Pros

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

Cons

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

At A Glance

If you're looking for a laptop for back-to-school that's not too pricey, the Lenovo U410 is worth a close look.

Manufacturer’s Description

YOU BRING THE IDEAS, WE'LL BRING THE SWAGGER. Attention-getter, multimedia maven or gaming virtuoso - no matter what you call yourself, our IdeaPad laptops power your imagination and your sense of self-expression. They feature clever technology and a spectrum of equally smart designs. EXPRESS YOURSELF, IdeaPad's stylish design makes these laptops ones to see and be seen with. No two people are the same. We kept that in mind when we designed the first IdeaPad laptops. Fact is, we wanted to give you options for expressing yourself. You may look at a tribal tattoo pattern and see yourself. Or maybe bold colors or a sleek metallic finish is more your speed. Choose carefully - you will get noticed. Security Features: Intel Anti-theft (AT) Technology, OneKey Rescue System. 43762CU IdeaPad U410 i5-3317U 6GHz 500G 32GB DDR3 SSD is a laptop / notebook computers product made by Lenovo computers /servers/ laptops /pdas.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lenovo.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 43762CU
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 887037737037
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.0 hours
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces HDMI
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.5 inches
Depth 9.3 inches
Height 1.0 inches
Weight 4.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 117.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:33   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 20.6   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3392.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 10.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 576.5   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 455.4   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 251.1   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 578.7   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 154.8   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Gaming Score 72.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 13.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 25.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 20.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 38.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 23.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 37.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 46.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 76.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 85.0
Working power usage 2.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 10.6   Watts