Summary: I bought this laptop 4(ish) years ago as a basic yet speedy laptop for college. It has served me over the years since with no complications beyond the battery (the battery is completely shot, I just plug it in all the time). I am not a gamer, nor do I download tons of movies onto my hard-drive. So for me, this was a perfect companion for photo editing, internet use, Microsoft Office use, and other basic purposes.
Great work horse laptop for the business traveller
7 April 2013
Summary: My favorite laptop for travel, great wireless, built in webcam, not too big and not too small; perfect travel companion if you want to watch movies, check email, and work on spreadsheets, wordprocessing, etc. Not recommended for gamers, however, as the video care is embedded in the motherboard and is the slowest component when checking Windows Experience Index.
Excerpt: I can easily tell the quality is much lower than the other major laptop brands when I received this laptop. The power pack looks very cheap. The power plug couldn't sturdity connected to the socket. The screen is loosely mounted and it's easily shaked back and forth without holding a position hard. Like less than one month's use, the wireless doesn't work. I tried every method but could fix the problem. At last I have to send it back to customer serive.
Lenovo bargain line gets job done but you know it's bargain-line
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My personal laptop, a top-of-the-line HP Pavilion broke, and I needed an economic replacement. I had used Thinkpads at work for many years, and had always been happy with the design and performance. I came to hate all the extra buttons and keyboard gadgets on my HP and other consumer-targeted laptops. I wanted a Thinkpad as my next laptop. Unfortunately, my budget took me out of the T-series and other higher-priced lines.
Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 28427PU: my 1st laptop & I'm in LOVE!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: My husband and I decided it was time to purchase new computers after Christmas last year. I had been debating for some time whether to finally switch to a laptop from my beloved PC. After agonizing for what seemed like forever, I decided to become the new owner of a Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 28427PU at a fair price. It took a while to get used to the keyboard, but aside from a little different keys placement the adjustment was easy.
Summary: Pros: Intel processor, screen size, Thinkpad line, okay cooling, adequate graphics Cons: First of all, my unit came with Windows 7 X64 pro on it, not exactly the same as this one -"Ctrl" key is NOT the left most one on the bottom row, for someone who uses keyboard shortcuts, it's a nightmare to always remind myself "it's the second to the last key".
Summary: I purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad SL410 that came with Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) installed on it. It was easy to upgrade the RAM (Memory) from 2GB to 8GB for $50. The connection Ports, Support, Features and speed of this laptop was impressive. Highly recommend this laptop.
Summary: After purchasing this laptop, I learned that was it just a glorified consumer version and did not have the same quality as the commercial versions of the thinkpad series. As a result, one of the speakers is not working and the battery is only charging to half of its capacity after about one year. Unfortunately, it is out of warranty. Far be it, it did last the one year warranty, but everyone expects it to last longer.
Summary: The SL 410 is an OK laptop but for some strange reason it is advertised as a Win XP Pro when it has a Win7 64 bit OS. Also, it has the old Centrino chip; which, if I'd known, I probably wouldn't purchase. However, I can't complain too much because the price made it a reasonably good gamble.
Summary: This laptop is a disaster, don't buy anything from Lenovo. This is my 2nd lenovo and I have had to send it back to the factory 3 in a span of 6 months to get something or the other fixed. Their repair is painfully slow and support is horrible. The laptop's screen starts developing bands and you need to send your laptop back to the factory for replacement each time. The laptop's body is equally fragile and starts developing cracks in a matter of months.