The U310 has incredible battery life at 6 hours and is easy to travel with at under 4 lbs. The mouse pad is large and easy to manipulate. It isn’t sticky like some of the other laptop brands where it leaves finger print marks and looks dirty. The keyboard is the typical size for a 13 inch laptop, but the keys have a wonderful touch and feel. Typing is not loud and annoying and the keyboard is big enough even for larger hands. The only feature I would change on the IdeaPad is a matte finish on the display. I know that this is a personal preference – but I believe you would see less finger prints when using the touch screen.
Speaking of the touch screen – one unique feature of the IdeaPad is the touch screen capability. If you are like me, you typically don’t want finger prints all over your beautiful glossy screen! But – with this little laptop I made an exception. I love being able to work with someone and use the touch screen to point out items without having to turn the computer to use the mouse or keyboard. The touch screen just makes a conversation easier! Just keep a little screen cleaner with you so that you can make your screen pretty after your touch screen usage.
The features I like the most:
- Durability and quality of chassis.
- Speed and responsiveness – processing/memory are excellent.
- Touch screen – I never would have guessed but I LOVE it!
If you are in the market for an incredible, lightweight laptop that is built with excellent quality, I would recommend you talk a look at the IdeaPad U310. It has good battery life, lightweight, great internal specs and looks sexy!
A complete list of the specs is below:
|Touch Screen Enabled||Yes|
|Windows Select PC||No|
|Laptop USB Slots||2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0|
|Laptop Weight||3.7 lbs.|
|Laptop Dimensions (L x W x H)||13.11″ x 8.85″ x 0.71″|
|Laptop Battery Life||6 Hours|
|Laptop Webcam||Integrated 720p HD webcam|
|Laptop Audio||Stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio certification for immersive sound|
|Media Card Reader||2 in 1 card-reader (SD/MMC)|
|Laptop Video Graphics||Integrated Intel HD 4000|
|Laptop Other ports||1 x HDMI, 1 x Headphone Microphone|
|Laptop Extra Features||Multi-touch touchpad, AccuType keyboard|
|Laptop Operating System||Windows 8|
|Laptop Network Card||802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet|
|Laptop Optical Drive||n/a|
|Laptop Memory Type||DDR3|
|Laptop Memory RAM||4GB|
|Bluetooth Compatibility||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Laptop Display Type||High-definition (1366 x 768) display, 16:9 widescreen, 10-point multi-touch|
|Laptop Memory Expandable||24GB SSD|
|Laptop Processor Type||3rd generation Intel Core i5-3337U|
|Laptop Screen Size||13.3″|
Full disclosure, Staples provided me with this Lenovo IdeaPad to review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. To see their full line of laptops and tablets, visit Staples.com