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Lenovo Ideapad U410 14 inch Ultrabook - Graphite (Intel Core i3 2367M 1.4GHz, 4Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD + 32Gb SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)
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- Slim and stylish - sleek metal exterior design in a choice of colours for the user who's always on the go
- Ultra Responsive - Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows 7 with RapidBoot lets you start 40 % faster than a typical Windows 7 computer
- Ultra Long Battery Life - up to 7 hours life for extended use on the move
- Ultra Smart - social media messages at regular intervals even while on sleep mode
- VeriFace face recognition - a fun way to log in your PC
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Ultra Smart. Ultra Affordable. Ultrabook
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 do whatever you want, and dependable enough to use whenever you want. The long life battery supplies extra power when users need it most and the built-in connectivity features keep them collaborating with friends and family with ease.
The affordable IdeaPad U410 Ultrabooks™ are stellar machines for users looking for portability, power and style. Loaded with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® 610M 1GB graphics, a USB 3.0 port, and available in multiple colour options, they are machines geared towards the fashion conscious user, who is looking for a notebook to help them DO more.
Take your web chats to the next level thanks to the built-in HD webcam. Your friends and family will be able to see you in clear 720p resolution, which means the picture will look good even on a large TV screen. There's no guarantee of course, that the people you're chatting with will have such a good webcam, if only everyone had a Lenovo Ultrabook.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook packs a punch with cool entertainment features such as; the high-definition 14" ultra-slim HD widescreen which will immerse you in the action, stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theater V4 audio enhancement that will let you experience vibrant, engaging sound, and you'll also be able to enjoy HD graphics support and a HDMI output.
With Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows® 7, the IdeaPad U410 delivers fast boot and shutdown, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. So whatever your idea of fun is, the IdeaPad U410 has everything you need for your multimedia and entertainment needs.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 delivers comfortable computing in an ultra-thin and iconic style, with a minimalist book-shaped design that will make you stand out from the crowd. The IdeaPad U410 features an Aluminium alloy cover for a seamless stylish surface, while making it stronger and lighter. Luxurious details are also included in the IdeaPad U410 that will be hard to find anywhere else, such as the LOOP design which means the body has smooth corners and edges, and an Accutype keyboard.
Go Out and Connect in Style
The sophisticated and iconic Lenovo IdeaPad U410 delivers up to 9 hours battery life and 90 days standby thanks to the low-voltage high performance processor for extended use on the move. Its thin and light profile design (21mm thin and 1.9kg weight) mean it's the ideal road companion, making it easy to look and perform to your best wherever you go.
Performance and Design In-one
The IdeaPad U410 is powered by the latest 3rd Generation Intel Core i Processor Technology, delivering smart performance on the go, and allowing you to multitask with ease. The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 also features a smart Accu-type keyboard which helps to make typing easier and more comfortable, and a multitouch gesture control capable touchpad for increased control and responsiveness.
Lenovo Smart Update
The IdeaPad U410 also comes preloaded with Lenovo Smart Update software which provides users with extra peace of mind about their notebook always being up to date. Lenovo Smart Update automatically updates a user's mailbox, instant message, and social media messages at regular intervals even while in sleep mode.
Users can select a set of applications and with the help of a timer "always" keep them connected to the internet to receive all the latest updates. This means that as soon as a user opens the lid of their laptop – they are ready to go.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 features Anti-theft protection which tracks the computer and alerts you when it tries to connect to the Internet, in case of loss or theft.
The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 also has Active Protection System technology which protects your hard disk drive from shocks and knocks to keep your data safe in the home and on the move. You can also ensure that your data is always protected with DirectShare, which easily synchronises your files another machine without connecting to the internet allowing you to have a copy of your data on another machine.
With the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 you also get the OneKey Rescue System for quick and easy data recovery with antivirus protection -- making data backup and recovery simple so you can spend time on more enjoyable tasks.
Networking, Connectivity and Expansion
With its integrated Draft-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers) as well as 802.11a networks (which have a higher throughput, but more limited range--great for closed office environments). This notebook also provides ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet networking (10/100/1000).
There are a large number of connectivity options available with the IdeaPad U410:
- 2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 port for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
- 1 HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theatre receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable
- Integrated Bluetooth
- 1 microphone jack
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
- Integrated HD Webcam
- 2in1 card reader (SD, MMC)
Enjoy Brilliant Imagery and a Seamless Computing Experience with 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors
The IdeaPad U410, with up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i Processors, also include the most advanced new Intel technologies; Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (i5 & i7 models only), and Intel® Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology.
