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Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y570. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and design. The price and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the portability. The energy efficiency and image quality get negative views.

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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 Y570 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and performance. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad series -- the bulkier, cheaper and more consumer-friendly little sibling to the ThinkPad line -- gets little love, but why?

Great combination of performance and price. Outstanding battery life from just a six-cell unit

Hefty at six big pounds. Status lights and buttons above keyboard difficult to make out from a distance of more than eight inches. Don’t have a shovel large enough to get rid of all this preinstalled junk and upsell come-ons. Not sold on the burnt...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a big laptop capable of doing big things, but there are slimmer, better looking ones that do just as much.

Great gaming experience. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Two USB 3.0 ports. Nice speaker system. Respectable battery life.

Case design is thick, heavy, and unattractive. Higher screen resolution needed.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Y570

 

If you're looking for a gaming machine, the Y570 is an impressive one. It runs an Nvidia GeForce GT 555 graphics chip and automatically switches to an integrated system when the running task isn't graphics intensive, a technology Nvidia calls Optimus....

Great gaming experience. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Two USB 3.0 ports. Nice speaker system. Respectable battery life

Case design is thick, heavy, and unattractive. Higher screen resolution needed

Beneath its lackluster design, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a powerful, user-friendly desktop replacement.

Expert review by : NotebookReview Staff (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Review: A Lenovo Bestseller

 

Lenovo states that the IdeaPad Y Series was made for both portability, multimedia tasks, and "workhorse" computing. Can the IdeaPad Y570 be your next entertainment notebook? Read our full review to find out!

Great balance of system performance and price ; Decent build quality ; Attractive design ; Very good audio

Subpar display with too much gloss ; Stiff touchpad button ; Battery life could be better

Feb, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570-086225U Laptop Review

 

Multimedia Nexus. Desktop replacement notebooks are a dime a dozen, and Lenovo has tossed its hat into the ring with its introduction of the IdeaPad Y570, a strange hybrid between a media center and a portable business notebook. While the last part...

NVIDIA's Optimus switchable graphics, The JBL speakers, NVIDIA's Optimus technology and the overall fit and finish of the Y570 were impressive, to say the least

The weight, Lack of a full HD screen, To be honest? A higher-resolution screen, and the speed of a fast hard drive/SSD

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a solid home entertainment laptop which is good for casual gaming as well. It has the right mix of hardware and features to deliver better-than-average performance compared to other laptops.

High-end performance, Keyboard and palmrest, Dual graphics, JBL speakers onboard

Thick and heavy

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops Jayesh Shinde (digit.in)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 is a solid home entertainment laptop which is good for casual gaming as well. It has the right mix of hardware and features to deliver better-than-average performance compared to other laptops.

High-end performance ; Keyboard and palmrest ; Dual graphics ; JBL speakers onboard

Thick and heavy

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

 

Sleek design, solid multimedia and gaming performance, dedicated graphics., Pro: Sleek design, solid multimedia and gaming performance, nice software bundle

Screen resolution could be higher., Con: Screen resolution could be higher, if only as an option

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 comes in what Lenovo calls "Dusk Black" and it's a great higher-end college student laptop, and it will suit users who need plenty of multimedia and good gaming power. The system we tested costs $849 on Lenovo’s web site, and...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 15.6-inch Laptop Review

 

Lenovo's Y-Series of laptops are meant to be desktop replacements that can handle HD video playback, intense gaming, video editing, and much more.  The Y570 has actually been out for some time, but Lenovo has upgraded it with Intel's second generation...

Price ; Great Performance ; Dedicated graphics ; USB 3.0 ; Awesome speakers

Screen resolution could be bigger

We all know Lenovo for their ThinkPad line, but you are really going to start to know Lenovo for their IdeaPad line.  First the U260, which was one of the most elegant and thin Windows-based notebooks we have seen and now the Y570, which is a laptop...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Surround Sound / SRS PS
Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery life (max):4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, Brown / Brown / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):2

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Network connection type:RJ-45
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / CD-DA
Labelflash: No
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:HD / HDA / SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Surround Sound / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):385 x 255 x 35.7
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power requirements:100/240 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:2.7
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:2x Mini PCle
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:120
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM / I7-3630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1 / J1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52224 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 53470 / 71459 / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I7-2630QM / I7-2675QM
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN / SR0UX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:HDD / HDD, Supervisor

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA / SATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750 / 782 / 814

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.5 / 25.5
Depth (imperial):25.4
Height :3.57
Height (front):2.2
Height (front) (imperial):2.29
Height (rear):3.57
Height (rear) (imperial):3.56
Weight:2.7
Width:38.5
Width (imperial):38.6