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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and sound. The build quality and design are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the screen. Many are negative about the portability and battery.

value for money, design, build quality, sound, performance

battery, portability

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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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


Lenovo's first consumer notebook, the IdeaPad Y510, offers a head-turning design, facial recognition, and impressive audio quality for less than a grand.

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...


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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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Lenovo Lenovo IdeaPad Y510


This is a very good value for money. IBM/Lenovo is known for its build quality and sturdiness and their laptops are mostly geared for corporate users. This is their attempt to create something for the retail customers, it adds a little bit of flash and...

Fast 2MB Cache Processor, Nice keyboard, Solid Build, Big hard drive, Plenty of RAM

No Bluetooth

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Lenovo Lenovo IdeaPad Y510


I purchased Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 because it was such a great value compared to the others with similar specs. The pictures cannot do it justice. This is a beautiful machine that performs even better than it looks. I've only ever owned Dell and HP...

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money, build quality, performance, sound, battery

68% 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 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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Nice Machine


I replaced my dead 3 year old Dell with this one. I wish I had remembered that really a 14" machine is better for my portability needs. The glossy screen reflects alot in certain light environments. I turned veriface off almost immediately (nice...

Fast ; Reliable ; Vista

The glossy screen ; The home key ; Vista

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