Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384U


Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384U (IdeaPad Y480 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 73.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384U

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: Taking The Good With The Bad
Source: PC Perspective English
If you want a reasonably portable laptop that also has a lot of power at a low price you should still give the Y480 consideration. With that said, the larger Lenovo Y580 offers an even better performance value (it has similar hardware but packs the GTX 660M for about $50 more) and the ThinkPad T430s is more functional and portable. The Y480 will only be the best choice if you have very specific needs.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2012
Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Needless to say – as was the case with the old Sandy Bridge crop – surfing, media playback and office applications all run smoothly and briskly. But the powerful graphics card means Lenovo Y480 is capable of 60fps in Street Fighter IV, and current titles are entirely playable, with a few lowered settings, though quicker cards in the EON17-S and Asus G75 give them much higher frame rates.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2012
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 14-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad Y480 isn't a huge departure from previous version in terms of appearance but it has undergone major internal changes thanks to the new Ivy Bridge quad core processor that gives it some outstanding performance for around $1000. It even features dedicated NVIDIA graphics that make this a relatively compact multimedia platform but it is hampered by only being available with a basic resolution panel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Lenovo equips the Y480 with a healthy amount of software, but not so much you need to uninstall a bunch of it before being able to use the system. You get the requisite 30-day trial of McAfee AntiVirus Plus, which will pester you until you either activate it or uninstall it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
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.But two issues that hold it back. One is the terrible display. Though adequately bright, it otherwise fails in all areas – view angles are poor, colors are dull and blacks are merely gray.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review
Source: Engadget English
A wave of new Ivy Bridge laptops is about to descend upon the world, and as one of the first to cross our desk, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 impresses. It does its best to straddle the high-performance and all-purpose categories, and ultimately does a fine job juggling those two identities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2012
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y480
Source: PC Mag English
Nevertheless, we're moving into the "Ivy Bridge" era and naming the IdeaPad Y480 our new mainstream Editors' Choice. When you consider its quad-core power, performance that'll save you measurable time every day, sunny screen, and comfortable backlit keyboard, it's a new benchmark for what $1,000 will buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: A Solid Mobile Entertainment PC
Source: English
The IdeaPad Y480 might not be the standout winner among 14-inch multimedia laptops, but overall performance, solid construction, and great speakers deliver a very nice user experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
50% Lenovo’s New ‘Ivy Bridge’ Laptop Is Stuck in Troubled Waters
Source: Wired Magazine English
Like its predecessor, the Y480 looks good and has a solid build, but the world this laptop finds itself in has changed, as performance has received a heavy focus in the industry. Sure, the price is right, but comparison shoppers will likely find they can do significantly better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y480
Source: Techreview Source English
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 compared to other similar laptops, which is a downside.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y480
Source: CNet English
The name Lenovo may conjure up images of basic black ThinkPad laptops lined up in offices and cubicles around the world. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Y480 Gets Reviewed, Perfect Student Gaming Laptop?
Source: Student Buying Guide English
It will soon be that time of year again for laptop buying for school. Intel just recently released a new and more powerful group of processors dubbed “Ivy Bridge” and laptop manufacturers are now starting to roll out notebooks that include these new processors.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2012


NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE: A Slower-clocked version of the GT 640M

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews

73.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-05-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)