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Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y480. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and reliability. The keyboard and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and size. Views are divided on the energy efficiency.

performance, portability, keyboard, reliability, durability

battery, screen, image quality, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Nate Ralph (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review


Lenovo's IdeaPad laptops come in pretty much every shape and size, with svelte ultrabooks sharing brand space with staid productivity machines and the occasional netbook. The Y series represents Lenovo's paean to gamers, music lovers, and film buffs:...

Excellent keyboard, nice trackpad ; Loud, fairly solid audio quality ; Very little bloatware

Meager gaming performance ; Drab design ; Lack of an SSD hampers performance

Does Lenovo’s moderately priced entertainment PC stand out in a crowd?

Jun, 2012


Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480


Forget thin. That's not what the Lenovo Y480 is about. This laptop has a 14-inch display and compact dimensions, making it reasonably portable, but it's not just about the grab-and-go. It's about power.

Well-rounded and powerful ; Excellent keyboard ; Great audio ; Reasonably priced

Sub-par display ; Vague touchpad ; Spotty build quality ; Small battery

The Lenovo Y480 comes equipped with powerful hardware at a reasonable price, it offers decent audio quality and is equipped with a great keyboard. This is an all-rounder that does almost everything well.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Silbert (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review


More InfoLenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p launches with Radeon HD 7690M GPULenovo unveils six mainstream consumer laptops (and one desktop

Elegant design ; Strong performance ; Competitively priced

Disappointing resolution for a multimedia machine ; Keyboard is loud and has some flex ; Not the best battery life for a 14-incher

The Y480 offers solid performance for the money, thanks to a new NVIDIA GPU and quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, but its middling resolution doesn't match the graphics power under the hood.

May, 2012

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Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480


The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 combines quad-core "Ivy Bridge" adrenaline with speedy Nvidia graphics to stir up the 14-inch mainstream laptop segment.

Fast performance. Exemplary screen and keyboard. WiDi

Slightly overweight. Battery life merely so-so

May, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Lenovo’s New ‘Ivy Bridge’ Laptop Is Stuck in Troubled Waters


The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 looks good and has a solid build, but the performance and battery life aren't up to snuff, even with Intel's new thrid-gen chip inside.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480


The name Lenovo may conjure up images of basic black ThinkPad laptops lined up in offices and cubicles around the world. But the company also has a very creative and inventive side, usually found only in its lesser-known consumer IdeaPad line of products.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 offers desktop-replacement power in a midsize laptop, with a discrete GPU and Intel's new quad-core third-generation Core processors.

All this power is paired with a lower-resolution screen, killing the high-end vibe.

The IdeaPad Y480 gets you Lenovo's excellent construction quality and ergonomic design without having a "business" laptop, but some more configuration flexibility would be appreciated.

May, 2012

Expert review by: PC Perspective (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: Taking The Good With The Bad


In the wilds of the laptop market, nestled between the hordes of 15.6” mainstream laptops and the slim ultraportables, there is an odd breed. The 14” multimedia laptop. Even describing them as such is limiting because each model seems to offer its own...

Jul, 2012


Expert review by: Sarah E. Anderson (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480


Thin and light" used to mean, well, thin and light. Today, however, the phrase we used to use for 13- or 14-inch laptops over 4 pounds is sounding definitely outdated in a world full of 3-pound ultrabooks. Nevertheless, Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y480...

Excellent performance ; Superb speakers ; Comfortable keyboard ; Responsive touch pad

Steep list price ; Short battery life ; A bit heavy for a 14-inch laptop

Lenovo delivers a powerful, well-rounded system in the IdeaPad Y480. Those who value performance and features over featherweight mobility will appreciate this laptop.

Jun, 2012

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y480


The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 is an all-new 14-inch mid-size laptop that features Intel's latest third-generation quad-core CPU and discrete graphics. It also has a solid construction and good overall performance. The display, however, has a lower-resolution...

Consumer review by: NAR_MD (

"Average computer"


Would only recommend for simple word processing.

Good sound from speakers. Optimization boot.

Freezes, slow responding, max 8GB ram. Acts like the 4yr old computer that it replaced.

Oct, 2012