Intel® Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology
Intel ® HT Technology enables each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, giving you smart multitasking performance to move between applications quickly and without hesitation. This is where to start for visibly smart performance.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (i5 & i7 models only)
The next generation of adaptive performance is more intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than ever before. It delivers the automatic speed increase that a PC needs for demanding tasks.
Faster and Optimised for Multimedia
The IdeaPad U410 comes preloaded with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows® 7, which helps make computing even faster, and life even easier.
Fast Booting with Enhanced Experience 3
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows® 7 with RapidBoot lets you start 40% faster than a typical Windows 7 computer (available on certified models with Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 processors )*. BootShield helps maintain fast boot performance even after installing multiple applications. Plus, you can enjoy richer sound with improved speaker design and crystal clear 720p HD webcams. Find out more at: www.lenovo.com/ee3
*Available on certified models with Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 processors. Claim is calculated by taking the average of Lenovo EE3 notebooks and desktops, and compares it with averaged data from 49 competitor products of similar configuration (Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 PCs only). Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in December 2011, using the independent VTS tool to measure start-up time and other performance measurements. Performance will vary by model and configuration.
Extra Long Battery Life
The IdeaPad U410 Ultrabooks™ come equipped with extra long life batteries, so users can get the most out of their machine. Enhanced by Lenovo Energy Management 7.0, the U410 squeezes every last bit of juice out of the high-capacity polymer batteries. The U410 provides up to seven+ hours of battery life (46w).
With Lenovo Energy Management 7.0, users can choose between three main automatic settings – energy saver, normal, and turbo, or access further advanced settings options through the system settings menu. Users also can protect and prolong their battery health using features such as battery protection mode, and battery gauge. Additional advanced settings include management of features such as screen brightness, and fan speeds.
Power Saver – Keeps machine running especially quiet
Uses Lenovo thermal technology solutions to make notebooks especially quiet, reducing fan noise.
Balanced - Auto detect users behaviour, increased energy savings
Intelligently detects users behaviour, closes specific software or lowers performance when not in use, and overall helps to increase energy savings.
High Performance - High performance combine thermal solution
In this scheme, users can enjoy highest possible performance from their ultrabook.
Lenovo U410 ultrabook
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So now I have one, and I must say the wifi connection, and everything else, is excellent! A brilliant laptop all round, much faster than my desktop and starting up the laptop takes seconds! Perfect for university!
Just thought I should let people know, as this laptop definitely doesn't deserve a 2 star rating now that its only flaw has been fixed.
I ordered my Lenovo U410 in Ruby Red on Wednesday evening and it arrived on Saturday morning; a great day to be given a new toy to play with!
The box contained the laptop, the PSU and a few instruction manuals and that's all. It felt rather sparse, but I'm not exactly sure what else I was expecting - maybe a little USB mouse or a T-Shirt or a USB data stick or something.
Anyway, after unboxing the U410 the first thing that struck me about it was its size - it's really nice. The 14" screen may only be 0.7" larger than the standard 13.3" screens, but I can really feel that little extra size on both the screen and the keyboard, and for me it's certainly worth it.
The second thing about its size is that it belies the pad's weight. Looking at the machine you feel it's pretty small and so it should be as light as a feather, but it's actually relatively heavy. But its weight is not excessive, and the U410's build quality has a really solid feel to it - holding the ultra-pad in one hand by the corner with the screen up doesn't make it creak or sag under its own weight.
Booting the laptop up for the first time, you are presented with the normal EULA's to agree to and then the usual Windows 7 configuration prompts which zipped past nice and quickly, and then you're into the OS itself.
The first thing I do with a new PC or laptop is to uninstall all the crapware that comes with it and fortunately for me the Lenovo U410 comes with very little unwanted nonsense.
McAfee Antivirus was the first thing to be removed (I have nothing against it, but I'm perfectly happy with the free Microsoft Security Essentials and some common sense). Then ooVoo (some video conferencing app) was uninstalled, followed by Microsoft Live Essentials, Microsoft Live Mesh ActiveX and Lenovo Smart Update. There could be a couple of other things that you may want to uninstall (a 90 day trial of Absolute Data Protect for example), but Lenovo should be commended for their relatively clean Windows 7 installation.
