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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y510. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and durability are generally positive. The performance and design also get good opinions. The keyboard and portability get mixed reviews. Many are negative 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the usability and durability are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability and reliability.

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66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo 59012696 IdeaPad Y510-1 15.4" NotebookLenovo 59012696 IdeaPad Y510-1 15.4" Notebook

May, 2018

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

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.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510


The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 consumer laptop has a great look at a great price, but it could use more configuration options.

Good-looking, textured design. Frameless widescreen is sleek. Keyboard isn't like a ThinkPad's, but it's nice. Five speakers and Dolby surround sound. Budget price.

Available through online retailers and Office Depot only. Limited configurations. No extended battery option. ; Watch the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Video Review!

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Mar, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

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

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

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...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (

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...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Asa Somers (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Laptop Review and Ratings


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

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (

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.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Jayesh Mansukhani (

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...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Jesse Sutton (

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.

Jan, 2008

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


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

Input Device

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


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




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


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


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


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


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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