"Great Ultrabook-like Laptop!"4.0 starson by Charles-Patel
Pros: Keyboard, track pad, touch screen, build and size of the laptop are perfect
Cons: Battery life could be a bit longer
Summary: I tried the Samsung Series 5, Sony T13, ASUS VivoBook, and the Lenovo U310. I actually bought the Samsung and used it for a week and determined that it was not the right ultrabook for me so it got returned for a full refund. I ran across the Lenovo Ideapad U310 at another retail location and loved it immediately! The keyboard, track pad, touch screen, build and size of the laptop are perfect. Although I kept looking around at other laptops, I kept coming back to the Lenovo U310 which I bought after getting the store to do a price match.
The keyboard is small but laid out perfectly! I am able to actually be productive without feeling cramped or with a feeling that I am missing something. The track pad is smooth, placed in the perfect position on the chasis, and extremely responsive. I don't use the touch screen very often but when I do, the responsiveness is spot on. I've used many touch screen devices and the screen of the U310 is on point with other tablets, smartphones and laptops that I have used. Battery life could be a bit longer but still gives ample time to roam without a power adapter.
Not to turn this into a Windows 8 review but I'm yet to determine what so many people are complaining about in regards to Windows 8. Like all other Windows versions, it does take time to adapt to. Things may not be where they were on Win7, XP, 2000 or 95 but everything is still there. I find Windows 8 to actually be fun to use!
If you are looking for a great compact laptop/ultrabook there are several on the market to choose from. In the $600-700 range I found the Lenovo Ideapad to be extremely solid, stylish and very portable! It has everything needed to be productive, surf the internet, watch movies and more. Although there is no match for a MacBook, this ultrabook reminds me a lot of a MacBook Pro with it's fit and finish.
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