As we draw nearer to the holiday season, LAPTOP Magazine is here to help you sort out the worthwhile from the worth skipping. This week we featured a plethora of reviews, including the Lenovo IdeaPad U400, LG DoublePlay, LG Nitro HD, BlackBerry Torch 9810, ASUS U46SV, Amazon Kindle Touch 3G, and the Logitech Mini Boombox and Star Zephyr 300 for all those audiophiles out there. Click through to see what we thought of each.
Consider it the Ultrabook's bigger brother. The Lenovo IdeaPad U400 has the same design as its slim U300s, but expands it slightly to fit in a larger 14-inch screen and a slot-loading DVD drive. At the same time, Lenovo shrunk the price to $899 and still crammed a Core i5 processor, discrete AMD graphics, 750GB hard drive, and 8GB of RAM in a sleek all-aluminum chassis. However, this thin-and-light notebook is not without its faults. Read on to find out what we liked and what we didn't.