Summary: IdeaPad plus touch. Since the advantages of Windows 8 only really come to the fore with a touchscreen, Lenovo installs this operating system on its U410 Touch. The IdeaPad is rather conservative otherwise.
Pros: High-quality build, USB 3.0, Appealing design, Decent performance, 8 gigabyte of RAM, Touchscreen, Touch features and Windows 8 are a perfect match. A touchscreen is a clear gain for every Windows 8 laptop. Then there is the good touchpad. The backup button on the casing's side is also nifty.
Cons: Dark screen with bluish cast, Extremely reflective, Keyboard yields, Too small backspace key, Below-average Wi-Fi performance, Brightness - a lot of brightness. The screen is too dark to work outdoors with the device, or in a train beside a window, in the car or in a room with a window or a brigh...
Summary: Final Thoughts
When I first received the IdeaPad U410 I was extremely excited and eager to start using it. At first glance this Ultrabook does impress. The Ruby Red chassis really stands out among other laptops out there.
Pros: – Sleek aluminum deisgn, – Vibrant colors, – Good performance, – 56 hours of battery life, – Extremely comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons: – Don’t see the need for discrete graphics, – On the thick side when it comes to Ultrabooks, – WiFi issue
Conclusion: Okay, so the technophiles of the world probably won’t find much to get excited about with the IdeaPad U410, but this laptop will prove to be a good value for those who are more concerned with functionality than amazing specs.
Excerpt: Before Intel released the ultrabook standard there were already laptops that we’re close to what Intel would envision, and while some had already gained attention on their own, most were not given any special attention.
Conclusion: The Acer only comes in gunmetal gray, however. So if you have your heart set on a red or blue laptop and want a bit more screen space than the 13.3-inch IdeaPad U310, the U410 is a winning choice. Our only real gripe is the lack of a higher-resolution display option.
Pros: Good keyboard for an ultrabook, Dedicated graphics, Three color options
Cons: Screen resolution could be higher, Low-end graphics don't offer a huge real-world boost over Ivy Bridge integrated chipset, Keyboard not backlit
Lenovo IdeaPad U410 review: affordable and powerful Ultrabook
8 August 2012
Excerpt: When you're looking for a decent laptop then Lenovo is one of the brands you consider. The Chinese company that once took over IBM's Thinkpad product line are trying to get a foothold in the European market.
Summary: Aluminum armor on the cheap (?). This statement does not necessarily apply to raw material prices. Lenovo is trying to bring top quality materials to the masses at nominal prices, as seen in the IdeaPad series. So, is investing in an IdeaPad U410 worthwhile for those interested in ultrabooks?
Pros: Stable, well-manufactured aluminum case, Excellent feel, Great, precise, big glass touchpad, Relatively quiet fan, SSD boost drive, The IdeaPad's look & feel is really great. It's been ages since a notebook felt this good! The glass touchpad is very accurate and supports multi-touch gestures. It ...
Cons: Poor wifi reception, Dark, reflective screen (not outdoor suitable), Cramped right key row (typos), (Virtually) superfluous, dedicated GPU, Dear manufacturers! Lenovo is not the only black sheep that still treats outdoor suitability of screens like an unimportant matter. But this is very importan...
Excerpt: After a slow start, consumers are now inundated with an embarrassment of Ultrabook choices. The latest offering is the Lenovo IdeaPad U410, a handsome 14-inch system wrapped in a brilliant red aluminum chassis.
Excerpt: When we looked at Lenovo's IdeaPad U410 last year, it impressed us by offering an Ultrabook with dedicated graphics at a great price. The IdeaPad U410 Touch is an updated model of Lenovo's flagship ultraportable, and comes with a ten-point touchscreen alongside a few minor changes to its underlying...