't one of the cheaper ultraportable laptops on the market, and considering it had a few issues, it wasn't one we would recommend saving up for after alternatives like the Samsung Series 9 900X3B. However, not only has the U300s dropped in price, Lenovo has also released a budget Ultrabook for around £600, the IdeaPad U310.
Great design and port selection.
The Lenovo U310 Ultrabook isn't perfect, but small improvements address many of our earlier complaints and with coupons routinely dropping the price down to $750 it deserves a new look. The model Lenovo sent for review retails for $799 and includes a 32GB flash and 500GB hybrid hard drive.
Good interfaces, Quiet
Lenovo offers an entry-level computer for a low price with the IdeaPad G580-MBBG3GE. Those who are looking for a laptop for typing and that handles all types of Internet communication and can play most video formats will be on the safe side with the IdeaPad G580-MBBG3GE. An alert consumer will have noticed that this conclusion is very similar to the one about the Lenovo G585.
Office performance, Low power consumption
The Lenovo B560 (M488TGE) bids up to date hardware and office qualities with only minor drawbacks for little money. We have reviewed the FreeDOS alternative for 399 euros (4GB RAM). Nvidia Optimus not only helps save energy by disabling the Geforce 310M, but also with the good battery life of almost three hours (WLAN test).
The configuration with eSATA, a 500 GB hard disk and WLAN draft n/Gigabit LAN is impressive in the 400 euro price range.
Compact power adapter
Aesthetically, the U400 is one of the best-looking notebooks we've seen at this price tier with good CPU performance. But its overall performance is in every sense of the word average. The notebook certainly doesn't perform poorly when compared to other similarly built Core i5-based notebooks, but with a few exceptions, it's neither impressive nor terrible. The U400's battery life, weight, size and display are all overwhelmingly unremarkable.
Good overall performance
At $884 the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 is a good value for a well-built mainstream notebook that offers excellent overall performance. If the middling graphics performance were the only drawback, it would be easy to recommend this notebook. The issues with the keyboard and touchpad are a big distraction, especially for such important components.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U400 brings the new U series stylish look and aluminum unibody design to a more mainstream size. But it's still one of the thinner and lighter 14" laptops on the market, and the U400 plus its smaller and light charger are easy to take anywhere. The notebook packs a full size notebook punch into one of the most attractive notebooks on the market and you get a good selection of basic ports plus an optical drive.
Awesome power of the Intel Core i5 chipset
For those of you with a specific use-case in mind, be sure to comment below and I'll let you know if I think this computer is the one for you or not. For me, itÃ¢Â? Â? s simply not the perfect combination of thin, light, and powerful. While it does have the awesome power of the Intel Core i5 chipset, itÃ¢Â? Â? s not going to beat an Alienware notebook at home for gaming for a rather comparable price. For heading out of the house to publish some stories or work with video, I canÃ¢Â? Â?
extremely good mid-weight laptop
The Z560 is an extremely good mid-weight laptop, even though it cuts corners on both wired and wireless communications. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to those who want a great value, flexible laptop with fantastic build quality. The Z560 is an extremely good mid-weight laptop, even though it cuts corners on both wired and wireless communications. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to those who want a great value, flexible laptop with fantastic build quality.
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