Editors Liked

  • 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
  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • 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