By: Review-This | posted in Reviews |
Date: March 21st, 2010
There are a few things I really like about the Lenovo ideaPad U150, it has an 11.6-inch LCD display and it has a very high resolution at 1356 pixels by 768 pixels. This is quite a bit of room for this type of notebook. On this particular screen it gives you a lot of space to maneuver, it feels right and it is not too tiny to read. The monitor screen is bright as well.
The only complaint about the screen is that it only viewable about 45° vertical. When compared to something like IBM ThinkPad which is 180° viewable screen.
Another thing that is great about this notebook is that it does extremely well on internet videos. Things like YouTube can be view up to 720p and look fine. That kind of quality is something I cannot find in netbook because they don’t have the power to handle those sort of video and resolution.
You can also download videos with 720p resolution, the ideaPad U150 doesn’t do 1080p, but the screen resolution doesn’t really need to, unless you want to hook it up to your TV.
The keyboard, mouse and touchpad are great as well. There is no complaint on the keyboard. For the touchpad, it has a very nice feeling buttons and one of the greatest things is that it has a matte finishing look. Which allow you to drag your fingers across very easily and also there are small dimples across the pad.
Here are some drawbacks:
The ideaPad U150 feels a little cheap. It has a little bit of flex into the cover where the display is located and it is not the most solid thing but considering it is competing against netbook that is excusable in some ways.
One thing I didn’t really like is the ideaPad U150 software bundle. There are at least 11 things that were pre-installed with the notebook. There were a lot of junk on the machine.
However, you can always uninstall the software bundle or if you really want to you can installed Windows 7 from scratch.
Overall, this machine is highly recommended.
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