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LENOVO U350 @ tesco direct 349.99

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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
think this laptop is worthy of its value.
349 should be the cheapest you can find.Note this is with CORE 2 SOLO 2700,not celeron CPU!

the CPU is a lot more powerful than Atom and yet the 12.1 inch screen and slim and light design is easy to carry like netbook.

if you need a easy to carry laptop and don't want to compromise with performance, this one should suit you.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT COLORS, BLACK AND CHAMPAGNE GOLD
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#1
Audio Features Digital Output
Battery Life in Hours 4.5 to 5.0
Blank Discs Case Included No
Bluetooth Yes
Brand Lenovo
Built-in Webcam Yes
Card Reader Type Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Multimedia Card, SD
Dial Up Modem No
External Sata Interface Yes
Features of Product The Active Protection System (APS) protects your hard drive from knocks, falls and sudden shocks, ensuring greater reliability. The Ambient Light Sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness, ensuring your eyes stay fresh and focused. OneKey Rescue System for easy data and system recovery, along with pre Windows virus checking. VeriFace facial recognition technology- use your face to login to your PC, favourite websites and secure files. Automatic Protection System protects hard drive from shocks and falls. Multi-touch touchpad for easier manipulation of images and web. DDR3
Finger Print Reader No
Firewire No
Graphics Type Dedicated <<<<<<<<<<< The lenovo's site states its "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500" which is actually an integrated solution.
Hard Drive Size in Gb 250
Hard Drive Type one S-ATA
Laptop Colour Red
Memory Size in Gb 3
Memory Slots Free None
Memory Slots Total 2
Memory Speed in Mhz 1066
Memory Type DDR2 <<<<<<< according to Lenovo's website this is DDR3
Number of USB Ports 3x USB 2.0
Operating System Microsoft Windows® Vista™ Home Premium <<<< could get upgrade to windows 7 check t&c's
Optical Drive Compatible Type None
Os Recovery Discs Included No
Output 3.5mm Stereo Headphone / Line Out, VGA 15-pin D-Sub
Power Adaptor Included No
Processor Intel® Pentium®
Processor Bus in Mhz 800
Processor Cache 2 Mb
Processor Model Number SU2700
Processor Speed in GHz 1.3
Product Depth 22.8 cm
Product Height 1.7 cm
Product Weight 1.6
Product Weight Units kg
Product Width 32.8 cm
Range Usage: Ultra Mobile
Remote Control Included No
Screen Size 13.3" (33.8cm)
Screen Type LCD
TV Tuner None
Wired Networking Port 10 / 100 MHz Ethernet
Wireless Built in 802.11b, 802.11g

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#2
DIFFERENT COLOR:

http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/9/SS10206-7579TPS564705.jpg

http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/2/SS10206-0612TPS564666.jpg
#3
Good price but I'd not trust the specifications on tesco direct. I'm once bitten. Returned my Lenovo laptop (not this one though) last week
#4
Freaking sweet looking machine...Mrs says she will kill me if I get her a new laptop for crimbo..what to do hmmm :P
#5
Is it a netbook?, no it's too big and costly, is it a laptop, no it's too small and without a cd/dvd reader/writer.
Voted cold
#6
Is this compatible with Hackintosh ?

Taz
#7
vikasbhasin
Good price but I'd not trust the specifications on tesco direct. I'm once bitten. Returned my Lenovo laptop (not this one though) last week


Yeah, you're right buddy. Even in the title, they put wrong about CPU, Intel Pentium SU2700 cannot be dual-core, it just has 1 core. And OP mentioned it's core 2 isn't right as well.

Reference here
#8
jasee
Is it a netbook?, no it's too big and costly, is it a laptop, no it's too small and without a cd/dvd reader/writer.
Voted cold


What utter rubbish. 12" is a good size for a very portable device. No CD/DVD writer is hardly a priority these days. :x Just because it doesn't meet your 'needs' doesn't mean it will meet many other peoples requirements perfectly and at a good price.

Costly at £349. :roll:
#9
Taz69
Is this compatible with Hackintosh ?

Taz


Depend on how hackintosh teams worked out drivers for devices used in this model. This is not place to post illegal things anyway (well, if admin minds about this)
#10
lamphan
Yeah, you're right buddy. Even in the title, they put wrong about CPU, Intel Pentium SU2700 cannot be dual-core, it just has 1 core. And OP mentioned it's core 2 isn't right as well.

Reference here


Correct, it's a ULV part with no hyperthreading either. No speed demon but at this price a decent lightweight device for work or play when out and about.
#11
lamphan
Depend on how hackintosh teams worked out drivers for devices used in this model. This is not place to post illegal things anyway (well, if admin minds about this)


I have the disk for Leopard, its just that I would like a small pc like this for mac duties but I cant justify the cost of a macbook at the mo.

