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Lenovo U410 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 524GB HDD+SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jan 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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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

Ultrabooks produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just ultrabooks) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo U410 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the U410 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo U410 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo U410 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (524 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14". The Lenovo U410 has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440s (14.1").

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo U410 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg. At 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo U410 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the U410.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo U410 has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Notebook PCs of this spec and age processor families range from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the U410 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Lenovo U410 which has 24 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 ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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 a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the U410.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U410

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this ultrabook was released.

Average Battery Life

The Lenovo U410 has a fairly average battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo U410 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the U410.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo U410 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the U410.

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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 laptops of this age and spec. 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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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59343201, 59351634, lenovo 3217, lenovo 3217u
Barcodes 00887263862909, 00887263862916, 00887456719096, 00887456980397
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