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Lenovo Ideapad U350 - Intel ULV SU3500 1.4GHz 4GB 320GB, 13.3 Inch WXGa Vista Home Premium £299.99 @ Amazon
Lenovo Ideapad U350 - Intel ULV SU3500 1.4GHz 4GB 320GB, 13.3 Inch WXGa Vista Home Premium £299.99 @ Amazon

Lenovo Ideapad U350 - Intel ULV SU3500 1.4GHz 4GB 320GB, 13.3 Inch WXGa Vista Home Premium £299.99 @ Amazon

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Processor: Intel Core2 Solo ULV Processors (Penryn) (BGA) SU3500 (1.4GHz, 800 MHz, 3MB)
Operating system: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Display: 13.3 inch 1366 x 768 HD WXGA
HDD: 320GB 5400rpm SATA
Memory: 4GB DDR3 DRAM 1066 MHz
Graphics: Intel GMA 4500M
Camera: 1.3M integrated camera
Sound: Dolby Sound Room certification with 2 x 1.5 W stereo speaker
Integrated communications: Ethernet 10/100/1000M, Intel WiFi Link 5100, 1 x 2 AGN (Shirley Peak), Non-Intel Wireless b/g, Bluetooth, WWAN
Weight: 1.6 Kg
Dimensions: 328 x 228 x 17-24.9 mm
Battery Life: 4 cell, 2700mAh
Expansion: 3x USB, stereo headphone, built-in MIC , VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, 2x Mini-PCIe, Wireless WAN SIM, 4-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS-pro)
Included software: VeriFace V 3.5, Easy Capture 3.5, Lenovo Energy Management Software 4.0, Norton Internet Security 2009, Adobe Reader 9.0, One Key Recovery 6.0, APS (for HDD), Windows Live, Lenovo Readycomm 5.0, Office Professional 2007 for WW

79 Comments

the ]cnet review says

The good: Very stylish design, loud speakers, lightweight and … The good: Very stylish design, loud speakers, lightweight and affordable.The bad: Underpowered ULV processor, mediocre battery life.The bottom line: If you're searching for a great-looking thin-and-light laptop at a good price, the Lenovo IdeaPad U350 bridges the gap between personal and professional and is worth checking out. But its design is more successful than its horsepower.



... so it depends what you want it for.

andrewdb;8747460

the ]cnet review says ... so it depends what you want it for.


beat me to it...does seem low powered but price isnt much more than a netbook and its much better than them......spec is good in some areas....not sure about face recog.....like the fact its a small format with 13 inch screen, hdmi is unusual, reader and light sensor, good sized but slow hard disk
bear in mind he was reviewing it at full price ($800, £530ish)
reviewer on amazon seems a bit of a numpty though....ever heard of backups?
no optical drive....which is good and bad

seems a good price though

Bargain

royals;8747499

not sure about face recog



Can't comment on lenovo but my dad's toshiba laptop was really slow when he first had it but as soon as I disabled the background process for face recognition, it was considerably quicker. You'd think they'd forget about the gimmicky bloatware considering the effect it has, it's like selling a car and limiting the speed to 50. >_>

Would be great but for the fact that it's ruined by the Core SOLO (single core CPU).

Yes - Will still be faster than Atom but for about £30 more you're so much better off with the Acer UL30A that CPW are still selling methinks.

Having said that, you have integrated 3G here, a great screen, huge HDD & plenty of RAM.

Incredibly frustrating really because if it had either a better CPU or better battery life you really couldn't begrudge paying quite a bit more for it.

I still maintain they really have ruined this with the Core Solo but if you're really not fussed about performance then this is the deal for you!

Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more after quidco.

stanglish;8748037

Having said that, you have integrated 3G here, a great screen, huge HDD & … Having said that, you have integrated 3G here, a great screen, huge HDD & plenty of RAM. Incredibly frustrating really because if it had either a better CPU or better battery life you really couldn't begrudge paying quite a bit more for it.I still maintain they really have ruined this with the Core Solo but if you're really not fussed about performance then this is the deal for you!


agreed, shame really

best price i have seen this priced at hot from me.

Has anyone got any reccommendations on a high performance laptop below £350- not bothered about "Gaming" it is to run some memory hungry applications and for fast web access through dongle

There seem to be lots of techno bargain hunters out there so please share reccommendations...

