It’s quite difficult to believe if you see a laptop which resembles like the one in the olden days. This may seem as a joke but is true. Most manufacturers today run after what the consumer wants and what their preferences are. However, Lenovo does not think in the same manner.
It’s quite visible in the market place how laptops have changed absolutely from how they used to be initially. The alterations which have been made recently are not considered as important by developers at Lenovo.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad 7410 resembles the IBM laptops which we previously used to work on. Today also they have the same chunky laptops, matte black finishing, stellar keyboard, red pointing stick duo etc. The only difference between the laptops which our elders used to carry and the ones we use nowadays is the specifications which have been changed.
ThinkPad 7410 comprises of the Intel Core i5 processer and has a RAM of 4GB which is more than enough to provide great experience. Another feature which has been enhanced is the battery life which now lasts up to 6 hours. Most young users might feel that this laptop does not go with their personality; however, Lenovo believes that it’s the performance which should matter.
The laptop is priced at $1320 which is relatively higher compared to the other laptops in the market. For instance, if we look at HP or Samsung then their laptops with the same configuration are priced lesser and also have better features to offer. On paper, the product seems over priced but in terms of performance, it can’t be matched. Below are the specifications listed for the ThinkPad 7410:
|Processor||2.53GHz Intel Core i5-540M|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz|
|Hard drive||320GB at 7,200rpm|
|Graphics||Intel GMA HD|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium|
|Dimensions (WDH)||13.1 x 9.4 x 1.3 inches|
|Screen size (diagonal)||14.1 inches|
|System weight / Weight with AC adapter||5.3 / 6 pounds|
ThinkPad 7410 is offered with a 14” screen, has matte finishing and also offers a finger reader which is placed on the right side. Most people might feel that such a laptop could only be used for professional work; however its main target is the youth. The laptop is heavy in terms of weight; it weighs 5.3pounds which is comparatively on the higher side compared to other brand in the market.
If we review the keyboard, it gives a great feel while using it compared to other brands, as Lenovo is more about quality than about flashy and low quality keyboards. It wouldn’t be incorrect to state that Lenovo ThinkPad 7410 offers the best keyboard which can’t be matched. Below are the extra features which the ThinkPad 7410 offers:
|IBM ThinkPad T410 2522||Average for category [mainstream]|
|Video||VGA, DisplayPort||VGA plus HDMI or DisplayPort|
|Audio||Stereo speakers, headphone jack||Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks|
|Data||4 USB 2.0, eSATA, FireWire, multiformat media card reader||4 USB 2.0, SD card reader, eSATA|
|Networking||Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi||Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional mobile broadband|
|Optical drive||DVD burner||DVD burner|
The Good: Simple design, great quality keyboard, long batter life, boosted performance.
The Bad: Most expensive based on its specifications, relatively on the heavier side, dull and lacks innovation.
The Bottom Line: For those who know what the real quality is, they would prefer this; otherwise most users would go towards flashy and stylish laptops.