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Lenovo U410 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 1TB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 6GB Mar 2013
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Whether you re making a statement with its stylish design or making progress with its responsive technology, this Ultrabook from Lenovo is mobile enough to go wherever you want, powerful enough to... More
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14 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its ultrabooks.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo U410 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the U410 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the U410 have total storage capacity of between 64GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. The Lenovo U410 has one of the biggest total storage capacity (1,024 gigabyte) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo U410 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the U410.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo U410 has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the U410 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T440s (14.1").

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo U410 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the U410. The average hard drive capacity of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the U410 is 550GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs of this age and type is 1.6W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo U410 has one of the higher speaker power amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo U410 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the portable PCs of this type and age. Most of the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago only have one USB 2.0 port, however this portable PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo U410 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the U410.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the U410 have a front camera, however the Lenovo U410 does not have a front camera.

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Heavy

Laptops that were released around the same time as the U410 have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo U410 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the U410 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo U410 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo U410 is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the U410 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the U410 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo U410 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U410

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo U410 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo U410 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U410.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo U410 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the U410.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 6430u (1.8GHz).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo U410 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(47)
14 August 2013

A beautifully made Ultrabook with powerful dedicated graphics, but its screen could be better...

27 July 2013

Lenovo U410: Stylish but hardly suitable for outdoor use Is there such a thing as the perfect ultrabook? Maybe, but it is not the IdeaPad U410 Touch. The manufacturer has eliminated a few points...

10 July 2013

Lenovo has produced a really solid portable gaming machine, but it does feel like its focus on a strong GPU, RAM and hard drive have taken a toll elsewhere. The overall balance is definitely still...

10 July 2013

You might also like... Best Ultrabook: top thin and lights The Lenovo U410 Touch almost seems a bit too good to be true on paper. Decent processor, stonking graphics, acres of RAM, huge storage...

3 January 2013

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...

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User Reviews

(82)
Reviewed 17 July 2016 by Pshamo
(Verified Purchase)

Screen making noise while opening and close, and it's now almost imposible to close it or open without screen broke it.

Reviewed 1 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Worked well for a year, after which it promptly broke (broken hinge cracked the screen from behind).

Reviewed 20 May 2016 by Brendan Burke
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with my purchase...

Reviewed 19 February 2016 by Jorge Oliveira
(Verified Purchase)

We had a few problems with it...the touchscreen started to break at the bottom screws and now its a nightmare because the touchscreen is malfunctioning...

Reviewed 19 February 2016 by B. Milne
(Verified Purchase)

Last slightly longer than the warranty, then the hinges broke, the screen then broke a few days later. Couldn't get parts so a waste of money!

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