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Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-2093B3UProcessor: Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.3kg
Price: 700, 900 euro
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: 70%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-209384U
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
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Y480 (Series)
 IdeaPad Y480-209384U (Model)

Average Score: 73.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

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: Notebookreview.com 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

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-2093B3U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-2093B3UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y480-2093B3U
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 IdeaPad Y480 (Series)
 IdeaPad Y480-2093B3U (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Đánh giá máy tính xách tay Lenovo IdeaPad Y480
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

 

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

» 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.  

3610QM:

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.

Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.3 kg:


73.33%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Lenovo IdeaPad Y400-59360114
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3630QM

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Gigabyte U2442F
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3517U, 1.7 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720-4544
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3.3 kg
Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
Asus UX51VZ-XB71
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3632QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus UX51VZ-DB114H
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3632QM, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Asus UX51VZ-DB115H
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3632QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Samsung 550P5C-S05PL
GeForce GT 650M, Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus N56VZ-S4165H
GeForce GT 650M, Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus N56VZ-4338D
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus UX51Vz-DH71
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP Envy dv6-7214nr
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus UX51VZ-CN036H
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Asus Zenbook U500VZ-CN032H
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus UX51VZ
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3612QM, 15.6", 2.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo Ideapad 510-15ISK-80SR003JGE
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15ISK-80Q700RYGE
Radeon R5 M330, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 700-17ISK-80RV001HMH
GeForce 940M, Core i5 6300HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 500-15ISK-80NT00LMMH
Radeon R7 M360, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 700-17SK-80RV0031GE
GeForce 940M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 700-17ISK-80RV001MGE
GeForce 940M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Lenovo B51-80-80LM000BGE
Radeon R5 M330, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 500-15ISK-80NT00UDGE
Radeon R7 M360, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E560-20EV000MGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo U41-70-80JV00JBGE
GeForce 940M, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
Lenovo B50-10-80QR0013GE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 15.6", 1.9 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-15-80NW0010US
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK 80NV
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i5 6300HQ, ", 0 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-15ACZ
Radeon R9 M385X, Carrizo FX-8800P, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2013-03-12 (Update: 2013-03-12)