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Lenovo IdeaPad U410

alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U410. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and design. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the sound and usability, and there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, portability, price, design, keyboard

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U410

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U410 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The usability and portability also get good comments, but there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and size.

performance, portability, usability, price, design

touchpad, size, connectivity

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad U410 14 inch Ultrabook - Ruby (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 6Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, WindoLenovo Ideapad U410 14 inch Ultrabook - Ruby (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz, 6Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windo

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad U410

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad U410 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the keyboard and size are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity and battery.

performance, portability, usability, size, keyboard

reliability, touchpad, battery, connectivity

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad U410 14-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Gray)Lenovo IdeaPad U410 14-Inch Ultrabook (Graphite Gray)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Christian Hepp (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad U410-MAH6MGE Notebook

 

Aluminum armor on the cheap (?). This statement does not necessar

Stable, well-manufactured aluminum case; Excellent feel; Great, precise, big glass touchpad; Relatively quiet fan; SSD boost drive

Poor wifi reception; Dark, reflective screen (not outdoor suitable); Cramped right key row (typos); (Virtually) superfluous, dedicated GPU

The smaller brother - the IdeaPad U310 and virtually all devices from the ultrabook category, such as the Zenbook UX31A, UX32VD and HP's Folio 13. Our Top 10 Subnotebook chart offers a good basis for comparison.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Cocilova (pcworld.com)

The 8 best laptops and Ultrabooks available today

 

Buy one for yourself, or give one away as a very generous gift. Either way, these are the mobile PC to beat this holiday season.

Fast startup, OneKey Recovery button ; Perfect for student on a budget

Battery life is a little below average ; Does poorly at gaming

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Review

 

Under that arresting Ruby Red chassis, the $799 Lenovo IdeaPad U410 has a lot going for it. Packed with Ivy Bridge and discrete Nvidia graphics, this sub-$800 Ultrabook is a mobile powerhouse that will appeal to both consumers and business users alike....

Eye-catching color and design, Strong performance, Solid graphics, Runs cool

Lackluster audio, Display dimmer than some Ultrabooks

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (Intel Core i5, Ivy Bridge) Review

 

Lenovo has launched its latest line of IdeaPads, and they're targeted directly at the mainstream consumer. The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 comes with an eye-catching colored aluminum chassis – we received one in Sapphire Blue, but the U410 is also available in...

Okay, so the technophiles of the world probably won’t find much to get excited about with the IdeaPad U410, but this laptop will prove to be a good value for those who are more concerned with functionality than amazing specs. There are a few flaws,...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (thinkcomputers.org)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 14-inch Ultrabook Review

 

Final ThoughtsWhen 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 laptops out there.  The U410 is pretty thin and...

Sleek aluminum deisgn, – Vibrant colors, – Good performance, – 56 hours of battery life, – Extremely comfortable keyboard and touchpad

Don’t see the need for discrete graphics, – On the thick side when it comes to Ultrabooks, – WiFi issue

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (59-342788) Review

 

The Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) version of the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 is a real steal deal, with a market price of Rs. 52,000. The build quality is something that would comfortably do justice to even an ultrabook with a much higher price tag. The thickness is...

Very good performance, Excellent battery life, Display quality among the best in ultrabooks, Sleek form factor, Built very well

Both Rapid Start and Rapid Storage will not work together on the 24GB mSATA, Display slightly dimmer than some ultrabooks, Limited graphics

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Review: Trying To Keep Up

 

Before Intel released the ultrabook standard there were already laptops that we're close to what Intel would envision, and while some had already gained attention on their own, most were not given any special attention. One of these laptops was the...

Sep, 2012

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410

 

Ask us to recommend a thin, stylish ultrabook, and we won't be tongue-tied or shy: Recent Editors' Choices include the newly refreshed Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch, the gorgeously 1080p-screened Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71, and Lenovo's...

Good keyboard for an ultrabook ; Dedicated graphics ; Three color options

Screen resolution could be higher ; Low-end graphics don't offer a huge real-world boost over Ivy Bridge integrated chipset ; Keyboard not backlit

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.

Aug, 2012

HARDWAREHEAVEN - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook Review

 

Long gone are the times when Windows based laptops were chunky black boxes with no real style. The success of Apples various portable systems saw manufacturers needing to compete with the desirability factor and while they did reasonably well, the Dell...

Long gone are the times when Windows based laptops were chunky black boxes with no real style. The success of Apples various portable systems saw manufacturers needing to compete with the desirability factor and while they did reasonably well, the Dell...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Touch review

 

Lenovo's barely ultrabook goes touch

Excellent graphics performance ; Great price ; Impressive specs across the board ; Comfortable to use

Slightly low battery life ; CPU underperforms ; Screen has tight viewing angles ; Some build issues

A great price and comfortable experience are weighed down by middling battery life and CPU performance in this barely ultrabook-grade design.

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre / Dolby Home Theatre 4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:59 / 5900
Battery capacity (Watt hours):59
Battery life (max):8 / 9
Battery performance:5900
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Blue / Blue, Metallic / Blue, White / Graphite / Graphite, Grey / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Silver / Metallic, Red / Red / Red, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Plastic
Market positioning:Business / Ultrabook
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 610M / NVIDIA GeForce 710M / Nvidia GeForce GT 610M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 3.0 / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / Dolby Home Theatre / Dolby Home Theatre 4 / Dolby Home Theatre v4 / HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Display:LCD
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L3 cache:3 / 4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2365M / I3-2367M / I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2365M / I3-2367M / I3-2377M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / i7-3517M / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54834 / 59798 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 70272 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0CW / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, SSD / HDD, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, SSD / HDD, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:24 x 24.8 x 30.7 / Absolute Reminder\nAdobe Reader 10.0\nCyberlink YouCam 3.0\nIntel Identity Protection\nOneKey Rescue System\nVeriFace 4.0\nWindows Live Essentials \nIntelligent Touchpad\nInternet Explorer 9.0 / Absolute Reminder\nAdobe Reader 10.0\nCyberlink YouCam 3.0\nInternet Explorer 9.0\nLenovo EE Boot Optimizer\nLenovo Energy Management 7.0\nMcAfee\nVeriFace 4.0\nWindows Live Essentials / Adobe Reader\nIntelligent Touchpad\nLenovo EE Boot optimizing technologies\nMagic Share\nMicrosoft Office 2010\nWindows Live Essentials 2011 / Lenovo Companion\nLenovo Support\nMcafee\nLenovo Energy management\nMS Office\nLenovo Cloud Storage\nPower2Go\nEvernote\nYouCam\nAmazon Kindle\nPowerDVD\nInternet Explorer 10\nebay\nSkype / McAfee Emerald 11.0\nGoogle for Notebook, IE9.0
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Trial software:McAfee AntiVirus / McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office / Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24 / 32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 532
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1032 / 352 / 500 / 524 / 532 / 750 / 774 / 782

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.25
Depth (imperial):9.25
Height:0.827
Height (imperial):0.8
Weight:3.97 / 4.08 / 4.17 / 4.19 / 4.41
Width:13.5
Width (imperial):13.5