Product Notes: Lenovo ThinkPad T410s
January 7, 2010
In January 2010, Lenovo announced the ThinkPad T410s 14.1-inch widescreen, which is based on Intel's Calpella notebook platform. The ThinkPad T410s supplants the ThinkPad T400s and is a significant update.
Design and Changes
The ThinkPad T410s retains much of the same basic design of the previous generation ThinkPad T400s 14.1-inch widescreen notebook. The ThinkPad T400s weighs approximately 3.9 pounds with a travel weight (which includes power adaptor) of about 4.8 pounds.
The biggest single change for the ThinkPad T410s is the addition of a discrete video card option. This changes ISC's designation for this model line from a lightweight notebook with a large screen (true of the ThinkPad T400s) to a true mid-weight notebook, but one that is about a pound less than almost all of its 14-inch competition.The most visible change for the ThinkPad T410s is a yellow-colored USB port. This port is always-on; it remains active when the ThinkPad is in suspend/hibernate to allow charging of smartphone or other USB powered accessories.
The ThinkPad T410s is optimized for videoconferencing use with dual noise cancelling microphones, low light sensitive cameras with auto white balancing, and a lighted microphone mute switch on the keyboard.
The ThinkPad T410s is EPEAT Gold-compliant and Energy Star 5.0-certified.
Several notes when ordering a ThinkPad T410s:
See ISC's Notebook Purchasing Guide for more configuration hints.
ISC sees the ThinkPad T410s as one of the best mid-weight notebooks available in early 2010. The University's Computer Connection will have at least one T410 configuration available to order as soon as possible.
ThinkPad T410s graphic courtesy of Lenovo
--John Mulhern III, Lead for Client Technologies, ISC Technology Support Services (January 7, 2010)
Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
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