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Lenovo introduces the high-performance IdeaPad Y570 laptop

This new notebook offers RapidDrive, USB 3.0, NVIDIA graphics and up to an Intel Core i7 CPU

A new model has emerged on Lenovo’s website. The mighty IdeaPad Y570 is now available to customers for purchase and has a starting price of US $879 (£536/€606).

Lenovo ships this system with a choice of Intel Core CPUs. Users can order the Y570 with up to a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i7-2630QM Quad-Core central processing unit, clocked at 2.10GHz (45 Watt max TDP). This processor has 6MB of Level 3 cache, integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 and is ranked 15 in our CPU Benchmark list.  The device is equipped with a 15.6-inch Glare widescreen unit with a max. resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels, capable of reproducing 720p HD content.

For those of you, who enjoy high-end graphics, the new IdeaPad Y570 will reportedly come with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GT555M video card, which has 1GB of dedicated VRAM.

Lenovo’s new notebook houses up to 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz operating memory and a spacious 750GB mechanical hard drive (a 64GB SSD can be added, too). In addition, users are also provided with a built-in Blu-Ray/DVD Combo drive.

Further features include an Intel 1000 Wireless b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 6-cell battery and a Windows 7 64-bit OS. The new laptop also packs USB 3.0 connectivity and an HDMI interface.

Video conferencing is possible thanks to the integrated 2.0MP webcam.

An interesting fact is that the IdeaPad Y570 incorporates Lenovo’s RapidDrive, a technology we told you about earlier this year. The demos that were released in January indicated that booting up takes just over 10 seconds.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2011-05- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)