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DashGlobal
Oct 7, 2012, 05:57 AM
I am in need of a new laptop.

Would like to get a solid ultrabook but not break the bank.

Anyone have any experience with the Lenovo IdeaPad U410?

How is that compared to a standard MBP 13' and a MBA performance and price wise?



MacRumorUser
Oct 7, 2012, 06:27 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/13/lenovo-ideapad-u310-review/


It performs worse than the 2012 13"MBA, but is considerably cheaper.

Do you want a Mac or PC ? If you want a cheap PC ultra book then it ticks the bill, but if you want OSX then it clearly doesn't.

DashGlobal
Oct 7, 2012, 06:34 AM
I am not talking about the U310. I am talking about this U410

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=457&Code=437684U&category_id=C5A2E5E9A88AEE0FD6766480F1FD83F7

MacRumorUser
Oct 7, 2012, 06:45 AM
Well it seems to be fairly glowing reviews, with the only downside being the weight of the device.

http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/2994/lenovo-ideapad-u410-review-affordable-and-powerful-ultrabook

But same comment as above applies

"Do you want a Mac or PC ? If you want a cheap PC ultra book then it ticks the bill, but if you want OSX then it clearly doesn't."

For the price an i7 & 8GB of ram is hard to argue with.

The only thing I would say is that if you can wait a few weeks would you not wait and see if when they stick Windows 8 on these devices if they will stick a touch panel in there for a similar pricing, and then even if your not interested in Windows 8, the pricing of the older Windows 7 devices may be reduced in stores and online...

Eddy Munn
Oct 7, 2012, 07:03 AM
You're comparing an Ultrabook to the MBP, are you looking specifically for an Ultrabook, or any kind of Notebook?

DashGlobal
Oct 7, 2012, 07:09 AM
Looking for a sleek slim high performance laptop that is nicely priced.

I realize the MBP13 really isnt a ultrabook but I am also considering that as well.

Comparing specs & price ect