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Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Review: Trying To Keep Up

09/19/2012 - 08:57

[inline:files/review/2012-09-12/u410-1.jpg] Before Intel released the ultrabook standard there were already laptops that we’re close to what Intel would envision, and while some had already gained attention on their own, most were not given any...


09/12/2012 - 17:02

Conclusion [inline:files/review/2012-09-12/u410-2.jpg] Lenovo’s IdeaPad U410 currently starts at $799. For that you receive the same hardware found in our review unit including an Intel Core i5-3317, NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M graphics processor and...

Performance - Gaming

09/12/2012 - 16:59

Performance – Gaming We start are gaming benchmarks with the 3DMark 11 synthetic benchmark, the industry standard for gauging GPU performance. Let’s see what it has to say about the U410 and its NVIDIA GT 610M discrete GPU. [inline:files/...

Performance - Processor, Application, Hard Drive

09/12/2012 - 16:55

Performance Our Lenovo IdeaPad U410 review unit came equipped with a Core Intel Core i5-3317U processor, eight gigabytes of RAM and an NVIDIA GT 610M discrete GPU. That last specification is the most interesting because it’s unusual – most...

Cooling, Portability, Software

09/12/2012 - 16:50

Cooling [inline:files/review/2012-09-12/u410-4.jpg] The U410 is thin, but not particularly so. There should be plenty of room for cooling. Lenovo seems to prefer minimizing fan speed in this laptop, however, which usually works – the U410 is not a...

User Interface and Display Quality

09/12/2012 - 16:41

User Interface [inline:files/review/2012-09-12/u410-6.jpg]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Finally, A Great Ultrabook Keyboard

09/07/2012 - 11:41

[inline:files/review/2012-08-23/carbon2.jpg] Lenovo is one of several companies–including Acer and HP–that have embraced the ultrabook concept with both arms. Lenovo has not simply released a few high-end models similar to what as ASUS has...

HyperFormance Testing, Experience, Conclusion

08/30/2012 - 18:14

HyperFormance Testing This feature is the main cause for my complaints about the VirtuMVP software. It took some time to understand what all the options related to HyperFormance mean and how they work. Eventually, after consulting with Lucid’s...

Lucid Logix VirtuMVP First Look: Integrated And Discrete Join Forces

08/30/2012 - 18:03

[inline:files/review/2012-08-30/virtumvp4.png] In my recent review of the Origin EON11-S portable gaming laptop I noted that the performance of the laptop was far behind that of a larger 15.6” or 17.3” model. The laptop won a gold award...

NVIDIA Shows Unreal Engine 3 Running On Windows RT Tablet

08/29/2012 - 14:45

One of the reasons why I have hope for Windows RT is its gaming potential. Microsoft has been hit-or-miss with its gaming projects, but when it succeeds, it really knocks it out of the park – see DirectX, the Xbox 360 and Microsoft’s digital...