Lenovo Ideapad V470-439628U
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad V470-439628U
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is the way to go if you're looking for a notebook that combines good performance with a charming design, mid-level display, and an extensive port selection. Lenovo found a way to pack some impressive features into this notebook without raising the pricepoint. The notebook feels great in your hands too thanks to super-comfortable brushed aluminum material throughout. The biggest flaw with the V470 lies in its build quality. While the palm rests and chassis backbone are both constructed well, the display cover is just about as flimsy as paper. The display could surely crack if not handled carefully at all times. That being said, purchasing a better warranty than the limited one-year should be in order if you're going to go with the V470.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Techreview Source Archive.org version
The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a 14-inch laptop computer with a well-built design and many configuration options available, each at a very affordable price. While it does lack USB 3.0 connectivity, it has an Intel Core i5 CPU, a large 750GB hard drive and discrete Nvidia graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
While you could credit the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 with being a soundly built 14-inch laptop at a reasonable price, it's not inexpensive enough or well-featured enough to avoid feeling anonymous in a laptop buyer's market. Our idea of what a laptop consists of is changing over time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
The IdeaPad V470 is a sleek notebook with an excellent keyboard and strong security features, making it a good choice for business users on the go. The Core i3 performance isn't blazing, but there's plenty of oomph here for work and play. For $599, we can live without a backlit keyboard and USB 3.0, but the lack of multitouch support on the touchpad is annoying. If you're looking for a Lenovo notebook that offers more of what business users need, you can pick up the ThinkPad Edge E420s for $629. Ultimately, we prefer the HP Pavilion dm4t because of its longer battery life. However, if you care a lot about typing comfort and want to protext your data, the IdeaPad V470 is an attractive choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable 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 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).
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There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
65%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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