Taz
#12
lamphan
And OP mentioned it's core 2 isn't right as well.



Core 2 means second revision of the core architecture, not dual core. There are Core 2 Solo, Duo and Quad models.

This is a Core 2 Solo. Core 2 processor design, single core.
#13
decent price but the cpu is a bit of a miss
#14
I think the tards have slowly taken over the comments section.

Seriously, if you don't like the product because it doesn't match your needs/taste/intelligence level, don't show the world how stupid you are by blurting out any old crap. Go cry about the laptop not having a floppy drive either.

It's £350. It's much faster than a regular netbook. It's much smaller and lighter than a regular laptop. It's a Lenovo. It looks pretty good too and comes in a choice of colours.

Simple.
#15
Beb
I think the tards have slowly taken over the comments section.

Seriously, if you don't like the product because it doesn't match your needs/taste/intelligence level, don't show the world how stupid you are by blurting out any old crap. Go cry about the laptop not having a floppy drive either.

It's £350. It's much faster than a regular netbook. It's much smaller and lighter than a regular laptop. It's a Lenovo. It looks pretty good too and comes in a choice of colours.

Simple.


it's running vista. That's gonna mean that its barely faster than a netbook running XP. in fact, a netbook with N280 and XP will probably boot wayyy faster. my old vista premium 1.6GHZ core 2 duo laptop was painfully slow with vista if it was in power saver (1GHZ * 2 cores) whereas this is only 1.3GHZ. PC itself isn't that bad, but vista will cripple it.
#16
It looks great and is pretty much what I am after. Do you think this machine would run on XP?
#17
Beb

It's £350. It's much faster than a regular netbook. It's much smaller and lighter than a regular laptop. It's a Lenovo. It looks pretty good too and comes in a choice of colours.

Simple.


Amen:thumbsup:
#18
Wicked Lester
What utter rubbish. 12" is a good size for a very portable device. No CD/DVD writer is hardly a priority these days. :x Just because it doesn't meet your 'needs' doesn't mean it will meet many other peoples requirements perfectly and at a good price.

Costly at £349. :roll:


No need to get so worked up! The specs are so shifty - I, for one, would not touch it! When you're worked up like that, people like me would think you are propping up the sales pitch!?
#19
Thank you
#20
Found this laptop when looking for a portable laptop, 13.3 screen is a good size, I find the 10 inch a little too small.

I've got a netbook running Windows 7 and it runs fine, this will fly through it, good deal for those looking for net browsing and word editing.
#21
dopeydog
it's running vista. That's gonna mean that its barely faster than a netbook running XP. in fact, a netbook with N280 and XP will probably boot wayyy faster. my old vista premium 1.6GHZ core 2 duo laptop was painfully slow with vista if it was in power saver (1GHZ * 2 cores) whereas this is only 1.3GHZ. PC itself isn't that bad, but vista will cripple it.


actually post SP1 and with a clean install (ie none of the free crap installed) Vista is pretty quick no point in having it now 7 is out but I never had a single issue with Vista post SP1 and I doubt anyone would running that spec laptop plus it's lenovo come on legendry for build quality
#22
£349 for a big netbook?!

£100-200 for a netbook makes sense.
£300+ for a laptop makes sense.

I just don't see the market for big netbooks that cost more than a superior specification laptop.

Not voting.
#23
Screen is too small. As the person above said it's just a big netbook, and Netbooks are no fun after the novelty wears off because the screen is too small.
#24
Wicked Lester
Correct, it's a ULV part with no hyperthreading either. No speed demon but at this price a decent lightweight device for work or play when out and about.


Hyperthreading? What? No Core 2 processor has hyperthreading, only the old Pentium 4/D and the new Core i#.

TehJumpingJawa
£349 for a big netbook?!

£100-200 for a netbook makes sense.
£300+ for a laptop makes sense.

I just don't see the market for big netbooks that cost more than a superior specification laptop.

Not voting.


Show me a 'superior specification' laptop weighing 1.6kg and having four and a half hours battery life and I'll agree with you. Portability is the whole point of a laptop, the stuff under the keyboard is just a minor consideration.
#25
EndlessWaves
Hyperthreading? What? No Core 2 processor has hyperthreading, only the old Pentium 4/D and the new Core i#.

And the Atom.
#26
EndlessWaves
Hyperthreading? What? No Core 2 processor has hyperthreading, only the old Pentium 4/D and the new Core i#.



Show me a 'superior specification' laptop weighing 1.6kg and having four and a half hours battery life and I'll agree with you. Portability is the whole point of a laptop, the stuff under the keyboard is just a minor consideration.


I assume the £350, 1.6kg version you are promoting has the 4 cell battery?
According to this review, you can expect ~3h:35m from this model - 4.5 hours sounds like the sort of exagerations the manufacturers put out.
#27
Depending on needs, it might also be worth considering: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/553283/hp-pavilion-dv2-1115ea-12-1-inch-no

I have a HP dv2 (albeit the dual core model) and there is most certainly a market for good 12" models.

