Lenovo IdeaPad Y510


Lenovo IdeaPad Y510Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 (IdeaPad Y Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: - %, features: 80%, display: 58% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Thin and Light Notebook
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad Y510 is probably one of the best thin and light notebook systems when you look at the overall features it provides and its cost. Items such as 4GB of RAM, Bluetooth and dedicted graphics make this a very good laptop for those looking at some more than a budget system.
4 von 5, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad Y510
Source: PC World English
Despite the display dilemma, this model represents a solid effort by Lenovo to court a more consumer-centric audience. The Y510 delivers a nice array of multimedia features for a good price.
83 von 100, Verarbeitung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% display: 50% workmanship: 80%
72% Lenovo IdeaPad Y510
Source: CNet English
When is a ThinkPad not a ThinkPad? Don't twist your brain too hard around this riddle. It's when Lenovo, a corporate staple, makes a play for the casual laptop buyer, dressing up its solid, well-built systems with some new consumer-friendly features and naming it the 15-inch IdeaPad Y510. Lenovo's entry into the consumer laptop market with the 15-inch IdeaPad Y510 provides ThinkPad-like quality but the design still comes off as a little buttoned-up.
7.2 von 10, Verarbeitung gut, Preis zufriedenstellend, Mobilität gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 70% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y510
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 Dell Inspiron 1525 offers more performance for your buck, but the IdeaPad Y510’s unique feature set makes it one of the better 15.4-inch notebooks you can get for under a grand.
3.5 von 5, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität gut, Display gut
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 03/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y510
Source: PC Mag English
The ThinkPad brand is an iconic image in the corporate world, but Lenovo has been absent from the U.S. consumer laptop market—until now. The company's recently launched the IdeaPad line as its first set of non-business models to debut on these shores. Lenovo's first consumer laptop in the United States has excellent design appeal, but it's available only through limited retail channels.
3.5 von 5, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review
Source: English
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 the rescue. The 15-inch IdeaPad Y510 offers innovative design, solid technical specs and impressive built-in speakers that make other laptops look like cheap toys. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 (starting at $814.99 MSRP) is available with a range of Core 2 Duo processors (from the Intel T2330 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo up to the T8100 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo). There is only one 15.4" screen offering, a 1280x800 WXGA glossy display.
Verarbeitung gut, Display mangelhaft, Mobilität mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2008
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T5450: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.9 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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

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, 2008-03-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)