The IdeaPad U330
is the perfect stylish, sleek, lightweight notebook with the performance of a full sized notebook for students. The IdeaPad U330, an ultraportable 13.3-inch widescreen "frameless" glossy display with LED backlighting provides colorful images and a bright screen for making on the go presentations or just viewing precious family photos. Ideal for highly mobile users, the powerful notebook provides extensive computing time for up to 5.5 hours with the standard battery. Lenovo
has equipped the U330 with a Shuttle Key, touch-sensitive media controls, DolbyÃ�ï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã�Â¯Ã�Â¿Ã�Â½Ã�ï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â® Home Theater sound and Active Protection System, an air bag-like device that parks the hard drive to help protect data during a fall. The IdeaPad U330 notebook also includes switchable graphics, which enables you to use the energy efficient Intel graphics while on battery power and then switch to ATI graphics for more powerful performance when you need extra graphics power.
Any objective evaluation of this notebook
will show you that this is a state-of-the-art 13.3 inch notebook. It has SWITCHABLE graphics, an LED screen DDR 3 ram, and the latest Centrino 2 processor. On top of that, it weighs under 4.5 pounds, which makes it both lighter AND more powerful (when using ATI graphics instead of the integrated) than the 13.3 inch aluminum Macbooks.Best of all, because of the switchable GPU, you don't sacrifice battery life to get performance. When you're on the road, use the Intel chipset and you'll get a realistic 4+ hours of wireless usage.
Keep these things in mind if you're looking for a 13.3 inch portable notebook without sacrificing battery life or performance.
First impression: a beautiful machine, high quality and solidly built. It came up and ran perfectly right out of the box. At first I had a lot of trouble with the touch pad pointer and buttons, but after a couple of days of tuning, I seem to have them working pretty well. So far, I am tickled to death with the U330
. I read a lot about heat problems with laptops; after an entire day of running, the U330 is just barely lukewarm.
The facial recognition login feature is amazing. I expected this to be a silly gimmick that wouldn't really work. In fact, it works perfectly, it was easy to set up, and it takes 2 seconds or less to recognize me for log-ins.
I finally settled on the U330 because (i) it was compact, sleek and stylish (strikingly similar to the then-13.3" black Macbook),
(ii) advertised amazing L08S6D11 battery
life (I think it said something like 5.5 hours on the Lenovo website) and (iii) I needed Windows to run most of my engineering and development software.
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