Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lenovo T410s laptop first impressions

Earlier today I started testing a new Lenovo T410s laptop with IBM's Windows 7 Professional 64-bit image.  The 410s is thin, light, and powerful.  Key specs:

  • Intel i5-520M(2.4GHz) processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 80GB Solid State Drive
  • 14.1in 1440x900 LCD
  • Intel 5700MHD
  • CDRW/DVDRW
  • Intel 802.11agn+802.16e WiMAX wireless,
  • Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip
  • Camera, 6c Li-Ion
I'm running IBM's internal Windows 7 Professional 64-bit image which takes full advantage of the 4GB of RAM (unlike Windows XP 32-bit).    After a day of use, my only complaints are battery life and the keyboard arrangement (the bigger delete key and placement of the insert key is taking some getting used to compared to my Lenovo X200).   I'm looking forward to using the integrated camera with both LotusLive and Lotus Sametime video meetings.  I'll post an update to this blog in the coming weeks. 

2 comments:

dschaffer said...

Chris -- Will be interested in the X200 to T410 transition experience. Most of my internal users choose the X series for weight, then end up with docking stations and external peripherals all over their desks at the office.

ChrisPepin said...

Thanks. The weight difference between the two is roughly one pound (3lbs vs. 4lbs). In addition, the X is smaller and easily fits in a small bag. I can easily do without the optical drive in the X series (T includes an optical drive).