There is more and more choice here, including some Acer models. For many netbooks are too small and not powerful enough (me included) but 15"+ is simply too big for some occasions.

I have a 15" laptop for when I need something a bit bigger and with better performance. When I need something to take on a day trip or weekend break, a 12" can be great and fit the bill perfectly.

This, I think, is an excellent price for a model that always seems to get good reviews (Lenovo's often seem to be a bit more expensive than competitors). If this isn't for you, go find a £450 Dell Inspiron 17 to keep you happy, and let those that know what a good deal on a 12" portable is, enjoy a hot deal too :)
#28
I will never buy Lenovo again. Worst customer service I have encountered.

6 times my laptop went back for a fan error, on the final time, they lost it for a week or so, then found it, sent it back broken (wrist wrest, case, screen surround) removed my legitimate copy of windows and formatted the HDD removing all my partitions as well.

They would accept no responsibility and said that it was customer damage, yet it hadn't been picked up 5 previous times.

Buy at your own risk.
#29
xenny
Core 2 means second revision of the core architecture, not dual core. There are Core 2 Solo, Duo and Quad models.

This is a Core 2 Solo. Core 2 processor design, single core.


No dude, i know what you meant, but this is Intel Pentium architecture, completely different from Intel Core 2 architecture. Core 2 is relegated the Pentium. I'm not a specialist of Intel CPU, but I think i'm right about that
#30
Have a look at this option.. Quidco back as well
http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/598275/ACER-AS1410T/tab/specification

personally I got the One step up
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115670

cost me around 350 from the US, with all the bells and whistles!! Sadly only the one step lower ie the 1810TZ is available in the UK>
#31
lamphan
No dude, i know what you meant, but this is Intel Pentium architecture, completely different from Intel Core 2 architecture. Core 2 is relegated the Pentium. I'm not a specialist of Intel CPU, but I think i'm right about that



Since the Pentium 4 was discontinued, Intel has used Pentium as a marketing name for the lower end Core 2 processors, typically with less cache, no V-T instruction set extensions and other market segmentation techniques. There's no fundamental difference any more.

BTW, I'm not a dude, and I am a specialist. :)
#32
lamphan
No dude, i know what you meant, but this is Intel Pentium architecture, completely different from Intel Core 2 architecture. Core 2 is relegated the Pentium. I'm not a specialist of Intel CPU, but I think i'm right about that


Wrong I'm afraid :)

Pentium's these days are just Core 2 processors with a bit less cache and sometimes missing a couple of Intel's features depending on what exactly you are comparing.

Essentially, Pentium is a "budget" Core 2 processor. The same with new Celeron processors - simply a cut down Pentium, so it's a "budget budget" Core 2 processor.
#33
TehJumpingJawa
I assume the £350, 1.6kg version you are promoting has the 4 cell battery?
According to this review, you can expect ~3h:35m from this model - 4.5 hours sounds like the sort of exagerations the manufacturers put out.


Ok, a three and a half hour battery life and 1.6kg then.
#34
Quirrel
I will never buy Lenovo again. Worst customer service I have encountered.

6 times my laptop went back for a fan error, on the final time, they lost it for a week or so, then found it, sent it back broken (wrist wrest, case, screen surround) removed my legitimate copy of windows and formatted the HDD removing all my partitions as well.

They would accept no responsibility and said that it was customer damage, yet it hadn't been picked up 5 previous times.

Buy at your own risk.


did you send it with a receipt? if yes and if it's broken, ask the delivery company to pay for the damage. If you have proof that the Lenovo customer service is so awful that they didn't pick up for 5 times in your case and that your laptop is still under warranty, there's always a place to complain. You can even sue them, if, only if you have proof.

If you have neither proof of warranty or not picking up, or the proof of delivery, then please stop this non sense charging.

From my experience, I got a lenovo laptop for over 2 years and never got any problem. 3 of my friends got lenovo laptops too. 1 of them got problem. What he did was to call customer service, they sent an engineer the second day to my friend's office, changed the faulty part and everyting's fine since then. the customer service is pretty good to my friend.

Maybe you have your experience. But not everyone would have your experience. Maybe your word is true, but not everyone would be like you...
#35
xenny
Since the Pentium 4 was discontinued, Intel has used Pentium as a marketing name for the lower end Core 2 processors, typically with less cache, no V-T instruction set extensions and other market segmentation techniques. There's no fundamental difference any more.

BTW, I'm not a dude, and I am a specialist. :)


WOW, so hard to find a gal like you know so much about computers...
#36
ehe12
did you send it with a receipt? if yes and if it's broken, ask the delivery company to pay for the damage. If you have proof that the Lenovo customer service is so awful that they didn't pick up for 5 times in your case and that your laptop is still under warranty, there's always a place to complain. You can even sue them, if, only if you have proof.

