- Intel Core i5 1st Gen 520M (2.40 GHz)
- 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD
- Intel HD Graphics
- 1280 x 800
- Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
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Nice refurb 03/15/2014
The laptop arrived in good condition, and as specified/advertised. The windows OS license authenticated without any problem, and the OS key was on a sticker on the bottom of the computer as it is supposed to be. The computer is as fast as expected, and the screen is in good condition. The OS installation is "bare" with almost zero additional software pre-loaded. There are a couple of basic items like a cd burning app and openoffice, and I was VERY pleased to notice that the antivirus software was not pre-installed. Instead, there was an icon on the desktop labeled something like "install antivirus", which was easy to remove prior to installing my own choice of antivirus software. So it was nice that useful utilities were included but no additional bloatware was installed.
Although the refurb company did a good job cleaning the exterior of the computer including the keyboard, they didn't bother to clean out any of the ports. All of the ports including USB, displayport, etc. are all filled with encrusted dirt/cruft. Kind of gross, and it gave me intermittent connections in one USB port until I dug in there with a tiny brush and cleaned it out.
Lenovo T-series laptops are awesome, and this was one of the last T-series laptops made with the older-style professional style screens. All the newer ones after this have a wider/shorter screen aspect ratio, which is fine if you're using your business laptop for wasting time instead of working, but it isn't nearly as useful for doing actual work since you have to scroll up and down a lot more. So I love the T410 screen format. I also have a T420s and I've found this T410 to be almost as fast and actually more useable due to the better screen aspect ratio.
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