Summary: ThinkPad was THE business laptop when IBM owned it, and not much has changed since Lenovo bought the ThinkPad in 2005. Lenovo continued producing IBM’s laptop line, sort of how Ford bought Volvo; Ford kept its name and roots.
Summary: In our SiSoftware Sandra tests, the ThinkPad T410 didn't overly impress us though it held its own. But in the gaming tests and PCMark/3DMark 06 tests, the machine definitely performed better than expected.
Pros: Typical ThinkPad Rigdity, Plenty of Ports, Excellent Keyboard, Fantastic Tracpad, Ultra Quiet And Cool, Great Blend of Power and Class, Wi-Fi, 3G and Optical Drives Are Integrated
Cons: Glossy Display, Aging Design, Lackluster Battery Life, Thicker Than Most 14" Rivals, No HDMI Output, No USB 3.0 Ports
Conclusion: The new Intel Core i5 processors are serious performers making the Lenovo ThinkPad T410 a fast notebook. The T410 is speedy at productivity tasks and shows drastic gaming performance improvements compared to the outgoing T400. The display is super bright and the keyboard is excellent.
Pros: Solid build and excellent keyboard. Good gaming and multimedia capabilities., Pro: Solid build and excellent keyboard. Gaming abilities improved quite a bit.
Cons: Battery takes too long to charge., Con: Soldered DIMM slot on motherboard, battery takes too long to charge.
Summary: The ThinkPad T410 continues the ThinkPad T Series's long tradition of providing workstation level performance in a portable package. If you want a lighter business notebook, you might want to consider the slimmer but more expensive T400s.