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Read the full review. Source Review comments Score Digitaltrends. Chinese laptop manufacturer Lenovo has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last few years, soaring from a mid-tier player to the world's largest manufacturer. The company's products have no doubt contributed to this, as they are almost always among the most Good build quality and design, Great keyboard, x display resolution, Adequate performance, Strong battery life, Cool, quiet operation Touchpad feels cheap, Dull display, Speakers could be better Lenovo has managed to once again create budget Ultrabook magic with the Lenovo U Touch.
Find out why the U Touch is one of our favorite value-priced Ultrabooks. Dressed in aluminum, the IdeaPad U Touch is undeniably classy. The laptop's lid is adorned with a shiny chrome Lenovo logo that's also found within the black, glossy bezel surrounding its inch touch screen. The deck and touchpad have the same finish as the lid, and they contrast nicely with the recessed black keyboard. We especially dig the understated coolness of the notebook's spun metal power button that lights up in an elegant white.
Measuring At 4 lbs. All have point touch screens. When watching a p trailer for "The Bounty Killer," the stubble in Matthew Marsden's beard looked crisp, but the reds in numerous explosions were a little washed-out. We also noticed a slight blue hue, which was apparent when browsing the Web and watching videos.
Viewing angles were also narrow: We had to adjust the display to a degree angle before we were able to see content with no distortion. Overall, the U's touch screen worked well. The system responded instantly when summoning the Charms menu and swiping through content.
Plus, the display resisted fingerprint smudges fairly well. Click to Enlarge Featuring downward-facing, stereo speakers equipped with Dolby Home Theater v4, the U Touch is capable of serious output. In fact, the shrill vocal track was sometimes overpowered a bit by the immense bass notes.
That's way above the category average of 79 dB. Few notebooks, much less a inch one, achieve this level of loudness. While travel was a little shallow, the island-style, rounded keys provided snappy response with minimal flex. On the Ten Thumbs Typing Test, we registered 57 words per minute with an error rate of zero -- that beats our average of 55 words per minute and 2 percent error rate. We also like that we could adjust features such as brightness and volume control without having to press the Function button first.
The 4. We easily activated the Windows 8 Charms menu, and scrolling through content was a breeze. The built-in mouse buttons were responsive, but the painted black line separating right and left clicks isn't exactly accurate: We had to press much farther to the right of the line to register a right click. Click to Enlarge After streaming a high-quality video on Hulu for 15 minutes over Wi-Fi, the U Touch reached just 87 degrees Fahrenheit in its hottest spot: the underside near one of its cooling vents.
That's well below our comfort threshold of 95 degrees. The touchpad and the area between the G and H keys registered less than 85 degrees. At least one more USB 3.
And it even features a wide touchpad so you can scroll, point, and click with ease. So you'll get plenty of use from it whether you're between flights, on the road, or just at the coffee shop. And with intelligent battery saving technology built-in, you can increase the amount of time spent between charges. Plug in a mouse, a Flash drive, and more. Two USB ports and a built-in card reader let you connect and store with your external devices. Enjoy solo or with others - the S21e has you covered.
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Lenovo is not responsible for photographic or typographic errors. Nevertheless, the Tu is a very portable device that should at least clearly be preferred over the T s for regular transportation. Although Lenovo relies on a fairly thick case and materials like glass fiber reinforced plastic FRP , the stability is not completely convincing. The chassis defies selective pressure without problems, but proves to be a bit susceptible to our warping attempts.
This also applies to the display that the manufacturer states has been additionally reinforced with aluminum. Some other laptops, such as Asus' UX31A , presented a slightly better performance here. We admit that we are complaining on an exceptionally high level and do not want to forget that the ThinkPad can also score with a few advantages, for example the very precise metal hinges. This successful presentation is finished off with a meticulous workmanship that only exhibits minor weaknesses when looking closely.
Considering its price range, the Tu has absolutely fulfilled our expectations. The casing's diet also affected the connectivity. Nevertheless, we deem this as a bit too tight for a professional device because the user may be forced to use an additional USB hub under certain conditions. This, alongside the mini DisplayPort and internal screen, enables using up to three monitors at the same time.
Most of the interfaces, including GBit LAN and one audio jack, are concentrated on the casing's right. This unfortunately could occasionally result in a confusing cable mess in the mouse's action scope for right-handed users. Regrettably the Centrino Wireless-N only supports the 2. The latter would particularly be beneficial when many WLANs are active in the direct vicinity because far more independent transmission channels are available.
