Pros

  • Excellent keyboard
  • Relatively affordable

Cons

  • Disappointing speaker quality
  • Wireless seems slow

At A Glance

The U350's feature set seems average, but it's all integrated into a tight, classy package with a great keyboard.

Manufacturer’s Description

U Series is our most competitively priced and feature-rich IdeaPad collection. These thin and light portable wonders are perfect for anyone looking for light laptops loaded features at a great price.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 296327U
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500M
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/150
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 296327U
UPC Code 884942234057
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name IdeaPad U350 296327U Notebook
Marketing Information

U Series is our most competitively priced and feature-rich IdeaPad collection. These thin and light portable wonders are perfect for anyone looking for light laptops loaded features at a great price.

Product Model 296327U
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line IdeaPad
Product Series U350
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
Standard Memory 3 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • IdeaPad U350 296327U Notebook
  • Lithium Polymer Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.0"
Width 12.9"
Depth 9.0"
Weight (Approximate) 56.32 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Pentium
Processor Model SU2700
Processor Speed 1.30 GHz
Processor Core Single-core (1 Core)
Cache 2 MB
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GS40 Express
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 54.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Poor
Battery
Battery Life 4:32:27 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 504.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 492.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 425.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 752.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 689.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 554.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 442.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 409.0   seconds (lower is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 924.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0