Too much heat at right side of keypad- Non fixable
Date:May 15, 2014
"I bought this ideapad U410 considering it will be very good product. i have used lenovo laptops previously and they were good. But this time, I was wrong. My ideapad is giving too much on the right side of the laptop on the top surface. I sent it to Lenovo repair depot and it was not fixed even slightly. Every time they change something, but it doesn't solve the problem at all. I have seen similar complains on the internet. I would say don't buy this product. I think the design itself went wrong and this laptop can't be fixed to solve this problem."
"I had this U410 for Christmas 2013. It seems a superb bit of kit. WiFi is spot-on, battery life excellent - over five hours regularly - and it is physically small and neat and smart-looking. Only drawback is that the touchpad seems too sensitive so I turned off tapping and just used standard clicking. Camera is good, sound fine, it doesn't get hot in use and it is superbly quick waking after sleep or after hibernate. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone, but having read some other reviews I wold have to assume Lenovo have got the nasty bugs ironed out. Either that or I have a specially good sample unit. The machine I have is good, no doubt about it."
"The u410 is a great computer but it lacks one important quality: the ability to connect to the internet. After 6 months of using this computer and attempting to convince myself that the good qualities (decent battery life, fast processor, amazing price) outweigh the bad, I've finally given up. Do not buy this computer. The wireless connectivity issues are so bad that the u410 is not even worth purchasing.
Like a reviewer before me stated, I wanted to like this computer, I really did. But the terrible wireless card has single-handedly "broken" the u410 in my mind. Sure it has some good qualities but what good is a computer if it can't even connect to the internet?"
"After a horrific experience with a 2-year-old Dell Inspiron N4110, I needed a more reliable replacement.
I got my U410 for about $680, roughly the same price as the vastly inferior Dell. The U410, by comparison, boasted an i7 processor, superior design, longer battery life, and an NVIDIA GT 710M graphics card that's not half bad for an ultrabook.
While I may fawn over the U410 in light of the old Dell, I did have one issue: the wireless card seems unusually slow after booting.
tl;dr: Solid laptop for the price I got, watch that wireless card."