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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the durability and usability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability. There are some critical reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo 59012696 IdeaPad Y510-1 15.4" NotebookLenovo 15303 / Y510-15303 / Y510-15303 15.4 widescreen WXGA Laptop ComputerLenovo IdeaPad 59-014898 Y510 Series 15.4" Laptop (Intel Core 2 Dual T5750 Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

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Lenovo 3000 Y510

 

Lenovo has, over the past couple of years, focused on promoting its Y-range of products as multimedia powerhouses that also boast of good performance. By and large this tactic has worked well for the company. Does the recently introduced Y510 break...

The Y510 has ultimately fallen prey to the same problem that plagued the series earlier: it skimps on performance to offer better multimedia performance. There are similar systems that can be had for cheaper from companies like Dell .� Keeping this in...

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Lenovo Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad line is synonymous with business class, but the company's newer IdeaPad series tries to fly coach. In fact, Lenovo's sub-$1000 IdeaPad Y510 vaults into the upper reaches of our most recent all-purpose laptops chart, largely on the...

Hardy construction ; A multimedia machine with great speakers

Anti-glare screen actually caused glare

Well-built laptop provides middle of the road performance and a sizable hard disk for a good price.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review

 

The IdeaPad Y510 is a solid first notebook for Lenovo's new consumer line. The robust sound system and convenient facial recognition software help this budget machine stand out from the pack, even if the orange accents won't appeal to everyone. The...

Feature-packed for the price, Sleek frameless LCD, Responsive facial-recognition capabilities, Impressive speakers, Button for power management

Heavier than competing 15.4-inch systems, Overly reflective glossy screen

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

 

Lenovo's Y510 represents the company's best crack at the consumer notebook market to date, but there�s no doubting this system's ThinkPad heritage.

Distinctive design, Good performance, Veriface recognition

Ordinary battery life, Odd mix of consumer and enterprise design

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review

 

The name ThinkPad has been synonymous with business for years and remains one of the single most popular notebook brands for corporate road warriors. But what about average consumers? This is where Lenovo's all new IdeaPad line of notebooks comes to...

Excellent built-in speakers ; Solid construction ; Attractive design ; Nice one-touch power management

Overly glossy/reflective display ; A little heavy compared to competition

Sure, we would have liked to see an HDMI port and dedicated graphics option (here in the US) for a can't-miss multimedia package. But the lack of these features is hardly a deal breaker for most consumers. In fact, the only "serious" negative issue...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop Computer with Intel Core2 Duo

 

This laptop computer review item goes for just under $1000, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 offers a well-rounded package with fairly high performance processor, decent sized screen and enough extras to keep most users happy. Ahead with the notebook computer...

At a tad under 3kg, this is not a light notebook, but makes up for the extra weight with a full house of features. Add to these Lenovo's VeriFace security software, which verifies users by their facial features and you get a very capable machine quite...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop

 

Forget the staid, buttoned-down ThinkPads. Lenovo's first consumer notebook has the same solid construction with casual Friday looks—at an attractive price point. But a too-glossy screen, an absent HDMI port, and poor battery life hamper this otherwise...

Fairly priced; great-looking; solidly built; good performance; cool face-recognition security software

Screen is too reflective; no productivity suite or HDMI port; mediocre battery life

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Expert Review

 

The Y510-300 is a fairy decent all-purpose notebook suitable for those with a strong budget and an eye for design. With good connectivity and strong hardware performance, just make sure you use the D drive after purchase.

Attractive design, good sound and connectivity, built-in webcam

Limited viewing angle, facial recognition is not a viable security measure and One Key Recovery can cause problems for novice users due to inconvenient partitioning

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510-300

 

Although Lenovo is traditionally synonymous with business platforms, its new Y510-300 IdeaPad represents a bold step towards consumer notebooks. With ...

Attractive design, good sound and connectivity, built-in webcam

Limited viewing angle, facial recognition is not a viable security measure and One Key Recovery can cause problems for novice users due to inconvenient partitioning

The Y510-300 is a fairy decent all-purpose notebook suitable for those with a strong budget and an eye for design. With good connectivity and strong hardware performance, just make sure you use the D drive after purchase.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 (non-Australian model - not rated)

 

Lenovo has long been a strong force in the business notebook market, and has seemingly opposed or chosen to ignore the ever growing consumer market, t...

Design, easy access power-mode button, facial recognition (while gimmicky is still kind of cool)

Fairly average results from the Dolby tests

Lenovo's first reach into the booming consumer-notebook market looks to be a good one. The IdeaPad Y510 has got style and function, now we just have to see the local build and we'll be happy.

Product Specifications

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 widescreen notebook features a stylish design with the Lenovo new family face and a 15.4-inch WXGA display with unique ID design - infinity screen and light weave texture in a black PC-ABS cover. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 delivers outstanding performance in audiovisual applications.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)/4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.3in
Height:1.4in
Weight:6.4lbs
Width:14.2in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:7758
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11a/b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-Writer

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.83GHz/1.86GHz/2.1GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2330/T2370/T2390/T5450/T5550/T5750/T8100
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100/NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT/NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GTS