Besides Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4. UMTS is only offered optionally for specific models and was not available in our test device. The integrated webcam's quality is a bit disappointing. Despite a p resolution, minute details are either poorly depicted or completely swallowed from the intense image noise. The clear and natural-sounding array microphone provides better results and virtually makes using a headset redundant.
Basic security features, such as a Kensington lock or fingerprint scanner , is to protect the ThinkPad against unwanted access or theft. Moreover, the laptop is ready for Intel's Anti-Theft technology. Should the device be stolen, it can be remotely locked thus efficiently protecting sensitive data. Lenovo does not include any extras and virtually delivers the ThinkPad naked. Besides the laptop, the simple packaging only contains a slim 65 Watt PSU and a quick start guide.
The Tu belongs to the first generation of the ThinkPad range powered by the new Windows 8. Fortunately, useless demo version activation popups will hardly distract the user. The manufacturer instead preinstalls handy tools like Lenovo Solution Center, which facilitates creating backups and provides warranty information among other things.
Compared with ultrabook standards, the ThinkPad is quite easy to upgrade. The base plate can be removed without a screwdriver and allows the user to access the hard disk, battery and CPU fan. The keyboard also has to be removed for this, which Lenovo describes in detailed step-by-step instructions. We did not do this and only want to refer to the corresponding document here.
Some manufacturers can take Lenovo as an example in terms of warranty policy. The buyer receives a month on-site service ex-factory. However, you have to dig deep in your pocket for longer periods. As in all newer ThinkPads, Lenovo also installs a spill-proof chiclet keyboard into the Tu which will certainly not appeal to every regular customer right away.
We can however reassure you that the keyboard has not sacrificed any of its qualities with this modification. Nevertheless, users changing from other manufacturers first have to get used to the somewhat different layout, where for example the FN and CRTL key are swapped. When this short familiarization period is overcome, the keyboard presents itself from its best side.
The pressure point is comparatively firm and agreeably crisp and slightly resembles a high-end, mechanical desktop keyboard. This impression is underlined by its muffled noise that pleasantly stands out from the cheap clattering produced by some contenders. The convenient ThinkLight allows for easy usability in the dark, though the notebook does not feature a dedicated keyboard backlight.
Many ThinkPad fans will prefer the traditional TrackPoint to the touchpad. Is this justified? Well, it is partly a matter of taste. In any case, Lenovo has again done an excellent job with the technical implementation. Regardless of the applied force, the cursor's speed can be controlled very precisely with the small, red joystick.
The corresponding, fairly soft clicking mouse keys are located below the space bar as usual. Naturally, the aforementioned touchpad is also available as an alternative. It features an adequate size of 9. The surface now exhibits a finer texture than in former models, but it still pleases with excellent precision. Rather than using dedicated mouse buttons, clicks are performed via pressing the corresponding corner on the touchpad, which is also known as ClickPad design.
We would appreciate a slightly firmer pressure point and a shorter key drop. Like in Dell's and Fujitsu's contenders, the Tu's screen also has a resolution of only x pixels. This is doubtlessly a low rate at a time when even some smartphones achieve a similar resolution. However, it is still standard in laptops in this price range. Alongside the The ThinkPad also achieves only medial screen brightness rates.
The screen is at least bright enough for indoor use. The measured black value of 0. However, we see a similar performance from the direct contenders. Nevertheless, it would be appreciated if Lenovo would offer a screen with higher resolution and richer contrast for a surcharge - preferably an IPS screen.
If you are considering using the Tu for professional purposes, you should fall back on an external monitor. The integrated screen only covers 57 percent of the sRGB standard , which is usually too little for graphic designers. The color spectrum and accuracy is however absolutely sufficient for occasionally looking at vacation pictures, watching movies or playing a game.
The compact size predestines the Tu for mobile use. One of the most important requirements is however that the content can be read outdoors without restrictions. This is unfortunately only possible in the shade with our test device. Although the surface is AR-coated , the brightness is not high enough to outshine direct sunlight. The screen exhibits more shortcomings in the viewing angle assessment, revealing the known weaknesses of other TN screens.
The image quality wanes especially when looking from above or below and results in distorted colors and a decreasing contrast ratio. Although this has a positive effect on power consumption and temperature development, it also results in a performance loss.
