"Comes per-installed with windows8, build right into the laptop, makes it very difficult and unintuitive to get rid of. I just want to install windows 7 on this laptop but the hoops you have to jump through are too much.
Windows is working together with the laptop manufacturer to prevent you from downgrading to a different operating system so they can force you to get used to their unintuitive tablet experience making you more likely to purchase their tablets and phones in the future. The aggravation is too much, I just want windows 7. I wold even take windows 2000 over windows 8."
"This laptop has so much potential: looks great, is fast, relatively quiet (to HPs), hybrid SSD HD - logs in super fast. But I should have listened to online reviews. Every 45 mins or so I've to restart the U410 as it kicks me out of my home wifi. I was under the impression the infamous wireless card problem would have been fixed as its all over the internet since 10/12. This could possibly imply Lenovo purposely ships corrupted wireless cards with U410s and is continuing to do so. (BTW, Ive updated to the latest driver). These laptops should be recalled IMO. In addition, my battery can be charged to a maximum of only 58% and the % continues to drop."
"Ordered a new U410 one but received a refurbished one. Had many tell tale signs to list. Returned mine the next day. The refund process took 4-5 followup calls and over 3weeks for credit. Not impressed by it's fit or finish. The laptop's back plate bubbles up/down with slight pressure. Keyboard not steady. Seems much heavier than it looks."
"Love the mobility with long battery life, and lightweight. Keyboard very ergonomically designed. Stylish and simple design, people often confuse for MacBook, which is a good thing in my mind. Fast and speedy processor. I use it for surfing the web, using simple programs like Microsoft office and Photoshop.
Biggest flaw is the audio. Very poor quality for both movies and music. The touchpad is weird and not very smooth. The lack of buttons on the touch pad take some getting used to.
Overall, its a great laptop for the price I paid. Lenovo has awesome customer service and I can tell this laptop will last me at least 5+ years. Would recommend to a friend."
"I purchase the i7 model a few months back and the machine absolutely screams through anything I throw at it (aside from heavy gaming). The deck and keyboard are plastic (bottom and lid are metal), but the machine is rock solid - no creaking or bending regardless of how it gets thrown around. Definitely enough processor, graphics, memory, and storage grunt to chew through any kind tasks you need, all the way through photo and video editing, which I do from time to time. As a daily machine, it's excellent. At 10/15 brightness and standard power settings, I can manage at least 5 hours on wifi, over 6 if I'm not doing anything too demanding. The trackpad is top-notch. The keyboard is deceptively shallow; it takes time to get used to the lack of travel, but I found that I now type about 10wpm faster now that I've grown used to it. The sound is about as tinny you can expect from an ultraportable. The screen isn't anything to write home about either, but it gets the job done, and the brightness gets high enough for pretty much any situation. There's always WiDi built in, along with a full-size HDMI if you really have the hots for streaming some video. I have some isolated niggles. The bezel around the screen is glossy plastic; it feels a bit cheap and reflects light. The keyboard deck is also depressed about 1mm below the laptop surface (unlike on a Mac where the entire deck is hidden below the surface), so dust and dirt get stuck in there. The GPU also seems a bit weak; gaming is a bit better than on integrated systems, but it's not a significant gain, and the machine starts heating up the instance it switches to the discrete graphics. After a minute of having Steam open (and not even playing games), the fan starts to get audible. Overall, this is a solid daily machine. The battery life is up to par, having an HDD (which contributes to about half the noise at low processor load) is convenient for me, the U410 is relatively small and light, and its performance (other than boot times, but again that's the price to pay for picking the HDD over SSD) puts most ultraportables within $500 of this price point to shame. No regrets so far."
"ive had the laptop for a few weeks and so far im loving it!!! no cons at all! wish it had more colors though in terms of performance its better than what you think and dont let the 1.7ghz processor fool you. it runs like a 2.5ghz and the fact that it had 8gb ram is pretty awesome. very good price for these specs!"