|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.7 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 IdeaPad U310 43752BU 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U Processor, 4GB DIMM, 500GB HDD, 32GB SSD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Graphite Gray
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A number of people note how the screens are flexible, go into a store and try bending screens, all thin laptops are quite flexible. Seems odd to me too, but if everyones doing it, it must work.
I saw a few reviews about wireless problems with the u310, but saw many other good review so I disregarded. Don't disregard. There is a detailed summary at [...].
Seems to be that lenovo figured out the wifi was really bad, but kept selling units and just fixed it on the new ones. I bought my laptop on Sept 20, it was manufactured on May 28, the fix didn't come out until July 23... The date is printed at the bottom of the tag on the outside of the box, so if you buy in a store you can check.
In my case, the speed seemed not great to me, but the range was terrible. I got maybe 50 feet from the router before I lost signal. Even my phone (which I think has pretty bad reception for wifi) was better than that. I decided to go into work and see if I could pick up signal at my desk and couldn't ... back to the store we go. I read lots of reviews of 2-3 weeks for repairs and the problem not fixed, didn't sound like what I wanted to do with a brand new laptop.
Aside from the wifi issues, it was a great unit, solid build, really nice touchpad, good keyboard, screen was fine. I suppose some people might only use a machine at home, but for anyone that travels around, I think the wifi problems makes this machine a no-buy.
The replacement got off to a better start, however things ultimately ended up in a return and a refund. The body of the laptop is okay. Metal bottom and lid but the inside is plastic. The screen brightness is very low even at max settings and the colors are extremely washed out.
The deciding factor in returning the laptop came down to the wireless card. It just doesn't work correctly. I re installed windows, updated the drivers, upgraded to Windows 8 but nothing helped. It had problems connecting and when it did connect my speeds were horrible.
There are much better alternatives out there for your money. It's a shame, Lenovo used to be my go-to brand.
Do yourself a favor and spend a little bit more for an HP or even a DELL (can't believe I just recommended a Dell laptop).
I'd say it outright:
Nice looking design, fairly minimalistic and looks pretty similar to a Macbook Pro, but a bit thinner and much lighter.
Cheap price (I bought used for 450 US dollars)
Worst LCD screen I've ever encountered. Terrible viewing angles will make you waste a lot of time in finding the right angle for the screen, and find it you won't because it looks bad from whichever angle you look at it. The colors are washed out, the resolution is low for a 2012 device, and it just looks terrible. Glad I only got it for use with Word during classes.
The keyboard feels decent but the right Shift key is terribly short and annoying and I find myself accidentally hitting nearby keys accidentally. Those PageUp/Down and similar buttons on the right side should be removed to free up space for all the other buttons.
Also, the laptop won't accept 3rd party WiFi cards (the BIOS is locked), and since the builtin WiFi is terrible, you're forced to carry an external USB WiFi adapter with you for decent reception and if you want 5Ghz or whatever.
Buy it if you can for like $300 or so. Otherwise, invest in a proper laptop with a good quality screen such as a Macbook Air or any other decent Ultrabook.
BTW, Dell doesn't offer any solution to the WiFi reception problem, so try to avoid them.
Good spec for the cash
The aluminium top
Battery life was never as good as claimed, it's gone from 4hrs to about 3.5 in the time I've owned it
The screen isn't great and the bezel around it is cheap feeling
The chassis: it bends if you pick it up by the front corner. ONLY THE TOP is aluminium, the rest is pretty floppy plastic
The touchpad: the pad is fine, but the chassis bending means you can click it by picking the whole machine up by the front left corner.
The wi fi is very poor
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I bought this for my son for college three years ago. 1) After 2yrs, the HDD failed and needed be replaced. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Greg Twitty
The laptop is great with its battery backup.
Have lost my recovery media of factory setup.....can anyone help me.
Bought this Ultrabook March 2013. After some initial problems with wifi the unit has been ok up until last week when it went to sleep and hasn't come back. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Scott
Worse computer ever.Trust the reviews when they say worst wifi card ever, screen attached to the body with "glue".bad bad tech support. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Nausheen
I got a really good deal on this only paid 400 and i love it so far. I have had it about 2 weeks and everything runs great 6 hours of battery life and the WiFi is great. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by Noel Hays
I bought this laptop from a local store as my hard drive had gone on my old laptop and I needed one the same day for my business. Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Jeff Launiere
I purchased mine refurbished and have not been disspointed at all in the month I've used it so far. Boots fast, lightweight and aesthetically pleasing. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Macneacails
I have used this laptop for a few months now... we find it a very flakey laptop. I would not purchase another one or suggest it to anyone. Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Thom
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