Lenovo IdeaPad U400

  • Lenovo IdeaPad U400
73
Based on 15 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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

Expert reviews and ratings

By cnet on 70

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 82

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 60

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 PC World on 70

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 60

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 80

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 60

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

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 80

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U400 is a fantastic combination of performance and...

By Engadget on

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,...

By LaptopMag on 60

The 14-inch IdeaPad U400 has a sleek design and discrete graphics, but an over-sensitive touchpad and the lack of an SD card slot dampen our...

By SlashGear on

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, it’s simply not the perfect combination of thin, light, and powerful. While it does...

International Review By Parentesis on 70

Dirigido a quienes buscan una laptop completa y que puedan llevar a todos lados sin que resulte pesada. Con la Lenovo U400 obtendrás un muy buen procesador, una buena memoria y una tarjeta de gráficos que servirá para cualquier...

International Review By ferra.ru on

Lenovo IdeaPad U400 – очень неоднозначный ноутбук....

International Review By Notebookjournal on 70

Lenovo hat mit dem U400 ein Notebook im Programm, das den Spagat zwischen Multimedia- und Subnotebook versucht. Die Leistung des Prozessors Intel Core i3-2350M und der dedizierten Grafikkarte AMD Radeon HD 6470M reicht für...

International Review By Magnus.de on 80

Das IdeaPad U400 sieht sehr schick aus und ist mit 850 Euro auch nicht übermäßig teuer. Auch Leistung und Akkulaufzeit sind gut. Allerdings stören Details wie das Spiegel-Display und das empfindliche...

International Review By Magnus.de on 86

Dank diskreter Radeon-Grafik nimmt das IdeaPad U400 unter den getesteten Geräten die Spitzenposition bei der 3D-Leistung ein, ist aber vergleichsweise...

International Review By hi-tech.mail.ru/ on

В последнее время на рынке ноутбуков всё...

International Review By NotebookCheck IT on 82

I notebook destinati alla clientela di massa, si trovano ormai di ogni forma e dimensione, ma una cosa è generalmente sempre presente: gli utenti devono necessariamente scendere a compromessi, ritrovandosi ad esempio con touchpad economici o con...

International Review By Notebookcheck ES on 82

Cuando se habla de portátiles de gama media, el Lenovo IdeaPad U400 nos hace plantearnos la siguiente pregunta: ¿Quieres un portátil bonito o uno que te dé un rendimiento excepcional y puedas actualizarle el...