If you have neither proof of warranty or not picking up, or the proof of delivery, then please stop this non sense charging.

From my experience, I got a lenovo laptop for over 2 years and never got any problem. 3 of my friends got lenovo laptops too. 1 of them got problem. What he did was to call customer service, they sent an engineer the second day to my friend's office, changed the faulty part and everyting's fine since then. the customer service is pretty good to my friend.

Maybe you have your experience. But not everyone would have your experience. Maybe your word is true, but not everyone would be like you...


Picked up 5 times, and sent back unrepaired.

Sixth time it was damaged.

They had it for over a month, never bothered to contact me and tell me that it was damaged and they weren't repairing it.

Previously repaired two times in Korea when working out there for same noisy fan fault.

Contact IBM head office, who contacted me directly (been in contact before regarding Lenovo Korea's terrible customer service as well) they said nothing that I can do.

Delivery company signed off that the packaging was ok, IBM/Lenovo signed off that it was fine and damage must have been customers.

Never picked up on that damage the 5 other times it went in for the same fault. No mention of my windows either. NOTE it was never damaged before it went away.

I never thought to take photos of my laptop for proof that it wasn't damaged before sending it away. Why would I? I expect a company to take care of my item when they have it.

True I could sue them, true I can complain, but what is the point? Me against them, I'm not going to win.
#37
Quirrel
Picked up 5 times, and sent back unrepaired.

Sixth time it was damaged.

They had it for over a month, never bothered to contact me and tell me that it was damaged and they weren't repairing it.

Previously repaired two times in Korea when working out there for same noisy fan fault.

Contact IBM head office, who contacted me directly (been in contact before regarding Lenovo Korea's terrible customer service as well) they said nothing that I can do.

Delivery company signed off that the packaging was ok, IBM/Lenovo signed off that it was fine and damage must have been customers.

Never picked up on that damage the 5 other times it went in for the same fault. No mention of my windows either. NOTE it was never damaged before it went away.

I never thought to take photos of my laptop for proof that it wasn't damaged before sending it away. Why would I? I expect a company to take care of my item when they have it.

True I could sue them, true I can complain, but what is the point? Me against them, I'm not going to win.


well bad luck...
#38
There's a lot of wrangling in this here thread about specs and suitability... I wouldn't take this too seriously as the listed specs might not even be correct!

I ordered the G550 for £329 which I thought was a ruddy good price at the time - and to a point still is - but the specs listed were way off.

250 SSD turned out to be a SATA. Fair enough... I was expecting that.
Built in Bluetooth... Nope!
Recovery discs included... Nay!
Built in memory card reader... Not a proverbial sausage!!!

Tesco CS were little if any help. Eventually offered a refund but it's so close to Christmas now that my cousin, who bought this for his daughter's main pressie worries he'll not get another in time. Also I'd have to take time to have it picked up and another delivered.

I can understand mistakes happen, but honest to God I suspect Tesco were looking at a different machine when they tapped in the specs for the G550!

What I'm saying is DO YOUR HOMEWORK before buying!
#39
Voted Warm. I think people take this all too seriously when posting comments about laptops\netbooks, going on about this and that, its all down to personal preferance when choosing a laptop and what you want to use it for, I think £349 is pretty resonalble for this model its £358.97 on Laptopsdirect and the correct specs are on there (here's hoping there the same) Well collecting mine on Sat so ill post up the details on the weekend.

http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Lenovo_IdeaPad_U350_Laptop_M22E2UK/version.asp?PID=1476

Yes Vista is terrible but dont forget you can get a free upgrade to windows 7 on this laptop from Lenovo

http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/windows7-sitelet/free_win7.html

This makes this slightly more tempting as I have a sasumg NC10 and windows 7 is much better on it than XP was and I wouldnt have even dreamed of running Vista on it. I say this is better speced than my NC10 and effectivley only £60 more than I paid for my NC10 when they first came on the scence with a bigger screen and faster.

The HP which was posted also looks good and has a decent spec for the money (better than this I guess but I want the slightly larger screen)

The most important thing buy a laptop for what you want to use it for, effictivly all ill be doing is browsing the net and using itunes etc nothing to taxing so this is the perfect fall between a netbook and a laptop.

If I had time to wait (xmas pressie u see) I would be waiting for all the Nvidia ION lineups coming out next year which are a far more tastier proposition, this is for the misses anyway so the ION one will be for me when they come more mainstream
#40
Can i add my deal from the USA too!! sorry hard to resist... one of these for $338 apx £210..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115587

Also had the AS5810 for the same money...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Timeline-Notebook-Battery-Premium/dp/B00292BG4Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1261120659&sr=1-1

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