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Customer reviews for Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Top Rated

15.6" mobile multimedia station. Fuels the most graphics-intensive games and applications.

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42 of 50(84%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Y570 Top Rated
Review 1 for IdeaPad Y570 Top Rated
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Moshi

Truely incredible, but disappointing display

Date:April 30, 2012
" I had been searching for some time to replace a 6-year-old workstation laptop of mine, and couldn't help but to look here first. I chose the y570 primarily because of its GPU offerings.
Pros:
+ An amazing keyboard; the best I've ever used on a notebook. 130 WPM is beyond easy and everything feels just right.
+ A nice build; both attractive and rather sturdy. Beyond a slightly loose hinge, this thing feels solid.
+ Surprisingly good 3D performance; while I knew the 555m was a good little GPU, I didn't expect that it was so... fast. Two months of use and I've never seen it hiccup on AutoCAD no matter what I throw at it. Games run amazingly as well.
+ Phenomenal sound output; there's actually a lot of bass coming out of these things.
+ Heat dissipates well; even when the GPU gets up to 76C, only the port on the left heats up. The bottom remains room temperature no matter what.
Cons:
- A positively terrible screen; while I got what I saw with the resolution, this is definitely a particularly mediocre TN. Blacks are only gray, and the banding from the color depth is only too evident. Viewing angels are alright, though.
- Trackpad locks up keyboard; when using the trackpad, no input from the keyboard is accepted whatsoever. This has forced me to use a dedicated mouse for any credible work in CAD or Photoshop. Mostly an inconvenience, but I've yet to see this problem in any other notebooks.
- CUDA (GPGPU) performance is rough; the 555m is good with rendering, but the most that I could pull through it was roughly 230 GFLOPs. I had originally though this was my own shoddy code, but it turns out that my desktop runs identical applications at its expected speed.
Overall, I'm very much impressed. Even if I knew of its negative aspects, I would still have bought this computer in a heartbeat. Thanks, Lenovo; you never let me down. "
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Review 2 for IdeaPad Y570 Top Rated
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Frank

Not a pleasant experience, returning machine

Date:June 9, 2012
" Didn't have a good experience with this purchase and machine. First machine showed up in a damaged box which was replaced. Second machine started acting funny going into Sleep mode after just 3 weeks; Going into sleep mode Windows 7 would crash with the reboot window coming up to boot in safe mode or Normal. Normal mode re-boot results in hung OS. Have to power off. System reboot diagnostics uncovered a damaged system file. Lenovo service response is to do the One Key Recovery which essentially resets the machine back to factory thus requiring a reinstall of everything I've added. Machine is being returned. "
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