Thanks

:o)

stanglish;8748037

Having said that, you have integrated 3G here, a great screen, huge HDD & … Having said that, you have integrated 3G here, a great screen, huge HDD & plenty of RAM.


What is great about the screen? Very much like netbooks it has a pitiful horizontal resolution, so reading any kind of document involves a lot of scrolling.

I would rather go for a netbook - the difference in performance is minimal, while size and battery life can only be better.

Bargain Nutter;8748498

Has anyone got any reccommendations on a high performance laptop below … Has anyone got any reccommendations on a high performance laptop below £350- not bothered about "Gaming" it is to run some memory hungry applications and for fast web access through dongleThere seem to be lots of techno bargain hunters out there so please share reccommendations...Thanks:o)



I'd like an answer to this aswell

Great bargain of a laptop... shame I ordered a different one just 24 hours earlier.

Only downside is its Windows Vista, I don't mind Vista unlike some people but buying a new laptop I'd expect the latest OS.

stanglish;8748016

Would be great but for the fact that it's ruined by the Core SOLO (single … Would be great but for the fact that it's ruined by the Core SOLO (single core CPU). Yes - Will still be faster than Atom but for about £30 more you're so much better off with the Acer UL30A that CPW are still selling methinks.



Hmmm Acer or Lenovo lets see which one will have the better build quality and be better to deal with any warranty issues.....

Rich44;8749011

Hmmm Acer or Lenovo lets see which one will have the better build quality … Hmmm Acer or Lenovo lets see which one will have the better build quality and be better to deal with any warranty issues.....



He means Asus not Acer.

Minstadave;8748142

Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more … Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more after quidco.




Where can you get this at around £330 after Quidco?

Found it. Carphone Warehouse.

Minstadave;8748142

Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more … Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more after quidco.



does the asus have 3G

Just a single core processor, but a nice price. hot

Still, I'd rather pay another 50 for a dualcore and awesome battery life. The ASUS UL30A at 350 is just an unbeatable bargain.

just ordered lenovo from amazon, it as the advantage with the 3G and the 4 gig ram, and it is idea for me :thumbsup:

Nice low specced machine at a fantastic price.

Lenovo makes perhaps the best mid-range laptop and desktops. Acer is more lower end of the market. ASUS is very similar to Lenovo but remember ASUS is only famous because its recognition in motherboard sector. IMO, the line-up of all computer makers (let's single out Apple) should be:

Sony>>Lenovo>>ASUS>>Dell>>ACER>>.....

Good deal, still think I would go for the Asus over this for an extra £30.... So tempted with the Asus, just can't justify replacing my perfect working laptop...

southwell65;8749203

Where can you get this at around £330 after Quidco?Found it. Carphone … Where can you get this at around £330 after Quidco?Found it. Carphone Warehouse.



stanglish;8748016

Would be great but for the fact that it's ruined by the Core SOLO (single … Would be great but for the fact that it's ruined by the Core SOLO (single core CPU). Yes - Will still be faster than Atom but for about £30 more you're so much better off with the Acer UL30A that CPW are still selling methinks.



Guess what, I ordered Ul30 from CPW reading your comments. Was looking for a moderate spec notebook kinda stuff, Ul30 seems to be ticking all the boxes. great suggestion, thanks.

Rich44;8749011

Hmmm Acer or Lenovo lets see which one will have the better build quality … Hmmm Acer or Lenovo lets see which one will have the better build quality and be better to deal with any warranty issues.....



It's actually an Asus, not an Acer. I've got one and it's ace.

Not a problem Afsar. I have been talking myself out of buying one for two months but it's getting difficult now. You'll really notice the difference in having that extra core (and extra battery life of course).

IWannaBeAdored;8750104

It's actually an Asus, not an Acer. I've got one and it's ace.



And yep, I was just getting my brands in a muddle. Probably because I really wanted an Acer 1810TZ at one point.

I don't buy the warranty argument. Your 12 months is with the retailer remember. Plus, Lenovo don't exactly seem to be getting the best rep with what they're doing with the Thinkpad range.

rhodyate;8749464

just ordered lenovo from amozon, it as the advantage with the 3G and the … just ordered lenovo from amozon, it as the advantage with the 3G and the 4 gig ram, and it is idea for me :thumbsup:



Maybe it comes with a spell checker too :-D

simate;8750385

Maybe it comes with a spell checker too :-D



o=a

Minstadave;8748142

Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more … Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more after quidco.



