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Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y480. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the sound and durability are generally positive. The design and energy efficiency are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the keyboard and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sarah Silbert (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review

 

More InfoLenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p launches with Radeon HD 7690M GPULenovo unveils six mainstream consumer laptops (and one desktop

Elegant design ; Strong performance ; Competitively priced

Disappointing resolution for a multimedia machine ; Keyboard is loud and has some flex ; Not the best battery life for a 14-incher

The Y480 offers solid performance for the money, thanks to a new NVIDIA GPU and quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, but its middling resolution doesn't match the graphics power under the hood.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (theverge.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad laptops come in pretty much every shape and size, with svelte ultrabooks sharing brand space with staid productivity machines and the occasional netbook. The Y series represents...

Excellent keyboard, nice trackpad ; Loud, fairly solid audio quality ; Very little bloatware

Meager gaming performance ; Drab design ; Lack of an SSD hampers performance

Oh so ordinary

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 combines quad-core "Ivy Bridge" adrenaline with speedy Nvidia graphics to stir up the 14-inch mainstream laptop segment.

Fast performance. Exemplary screen and keyboard. WiDi

Slightly overweight. Battery life merely so-so

May, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 looks good and has a solid build, but the performance and battery life aren't up to snuff, even with Intel's new...

Merciful respite from the crapware on last year’s Y-series. Improved clickpad performance over previous IdeaPads. Decent graphics performance. Lots of ports, including dual USB 3.0

General performance and battery life both disappoint. Very heavy at 5.1 pounds. Still not sold on the keyboard

May, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

The ; offers desktop-replacement power in a midsize laptop, with a discrete GPU and Intel's new quad-core third-generation Core processors.

All this power is paired with a lower-resolution screen, killing the high-end vibe.

The IdeaPad Y480 gets you Lenovo's excellent construction quality and ergonomic design without having a "business" laptop, but some more configuration flexibility would be appreciated.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: A Solid Mobile Entertainment PC

 

The all new IdeaPad Y480 is a 14-inch multimedia notebook designed to give you a perfect balance between serious performance for work and multimedia power for play. Whether you're editing HD video or playing video games this laptop has you covered.

Good performance ; Appealing design ; Impressive audio from JBL speakers

Weak keyboard surround ; Unimpressive display ; Average battery life ; Students looking for a 14-inch laptop with plenty of performance for school work and games should seriously consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Y480.

Students looking for a 14-inch laptop with plenty of performance for school work and games should seriously consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Y480.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

The ; offers desktop-replacement power in a midsize laptop, with a discrete GPU and Intel's new quad-core third-generation Core processors.

All this power is paired with a lower-resolution screen, killing the high-end vibe.

The IdeaPad Y480 gets you Lenovo's excellent construction quality and ergonomic design without having a "business" laptop, but some more configuration flexibility would be appreciated.

May, 2012

Expert review by : PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: Taking The Good With The Bad

 

In the wilds of the laptop market, nestled between the hordes of 15.6” mainstream laptops and the slim ultraportables, there is an odd breed. The 14” multimedia laptop. Even describing them as such is limiting because each model seems to offer its own...

Jul, 2012

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by : Sarah E. Anderson (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

 

Thin and light" used to mean, well, thin and light. Today, however, the phrase we used to use for 13- or 14-inch laptops over 4 pounds is sounding definitely outdated in a world full of 3-pound ultrabooks. Nevertheless, Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y480...

Excellent performance ; Superb speakers ; Comfortable keyboard ; Responsive touch pad

Steep list price ; Short battery life ; A bit heavy for a 14-inch laptop

Lenovo delivers a powerful, well-rounded system in the IdeaPad Y480. Those who value performance and features over featherweight mobility will appreciate this laptop.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 is an all-new 14-inch mid-size laptop that features Intel's latest third-generation quad-core CPU and discrete graphics. It also has a solid construction and good overall performance. The display, however, has a lower-resolution...

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