March 5, 2008 by yogi2raj
The laptop market has grown and matured over the last several years, and demand has built up steadily. Manufacturers have taken every measure to ensure they offer the largest possible range for virtually any kind of consumer. Now while consumer choice is always a good thing, it’s a different matter when the choice becomes just too bewildering and confusing for the average human being.
Permit me to explain. I feel there’s just too much choice available now and not enough clear differentiation in products based on actual performance. For example, take Sony’s VAIO range of laptops. This year alone the company introduced over 50 new models with near identical specs and different covers – from ‘nature themes’ to dedications to obscure artists that no one has heard of.
The same trend can be observed in products from Lenovo, Dell and HP – Dell with its Inspiron range, Lenovo with the 3000 range, and HP with its 6x/9x range of machines.
With that rant out of the way, let’s examine the product in hand – the Lenovo 3000 Y410 (quite a mouthful, eh?) The company says this is a multimedia powerhouse. Is this true or does the 3000 Y410 fall into the same quagmire as others with tall claims and no show? Let’s find out.