Lenovo Y470 and Y570 Official Owners Thread

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  1. suns116

    suns116 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone know if the motherboard supports SATA III? I am looking to put in an SSD so wanted to know if it will support SATA III SSDs.
     
  2. spiderjericho

    spiderjericho Notebook Enthusiast

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    Alright Gentlemen,

    Lenovo is trying to pull a fast one on me. They're saying they do not want to price match.

    The reason they're stating is because I used Amazon Payments as my payment method instead of directly giving them my credit card #.

    I think it's b.s., as I made the order via their web site.

    I've called them and complained and spoke to a supervisor, but I'm not sure how far that's going to get me.
     
  3. gioellip

    gioellip Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey sammino, here:

    http://www.notebook4game.com/web/46886/preview-lenovo-ideapad-y570-???????-????????/2/

    there is pic in the bottom and an article talks about temps of y570 in idle and full load.

    maybe you didnt see the page numbers at the end of the article before the comments section. the preview has 5 pages.

    I think the temps of the y570 is great even in full load because it doesnt reach the 80 degrees celsius in the cores and the gpu.

    Cannot wait to get my y570. any other reviews you found?
     
  4. shoeman6

    shoeman6 Notebook Consultant

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    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.
     
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    flawless2c Notebook Geek

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    flawless2c Notebook Geek

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    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?
     
  7. shoeman6

    shoeman6 Notebook Consultant

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    If the laptop really stays this cool, and already has a decent >5 hour battery life I'm wondering if overclocking wouldnt be too heinous.

    @flawless gpu alone wise the 555m is better than the 6770, barely. But 6770 out preforms in some areas, but barely. They're very similar. Which do you prefer, ATI or Nvidia?
     
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    gioellip Notebook Enthusiast

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    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
     
  10. unkk33

    unkk33 Notebook Guru

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    Status: Shipped on 06/02/2011

    excited! Few more Days!!
     
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