Ultraportable Notebook Lenovo U350 IdeaPad 13.3'' SU2700, 3GB DDR3, 250GB, HDMI, webcam 1.3MP, BT,Gigabit LAN, 5 hours battery Li-Pol, Vista Premium £299.60 delivered @ MISCO + 3.5% Quidco 1.6kg - HotUKDeals
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If you do not mind having Vista ( like myself), you will find the deal great.3.5% quidco potentially reduces the price to £292.

Since the price is really great and most other retailers sold out, I am afraid the stock will be very limited so be quick.
When out of stock, check also Morgan computers and techstore, though a bit pricer ~320 . Play.com - £499 :D



Processor: Intel Pentium (SU2700) 1.3GHz 2MB (L2 Cache) - that's a single core, although still quicker than atom
Memory (Maximum): 3072MB PC3 8500 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Disk: 250GB (1 x 250GB) 5400RPM
Pointing Device: Touchpad
Screen: 13.3in TFT WXGA / LED backlight
VGA Port: 1 x External
HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI (with HDCP support)
RJ 45 Ports: 1 x RJ 45
USB Ports: 3 x USB 2.0
Microphone In Port: 1 x Microphone In Jack
Headphone/Audio Line Out: 1 x Headphone/Line out
MultiMedia Card: Supported
Sony Memory Stick: Supported: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
Secure Digital: Supported
Network Interface: Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
RF Network Standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: Yes , Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Graphics Device: Intel Integrated Graphics X4500
Camera Resolution: 1.3 Megapixels
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Battery: Lithium Polymer (4 Cells) - up to 5 hours
Case Colour: Black
Dimensions: 32.8cm (W) x 22.8cm (D) x 2.54cm (H) Weight 1.58kg
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#1
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/05/lenovo-ideapad-u350-small.jpg
#2
Good price, but this machine has no dvd-rw...Not for me but hot.
#3
I am a big fan of Lenovo and this looks nice, but it sort of sits in a no mans land. It's under-powered as a laptop, and 13.3 often come with optical drives at similar weights, and too big for a low powered netbook. Sort of nice but with issues...a bit like me really! :)
#4
Good portable notebook, but no dvd drive as mentioned above. But the good thing with Lenovo is you can get all needed XP drivers easily from Lenovo web site (US). With XP (or Win7) installed you have a very fast reliable true notebook with very long battery life. Could always get an external dvd drive but this will loose some of the portability.
#5
pet2000;7888302
Good portable notebook, but no dvd drive as mentioned above. But the good thing with Lenovo is you can get all needed XP drivers easily from Lenovo web site (US). With XP (or Win7) installed you have a very fast reliable true notebook with very long battery life. Could always get an external dvd drive but this will loose some of the portability.


Agreed, I have had several IBM thinkpads and then Lenovo and there is loads of online support and availability of drivers etc. for years (at least on their better machines that I have had). Usually well built with good keyboards.
#6
Great price imo, the lack of dvd drive is a none issue I think.

If you need to get something on it, copy it to a usb stick or something.

Decent battery as well.
#7
Very nice for the money, much better proposition than the over-priced toys netbooks turned out to be. Just wish noobs would stop complaining about the lack of optical drives in CULV machines. Thats the point!

Voted hot. Tempted to grab one, dammit!. :santa:
#8
Great, was going to get the Asus 13.3inch netbook/laptop...How does this compare with the other deal (regardless of the £100 difference):

Asus UL30, 13.3, 1.7Kg, CULV dual-core, 10 hour battery, 320GB, 3GB, Win7?
#9
BishBoshUK;7888424
Great price imo, the lack of dvd drive is a none issue I think.

If you need to get something on it, copy it to a usb stick or something.

Decent battery as well.


I wouldn't say it was a non-issue, it depends on personal use. It would be an issue for some people. In my travels there are plenty of people who want to run a presentation on a cd/dvd or offer to give you their presentation or files on a the same media. There are also many corporate machines on networks that disable usbs. Whether it is an issue will depend on who is considering buying it.
#10
mehmeh;7888553
Very nice for the money, much better proposition than the over-priced toys netbooks turned out to be. Just wish noobs would stop complaining about the lack of optical drives in CULV machines. Thats the point!

Voted hot. Tempted to grab one, dammit!. :santa:


I'm not a noob - you got here well after me. I use laptops in a business capacity everyday, I just said it would be an issue for some people. It's hardly a lightweight at 1.6kg, it weighs as much as a good ultra portable laptop and some have optical drives at that weight. That's all I said.

PS. One bonus for any people who do training or presentations, is the HDMI - I've turned up at one or two places recently to find the 'screen and projector' replaced by large LCD tv's, HDMI is a bonus in those situations.
#11
BlackCloud
I'm not a noob - you got here well after me. I use laptops in a business capacity everyday, I just said it would be an issue for some people. It's hardly a lightweight at 1.6kg, it weighs as much as a good ultra portable laptop and some have optical drives at that weight. That's all I said.

PS. One bonus for any people who do training or presentations, is the HDMI - I've turned up at one or two places recently to find the 'screen and projector' replaced by large LCD tv's, HDMI is a bonus in those situations.


Well, 1.6kgs is pretty slick. You can find ultraportables with that weight and a DVD but you wont find them cheap or with a battery that lasts.
I would go for the ASUS though. The 10 hr battery is wicked.

If you do wanna hold out a bit for the following models are gonna blow the CULV market
ASUS UL80VT
ASUS UL30JT
Acer timeline series.

