|Screen Size||14 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U|
|RAM||6 GB DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1333 MHz|
|Hard Drive||750 GB flash_memory_solid_state|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA Geforce GT 610M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 hours|
Lenovo U410 14.0-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Grey)
- Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 GHz (3 MB Cache)
- 6 GB DIMM
- 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 24 GB Solid-State Drive
- 14.0-Inch Screen, NVIDIA 610M
- Windows 8, 8-hour battery life
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In the review that follows there will be several mentions of Lenovo's S405. This is because I purchased the S405 first from Amazon for $540. (Less than a month later, it's already down to $480!) But I determined that the S405, attractive as it was, didn't meet my performance expectations. So, I returned that model and got the U410 (version 59351632) from Newegg for $630.
APPEARANCE: At a maximum width of .83" and 4.1 lbs., the U410 is neither the thinnest nor lightest ultrabook on the market. However, laptops offering similar performance at this price point weigh an average of 6 lbs., so put aside the notion that the U410 is somehow an unwieldy beast. It's no MacBook Air, but it isn't HEAVY. (It's also not $1200+.) It does kind of look like a MacBook, though. (Not that the MacBooks have a monopoly on silver chassis with black chiclet keyboards.) The aluminum cover of my U410 is charcoal gray; interior is matte silver. I *loved* the all black interior of the S405, but this design has grown on me.Read more ›
At first, the U410 would drop the Wifi signal making it impossible to surf. I then updated to the latest Centrino wifi drivers on Intel's website which helped keep a connection but the download speed on speedtest was less than 1mb! My Lenovo X220 next to the U410 pulled down 35mb.
A nice laptop if you have no plans to use the internet but if you are, look somewhere else
Note: Driver updates and other software/firmware fixes do NOT work.
CONS (sort of): The wireless is a bit weaker than my other computer (a macbook pro), but not by much. I haven't had the severe problems others have had. The other wrinkle is the SSD doesn't come correctly partitioned to make use of any of the caching or rapid start software that the computer comes with. After searching the Lenovo forums a bit, I found some advice about how to set it up properly, and now the computer boots up super fast, resumes from sleep very quickly, and programs open very fast as well. There is some flex to the lid and base of the computer when you carry it. The fan does run a lot, but I didn't find it to be very loud at all -- I don't notice it, unless I'm listening for it. Battery life is poor. The recovery partition is really large/bloated for Windows 8 ~20Gb (if you do a clean install using a retail version of Windows 8, it's ~6-8Gb), so you would need a 32 Gb thumb drive to make a recovery drive. On the plus side, I called Lenovo support, and they sent me recovery disks for free, no questions asked.
PROS: Very stylish, very fast. Other than the little flex, the build quality seems good -- the screen hinge seems solid, and nothing seems rattly or loose. The SSD really does help speed things up. The laptop is pretty quiet, and stays very cool. And for a 14" computer, it's very light (not like a true ultrabook, but for a sub-$600 computer, very light). I like the keyboard a lot -- it's a bit springy, similar to a ThinkPad keyboard (maybe not quite as good, but, then, what keyboard is?). The touchpad is the best I've seen on a non-mac laptop. It's really responsive and smooth, and good at distinguishing between palm and finger -- it's super nice to use with the new gestures in Windows 8.Read more ›
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This wifi is driving me crazy! It doesn't work most of the time, and they had a litigation where I did a claim for $100..Published 6 months ago by Vladimir P.
First I want to say that I would have probably rated this much higher. Nice looking machine, usable touchpad and keyboard. Screen and ports all good in my opinion. Read morePublished 14 months ago by russ8128
The first time I got the Lenovo U410, I wasn't able to connect to the Internet - it took up to an hour and I still wasn't able to figure it out. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this model about one and a half year ago. At the first sight I was really shocked by how bad the screen of this model is. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Zhengdong Zhang
This laptop has been the most frustrating purchase I've ever made. I picked this up because I wanted a lightweight pc for editing on the go, travel, and school. Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by Alex Clark
i love it but it was to damage,for the same money i got me a new one.other than that lenovo makes the best of the best on computer.Published on August 20, 2013 by carlos grullon
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Fast, lightweight, good design, but you have to treat it kindly because it feels fragile. But it's a great value for the price. And don't be afraid with Windows 8. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Patricio
Excellent laptop. Arrived with time to spare. It fits all our needs and is easy to use. Windows 8 requires some practice and seems less familiar.Published on May 18, 2013 by Scott Harding
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