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Ideapad Y510P

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by MJG1492, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. MJG1492

    MJG1492 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well it's official
    Newegg.com - Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p (59362706) Notebook Intel Core i7 4700MQ(2.40GHz) 15.6" 12GB Memory 8GB SSD 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M SLI

    Haswell 4700MQ(2.40GHz)

    On the front page of newegg.com. Not a fan of 8GB SSD though? Lenovo website still isn't updated as of this moment.

    ***UPDATE**** Do to recent information that has been brought to my attention I have updated my post.

    I really wish lenovo would get there act together. There mistakes on there website are unbelievable and inexcusable. The fact they still haven't fixed the 720m graphics card says a lot. I think it's safe to say anyone ordering from lenovo is taking a calculated risk. Let hope and pray once they get there U.S. factory up and running these mistakes stop. It's clear there factory in china simple doesn't care or orders are getting messed up in translation. Till there mistakes are corrected I advice anyone looking to buy this model to either buy from a big box store where they can read the box themselves or go with another manufacture.
     
  2. junky77

    junky77 Notebook Consultant

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    nice!
    It's unclear to me what are the changes though.. Are they are talking about an SSHD, for example?
     
  3. octiceps

    octiceps Notebook Profit

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    That's a Y500. With Haswell. Why not just call it for what it is instead of using a whole new name?
     
  4. junky77

    junky77 Notebook Consultant

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    I hope it's more than just a Haswell
     
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    the_profesor Notebook Consultant

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Just a re-hash of the y500, and if any changes were made their probability not that important. It's kind of odd that lenovo them selves don't even it listed and newegg does. Usually company's will issue them to take it down because it officially hasn't been announced.
     
  6. Albake21

    Albake21 Notebook Consultant

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    Maybe they fixed some of the problems that people have been having? Like a newer trackpad?
     
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    the_profesor Notebook Consultant

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    The trackpad was fixed with the "updated" 750m version. With that being said, a lot of issues were not addressed with this so called "updated" version and I don't think they fixed anything, I'm hoping for lenovo's sake they did.
     
  8. octiceps

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    If you're still considering the Y500 for your next laptop purchase (and I don't blame you at all if you've already given up on it), it might be a good idea to take a wait-and-see approach. Different SKU's will pop up on Lenovo.com and hopefully people who buy the new models will report on whether any problems have been fixed. As of right now, the better-specced MSI GX60 is only a little more than the Lenovo Y510p on Newegg and it's a better deal IMO if you're willing to forgo some CPU performance.

    Based on what I know I wouldn't say the clickpad was completely "fixed" after they switched to Synaptics; it just became less broken. The cursor twitching when pressing the buttons is still there and while you can get rid of it by turning sensitivity way down, it's a bandaid fix at best. Having sensitivity so low with a large screen and clickpad scroll area is pretty inconvenient since it takes like 5 swipes just to get from one side of the screen to the other.

    If Lenovo fixed anything, it's definitely under the hood because nothing looks different in those Newegg pictures. Looking at the specs, Haswell and 8GB (instead of 16GB) SSD cache are the only changes.
     
  9. junky77

    junky77 Notebook Consultant

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    Also, kinda annoying they are still with the GT 750M SLI. Why not a GTX 760M/765M? The Sager NP7352 has a GTX 765M for ~1000$ (cash/no cash, OS/no OS) and it seems like a much better solution.

    But maybe they did something with the screen or cooling system.

    I don't think it's an mSata drive, I think it's an SSHD with 8GB SSD from Seagate / WD
     
  10. MJG1492

    MJG1492 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looks like there will be a 24 gig msata with 16 gigs of ram whenever the lenovo site gets updated. Biggest change will be the Y410P. Looks like they will begin selling a stock sli version.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. Albake21

    Albake21 Notebook Consultant

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    Well what I think I settled with what im going to do. Since I technically dont need a perfectly good laptop until August, im going to experiment a little. I will most likely buy the Y510p and see how it turns out. If I get upset with it or it fails on me, I will then return it and buy the new GE60 with a GTX 765m. The problem with the GX60 is the size. That is the whole reason why I am selling my current GT60 because I need something more portable for college in the Fall.
     
  12. octiceps

    octiceps Notebook Profit

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    But GT 750M SLI and GT 650M SLI are both significantly faster than a single GTX 765M.

    That could very well be the case. 1TB 5400 RPM + 8GB SSD sounds very much like Seagate's newest SSHD. What's funny is I recall reading some reviews of the new drive and it's actually slower than the Momentus XT it's replacing due to the slower RPM (5400 vs. 7200).

    Sounds like a good plan. If you do get the Y510p maybe you can let us know about your experience with it? :)

    I was in the same boat earlier this year when I bought the Y500. I was using an ASUS G73Jh and at 9 lbs+ it was just too big and bulky to carry around school and use in lectures. Plus the hardware was getting a bit long in the tooth. So I sold the ASUS and bought the Lenovo. When it was working the performance increase in games was huge, easily 2X and more when overclocked. The Y500 is no lightweight but compared to the G73 it's much smaller and thinner and weighs at least 3 lbs less. Funny thing is it's so much smaller that it's too small for the laptop compartment in my Targus XL backup, which I had bought specifically for the G73, so I have to put it in a laptop sleeve to prevent it from sliding around too much in the there.
     
  13. Albake21

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    Ah nice, and yeah I will be ordering the Y510p around June 5th once I receive it I will tell you guys how it is. Hoping for the best that's all. :D

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. junky77

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    The GT 650M is usually slightly faster than the GTX 670MX. The 765M too. So, they should be about equal, only the 765M performance would be more consistent (Dirt 3, for example). True, on paper, the 650M SLI / 750M SLI have higher specs together compared to a single GTX 765M (ROPs, TMUs and such. Same CUDA cores count), but the single chip has less problems and the hardware is better utilized.

    I think the 765M might be slower in some specific cases where higher memory bandwidth is required, but then - it is very probable you can overclock the memory.
     
  15. FSU Logan

    FSU Logan Notebook Evangelist

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    The Lenovo Y500 is far from a "good" portable laptop. Lol
     
  16. Albake21

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    Lol your just upset because your Y500 finally had problems and failed on you.
     
  17. FSU Logan

    FSU Logan Notebook Evangelist

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    Really now? I am upset? I got a full refund, a free mouse, and a laptop to use for free for a month.. Yeah, I am balling. It is 5.9lbs, 15.6", and should have a cooler (3 pounds maybe?).. How is that mobile, at all? My Y500 was going to sit in my dorm for gaming. Pull your head out of your butt, if anything I am happy about this experience because I kept complaining to jarhead about how I made the wrong purchase. Go ahead and ask him, too.

    PS: How 'bout them Chicago Bulls? LOL
     
  18. Albake21

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    Damn dude I was joking around... I wasn't trying to be mean or anything. Anyways what do you mean by you got a free mouse and a free laptop to use for a month?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Well at lease they have one thing going for them, the customer service/support. Just got done talking to them, been waiting for my ultra bay dvd drive, original order placed on 4/15, they said I might get it in 2 months from now. told them that, that was unacceptable and if I wasn't going to get an assurance as to why its taking so and when i'm getting it then i'm returning my laptop. They said they will call tomorrow with an answer.
     
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    They said I could keep my mouse (I got it for free) and they refunded everything even taxes.. so I used a laptop for a month then it broke.. I needed one so it did its job until it broke and pissed me off
     
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