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Enhanced amenities from a 14" mobile package. Ready for all the latest games and applications.

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23 of 31(74%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Y480
Review 21 for IdeaPad Y480
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Dave1680
Location:Arlington Height IL
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Best quality...

Date:October 14, 2012
Pros: Build Quality, Processor, Memory
Cons: Weight
"I been using this Lenovo for such a long time, so i purchase Y480 and i am very happy with it.....:)"
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Review 22 for IdeaPad Y480
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2 out of 5
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herb
Location:Upstate NY
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Y480 Poor battery life

Date:October 12, 2012
Pros: Weight, Security Features, Bluetooth, Video card, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, Display resolution, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
Cons: Support, Warranty, Battery
"I like the features of this laptop, with a single basic problem. The battery life is much shorter than I was told it would be. When I ordered the Y480 I was told the battery shold last about 4 hours. I have gotten a 1 to 1 1/2 hr use before I get a low battery warning. Fully charged it says it will last 2 hours, but the remaing time with use drops faster than my real time clock. Lenovo has given me 4 batteries, and they all behaved the same. I have sent the computer back to them twice at their request. Both times I was told the computer operates up to specs. I have told the techs I was led to expect 4 hrs battery life, and received no contrary information from them."
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Review 23 for IdeaPad Y480
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3 out of 5
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ComputerOwner
Location:USA
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Someone

Date:October 7, 2012
Pros: Bluetooth, Wireless card, Screen size, Processor, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
Cons: Weight, Video card, Battery, Included Software
"I ordered this machine because it was a great deal at $800. I couldn't find another computer with these specs at a similar price. On paper [or on your screen in this case] the computer looks impressive. quad core i7 and 2 GB vram. However, I really didn't notice a performance boost from having a quad core processor on everyday tasks. In addition the processor also killed battery life [ it went for about 4 hours] Simple tasks [word, internet, etc.] still took about the same time as a my old netbook. Gaming-wise there was a definite improvement but this computer [the model I bought] has a 640m le [96 shaders] which is weaker than the regular 640m. Even skryim only ran fluently at medium settings, not high/ultra as I expected. [This machine has hybrid graphics so it also comes with the Intel HD 4000] The look and feel of the laptop is impressive. However, it is kinda heavy if you plan on moving it around. The speakers have a very good quality though. The backlit keyboard was a nice bonus. The touchpad is easy to use and very responsive. It is also placed nicely; i never brushed it while typing.
The reason for my low rating is, I am sad to say, the OS crashed several time within a week of me getting this. I plan on returning this for a full refund and maybe buying another levono. [This problem is probably a rare one so it won't show up in most of the laptops. I just got unlucky.] In addition, i was disappointed with the face recognition; it took about 10-20 seconds to start up and it was very unresponsive. It lengthened my boot time so I turned it off.
As a side note, I read a lot of reviews about how slow levono's shipping would be but I got my computer 5 days after ordering it [free shipping]
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Review 24 for IdeaPad Y480
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scrkid
Location:College Station,TX
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Disappointment

Date:August 21, 2012
Pros: Processor, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
Cons: Build Quality, Durability, Video card, Display resolution, Display performance
"1.Opened up the package,Windows failed to start.
Did the one-key and restored to factory settings.
2.Booted again, while windows was setting up the first time, saw a BSOD(nvlddmkm.sys) as soon as it was checking the video performance in the initial stage.Rebooted and finally booted to Windows.Talk about first impressions!
3.Startup time was very slow(probably due to 1tb 5400?)
4.Saw around 30 shutdowns(random) in a span of 3 days.
5.Most of the time while starting up, the laptop used to get stuck with a blank screen with the power button lit up.Had to do multiple reboots.
6.Checked if drivers were updated.Seemed like NVIDIA drivers were ahead of the lenovo packages and had to stick to the latest which lenovo gave since the ones provided by NVIDIA wouldn't install because of some missing product ID for this laptop in their setups.
7.Tried Windows experience index.Gave BSOD.
8.Build quality of the screen was poor and the resolution wasn't impressive as well.
8.Disappointed and returned.
I do realize this is probably an uncommon occurrence but still cannot be an excuse given the multiple problems."