Lenovo IdeaPad U330 Review and Video + latest U330 Coupon Code
A smooth and extremely stylish 13-inch laptop from Lenovo’s the stunning Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is a mid-sized and capable machine with plenty of processing power, a liberal hard drive and plenty of connectivity options.
Plus, the integrated hybrid graphics cards – which can be switched on and off depending on your needs, means that the IdeaPad U330, is a great choice if you’re dealing with graphics-heavy software, whether it’s for work or for fun. With prices as low as $700, the U330 is also delightfully affordable.
The standard configuration of the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 (2.00GHz) processor and 2GB of RAM, so you’ll have plenty of power to operate multiple software packages simultaneously. Also, with the Intel GMA 4500MHD and ATI Radeon HD3450 Switchable Graphics Cards, the U330 is nimble even when playing some of the latest computer games. There’s even a 320GB hard drive for storing all of your favorite media and software packages. The whole thing is tied together with Windows Vista Home Premium, but the upcoming release of Windows 7 will soon be available on the U330 as well.
The 13.3-inch(1280x800) WXGA display on the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is extremely bright, crisp and shows very subtle color changes, making it great for image editors or for those working with graphics. For better visibility in troubling lighting situations users can turn on the LED backlight. There is even an integrated webcam for face-to-face interaction.
Navigating the U330 is smooth as well. The keyboard is backed by a solid metal plate which prevents a lot of excess motion when typing and the keys are very responsive. The TouchPad, too, is sensitive and there are large left and right buttons for easy selection; there is even a scrollbar on the TouchPad for up and down control.
If you purchase a Lenovo IdeaPad U330 you’ll never have to disconnect from the world at large. There’s an extremely capable Intel 5100 Wi-Fi Card with a powerful antenna that ensures that you can get clear wireless Internet access at the farthest reaches of wireless networks. For those places where you can’t find a signal, or if you want to enjoy the increased security of a landline, there is an integrated Ethernet connection. For wireless peripheral use, there is also an integrated Bluetooth 2.1 card.
The Lenovo ThinkPad U330 – in order to make room for the HDMI port and the optical drive – has only two USB ports, but the Bluetooth will handle any extra peripherals you’d like to use. There’s also an SD Media Card Reader, a 10/100 Ethernet port, microphone input, headphone output, a FireWire port, and an integrated dual-layer DVD-R optical drive.
The six-cell battery in the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is powerful enough to run at moderate power-use for just over three hours. If you’d like to squeeze a little more life out of the battery, you can shut down the ATI Radeon graphics card and lower the brightness of the screen.
Attractive and sleek, the glossy black skin of the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 will make you want to show the machine off to the rest of the world – even if it does attract fingerprints. Inside, the machine features black matte surfaces. Beneath it all, a durable metal frame ensures that the U330 will survive rigorous travel and – though you probably wouldn’t want to test it – a drop or two.
With a low starting price and a wide variety of features, the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is a great general purpose machine. Whether you’re a student in search of a good mixed-use machine, a gamer in need of a portable entertainment center, or a professional who wants to find a versatile personal computer to work away from the office, the Lenovo IdeaPad U330 is an excellent choice.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo(2.0GHz) to Core 2 Duo P7530(2.4GHz)
Memory: 2GB RAM (4GB Max)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)
Hard Drive: 250GB; 320GB
Optical Drive: DVD-R (Dual-Layer)
Display: 13.3” 1280x800 WXGA
Switchable Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD/ATI Mobility Radeon HD3450
Ports: 2 USB; Ethernet; Headphone Output; Microphone Input; VGA; HDMI; 6-in-1 Card Reader; FireWire; ExpressCard/34; Lock Slot
Size: 12.55” x 9.05” x 1.19-1.37”
Weight: 4.20 LBS