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Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y570. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts about the energy efficiency and image quality.

performance, price, usability, design, keyboard

screen, size, image quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the battery and size.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

reliability, size, battery

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570-086225U Laptop Review

 

Multimedia Nexus. Desktop replacement notebooks are a dime a dozen, and Lenovo has tossed its hat into the ring with its introduction of the IdeaPad Y570, a strange hybrid between a media center and a portable business notebook. While the last part...

NVIDIA's Optimus switchable graphics, The JBL speakers, NVIDIA's Optimus technology and the overall fit and finish of the Y570 were impressive, to say the least

The weight, Lack of a full HD screen, To be honest? A higher-resolution screen, and the speed of a fast hard drive/SSD

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: NotebookReview Staff (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Review: A Lenovo Bestseller

 

Lenovo states that the IdeaPad Y Series was made for both portability, multimedia tasks, and "workhorse" computing. Can the IdeaPad Y570 be your next entertainment notebook? Read our full review to find out!

Great balance of system performance and price ; Decent build quality ; Attractive design ; Very good audio

Subpar display with too much gloss ; Stiff touchpad button ; Battery life could be better

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad series -- the bulkier, cheaper and more consumer-friendly little sibling to the ThinkPad line -- gets little love, but why?

Great combination of performance and price. Outstanding battery life from just a six-cell unit

Hefty at six big pounds. Status lights and buttons above keyboard difficult to make out from a distance of more than eight inches. Don’t have a shovel large enough to get rid of all this preinstalled junk and upsell come-ons. Not sold on the burnt...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Y570

 

If you're looking for a gaming machine, the Y570 is an impressive one. It runs an Nvidia GeForce GT 555 graphics chip and automatically switches to an integrated system when the running task isn't graphics intensive, a technology Nvidia calls Optimus....

Great gaming experience. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Two USB 3.0 ports. Nice speaker system. Respectable battery life

Case design is thick, heavy, and unattractive. Higher screen resolution needed

Beneath its lackluster design, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a powerful, user-friendly desktop replacement.

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a solid home entertainment laptop which is good for casual gaming as well. It has the right mix of hardware and features to deliver better-than-average performance compared to other laptops.

High-end performance, Keyboard and palmrest, Dual graphics, JBL speakers onboard

Thick and heavy

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

Sleek design, solid multimedia and gaming performance, dedicated graphics., Pro: Sleek design, solid multimedia and gaming performance, nice software bundle

Screen resolution could be higher., Con: Screen resolution could be higher, if only as an option

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 comes in what Lenovo calls "Dusk Black" and it's a great higher-end college student laptop, and it will suit users who need plenty of multimedia and good gaming power. The system we tested costs $849 on Lenovo’s web site, and...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 15.6-inch Laptop Review

 

Lenovo's Y-Series of laptops are meant to be desktop replacements that can handle HD video playback, intense gaming, video editing, and much more.  The Y570 has actually been out for some time, but Lenovo has upgraded it with Intel's second generation...

Price ; Great Performance ; Dedicated graphics ; USB 3.0 ; Awesome speakers

Screen resolution could be bigger

We all know Lenovo for their ThinkPad line, but you are really going to start to know Lenovo for their IdeaPad line.  First the U260, which was one of the most elegant and thin Windows-based notebooks we have seen and now the Y570, which is a laptop...

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

If a laptop was judged solely by the look of its chassis, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570, a desktop replacement, wouldn't stand a chance. It's black, bulky physique lacks the design appeal that's as essential to a laptop as its parts and features. Underneath...

Great gaming experience. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Two USB 3.0 ports. Nice speaker system. Respectable battery life

Case design is thick, heavy, and unattractive. Higher screen resolution needed

Beneath its lackluster design, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a powerful, user-friendly desktop replacement.

Expert review by: Digit Laptops Jayesh Shinde (digit.in)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a solid home entertainment laptop which is good for casual gaming as well. It has the right mix of hardware and features to deliver better-than-average performance compared to other laptops.

High-end performance ; Keyboard and palmrest ; Dual graphics ; JBL speakers onboard

Thick and heavy

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Optical Drive

Labelflash: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 71459 / I5-2450M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes