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Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch Ultrabook

ULTRA SMART. ULTRA AFFORDABLE. ULTRABOOK™.
Whether you're making a statement with its stylish design or making progress with its responsive technology, this Ultrabook™ from Lenovo is mobile enough to go wherever you want, powerful enough to do whatever you want, and dependable enough to use whenever you want.

Lenovo IdeaPad® U310 Touch Ultrabook™
KEY SPECIFICATIONS 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3227U processor Windows 8 13.3” HD display, 16:9 widescreen Intel® 4000 HD graphics 4GB DDR3 memory, 500GB HDD storage & 24GB SSD cache Stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement Integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI connectors & 2-in-1 card reader Integrated 720p HD webcam

ULTRA SLIM & STYLISH
At 0.7 in thick and a mere 3.7 lbs, the U310 Touch is perfect for people who are always on the go. And with cutting-edge features like the latest 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i Series processors and a 10-point multitouch display that allows all 10 fingers to interact with the screen at once, the U310 Touch has what it takes under the hood to get the job done.

ULTRA SMART AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing Enjoy your notebook content on a big screen wirelessly with Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology Intelligent Touchpad provides easy scroll, zoom and rotate functions OneKey® Recovery makes data backup & recovery simple Long Life Battery for extended use on the move; up to 7 hrs. Lenovo Energy Management protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges

ULTRA SMART ENGINEERING
Fueled by an efficient, 3rd generation Intel® Core™ ultra low voltage processor, the IdeaPad® U310 Touch Ultrabook™ spares nothing in delivering a dazzling user experience. Every component of the U310 Touch Ultrabook™ has been carefully thought out and precisely engineered.
RESPONSIVE PERFORMANCE
While the IdeaPad® U310 Touch is ultra-slim, it's also ultra-responsive, packed with tools that enrich your PC experience. Instant Resume, for example, allows you to wake your U310 Touch from sleep mode in just over a second. Meanwhile, the HD display delivers crisp visuals while stereo speakers boasting Dolby® Home Theatre certification provide rich, immersive sound.
LONG BATTERY LIFE
We've engineered the IdeaPad® U310 Touch Ultrabook™ to make your life easier. It comes with Lenovo's acclaimed Accutype keyboard, carefully crafted for more comfortable and accurate typing, an intelligent touchpad, and a host of other smart technologies. Best of all, it boasts a long-life battery and energy management features that allow for up to 6 hours of productive use. Wherever you go, your IdeaPad® U310 Touch will be ready to power up.
WINDOWS 8
Beautiful, fast, fluid. Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you can spend less time searching and more time Doing.

TYPE IN COMFORT AND WITH CONFIDENCE
The IdeaPad® U310 Ultrabook™ features an ergonomic AccuType keypad — which helps make your typing both easier on the wrists and more accurate. Plus, the Intelligent Touchpad provides easy scroll, zoom and rotate functions.

DELIGHT IN YOUR DOWN-TIME
The IdeaPad® U310 Ultrabook™ features an HD display that delivers dazzling visuals. Plus, advanced sound technology with Dolby® Home Theater fuels a rich, immersive audio experience. Plus, enjoy your notebook content on a big screen wirelessly with Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology.
SMART TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN COUNT ON
The Lenovo® IdeaPad® U310 Ultrabook™ is gorgeous to look at, but there's more to it than just a sophisticated design. It also raises the bar on durability and reliability, two areas where Lenovo has long been a market leader.
For one thing, the U310 Ultrabook™ uses a long-life battery, up to 7 hours, that keeps you productive even when you spend long hours away from an AC power source. Lenovo Energy Management goes a step further, carefully orchestrating power management and battery use to get the most out of every charge.
Plus, the U310 Ultrabook's real metal casing makes it strong and reliable. In terms of security, you can leave your worries behind. OneKey® Recovery gives you peace of mind — you can bounce back from viruses with the touch of a button.
LENOVO CLOUD STORAGE BY SUGARSYNC Share files across all of your devices Automatic syncing feature
automatically downloads all files from the
cloud onto every PC Supports most mobile devices
INCLUDED APPS

The Lenovo® IdeaPad® U310 Ultrabook™ comes preloaded with a package of multimedia and productivity applications that provide a great interactive user experience. You also get many security and support applications that are responsive to your needs, with online help and up-to-date advice. AccuWeather – customized weather reports for the cities you choose Amazon Kindle – buy, download and read books eBay – browse, bid and sell with ease Skype – video and text chat with friends Evernote – take photos, draw and make notes on any PC or mobile device Nitro PDF – create and edit PDF files RaRa – stream music with this subscription service Lenovo Energy Management – easily control your notebook's energy usage Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync – share files across all of your devices OneKey Recovery – quickly backup and restore your system

Datasheet (PDF)

Technical Details

  • Screen Size: 13.3 inches
  • Max Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Processor: 1.9 GHz Core i3 3227U
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB SATA
  • Graphics Coprocessor: Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 2
  • Average Battery Life (in hours): 3 hours

Customer Reviews

Very impressive laptop, especially for the price.

