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. The U410 is pretty thin and light as well with the official dimensions of 3.5 x 9.3 x 0.8-inches and weighing in at 4.2 pounds. Now this is in fact thin in light to the normal laptop crowd, but in the Ultrabook world that is pretty bulky and heavy.
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
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. One of these laptops was the IdeaPad U series, a part of Lenovo’s consumer line-up which had long focused on thin and light design.
Summary: Lenovo's IdeaPad U410 does a good job of being useful in most situations, if you aren't looking to do some hardcore gaming or DVD/CD burning. Its hard to complain about the little things when this system shows such a vast improvement over the Lenovo ThinkPad U310 but manages to be the same price.
For students who must keep a budget in mind but aren't willing to sacrifice too much power in their laptop, this is probably the perfect option.
Conclusion: Lenovo's IdeaPad U410 leaves us with a kind of love-hate feeling after the test. It is not surprising since Lenovo devices sway between ingenuity and chaos much too frequently. We are awed by the low price , the design , the feel , the good input devices ( extremely good touchpad! ) and the impression it makes during use. Lenovo does a lot of things right with the aluminum finish and the rounded edges that a Macbook user would wish for after a long typing session.
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 works smoother and more precisely than expected. Tapping with two fingers triggers a right click and there is a marked field for everyone who prefers conventional keys.
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. They are bringing relatively big guns to accomplish this, such as this Lenovo Ideapad U410 Ultrabook. Hardware.Info took a closer look.
Summary: Under that arresting Ruby Red chassis, the $799 Lenovo IdeaPad U410 has a lot going for it. Packed with Ivy Bridge and discrete Nvidia graphics, this sub-$800 Ultrabook is a mobile powerhouse that will appeal to both consumers and business users alike.
Pros: Eye-catching color and design, Strong performance, Solid graphics, Runs cool,
Cons: Lackluster audio, Display dimmer than some Ultrabooks
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. There are a few flaws, such as the shorter-than-expected battery life, but for the most part, average consumers who want a quality laptop will find a lot to love about the IdeaPad U410.