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Lenovo ThinkPad SL410

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad SL410. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and keyboard. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and touchpad get mixed opinions. Many are critical about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the reliability and keyboard are generally positive. The price and usability also get good comments.

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This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Thinkpad SL 410 14-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 4.1 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP Pro)Lenovo Thinkpad SL 410 14-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 4.1 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP Pro)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : lang2009 ( )

Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 Review


Lenovo ThinkPad series notebooks have been the leader of business laptop filed. The latest released ThinkPad SL410/SL510 notebooks have not many changes in the appearance, not subversive product design either. Yes, but as always, it is still the solid...

Finally, take a look at this ThinkPad SL410 battery design. We find it particularly easy to remove the battery; unlike some notebooks, it may take a big effort to remove battery. Buckle is set above the battery itself, using a single buckle in the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 -


A new line of notebooks offering ThinkPad reliability, wireless and multimedia features for small businesses.

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Cheaply Impressed


After purchasing this product for set up and use by a church, I was highly impressed at the quality and performance of this unit. Even though the hard drive is smaller by today's standards, the computer is versatile enough with its plethora of jacks...

Sep, 2013

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Great Deal!


I bought this laptop for my 7th grader for homeschooling. It looks and runs like new. It's better than my laptop--I should have kept it for myself ;)

Aug, 2013

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Bought this to replace my 12 yearold G A T E W A Y. Amazing laptop for an amazing price. Know that notebook did not come with any software so if, for whatever reason, you need to reinstall operating systen you will need to purchase your own.

Aug, 2013

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Great Laptop!


This Laptop suited my purposed perfectly. I runs great and what a great value.

Aug, 2013

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good machines on the 2nd round


for $38 add the 8gb and these things rock!!

Light wieght solid thinkpad construction ; Screen is way ahead of it's time in brightness and contrast ratio. Battery life is good

First batch I ordered were scratched and dinged up like they were from neighborhood pawn shop. New egg replaced them with grade A units. Whole process took 17 days and was frustrating, but now they are shinning in a repair shop environment working all...

Oct, 2012

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Great Laptop


Love this laptop. Great ThinkPad keybaord. Eraserhead or "TouchPoint" is so useful because you don't have to keep swiping your finger to move across page. The touchpad is one of the best I have used as well. Upgrading to 8 GB Ram is around $50. Solid...

Not an i3 or i5 but runs cool and fast

Apr, 2012

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Great laptop, at any price!


I added 2GB of G.Skill RAM before first power-on. Very easy to do.

This is a great laptop for the price, this would be a great laptop even if it cost much more. Durable build, nice quality feel to keyboard, buttons, screen hinges. I love the trackpad, mousepad area. Not too much bloatware and the ThinkVantage...

Could weigh a touch less. Would like to have a little more resolution, but this may be common for all 14" screens. Might have rather had a non-glossy screen, but it does look nice in all but high glare situations. Case does show fingerprints. ...

Aug, 2011

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Add an additional 2gb ram and make sure Win 7 pro 64-bit for full utilization of the laptops capability.

I bought this laptop 11 months ago now, just after i started my new job. I use this laptop for both work and personal use and I love it. Core 2 Duo @ 2.2Ghz, 4gb 1066mhz ram after adding a kingston 2gb, the hard drive is slower than i want because i...

5400 rpm hard drive - not really a con for the price but 7200 rpm is my standard because I game

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

ThinkPad SL Series is the ultimate small and medium business tool. The Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 notebook models deliver the latest technology and feature ThinkPad SL series thoughtful design, making a statement with its sleek glossy black top covers, legendary ThinkPad keyboard, and solid engineering, making it the reliable small business tool.


Audio:Mute Button, Speakers (integrated)
Audio included:Mute Button, Speakers (integrated)
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC269Q
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):4 / 6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:320GB SATA/ 5400


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in/15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm/39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4570 / AMD Radeon HD 4570 / Intel 4500MHD / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500MHD / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / No

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:320GB SATA/ 5400


Country Kits:Canada/North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad SL410/Lenovo ThinkPad SL510

Input Device

Type:UltraNav / TrackPoint / Keyboard


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard type:6 row 80 key 85% ISO Fullsize
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 667
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Color:Matte black
Manufacturer Selling Program:TopSeller


Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Intel Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

CD write speed:8
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC269Q
Battery Type:6 Cell Lithium-Ion / 6-c
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.5 x 9.17 x 1.34 / 14.1 x 10.1 x 1.46 / 14.1 x 10.2 x 1.46 / 14.1 x 10.2 x 1.54 / 15.2 x 9.72 x 1.42
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display size (HxV):14.0
Display size (HxV) (imperial):14.0
Drive bays:Media Bay
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Expansion Slots:PCI/PCI Express
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111D(L)
Manageability features:Access program, ImageUltra enabled, System Migration Assistant, ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Active Protection System, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:N / V.90 / V.92
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100V – 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:Hard disk drive password, Power-on password, Security lock slot, Supervisor password\nNone
Special Features:UltraNav
TV in port: No
Type of bays:Media Bay
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:One year
Warranty note:One year
Weight:4.45 / 4.47 / 4.48 / 4.5 / 4.55 / 4.57 / 5.07 / 5.11
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1 / 4
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless communication manufacturer:Intel
Wireless communication version:5100 a/g/n


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/1.9GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 8.5 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7570 / P8700 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T5870 / T6570 / T6670
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:P7570 / P8700 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T5870 / T6570 / T6670
Processor Number:T3000/T3100/T5870/T6570/T6670
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:37006 / 37034 / 37251 / 37253 / 40739 / 42109 / 42167 / 42841
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Roxio Creator Small Business Edition\nAdobe Reader\nSkype\nThinkVantage Access Connections\nRescue and Recovery\nPower Manager\nPresentation Director
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.17 / 9.72
Depth (imperial):9.17
Height:1.26 / 1.42
Height (front):1.26
Height (front) (imperial):1.26
Height (rear):1.42
Height (rear) (imperial):1.42
Weight:4.45 / 4.48 / 4.5 / 4.54 / 4.56 / 5.07 / 5.11 / 5.51 / 5.64 / 6.39
Width:12.5 / 13.5 / 15 / 15.2
Width (imperial):13.5