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: 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
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.
Pros: Excellent graphics performance, Great price, Impressive specs across the board, Comfortable to use, The killer thing here is naturally the graphics - well, the spec sheet in general, but the graphics are the most impressive part. This really is a gaming Ultrabook. Ok, it's not a high-end gamers' ...
Cons: Slightly low battery life, CPU underperforms, Screen has tight viewing angles, Some build issues, While we understand the compromises that Lenovo had to make for cost here, that doesn't mean we like them. In fact, we dislike them. It says so above. So yes, it's a shame that the screen couldn't ha...
Conclusion: We like the U410 a lot. It's well-designed, sturdy and has plenty of power. We have some slight concerns about the battery, and you certainly won't see Lenovo's quoted maximum of nine hours, not unless you cast some sort of power saving spell over it anyway. As a multimedia machine, it's solid.
Summary: Lenovo is back with a lower-priced Ultrabook to tempt the masses
Pros: Great price, Ivy Bridge CPU, Nvidia graphics, Brilliant sound, Massive HDD, The fact that the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 offers both a third-generation Intel core CPU and a dedicated GPU from Nvidia, along with a healthy amount of storage, makes this one of the most-efficient Ultrabooks that we've come ...
Cons: Quite chunky, Poor battery life, Average build quality, Mediocre display, Sensitive trackpad, Okay, we know that 21mm thick and 1.9kg is fairly lightweight in laptop terms but for an Ultrabook, it's a bit of a chubster. In fact, it's the maximum thickness that Intel allows for its Ultrabook brand...
Conclusion: IdeaPad U410 сложно назвать хорошим ультрабуком, если только... не принять во внимание его стоимость. Отвратительный дисплей, бестолковая видеокарта, ограничения апгрейда - все эти недостатки кардинально нивелирует цена: около 700 долларов. Да и плюсов, если приглядеться, не так уж мало.