The machine itself has a 14" glossy widescreen display at 1366 x 768 which may not turn any heads, but is perfectly adequate and will help extend your battery life compared to higher-resolution screens. It comes with a generous 6 GB of RAM, a 750 GB mechanical HD augmented by a 32 GB SSD, and third generation Intel CPU technology - Ivy Bridge power! The 64-bit CPU is a dual-core hyper-thread enabled Intel Core i5 3317U which nominally runs at 1.7 GHz but can turbo up to 2.6 GHz when it needs to. The CPU comes with on-board Intel HD Graphics 4000, but the ultra-pad also has an nVidia GeForce 610M chip on it for when you need a bit more graphical oomph.
The keyboard is good for typing with responsive keys and a nice layout that aids speed and accuracy. The track pad is pretty big (which I like) and although the left and right buttons are part of the track pad, they act as physical buttons that click (which I also like). The pad is low friction which makes using it nice and easy, and its position is comfortable and it sits well in relation to the rest of the keyboard. However you can only press one button at a time - left or right - the track-pad's buttons won't let you press both at the same time (a slight annoyance for me because I use such unusual button presses for Firefox gestures). There is also no middle mouse button and I have found it is sometimes quite difficult to get track-pad gestures to be recognized properly.
I experienced good wireless speeds with my U410. My Virgin cable connection is 20 mbps, so around 2 MB/s, and wirelessly connected through my LinkSys E3000 using 802.11/n I was happily getting over 1 MB/s when downloading games from Steam on a (probably congested) Saturday afternoon. A slightly lame thing is that the on-board network card is only 10/100. Yep, that's right, no gigabit here! But really, I don't plan to have my U410 plugged into anything physical. It doesn't have an interface for a docking station, it's not designed to sit shackled to a desk with a network umbilical - this ultra-pad is made to travel!
The speakers on the U410 are also really good for their size. The volume can get surprisingly loud for such a small laptop, and although you shouldn't expect the bass to be rumbling like Krakatoa's erupting in your back garden, the speakers do a good job that you can't really complain about.
Of course the Lenovo U410 does not come with an optical drive, but in this day and age that shouldn't be much of an issue. Also, being an ultra-book there are no slots on the bottom of the machine, so you won't be upgrading your memory or HD or changing your battery without additional effort. (And to be honest I'm not even sure if any of these things are actually possible.)
Since my U410 is only a couple of days old for me, I have of course not tested everything. However, the facial recognition for logon worked fine after a simple setup and configuration procedure. Now I can log into my machine by staring into the 720p webcam and pulling the same gormless expression that I had on when I set my face-word.
The two USB 3 ports are very nice to have and look to the future (whilst being backwards compatible with the older USB standards), and you get an additional two USB 2 ports to give you a grand total of four.
The only display output on the machine is the full-sized HDMI port - you have no last-century VGA ports here, and no DVI or DP either. But the HDMI worked great with I plugged it into my TV and watched video content from my laptop.
The battery life seems pretty good too. I haven't specifically measured its life under a known load so it can be compared to other laptops, but I managed to watch a couple of 720p HD movies with a pleasing amount of power left over at the end.
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. I was looking for a good but relatively cheap laptop that was using today's technology and would give me value for money and last me some years into the future. I found the Lenovo U410 with a large and fast HD, more memory than average, USB 3 ports, Ivy Bridge processor and a solid build quality. This machine delivers the goodness I wanted, and I hope it will last me many years to come.
[ PS: If anyone has any questions they'd like answered about this machine please add a comment and if it's reasonable I'll do my best to give you an accurate answer. ]
I really have to appreciate lenovo customer care- i spoke them they shipped my laptop to their repair centre and shipped back since then no complaints!!! so increased the rating as well..
two stars as the rest except wifi works very well.
I have the problem with wifi - bought in Amazon :
1. tried all new drivers
2. tried all different settings as well, with different routers
I get good internet speed with other model laptops with n series wifi (sony / dell ) etc.
Also guys have you noticed -
********* wifi disconnects when you connect a USB 3.0 WD portable HD in USB 3.0 port ************
and doesnot connect untill you remove it... which is very annoying...
....spoke to lenovo and amazon and they sent me a replacement laptop and no luck - its all the same ....
There is discussion going on and trying to resolve- if it gets resolved will keep it other wise return it ..
check this link for the fix before you buy
The touchpad is great and the keyboard is a dream to type on.
But - after not one but two separate laptops, both had the wi-fi connectivity issues almost everyone else has been having. Only if you're extremely close to your router are you able to get high speed internet.
Tried adjusting settings and updating drivers, and even contacted Lenovo 3 times who are oblivious to this issue. Go on their forums - people from around the world are having this same issue.
One word: avoid. Save time and don't bother, get a different computer.
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