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  • The overall build quality is absolutely fantastic at least in my opinion
  • The U260 is available in two colors, orange or brown, personally I think that it is very hard to choose between them because they both look very stylish
  • The display is mate which is the best, but the surface around it is glossy
  • Also it does have an ambient light sensor which I found to be useful

    • by Brock
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      This is a review of the Lenovo IdeaPad U260, I used this machine throughout the holidays.

      This is Lenovo’s latest product from the IdeaPad series, ultra light computer. The U260 is an update from the U160 which came out just about a year ago and had a 11.6 display and pretty decent specs but its look and mostly the overall design was very non elegant and cheap looking.

      This is not the case with the U260, because its design is serious and not only that but it is also extremely beautiful. The U260 has a very “quiet” design going on, without flashy or glossy pieces. From the sides it looks almost like a thin book. On the sides we will find the usual USB ports, headphone jack, the wireless switch, power jack, Ethernet, VGA port, HDMI. On the back we have some vents, that are quite effective.

      On the bottom there is some rubberized material. The keyboard is magnificent, there is


      enough space between the keys, nice key relief, and it is a pleasure to type on it.

      The track pad is quite large and I have to say that it is awesome. It is a glass track pad with some kind of a rough surface. It is simply wonderful to use, being large enough to support multi touch gestures and as well you have got a scrolling section on the right side of the track pad. The mouse buttons are fairly soft and are away from the edge.

      The overall build quality is absolutely fantastic at least in my opinion. The U260 is available in two colors, orange or brown, personally I think that it is very hard to choose between them because they both look very stylish.

      The surface of the case has quite a good grip so you it is easy to keep it in your hand. The surface around the keyboard and the track pad has a leather ...


      • texture.

        Now let us get to the important stuff and that is the performance. The U260 came with a Core i5 central processor unit clocked at 1.33 GHz with turbo boost up to 1.86 GHz and I have to say that the processor was quite capable.

        The display is mate which is the best, but the surface around it is glossy. The display measures 12.5 inch, so to see a mate display is kind of a huge surprise.

        The resolution is 1366 x 768 which is fairly standard for the size of these types of devices.

        The display is very color saturated and has a pretty good brightness too. Also it does have an ambient light sensor which I found to be useful. Above the display there is a VGA web cam, and under the display there are all kinds of indicator lights for hard drive activity, wireless activity and stuff like that.

        Getting back to the performance I have to say

        that it is quite good especially for people who are using productivity applications like: Office, Photoshop, Web applications, etc.

        I would have liked to be able to get easier inside of the net book because for example if you need to install some RAM memory or another hard drive then you should be prepared to raise your stress level because it is a pain to open up the U260.

        Also I would have liked more USB ports, at least three of them. Also an SD card would have been nice to have so you don’t have to carry around with you one of those card readers.

        The battery could have been better, running about 4 hours when used for office purposes but the fact that you can’t easily change it, is a big downside.

        In conclusion I can say that I was satisfied with the Lenovo U260 considering its stylish design and the mate screen which is wonderful to have on a netbook.




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