Our configuration is powered by a midrange Core iU that features two computing cores with a default clock of 1. As usual, further details can be found in our CPU database. While most business laptops rely only on integrated graphic solutions, Lenovo additionally equips a few Tu models with a GeForce GT M. Thus, only the efficient HD Graphics is enabled for video acceleration or undemanding tasks.
In return, the GB SSD is particularly noteworthy since it promises short booting times and a very responsive system. The cooling is not always designed for ensuring the maximum Turbo speed during longer CPU full load, particularly in compact ultrabooks. Here, we have to compliment Lenovo. The Core iU in the Tu stably maintains its maximum clock of 2. This is reflected in good benchmark scores. The ThinkPad achieved 2.
The much more expensive Core iU can only surpass this by 15 percent. The differences in the Cinebench R10 bit single thread test are equally slim. Our test device achieved points here. In our opinion, the iU is the perfect compromise of price, performance and power consumption. A fast storage device that makes loading programs and booting times is more important than the processor's performance in many situations. The controller designed by Toshiba excels with extremely high transfer rates.
However, this difference will hardly be noticed in practical use. The PCMark range only has a limited validity since it is a pure synthetic benchmark anyway. Therefore, we would like to briefly report about our subjective practical experience. We could hardly complain about not having enough power during our tests. The ULV processor easily coped with all routine applications and offered enough reserves to even occasionally deal with demanding tasks such as video transcoding.
The fewest users will likely yearn for an even faster quad-core CPU. More impressive was the speed of the storage device. Windows 8 was ready to go in 10 seconds after a cold start and many programs started within fractions of a second - SSD power makes it possible. It is based on the GF chip built in a 28 nanometer process, which integrates 96 Shader units Fermi architecture.
The gaming performance of a business laptop like the Tu is certainly a more secondary issue. However, the ThinkPad is quite suitable to render most up-to-date games smoothly, providing the user makes compromises in resolution and details. The ultrabook even provided playable frame rates in the screen's native resolution and high settings for Diablo 3 and Dishonored. Even anti-aliasing can be enabled on a low level to enhance the image quality. Anno and particularly Battlefield 3 have much higher requirements on the GT M and consequently, only x pixels and low or medium details should be selected.
In contrast to contenders featuring an integrated graphics, it is a clear improvement. Lenovo has created an extremely quiet ultrabook with the ThinkPad Tu in almost every operating state. Although the fan is never completely disabled even at idle , the low noise level of The device is virtually silent in most surroundings.
The fan stably maintains its low speed in routine use with office programs, Internet browsing and similar applications. The noise increases during long CPU or graphics-heavy software use. We ascertained a rate of Some laptops have already achieved higher rates in idle operation. The fan's low-pitched frequency and steady noise contribute to this and ensures that the ThinkPad remains in the background acoustically.
The Tu takes a top position in comparison with the contenders. Now if you fear that the low noise level involves high temperature development, the laptop's cooling system not only works quietly but also very efficiently. Thus, using the device on the lap is no problem. However, the heat was mostly concentrated in the rear area. In return, the wrist rest remained a bit cooler so that the user can continue to work comfortably. We simulate the nightmare of every laptop using our stress test.
Prime95 and FurMark demand everything from our test devices for at least one hour. Although this is hardly ever the case in real life, neither the processor nor the graphics card should overheat or throttle in this situation. Neither case applies to the Tu. Unfortunately, it is almost traditional for ThinkPads to have weak speakers and the Tu is no exception. The playback makes a very treble-heavy impression while low pitches are almost completely absent. The only plus point is the acceptable maximum volume , which even allows medium-sized rooms to be filled with sound.
In view of quality, it is definitely recommendable to connect external speakers, which is possible via the digital DisplayPort or HDMI, as well as over the analog audio jack. The Tu's power consumption ranges on the level of comparably configured laptops.
With 7. The GT M obviously benefits from its low clock rate and the 28 nanometer processing, and is thus especially efficient. The included 65 Watt PSU is more than sufficiently sized and also easily coped with our stress test Like in most ultrabooks, the Tu's battery is not removable. Unlike the T and Ts , it cannot be expanded due to the lack of an UltraBay slot.
The lithium-polymer battery features a capacity of 47 Wh , which is to achieve a maximum runtime of 6. We recorded 6 hours and 16 minutes via the Battery Eater's Reader's test energy-saving mode, wireless modules and GPU off, minimum brightness in our assessments and can thus confirm the manufacturer's specifications.
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