Expert Review of Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (59-347981) Notebook (3rd Gen Ci5/4GB/500GB/24GB SSD/Win8/1GB Graph) Red
Once again Lenovo stepped into the Ultrabook revolution with its voguish and smart IdeaPad U Series U410 Ultrabook. The Uniquely Designed Lenovo IdeaPad U Series U410 ultrabook with significant changes compared to U310 is a classy and affordable notebook powered by Intel Core i5 3rd generation Processor that can boost with speeds upto 2.6GHz. The 3MB cache memory and 4GB system memory has been used deliberately to increase the computing speed. The massive capacity of 500GB of the hard disk allows you to store more than enough data of your choice. The screen being used is a HD LED having 14inch of display, which lets you enjoy watching videos in HD, viewing photos and playing games. One more highlighted feature of this amazing gadget is the Graphic card which comes from the factory of “NVIDIA”. This NVIDIA NV 610M Graphic card uses 1GB of system memory to force out stunning Graphics on the 14inch screen. Applications that requires graphical support are well nurtured by 1GB of Graphical memory. IdeaPad U Series U410 Ultrabook supports connectivity features such as WI-FI, LAN and Bluetooth, so enjoy unlined joy of surfing the internet or transferring data to other devices.The 1MP webcam is capable of grabbing 720p HD video with ease and enables uninterupted video chats or conferencing. The ultra small dimensions and light weight makes it perfect to carried along with you while travelling. With updated feature-set Lenovo IdeaPad U Series U410 ultrabook becomes twice as better than its predecessor IdeaPad Ultrabook U310.
The exclusively designed Lenovo IdeaPad U Series U410 ultrabook has got staggering looks. The sleek and shiny design of this stupendous gadget instantly draws customer’s attention. The screen being provided is 14" WXGA (1366x768p), which delivers excellent graphics with NVIDIA Graphic card. The keyboard and track pad are same as U310 ultrabook. Keyboard is comfortable and accurate, providing you with a feather touch feel. Again, no back light for keyboard make it difficult to be used in dark situations just as in U310. The HD 1MP cam at the top of the screen makes it capable to capture HD videos instantly. The side areas of the Lenevo U410 are intelligently equipped with 3 USB ports, LAN and HDMI ports, Audio jacks and Micro SD slot. The body madeup of light weighted and shiny aluminum metal that gives the ideapad a unique appearance. The compact dimensions of 13.5" x 9.3" x .8" inch with a weight of 1.7kg makes it easy to carry this breathtaking ultrabook in a handy, compact backpack.
Lenovo U410 ultrabook features Intel i5 that kicks out all the performance issues, ensures smooth and seamless run. The system memory of 4GB along with 3MB of cache memory makes the system faster and stable. Seeking operations on the massive hard disk being speedy through high processer speed and configurations. The Boot time and sleep/resume timings have been drastically reduced. Lenovo BootShield technology ensures fast boot up even when the system is loaded with multiple boot time loading applications. With pre installed Windows 7 home Basic OS you can unleash the hidden power of Lenovo IdeaPad U Series U410 ultrabook. The ultrabook comes with 500GB of hard disk (upgradable) that allows you to store huge content and multimedia files. The low-voltage i5 processor provides a mooth computing even with high memory occupying tasks. Overall, Lenovo U410 delivers excellent performance whether it comes to gaming or multimedia or running multiple tasks. Additionally, the Ideapad is equipped with 4 cell battery that ends up after constant usage of 4 hours. As claimed by Lenovo, this battery has awesome stand by time of up to 117 days.
Lenovo U410 ultrabook comes with 1 GB NVIDIA graphic card that flushes off all the gaming problems. The gamers can have astonishing gaming experience with i5 processor, 3GB system memory and dedicated graphic memory. Still, the Ideapad received some criticism in terms of 3D gaming performance.
Lenovo IdeaPad U Series U410 ultrabook comes equipped with WI-FI, LAN and integrated Bluetooth hardware to enjoy internet services such as social networking, online gaming, downloading etc. The astounding range of Bluetooth allows the data transfer up to a wide range with other bluetooth enabled devices.
Screen and Sound
Lenovo U410 Ideapad features 14inch wide (diagonally) display panel, which comes made up of LED backlight technology. With the help of NVIDIA graphics it expels awesome quality of graphics. However the problem encountered with the screen is that the display provides clear display only when viewers’ angle is straight in front of the screen. A slight movement from this straight angle could lead to color distortion. Thanks to the HDMI and VGA ports at the sides that makes It possible to output the screen on a larger display. Sound system offers cinematic sound with the help of inbuilt Dolby surround sound speakers. These speakers offer clear sound but the volume offered is still low. You can connect a external audio system if you want through the provided ports.
Compared to Apple's MacBook Air 13 or HP's Folio 13, the battery in Lenovo IdeaPad U Series U410 ultrabook runs very short. Moreover the claim made by Lenovo that battery runs 9 hours seems to be false. Toshiba Satellite U845 competes strongly with U410 in battery and price issues but still Lenovo U410 leads the competition by providing huge disk storage and dedicated graphic memory.
Lenovo Ideapad 410 features great design and built quality with aluminum coated body that looks stylish and makes the ultrabook lighter in weight. The island-style accutype keyboard and Track pad makes data entry and navigation easier without any strain. It provides dedicated graphic memory of 1GB that facilitates smooth running of graphic videos and playing high-end video games. The HD webcam and ample storage space further adds to its feature list, making the Ideapad a complete package for professionals as well as students.
No backlight is provided in Keyboard.
Less viewing angle of LED screen.
Low Battery operation time.