Lenovo IdeaPad U300S

  • Lenovo IdeaPad U300S
76
Based on 33 scores, 53 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Great looks.
  • Keyboard works a treat.
  • Provides all the benefits of an ultrabook.

Cons:

  • Too much flexibility on the screen's hinges.
  • Battery life could have been better.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechEye on 80

8/10. Overall the IdeaPad U300s is an attractive laptop which, despite some minor niggles, mixes great portability with impressive performance. Share this Intel Ultrabook head-to-head: HP Folio 13 vs Lenovo U300s HP Folio 13 review Acer Aspire 5538G...

By TechEye on

As Intel’s Ultrabook kick into full throttle as partners gear up for the release of a new wave of Ivy Bridge based devices TechEye took the time to have a look at how some of the initial wave of ultraportables have fared.Intel set itself a mammoth...

By theregister.co.uk on 75

Product round-up It took a little while for the production lines to get going, but the first few months of 2012 have seen super-slim Ultrabooks completely outnumbering every other type of desktop or laptop PC coming our way. Intel’s tight definition...

By laptops.reviewed.com on 50

The Lenovo Ideapad U300s is something of a departure for the company. Their previous laptops had mostly been the sleek black slabs of their corporate Thinkpad range, which harks back to when IBM made them. The Ideapad U300s is very different from them,...

By theregister.co.uk on 70

Once you've tried the IdeaPad U300s, you won't want to use any other computer... says one of Lenovo's Beijing-based engineers as part of the slick advertising for this smart Ultrabook. I don't happen to agree - well, I'd be nuts if I...

By TechSmart.co.za on

The IdeaPad U300s is the first ultrabook offering from the world’s second largest PC manufacturer. Does it crack a TechSmart nod? In short, yes. We are particularly fond of the Lenovo’s design, with its sleek brushed aluminium shell hiding a...

By TopTenREVIEWS on

Slim and light, the IdeaPad U300s offers long battery life and quick processing speeds, but it isn't as good the top products in our...

By InfoWorld on 80

If you're looking for a Windows laptop that looks like a MacBook Air, you've come to the right place. These systems are fast and full-featured, yet slim, light, and generally long on battery life. A few even sport solid-state drives, and some...

By itreviews.com on 80

There's no shortage of great looking Ultrabooks on the market, with the likes of the Toshiba Z830 and Asus ZenBook UX31 also vying for your attention. But there is something a bit different about the Lenovo U300s. It feels slightly less indulgent...

By HotHardware on

The Lenovo IdeaPad U300s scored fairly well in all of our standard benchmark suites, but did come up a little short in a couple of areas, due to its single channel DDR3 memory configuration. Storage subsystem performance testing showed the machine...

By Channel Pro on

Understated elegance married with decent performance, but the dim display sends it dropping down the rankings Unlike the rest of the Ultrabook crowd, there’s no way you could possibly accuse the IdeaPad U300s of being a MacBook Air clone.From the...

By Tbreak.com on 70

Given the same configurations, it’s no surprise that the IdeaPad U300s performs in the same league as the Portege Z830. So why pay an extra $200 for the exact same experience as the Toshiba Portege Z830?It all comes down to aesthetic appeal and...

By PC Pro on 67

Understated elegance married with decent performance, but the dim display sends it dropping down the...

By laptops.co.uk on 70

The Lenovo U300 is a beautiful looking machine and at only 14mm thick and with a second generation i5 processor, it's a lovely Ultrabook. However, though a good attempt there are more complete machines, that offer more power, or a slightly better...

By Maximum PC on 80

You’d have to actively be avoiding the tech media over the past several months not to have heard about Ultrabooks. Their coming has garnered a boatload of buzz, fueled in no small part by Intel’s $300 million fund to get hardware and software makers...

By CIOL on

Lenevo U300s is an ultra-slim notebook with stylish build. The notebook comes with an attractive metal design. The 13.3 inch screen has a native resolution of 1366x768p, which is lower than some of its close competitors, such as Asus Zenbook and...

By Computer Shopper on 70

The U300s delivers on the ultrabook promise of a take-anywhere laptop that doesn't compromise speed or battery life. But the Core i7 CPU and 256GB SSD in our test unit drives up the price too far for most users....

By ultrabookreview.com on 80

This is probably my favorite ultrabook amongst the first generation of such devices, offering classic looks, excellent build quality, a proper keyboard and trackpad and solid everyday performances. Unfortunately these also came with a proper price tag,...

By Notebook Review on 60

The IdeaPad U300s is a solid entry into the Ultrabook market; it's mostly successful but stumbles in a few noticeable areas. While I like the design, the chassis is too easy to flex, which leads to some concerns about long-term reliability. The...

By IT PRO on 67

Despite our concerns about the touchpad, screen brightness and lack of business-oriented features, the IdeaPad U300S is our favourite Ultrabook yet thanks to its long battery life, good looks and reasonably good keyboard. Overall though, the 13in...