Whether you're making a statement with its stylish design or making progress with its responsive technology, this Ultrabook from Lenovo is mobile enough to go wherever you want, powerful enough to...
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo U310 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo U310 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the U310 also have a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo U310 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the U310.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The Lenovo U310 has a fairly big total storage capacity (524 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the U310. The average total storage capacity of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the U310 is 360GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1.1TB.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
+2 More reasons for
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
12 Reasons Against
Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of this age and type.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Lenovo U310 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.
Quite Small Screen Size
With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Lenovo U310 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average screen size of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the U310 is 14", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 16".
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.
+9 More reasons against
Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo U310 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the U310. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the U310 is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Lenovo U310 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo U310 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Across all laptops of a similar age and type to the U310 the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
If the processor family of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Samsung 900X4D (Intel Core i5-3xxx and higher rated).
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U310 is 8.9GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Lenovo U310's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most laptops of this age and spec have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Lenovo U310 which has 24 solid-state drive capacity.
Very Dim Display Brightness
The Lenovo U310 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the U310 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo U310 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.9GHz.
Quite Small Processor Cache
Ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the U310 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo U310 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U310
Released Over Three Years Ago
Lenovo released the U310 over three years ago.
Average Battery Life
At 7.5 hours, the Lenovo U310 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U310.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo U310 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the U310.
+3 Other reasons
At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo U310 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the U310.
Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Samsung 540U3C (1.7kg).
HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo U310 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD+SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Gigabyte U2442F.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM77, Intel HM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SSD, HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 2438
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
5 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
5 - 43
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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