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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.

Average customer rating:
4.24 out of 5
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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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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

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.
+ 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.
- 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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1 out of 5
1 out of 5

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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Review 3 for IdeaPad Y570 Top Rated
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best Bang for buck

Date:April 26, 2012
"I've had this laptop for about 2 weeks now and I must say I'm pleasantly suprised!!
Pros: I love the keyboard, speakers are best in there class, like the fact that there is thermal management, battery life is pretty decent when Im doing light browsing, and overal build quality.
Cons: took a little while to get accustomed to the track pad has a kinda rough abrassive feeling. the screen is nice but the resolution should have been higher but it doesn't look pixelated in anyway.
overall it hard to find a laptop with an nvidia gt555 for ~800 dollars even thought this gt555 is lowest in its class and runs closer to a gt550 but for about 800 you'll probly be getting a gt540"
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