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conclusion:We like it

82 September 27th 2012 4:49 pm

The Lenovo U410 is a solid, well-built Ultrabook that can handle most media, casual gaming, and productivity tasks without breaking the bank. While it lacks the solid-state drive common on more expensive Ultrabooks, and weighs in at 4.1 pounds, it's still highly portable, and includes two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Ethernet, a good keyboard, and a multitouch-ready trackpad, so that you can start practicing for Windows 8.

Critic reviews

7.9
13 reviews
  • Speed and features
    8.1
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
  • Battery life
    6.5
  • Display
    7.3
  • Durability
    7.6
  • Expandability
    7.8
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.7

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User reviews

7.8
4 reviews
8.0
PC World Aug 20, 2012

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. If you're looking for a laptop for back-to-school that's not too pricey, the Lenovo U410 is worth a close look.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Aug 22, 2012

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.

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8.0
CNET UK Aug 7, 2012

The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 might not be the prettiest ultrabook on the market, but it's well built and offers enough power for day-to-day tasks.

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7.0
SlashGear Aug 4, 2012

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.

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8.0
TechRadar Jul 31, 2012

We think Lenovo has chosen wisely in the case of the U410, which is a brilliant machine that is perfectly suited to meet the demands of the digital media boom that we're in the midst of, with an extremely tempting price tag.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Aug 29, 2012

This well-rounded 14-inch ultrabook sports a great keyboard plus dedicated graphics for a little extra gaming performance. Our main complaint is that its screen is stuck at the same 1,366x768 resolution as lesser models.

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9.0
Hardware Heaven Aug 23, 2012

Lenovo offers a very good balance of performance, quality and value. One of the better Ultrabooks for gaming and plenty fast in normal desktop use.

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9.0
Notebookcheck Aug 6, 2012

Lenovo’s attempt at a larger ultrabook looks to be a disappointment when you consider the package. Nevertheless, the IdeaPad U410 is, after all the complaining, still a darn good bundle for a laptop. The decision to pick it is yours.

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8.0
IT Pro Portal Aug 15, 2012

This is a more general-purpose portable, with a little more entertainment potential and a little less showiness. If you don’t fancy forking out a fortune but still want something you can carry with you all day, it’s worth considering.

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7.0
Hardware.Info Aug 8, 2012

The hard drive is not the fastest, and we would have preferred a better display. Other drawbacks are the slow wireless and 100 Mbit network ports. In spite of that, Lenovo has created a very interesting and powerful Ultrabook for a sharp price.

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6.0
About Aug 15, 2012

Overall, those wanting more storage and better graphics might be well served by this but otherwise, there are 13-inch ultrabooks that are more portable that work just as well.

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9.0
txdrumline txdrumline

There is no current version of specs for this laptop on Gdgt, but I just purchased the U410 from the Microsoft Store for $899 (free Xbox 360 included) and wanted to give it a review. My Lenovo IdeaPad U410 came with: - 3rd Gen Core i5 Processor - 750GB HDD / 32GB SSD - 8 GB RAM (1600 MHz) -...

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5.0
cmkaiser cmkaiser

Buyer BEWARE - it is impossible to remove the bottom of the laptop case without breaking the plastic tabs that hold the bottom on when I attempted to add an SSD.

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