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The Lenovo IdeaPad U400 has a sleek, attractive metal design and a good assortment of features for its price, including a slot-loading DVD drive and AMD graphics.
Great Webcam and sound system, Strong performance, Gorgeous polished-aluminum case
Attractive, Integrated DVD drive.
Stylish unibody design, mainstream performance plus optical drive.
Design looks good and feels great, Keyboard and mouse are top-notch.
Good build quality, Good battery life, Solid overall performance.
Stylish understated design; Fast wake from sleep; Good graphics performance; Nifty four-finger touchpad shortcuts
There's not much that stands out performance-wise over the competition; it lacks the exceptional battery life, higher-res screen, Blu-ray drive, and SSD upgrades that high-end competitors tend to have.
Finicky touch pad, No perceptible processing boost from discrete graphics, Small, cramped keyboard
No legacy VGA output, No Bluray option.
Battery is sealed inside, no matte display or Bluray options.
Mediocre graphics performance.
No keyboard backlighting, Anemic display, No media card reader, Not user upgradeable.
Finicky touchpad; No SD card slot; Shallow keyboard; AMD graphics-switching not automatic
By cnet on March 09, 2012
Adopting the looks of an ultrabook and an Apple MacBook, the IdeaPad U400 wins on design and overall value, but it's not that far above other equally good laptops that are out there right...
By NotebookCheck on March 08, 2012
When it comes to midrange notebooks, the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 poses a straightforward question: do you want a notebook that looks good or one that has exceptional performance and upgradeability? Aesthetically, the U400 is one of the best-looking...
By Computer Shopper on February 07, 2012
This sharp-looking, metal-finish laptop has many valuable features and runs well, but a finicky touch pad and a lack of impact from its graphics hardware suggest it isn't quite as refined as it looks....
By PCWorld on January 23, 2012
You won't find a more stylish or capable all-purpose laptop, though it needs a Blu-ray option. Images (click to enlarge) Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Review: Stylish, Capable, and Affordable Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Review, by Jon L. Jacobi January 23, 2012...
By MobileTechReview on January 06, 2012
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...
By PC Mag on January 06, 2012
The Lenovo IdeaPad U400 laptop combines solid performance with a design you won't be able to keep your hands off of. ...
By Notebook Review on December 21, 2011
Lenovo is aiming the U400 at potential MacBook customers; it has a similar-looking metal design, gets six hours of battery and comes in nearly $250 cheaper with better specifications. On top of that it is one of the thinner and lighter 14-inch notebooks...
By HotHardware on December 20, 2011
Performance-wise, the U400 is a solid option, speeding through basic Windows 7 chores without too much lag. Multi-tasking is a fairly smooth affair as well, but expect a few seconds of load lag during the initial boots of heavier apps. When it comes...
By Digital Trends on December 14, 2011
Lenovo’s IdeaPad U400 is a fantastic combination of performance and...
By Engadget on December 12, 2011
We know what a lot of you are thinking: the U300s looks nice, but you really had your heart set on discrete graphics (you can take or leave the optical drive, we reckon). So you figured the U400 would include everything you loved about the U300s,...
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