Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review

The name ThinkPad has been synonymous with business for years and remains one of the single most popular notebook brands for corporate road warriors. But what about average consumers? This is where Lenovo's all new IdeaPad line of notebooks comes to the rescue. The 15-inch IdeaPad Y510 offers innovative design, solid technical specs and impressive built-in speakers that make other laptops look like cheap toys.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 (starting at $814.99 MSRP) is available with a range of Core 2 Duo processors (from the Intel T2330 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo up to the T8100 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo). There is only one 15.4" screen offering, a 1280x800 WXGA glossy display.

Our review unit of the IdeaPad Y510 has the following specifications:

  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5450 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 667MHz FSB)
  • 15.4" WXGA VibrantView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
  • 2GB DDR2 System Memory (supports up to 4GB)
  • Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • Optical drive: Dual Layer CD/DVD Recordable
  • 1.3 megapixel integrated camera
  • Sound: 4 speakers and 1 sub-woofer (Dolby Home Theater)
  • Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG or 4965AGN
  • 6-cell battery
  • Weight: 6.4 lb. including battery (2.90 kg)
  • Dimensions: 14.3" x 10.2" x 1.1"-1.4" (362mm x260mm x 29.2 -36.2mm)
  • Warranty: 1 year system and 1 year battery
  • Price as configured: $949

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