+1

Agreed. The UL30 is a far better machine and deal, I bought two of them!

The UL30 comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, Dual Core (celeron), 3Gb RAM, 320HDD, 13.3" 1366x768, has 10 hour battery life and weighs 1.7kg.

Carephone warehouse for £349. And you get 5% quidco.

Amazing price! Hot!

Very good price and very good laptop.

Two downsides would be 4-cell battery and slow CPU. Dual-core would be twice as fast and eat same amount of battery.
IMO, either one can be easily upgraded. Still highly recommended.

I don't know what stats ASUS has, so cannot comment until someone provides exact link or copy pastes them here.

CTPAHHIK;8751308

Very good price and very good laptop. Two downsides would be 4-cell … Very good price and very good laptop. Two downsides would be 4-cell battery and slow CPU. Dual-core would be twice as fast and eat same amount of battery. IMO, either one can be easily upgraded. Still highly recommended. I don't know what stats ASUS has, so cannot comment until someone provides exact link or copy pastes them here.



Here is the original post:
hotukdeals.com/ite…-su

Minstadave;8748142

Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more … Asus UL30 has twice the battery life and a dual core CPU for £30 more after quidco.



This.....

That Carphone Warehouse deal a couple of months back is far better and still valid. I bought myself one of the ASUS laptops and its a great piece of kit for the money. Running Windows 7 with ease, can edit photos from a Canon 7D with ease and I can do this on the fly, whilst I'm out in the field. Even runs Football Manager 2010 reasonably well with a large database.

So this deal gets a cold from me

mathewroberts;8751452

This..... That Carphone Warehouse deal a couple of months back is far … This..... That Carphone Warehouse deal a couple of months back is far better and still valid. I bought myself one of the ASUS laptops and its a great piece of kit for the money. Running Windows 7 with ease, can edit photos from a Canon 7D with ease and I can do this on the fly, whilst I'm out in the field. Even runs Football Manager 2010 reasonably well with a large database.So this deal gets a cold from me




Yeah, I voted cold as well because I compared it to a Ferrari :whistling:

Don't forget to go through Nectar estores for a good few hundred Nectar points.

Can someone explain to me it's 3G features please. You can plug in a O2 dongle (or any other mobile network) on any old laptop with a USB2.0 port so what makes this laptop different? Is it built-in with a slot to put your SIM card?

digiengland;8751422

Here is the original … Here is the original post:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/669202/asus-ul30a-laptop-ultra-thin-ulv-su



Thank you for link. I can see that it was just re-listed.

ASUS -> faster CPU, bigger battery (i'm assuming it's 8-cell, as that's what you need for 8+ hours)
Lenovo -> better webcam (0.3 vs 1.3), more memory, 3G card, cheaper

Cannot see any other apparent difference besides appearance. Tough choice.

southwell65;8751640

Yeah, I voted cold as well because I compared it to a Ferrari :whistling:


Please explain. Am interested.

ibuprofenman;8753396

Can someone explain to me it's 3G features please. You can plug in a O2 … Can someone explain to me it's 3G features please. You can plug in a O2 dongle (or any other mobile network) on any old laptop with a USB2.0 port so what makes this laptop different? Is it built-in with a slot to put your SIM card?



Yes, your last sentance got it in a nutshell.

Instead of having a great big card sticking out the side of your laptop the card and aerial is all built in, saving your good looks from being spoilt.

CTPAHHIK;8753488

Thank you for link. I can see that it was just re-listed. ASUS - faster … Thank you for link. I can see that it was just re-listed. ASUS -> faster CPU, bigger battery (i'm assuming it's 8-cell, as that's what you need for 8+ hours)Lenovo -> better webcam (0.3 vs 1.3), more memory, 3G card, cheaperCannot see any other apparent difference besides appearance. Tough choice.



Vista v Win 7. I'm happy I got the Asus. With Quidco, it's a £30 difference.

3GB has proved enough to run several VMs, plus office, which is what I bought it for.
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