 June 24, 2013
By Craig M. Hamm
I generally gravitate towards Lenovo ThinkPad products for business, because they’ve always worked well for me in the past. I usually stay away from the IdeaPad line, because they’re inferior, but I purchased this laptop for my dad, and was pretty pleasantly surprised. First off, the roughly equivalent ThinkPad (Carbon X1 Touch) is about three times the price, so I was heavily motivated by price as a factor. Of course the Carbon is a great laptop (I’ve used the previous generation for over a year, and I love it completely.) but it’s tough to justify spending $1800 on a laptop that my Dad is going to use for email, Internet browsing and playing solitaire.

First off, the construction quality is fantastic. It feels very solidly built, and all the pieces fit together nicely. The touchscreen works great, and overall the screen looks pretty good. I like the fact that it has a lot of USB ports. (My ThinkPad has only two, which can be a real problem sometimes.)The hard drive, although theoretically slow, seems pretty zippy. I’m guessing this is because of the 24GB SSD that’s attached. (It doesn’t show up as an extra drive, so I can only assume there is some proprietary caching mechanism that it uses to keep the stuff that needs fast access on there.) The fact that it has only 4GB of RAM (non-upgradeable) was also a concern to me, but I’ve found in practice that setting up the virtual memory on an SSD makes 4GB seem like a lot more, since the HDD doesn’t have to churn when swapping out programs between physical and virtual memory. I am a very heavy multi-tasker (I even have a second monitor so that I can multi-task) and the 4GB of RAM has never seemed to slow down the computer.

There are some negatives, which is why, although I’m very happy with the laptop, I was reluctant to give it five stars. First of all, I’m not nuts about the keyboard. Windows 8 has quite a few “special” new buttons that I’ve become accustomed to, such as the search button and the settings button. Many new laptops have these buttons on the function keys, but this one does not. Also, I found myself constantly trying to hit the backspace key, and instead hitting the “home” key, taking be to the beginning of the line. I don’t have this problem on my Carbon X1, because the backspace key is the rightmost key on the keyboard. Finally, I hate glossy screens. If glossy is your thing, then this might not be a big deal to you, but I can’t stand them. The ThinkPad has a matte screen finish, as do most business-centric laptops I’ve come across. I realize that the glossy looks pretty in the showroom, and might make a screen stand out among others, but they’re impossible to keep clean, especially on a touch-screen device, and I avoid them whenever possible.

A very nice ultrabook for 499$

 September 17, 2013
By Sri
My wife wanted a nice and portable laptop.
Her requirements were not too demanding, she just wanted to use for daily tasks and at work for presentations, but one thing she asked for is for light weight and good looking one.
So I was on a look out for 2 months and found this one for 499$ and immediately ordered it. She is very happy with it and has been using without any issues so far.

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Pros:
With pretty decent feautues like i3 processor, 500gigs HDD, 24 gigs SSD, Win 8 (touch screen) I couldn’t have asked for more from an ultrabook.
It is very sleek, nicely desgned, looks great(graphite gray) and works good.
I wasn’t a big fan of touch screen concept for laptops, but win8 nicely convinces you why it is definitely needed.

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Cons:
USB ports seem to be very tight. A clearly careful effort needs to be put in while putting them in and out.

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What need not be expected from this, it being a budget ultrabook:

It has an all plastic body with a metallic finishing, So do not expect a premium metallic finishes.
It has specs of a basic computing needs, not for heavy users.

Bottomline:
With a budget of 500 or less and in need of an ultrbook, I could not find any decent deal other than this for 2 months of my search. So just went ahead and bought it and happy that it is definitely a good decision.

fast and lightweight

 October 22, 2013
By mike
I purchased this laptop for personal use. For the price, I am satisfied with it. It is built well, speed is fast. I very like its lightweight and the feel of touch. Recommend.

Great basic laptop for the price

 August 17, 2013
By Emily
I bought this laptop about 2 weeks ago through Amazon. I just wanted a lightweight, well-made computer with good battery life to do basic functions (video streaming, word/basic data processing, internet browsing, etc) and so far it seems like this was a great buy.

Pros
-Excellent keyboard. Responsive touchpad.
-Touchscreen is fun and works well
-Lightweight
-Beautiful design – it is made out of plastic I think, but doesn’t look or feel like it
-Good battery life – I could watch at least 4-5 hours of Netflix without having to plug it in. It might last longer when the touchscreen is disabled, I have yet to try this.
-Quality of display and sound are more than fine for my purposes. The volume can get quite high, which is nice.
-Perfect size – I can easily bring it with me to school, etc., but still enjoy a pretty large screen size
-The price!

Cons
-I’ve had to force restart it 2 times already, which is a little concerning. But to be fair, I was probably doing more than this computer can handle (large data transfer from my last computer)
-It’s a tiny bit slow – probably because of the i3 processor. The version of this computer with the i5 processor (also sold Prime on Amazon) would probably be faster. But this laptop is not annoyingly slow and it’s fine to wait an extra half a second here and there.
-It’s a little bit annoying to open and close. This is a very minor issue.

And Windows 8 is fine. There’s a small learning curve, but it’s not so different from Windows 7.

Overall, I’m very happy with it and would definitely recommend it as a solid ultrabook.