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Lenovo Y400 Owners lounge

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by DarkSan00, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. DarkSan00

    DarkSan00 Notebook Enthusiast

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    There seems to be questions about this laptop on multiple threads but there doesn't seem to be a y400 owners thread despite some being interested so let's start a main one for this laptop.

    I'm getting mine by the 22nd but I saw one at an office depot near my home so if anyone has questions, feel free to ask. Other owners jump in.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Dailen

    Dailen Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm really looking forward to receiving mine! I already have the SSD I'll be throwing into the mSATA slot, then I get to transfer Windows 8 to from the HDD to the SSD... should be fun.

    Lenovo site says it ships on the 21st. I just hope I get it before January 4th.
     
  3. DarkSan00

    DarkSan00 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I plan on getting the msata ssd later down the road. It seems like next year prices will drop more than this one and I'm looking forward to purchasing an intel 520 along with a crucial msata for maximum ssd storage.

    And mine is one its way to its destination, but since I'm buying a US model (not from the US) I'll get it the 22nd.

    Does anyone know when we could be able to purchase the SLI video card? Or if this laptop supports the ultrabay battery? I know it supports HDD caddy, fan and video card, but a battery would be great!
     
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    FMruss Notebook Evangelist

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    The sli's are coming into stock again next week and hopefully the ultrabays. Tempted to pull the trigger on this one for $750 (Lenovo barnes & noble + tax) but gotta sell my T420 system first.
     
  5. DarkSan00

    DarkSan00 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'd say make the jump. For 750 it's kind of a steal and lenovo makes quaility computers from the experience of various acquaintances. The only caveat I can see with the y400 is the screen's resolution but oh well. Besides, it's a nice looking gaming laptop. Nothing too gaudy or tacky like an alienware or asus ROG.

    Does anyone know what the power supply for this one is? I suppose it's 120W because of the unboxings and how huge the brick is.

    Would a slimmer PSU kill it? I found a nice thermaltake one but it's 95 W. I could take the slim one with me and leave the big one at home.
     
  6. NapalmDeath

    NapalmDeath Notebook Consultant

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    It comes with a 120W AC adapter.
    I thought I read the SLI would require the 170W adapter?
    Guess we'll have to wait and see.
     
  7. eyung25

    eyung25 Notebook Consultant

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    You guys have probably looked at the thread about the Y500 touchpad issues but I haven't heard anything about that from the Y400. How's the quality of the touchpad on the 400 and have you guys had any problems?
     
  8. Dailen

    Dailen Notebook Enthusiast

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    Is the mSATA slot easy to get to on the y400? Also, where is it? lol
    I remember seeing it being easily accessible on the y480. Hopefully it's the same on the y400.
     
  9. JMac

    JMac Notebook Enthusiast

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    Lenovo has been running a variety of discount codes for orders through their web site.. The amount and specific configuration have changed from week to week since Black Friday, but there seems to consistently be at least one in the $700-800 range. Definitely worth checking there.
     
  10. NapalmDeath

    NapalmDeath Notebook Consultant

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    Y400 touchpad is ok, 2 finger scroll you need a lot of space between fingers. Likely something easily fixed with a driver update.
     
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    silov3r Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys. I'm debating between a y400 and u410. I know they're two different classes but their price difference is only 50 CAD (on sale). I love the specs of the y400 but the only issue is the battery life. Is it really that bad? 2-3 hours?? I thought the y400 also has an intel 4000 HD which should highly reduce power consumption...
    Any thoughts?
     
  12. DarkSan00

    DarkSan00 Notebook Enthusiast

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    They're both entirely different beasts. The y400 has a gaming grade GPU and apparently, we cannot force the intel HD 4000 due to the SLI capability. I just got it yesterday but the battery indicator said there were about 5:30 hours remaining. Mind you that was at mid brightness.

    It's the thing with gaming laptops: battery life will always suck.
     
  13. eyung25

    eyung25 Notebook Consultant

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    Quick question, does the Y400 really have a glossy bezel around the screen? Thanks!
     
  14. DarkSan00

    DarkSan00 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes it does! Now looking at it, the 14" model could be a 15" one because it's not packed very tightly. It's about the size of a 15" macbook pro.
     
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    retry Newbie

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    i made a thread for this a couple days ago, but anyone here noticing a low pitch humming noise coming from their y400? It goes on and off depending on how hard the cpu is working. I think it could me a dusty fan since the sound goes away when the fan turns off. i asked for a replacement device and lenovo is shipping me one in a couple days. anyone else notice this in their laptop?
     
  16. DarkSan00

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    I haven't noticed anything like that. the only sound I hear are the fans while gaming. Not much else.
     
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    pranktank Notebook Deity

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    Where did you get a US model not from the us? I am very interested.
     
  18. eyung25

    eyung25 Notebook Consultant

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    How is the glossy screen when it comes to light? My school's library is fairly bright and I saw myself on the screen more then I did anything else back when I owned an M14x.

    Though it is a bit of nitpicking on my part, having a glossy bezel around the screen is a bit of a turn off. I am guessing that the area is going to have many scratches after owning it for a short period.
     
  19. Dailen

    Dailen Notebook Enthusiast

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    Alright I installed a 256GB mSATA SSD but my y400 is not recognizing it :s I suspect I need to update the bios? Anyone know how to do that or can help me out here?

    Update: I got it working finally, Windows probably just had to finish updating. I don't know exactly what solved my problem, it just appeared finally.
     
  20. DarkSan00

    DarkSan00 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a very close relative on the US. That person came back home on the 22nd.
     
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