Lenovo ideapad U260 Review: Slim, Sleek, Reliable
The Lenovo ideapad U260 is what I would call the maturation signs of a budding computer company. That can make slick , stylish and desirable laptops that meet all expectation.Crafted by the same company that creates the ThinkPad which, is loved & revealed by all in the business community as they business laptop. Lenovo is not well know in the consumer laptop space. It is refreshing to see this hardware built with the same durability as the ThinkPad but enhanced with Lenovo’s personal style that provides a professional yet ultra cool look to this 12.5 laptops finish.
What makes the Hardware Special
This sleek machine falls in the ultrabook category, slim, light and high performance. its light at only 3.04lb, about 18mm think. Runs a 1..Ghz Core i5-U470Um processor with 4GB DDR3 ram. Its got a 12.5” 1366×768 display, HDMI-out, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth.
The One deign frame mirrors that of a book and feel just as comfortable in the hands. The Lenovo U260 sport breakable chiclet style keyboard , which is well spaced and allows for easy typing even with large hands on a smaller keyboard. The Hardware finish is smooth & seamless with a one-piece aluminum cover on the outer surface, textured palm rest all glossed in a cool Mocha Brown color; to give you a stylish yet power & effective laptop in a small package.
Size isn’t everything when it come to the Lenovo ideapad U260, this tightly packed 12.5” laptop is well crafted for optimal use. First off I can stress how light this baby is, and keep that in mind once we get into its performance. Cold start-up with Windows 7 home premium takes rough 25-30, and Start up from sleep mode is about 20sec. They are few software additions that aid in enhance the experience with the U260 from Lenovo. Directshare is one of such applications that allows you to easily transfer file from your old laptop to the Lenovo U260 without an internet connection. Veriface is another such application that adds and extra layer of security for login procedures to you laptop with the aid of the integrated webcam.
Performance that the next question to ask here. How well does the core i5 processor handle as well as the rest of the machine. First of the Lenovo U260 runs surprisingly cool, using Intel’s advanced cooling tech. The can barely here a fan noise and at peak usage I got a fairly warm laptop on my lap. The Lenovo U260 also handles multitasking very well, ran a couple of scenarios, opening multiple browsers and tans as well as rendering a 3 min video on the laptop using Power Director software. the video took 22mins to render which is very acceptable for a corei5 processor machine with 4GB of memory and I was still able to use the browser with that. Also the battery performance was in line with estimate, Lenovo claim 4hr battery life with the 4 cell battery. I got 3.5hrs with full use, maxing brightness and Bluetooth on.
There are a lot of thing that make the Lenovo ideapad U260 a lovely piece of machinery and we have gone through most. and there are a few things that to add up to it overall awesomeness. Such as the lack of a Backlit keyboard, the use of an integrated HD graphics chip and an 0.3MP webcam. Yes those a sound a little picky but I really would have loved to see the addition of a backlit keyboard.
Overall the Lenovo idepad u260 is what I would like to call smooth sexiness in a device, its design is style and attractive, makes you want to wake around with you notebook in hand. Yet it house a power and performance to meet you daily computing needs and more. It is the perfect travel laptop, heck it the perfect college laptop, to take on the road, to class and even just sitting in the park. The Lenovo U260 is a definite buy for me and you should look into it when next shopping for a laptop.