Lenovo IdeaPad Y570-086225U
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570-086225U
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 could be a little doubtful, the Y570’s style, fit, finish, and power-saving features make it an attractive pick for the shopper interested in a multimedia center with no compromises.
All for less than $1000 although the lack-luster display might put some multimedia buffs off. The display is usually the weakest link in very well-priced notebooks, and the IdeaPad Y570 is no exception – if breath-taking visuals are your thing, you might want to shell out a little more, or compromise on other features to get a premium display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2012
The 15.6-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a great multimedia/entertainment laptop, and receives our recommendation. If you're in the market for a notebook that can play HD movies, run most of the latest games, and won't break the bank, consider the Y570. The designers somehow found a way to combine decent build quality, hardware that lends to good performance, stunning audio, a great port selection, and an appealing design into a package that is modestly priced.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Think Computers
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 that can pretty much do anything – play games, playback HD video and much more. This is one of the most complete laptops I have seen in a while.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
If you're shopping for a midsize 15.6-inch laptop, there are a lot of choices out there, to put it mildly. A sharp-looking mainstream laptop with decent graphics and some configuration flexibility, the IdeaPad Y570 is a solid alternative to some of the better-known consumer laptop brands.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
Source: Wired Magazine
Complaints about crapware and keyboard aside, the Y570 is actually an extremely capable laptop with a solid build and impressive performance. Just let it be noted: Most of us would rather pay an extra 20 bucks up front and get back the time and frustration wasted on uninstalling junk.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2011
Source: PC Mag
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is the kind of desktop replacement that only the purest of performance enthusiasts can appreciate. It's packed with a powerful Core i5 processor and one of the best graphics chips at this price. The user experience and better-than-adequate feature set are also worthy of praise. Its only misstep is that it didn't pay enough attention to certain design details, particularly color selection and case thickness, which is critical nowadays. The Dell XPS 15z (Microsoft) is a more well-rounded and well-presented desktop replacement, if you ask me.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
With the IdeaPad Y570, you get a good amount of power for your money, and a useful software bundle. The notebook has a new skin that looks unique and any gamer will love the copper heat sinks that you can see through the heat vent. The second gen Intel Core CPU has excellent performance in this system and does save some power when unplugged thanks to Intel HD3000 graphics. Minor issues we have with the IdeaPad Y570 include the keyboard, which could use better travel and the typical glare from the glossy display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Comp Reviews
Lenovo's update to their 15-inch IdeaPad offers some solid features for a laptop that can be found for under $1000. Performance is good thanks to the new Core i5-2410M and NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics. This combined with a large hard drive and Blu-ray make it an excellent multimedia platform.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 82% display: 80% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 83%
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
positive: cpu, gpu, casing, price; negative: weight
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2011
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M:
As the successor to the GeForce GT 445M, the GT 555M is available in many different versions based on different chips (GF106, GF116, GF108) with different graphics memory (128 Bit, 192 Bit, DDR3, GDDR5) and varying core speeds.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).
» 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
79.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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