FYI the SU2700 is the entry level CULV processor. Id go for atleast the SU4100 or in my case i have a Acer 1810T with a SU7300 and it flies on Win7
#12
Please please help, I just got an Acer 1410 11.6" from Dixons, should I return it and get this? that has a celeron on with 2GB RAM and 250GB hard. Any tip or advice would be much appreciated :-)
#13
I have only positives for Lenovo and am sorely tempted by this! Thanks OP either way (Of course, if it had XP on it I would have jumped on it!)
#14
+ the £££ you needs to spend on an external DVD drive if you want to install a different OS.
#15
Availability: No stock available, product ordered on demand

Was there stock showing before?
Or is this how it was.....
#16
UM... it's not in stock...
#17
TechNet
Availability: No stock available, product ordered on demand

Was there stock showing before?
Or is this how it was.....


yes, the Lenovos were 'in stock'
#18
B0rker
+ the £££ you needs to spend on an external DVD drive if you want to install a different OS.


Well not rely, Win 7 can be bought as a download or even an upgrade download from vista to win 7 which can be install from one of the partitions on the hardrive or even a pen drive.
#19
The CPU is slower than the Atom 330 dual core. Note for me.
#20
jazid
The CPU is slower than the Atom 330 dual core. Note for me.


Really?
And how do you figure that
And please don't say 1.3GHz < 1.6GHz
#21
jazid
The CPU is slower than the Atom 330 dual core. Note for me.


The answer is... yes and no!

Single threaded perf - the celeron 1.3 is faster
Multi threaded- atom
#22
B0rker
+ the £££ you needs to spend on an external DVD drive if you want to install a different OS.


Yeah... or you could just do the normal thing and boot from USB.
#23
Keldin
Really?
And how do you figure that
And please don't say 1.3GHz < 1.6GHz


This chart would seem to suggest that the 330 is indeed faster

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+SU2700+@+1.30GHz

I was initially intrigued by this deal, but this benchmark has put me off.
#24
B0rker
+ the £££ you needs to spend on an external DVD drive if you want to install a different OS.


usb key = £5
#25
toughCookie
Great, was going to get the Asus 13.3inch netbook/laptop...How does this compare with the other deal (regardless of the £100 difference):

Asus UL30, 13.3, 1.7Kg, CULV dual-core, 10 hour battery, 320GB, 3GB, Win7?


The Lenovo has a smaller battery, smaller hard disc and slower processor.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+SU2300+@+1.20GHz
#26
Keldin
Really?
And how do you figure that
And please don't say 1.3GHz < 1.6GHz


Oh please.... How else would you sugget performing a comparison? ...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

I'd expect in this day and age multiprocessing comes into its own in Vista and Win 7 generation applications, so for me the dual core 330 is the better bet. Still not a bad laptop if you want Lenonvo quality.
#27
jazid
Oh please.... How else would you sugget performing a comparison? ...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

I'd expect in this day and age multiprocessing comes into its own in Vista and Win 7 generation applications, so for me the dual core 330 is the better bet. Still not a bad laptop if you want Lenonvo quality.


However it also says that a 330 is faster than a pentium 4 3.4..

Hmmmmm......
#28
abaxas
However it also says that a 330 is faster than a pentium 4 3.4..

Hmmmmm......


yes but a P4 3.4Ghz back in the days was good!! stick windows 7 on it.. and you'll feel the crunch! :whistling:
#29
Our work laptops are made by Lenovo and they are appalling, not saying that this one is but I wouldn't go near one with a bargepole!
#30
robpears;7892397
Our work laptops are made by Lenovo and they are appalling, not saying that this one is but I wouldn't go near one with a bargepole!

appauling in what way?
you will struggle to find a better built business brand.
#31
Doesn't the spec contradict itself? Click on the link and the ram at the top of the page differs from the 'features' listed at the bottom! :?

Lenovo IdeaPad U350 2963 / P SU2700 / 1.3 GHz ULV / RAM 3 GB / HDD 250 GB / GMA 4500M Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 / Gigabit Ethernet / WLAN : 802.11b/g, / Bluetooth 2.1 / Vista Home Premium /13.3" Widescreen TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )VibrantView / camera / Notebook PC

2GB DDR2 RAM / 250 GB Hard Disk Drive

Click on detailed spec and you get: Installed Size 3 GB / 4 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM
#32
These things don't come with Wireless N then?
#33
whose buying this?!
#34
oyyy also have this but out of stock and states 250gig there
#35
to cut off the speculations seek for spec of the model (manufacturer code - M22E2UK )
it seems the spec given by me is the right one :)

BTW,Morgan computers have them in stock @£309.99 - http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=5980 - can be interesting for someone who does not want to wait on misco's response.
#36
are you ordering?can you get any extra warranty?morgan is for £316.98 inc delivery
#37
Reviews seem positive...

http://computershopper.com/laptops/reviews/lenovo-ideapad-u350
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptop/lenovo-ideapad-u350.aspx?page=1

Somewhere between a netbook and an ultraportable in price and performance.
#38
Hot. Typing this on my tiny, reliable IBM x40 :)

If this had a nipple instead of a trackpad I'd seriously consider it :thinking:

It doesn't actually seem much like a Lenovo at all to be honest.
#39
PoisonJam;7895202
Hot. Typing this on my tiny, reliable IBM x40 :)

If this had a nipple instead of a trackpad I'd seriously consider it :thinking:

It doesn't actually seem much like a Lenovo at all to be honest.


Hooray for the nipple!!!! :w00t: Love 'em.... really, so much better than a trackpad... Love ibm/Lenovo and some HP's for this!
#40
whats a nipple

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