19 of 21(90%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Y470p
Review 1 for IdeaPad Y470p
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more
Date:September 6, 2012
Pros: Processor, Memory
Cons: headphones, random lag spikes
"This laptop was an excellent purchase, even accounting for its shortcomings. It has been able to run any game I've installed on it at maximum settings (Borderlands, Alice Madness Returns, The Witcher 1, Team Fortress 2) but I have not tried it with more demanding games.
The processor and memory are great for the price. My main use for the computer is to run very computer-intensive simulations and it has performed very well (I am a grad student and needed a relatively powerful computer for a rather low price). Heat management is great too. Even when using 100% of both memory and processing power for several hours non-stop, processors' temperature has not been above 75°C.
Display may not be the best, but I find it perfect for my needs. Battery life is average. Keyboard setup took a while to get used to, but nothing to be worried about; typing on the other hand is quite comfortable (important when you need to write lots of code). Touchpad is responsive and I have no complaints with it.
I have two big concerns with the computer though. One, as many people have mentioned, the awful static noise from the headphones. Even using fancy noise-cancelling Beats the noise is still there, which tends to be extremely annoying. The other problem are random lag spikes for which I have not been able to identify a cause. These may occur at any time regardless of what I'm doing and can be annoying, but nothing else."