Hey guys! I ended up going with a y570 i5 (second tier model) and actually just joined the forum for this thread! I decided to go wit the 570 over the 470 because I already have a portable netbook, and seeing as the bttery life is somewhat the same, more screen real estate, number pad ( I love my binds ) and better graphics sold me. In case you're wondering, I paid about $670 which came up about to $720 w/ tax. Hoping I got the best powerhorse for my buck...
I'm a little concerned about the driver issues, from what I can make from google translate some of them in thailand have had hanging issues? and v270.61 Windows 7/Vista 64bit | OEM Mobile - LaptopVideo2Go Forums would be the driver to upgrade to (along with those on lenovos support website?...)? I'm not sure. More information would be nice so that when we get it, we can hit all the problems at once.
I'm also a little concerned by the contradicting specs on the lenovo website... I guess I won't know what features are included with my notebook until I recieve it... 0 _ o. When you click on the spec sheet for y570 it gives you a y470 spec sheet, but with y570 specs, what are you doing lenovo?...
Additionally, does anybody who owns it(y570) have a benchmark for batterylife? I know the computer says 5.75 and someone experienced y470 got 5.5 (max), I'm estimating this brings the y570 to about 5h max? Would appreciate a test of the battery life. (wlan surfing, watching a movie, idle, max load, etc.)
One other question, how long do you think this laptop will stay current? I'm hoping to keep it for 3-4 years.
Thanks guys! I will post pictures and a text review when I receive mine.
Last edited by shoeman6; 1st June 2011 at 08:56 AM.
I'm kind of concerned for the Geforce 555m gt video card in the y570. It sees like although it's GDDR5 memory, it only has 96 pipelines as opposed to the Dell XPS' 555m gt which has GDDR3 memory, but 144 pipelines.
Which one do you guys this is better? How does the y570's geforce 555m gt compare to the hp dv6's ati radeon 6770's?
Hey, I am keen on getting a Y470. I haven't seen anyone talking about its bios options. So are there many features in the bios? For example, disable/enable cores or HT, ram timing/speed.
I also believe someone mentioned that Y570 has a fairly bright and good contrast screen, but hey, how about Y470, is it going to the same? would be good if someone know the technical detail of its brightness in cd/m2 or nits. Thanks