Lenovo ThinkPad T410 Review

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 Performance with Half-Life 2 Episode 2 and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Gaming Performance

To touch on gaming performance, we chose two games that draw moderately on system resources, Half-Life 2 Episode 2 and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. We then ran a pre-recorded demo of each at a resolution of 1280x800. The resulting performance achieved is indicated in frames per second in the graph below, and for comparison with machines that are able to play at higher resolutions with larger screens, we'll provide you with a link to our chart from the Asus G51J review.

The NVX 3100M isn't exactly a gaming-centric GPU. It's more of a workstation card than anything else, but that's not to say it won't pump the pixels when called upon. The T410 performed admirably in our gaming tests, and we should note that we were able to play both of these titles smoothly at the native 1440x900 resolution with details set to medium. Those frame rates hovered around 30, which is just enough to have a perfectly smooth and enjoyable game. We get the feeling that newer, high-end titles would be overwhelming at the native resolution, but there's enough power here to play at lower resolutions for sure. The moral of the story is that this machine has enough gaming horsepower to handle the needs of the moderate gamer, so it should be more than adequate for the average business user.

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