|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Core i5-3317U|
|RAM||4 GB DIMM|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD 4000 Graphics|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||6 hours|
Lenovo U310 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Grey)
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Lenovo U310 Graphite Silver
Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 GHz
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
I had this laptop as well as a couple others in my WishList for a good while but had problems deciding about which to choose. I got this from amazon on Black Friday for $599.99 and went with the Lenovo due to the Good Company Name and their Well Built Products.
The Main Things i needed in a laptop
- Good Battery Life (>5 Hours with moderate usage)
- Light and Small (Portability is needed as I am on the Go most of the time)
- Ability to play 1080p content and run semi-intensive applications and VMs for testing purposes.
The laptop is pretty light and has a nice finish on the outside lid. It feels sturdy and fits perfectly in my Bag.
Keyboard and Touchpad
While typing on the keyboard, you can feel the laptop flexing which can get annoying
when typing large documents.The Touchpad on the other hand is nice and large and the left click as well as right click buttons are easy to press. The gestures in the Touchpad software also allow you to scroll with using two fingers so you no longer need to use your fingers at the end of the touchpad to scroll.
Re-installation of Windows
I got irritated of the User interface in Windows 8 and reinstalled Windows 7 on the Laptop almost immediately. I didnt care for the interface in WIndows 8 as i mostly use applications external to Windows for school. . I noticed that the SSD built in was used for caching and the OS was actually installed on the Magnetic Hard Disk. I realised that UEFI was also enabled and had some issues getting Windows 7 to install. I wanted to remove UEFI and install Windows 7 directly on the SSD.Read more ›
THIS IS NOT TRUE. My unit manufactured 10/27/12 STILL HAS THE WIFI ISSUE which Lenovo has failed to fix or acknowledge. (symptoms : It will not work sitting more than 20 feet away from your router, , Wifi speed is much slower than other devices on the same network.
How they can still be selling these defective models is beyond me. There are hundreds of pages on forums about the problem yet it is still not fixed.
While Lenovo's are usually rock solid machines (at least Thinkpad) I suggest people stay away from this model line. These were shoddily built, not tested and Lenovo is not supporting them.
Core i5 is fast enough.
Keyboard is fantastic.
Thin and lightweight.
Fan is still quiet and bottom surface is just barely warm even after prolonged (over 1 hour) 100% cpu usage (on all 4 cores) doing video conversion (using ffmpeg) with ambient temp about 70 F.
Battery life seems to be about 4-8 hours of internet browsing.
The construction is just ok. It is not metal, its plastic. Some of it feels very cheaply snapped together. For example, the lcd bezel snaps on and its plastic. If you twist the screen slighlty you can hear it the typical plastic stress noises. Sometimes if I close the lid by pulling it down on one side, it feels like the lcd bezel might pop out.
Some parts of it look like a Macbook pro, but is not build like one. Everywhere the Mac is metal this thing is plastic. In my opinion it feels cheap. The cost is 2x-4x less than a Macbook pro, and it feels about 2x-4x more flimsy than a Macbook pro. So I guess you get what you pay for.
The RAM is nearly impossible to upgrade, unless you are willing to pry off the bottom cover with a paint scraper and risk scratching the edges and breaking all the little plastic tabs which snap it toghether. I'm not saying it cannot be done. It can be done. There just isn't an easy way to remove the bottom cover. You have to fordibly pry it off. I actually gave up attempting to upgrade the ram.
The touchpad is the worst pointing device I have ever used. An old dirty "ball" mouse would be less irritating.Read more ›
I wouldn't have purchased this laptop, if i knew that Lenovo is so pathetic at its customer service. Guys, I had purchased this laptop in march but the lenovo says that this laptop was purchased in November, and imagine the call centre representative says me "Don't worry Sir, you are not the only one" I was silent for a moment, and then the HDD dies, after launching the complaint the lenovo support guy comes in and says "Sir, you have lost all your data and there is nothing that can be done about it, I will reach the service centre and give you call as to what is to be done. No surprise for the next 5 days No COMMUNICATION!, Then i call up the customer service centre after eight days they say, Oooppss! your HDD needs to be replaced and nobody has put an order for it today 14 days have passed and yet there is nothing that is being done from LENOVO. Please don't purchase any lenovo product. they will wait till the warranty dies to fix things up
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a good laptop. Very good looking and with some good power under it. I bought the i5 version and I could room Photoshop and other heavy programs. Wifi is not great though. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Antonio Diaz
I had this for about a year. Within 3 months, I find that the wireless sucks and the touchpad causes the screen to jump around from windows to desktop, windows to desktop, etc. Read morePublished on February 17, 2014 by Yollow
Worst laptop Ever don't you get it especially from this seller worst customer service. Wifi is not working and takes too long to start the system and the seller is not taking it... Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Technocrat
Product description misled. Was expecting touch screen. Wireless connection does not work. Very bad experience. Never buy this product again.Published on October 14, 2013 by Buyer10231
UPDATE: After a few uses, there are a couple qualms I have. First, the keyboard is really difficult to type with, and not just in terms of design. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by JJ
Had consistent problem--says plugged in battery not charging. There's hundreds of posts about what to do. I've spent countless hours. Don't want to pay huge service fees. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Kathy Masaoka
Windows 8 is the epitome of how Microsoft tries too hard
UNACCEPTABLE WI-FI PROBLEMS - it disconnects constantly having to... Read more
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