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Lenovo IdeaPad V470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad V470. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the sound and price are overall positive. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the touchpad and screen get mixed opinions. The battery and usability get critical opinions.

design, performance, durability, price, sound

usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Amber Riippa (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad V470 Review: The Home and Office Hybrid Notebook

 

The 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is an ideal choice for users who want a notebook with both home and business features. It's equipped with a second-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD graphics, and an HDMI port. Check out our full...

Attractive design ; Substantial port selection ; Above average display with a mid-level contrast ratio ; Surprisingly good audio ; Good starting price ($599)

Flimsy display cover ; Slow hard drive

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad V470 Review

 

The IdeaPad V470 is a sleek notebook with an excellent keyboard and strong security features, making it a good choice for business users on the go. The Core i3 performance isn't blazing, but there's plenty of oomph here for work and play. For $599, we...

Sleek and sturdy aluminum design, Excellent keyboard, Accurate touchpad and comfy buttons, Fingerprint reader and Port Locker help protect data

Limited multitouch support, Relatively short battery life, Below-average performance

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad V470 – An Excellent Sandy Bridge Machine

 

Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a powerful, truly affordable and secure laptop with sleek and spacious exterior suitable for office or coffee shop. It is a wonderful 14-inch notebook with solid performance, features and design for modest price. The IdeaPad V470...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad V470

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a 14-inch laptop computer with a well-built design and many configuration options available, each at a very affordable price. While it does lack USB 3.0 connectivity, it has an Intel Core i5 CPU, a large 750GB hard drive and...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery life (max):3 / 5
Battery performance:2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:4.81 / 4.85
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 27
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:B960 / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / i7-2620M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B960 / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / i7-2620M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52231 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 59836
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR041 / SR04J / SR04W / SR04Z / SR07V / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21 / 9.25
Height (front):0.787 / 0.815
Height (rear):1.22 / 1.23
Weight:4.81 / 4.85
Width:13.4