Lenovo IdeaPad U300s (M6842)

Flat and fast thanks to SSD
Who developed especially for ultra-thin notebooks intel processor core i5-2467 M offers two computing cores and pulses at 1.6 gigahertz. He provided high speed even with more demanding tasks such as editing photos or videos in the test. This is joined by a four-gigabyte memory (DDR3-1333). The built-in SSD memory ensures a fast data access. With nearly 120 gigabytes, it offers but not too much space for your data. The lenovo works with intel graphics HD 3000. For complex games such as call of duty: Modern warfare 3 or he delivered battlefield 3 not enough performance in the test. But suitable for simpler titles such as FIFA 12 or the sims 3

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Display, widi

The 13-inch (33 cm diagonal) screen shows a bright and high-contrast image. Its shiny surface while elegant looks, produces but annoying reflections. Who wants to connect to a larger monitor on the ideapad to work the desk, need an HDMI cable. The lenovo support intel’s wireless display technology (widi). So picture and sound signals can be wirelessly to a TV transmitted, a widi adapter is connected to the about the netgear push2TV.

Equipment and connections

Like apple’s macbook air is not a CD/DVD drive that built housing is simply too small. An external burner can but be connected via USB. The ideapad offers two USB sockets, one for 3.0 specification. Other connections: HDMI and a combo port for headphones and microphone. A memory card reader is missing. For phone calls via skype & co. Are with webcam, microphone and speakers all needed components in the U300s installed. With other computers or the internet, the ideapad via wi-fi can connect a network socket you are looking for in vain. Highlight: At your fingertips (recovery button) can be the ultrabook in the factory default reset.

Processing

The ideapad U300s is folded just times 1.5 centimeters high and only slightly larger than a DIN-A4 page. Processing is not enough used namely on apple’s macbook air, but the graphite aluminium housing makes a good and stable impression overall. The monitor connects with only one hand fold up, without having the notebook slips or falls over backwards. The big touchpad reacts precisely on touch and gestures, can is pleasant use.

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Battery

Almost four hours kept by the U300s at work, during the playback of movies, it was hardly less three hours and 50 minutes. Prima: After about two hours of charging, the battery was again full. Lenovo is called rapidcharge, in german: Fast charge. As for apple’s air, the ideapad has a lithium-polymer battery. He can be almost arbitrarily shaped like playdough and fits so well in the smallest notebook case. Disadvantage: A battery replacement by the user is excluded.

Conclusion: Lenovo ideapad U300s (M6842)

The lenovo ideapad U300s convinces with compact design, high pace of work and long battery life. Surfing in the internet, office applications, as well as video and image editing pose no difficulties for the ultrabook. A separate graphics chip for games is missing the ideapad is therefore only conditionally suitable. On the elegance of the apple macbook air 13 inch’s while not quite comes up, it’s cheaper.

Test conclusion: What you should know

The lenovo ideapad U300s convinces with compact design, high pace of work and long battery life. Surfing in the internet, office applications, as well as video and image editing pose no difficulties for the ultrabook. A separate graphics chip for games is missing the ideapad is therefore only conditionally suitable. On the elegance of the apple macbook air 13 inch’s while not quite comes up, it’s cheaper in price. High pace of work USB-3.0 – and widi technology of faster SSD memory order this product at amazon pro… Clean processing cons for elaborate games to slow… Only 119 gigabytes specular display test note of editor 2.30 good users rating now write a

Alternative: Apple macbook air

Who once held it in the hands, will want to not give it up. The apple macbook air boasts a flawless finish, sufficient faster technology and long battery life. This combination allows princely pay apple devices with comparable power hundreds of euros of cheaper beauty are not rare has her price.