Author: Bob Buskirk
- IdeaPad U410 Overview
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- General Testing
- CPU & Memory Testing
- Overall System Testing
- Video & Gaming Testing
- Final Thoughts
IdeaPad U410 Overview
When you first take the U410 out of the box the first thing you are going to notice is the vibrant colors of the lid and bottom of the Ultrabook. We received the Ruby Red version of the U410, but it also comes in Sapphire Blue and Graphite Grey. Like most Lenovo laptops all you have on the lid is a small Lenovo logo in the top corner. You will notice the rounded edges on the U410, which I think gives it a good look.
The U410 is actually quite thin and light as well. With official dimensions of 13.5 x 9.3 x 0.8-inches and weighing in at 4.2 pounds you shouldn’t have any issues fitting this Ultrabook into your backpack or small carrying bag. On the bottom of the unit you have 4 rubber feet and a large ventilated section that will help keep everything inside nice and cool.
You will find all of your connections and ports on each side of the U410. Starting on the left side you have OneKey recovery button, large ventilated section, two USB 2.0 ports and a headphone / microphone port. On the right side you have the power connection, Ethernet connection, HDMI out, two USB 3.0 ports, 2-in-1 card slot that supports SD and MMC cards and an on-board microphone.
Opening up the U410 you can get a better look at this display, which is powered by the NVIDIA GeForce 610M. The U410 features a 14″ HD 16:9 widescreen 1366×768 anti-glare display. At the top of the display you do have a webcam for skyping or video chat.
Looking down at the keyboard and touchpad you can’t help but think this design looks much like a Macbook Pro. The island-style AccuType keyboard is actually very comfortable to use and feels really good. The tab, caps lock and right shift key are smaller than normal, but that is not a huge deal. The glass Synaptics touchpad is very smooth and a joy to use. There are no dedicated click buttons, but there is a small divider to let you know if you are pressing the right or left mouse button. While the power button on the top left is backlit and looks really cool the keyboard is not backlit at all.