Upcoming Y480/Y580 series feat. Ivy Bridge and NVIDIA graphics!

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  1. yknyong1

    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    IdeaPad Y480 (20934FU)- Available for pre-order now

    Providing more proof that Ivy Bridge is closing in fast, Amazon has put up for pre-order a Lenovo laptop which is powered by an Intel 3rd generation Core processor. The laptop in question is named IdeaPad Y480 (20934FU) and it features a 1.3-inch thick chassis, a 14-inch display, a 2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM CPU, 8 GB of RAM, a 750 GB hard drive and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1 GB graphics card.

    The Y480 also packs two 1.5 W JBL speakers, it runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and apparently has a battery life of only 3.5 hours. The price tag of this new IdeaPad is $999.99.

    14-inch Lenovo Ivy Bridge Laptop Up for Pre-Order - techPowerUp! Forums

    Here’s another “Ivy Bridge” laptop available for pre-orders. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 14″ entertainment notebook is now listed on Amazon with the Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core 2.3GHz “Ivy Bridge” CPU. Besides the 3rd generation Intel Core chip, the listed Y480 model has the Nvidia GeForce GT 630M dedicated graphics card, 8GB RAM, a 750GB hard drive, JBL stereo speakers, and a $999 price tag, which is not high for an i7-based laptop with a discrete GPU.

    The downside of this notebook, judging from the listed specifications, is its mediocre battery life of 3.5 hours. Other Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 specs are not listed on Amazon, but we know from the previous reports that the notebook has 1366 x 768 screen resolution and brushed metal lid and palm rest, just like its larger sibling – the 15.6″ Y580. Lenovo said at the launch of the 2012 IdeaPad Y-series back in January that the Y580 has a backlight keyboard, without mentionting availability of that feature on the Y480.

    There’s no info on shipping date, but Lenovo claimed that the Y480 will start shipping in April. The basic configuration will cost $899.
    Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 “Ivy Bridge” Notebook Put on Pre-Order | Laptoping
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    IMO pre-orders don't mean much when the actual product won't be out for at least another 3 months since Intel delayed the launch of IB until June.
     
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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    April 29, 2012. This is when the Ivy is unleashed.
     
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    Nakano2k1 Notebook Consultant

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    Which version of the GT 630m is the GPU? The 96 shader version, or the 113 shader one?

    I really don't see much incentive to upgrade other than the Ivy Bridge CPU which is debatable.
     
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    Oats04 Notebook Consultant

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    bummer...

    At CES, specs were revealed as

    GT 650M for the y480

    and

    GTX 660M for the y580
     
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    wildcard36qs Notebook Consultant

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    Hmm I dunno about these specs. Y580 was supposed to have 1080p. Also, the 630m is just a rebrand of the 540, so why would battery life be so bad? Ivy bridge will not be using more power...
     
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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    Just a heads up on new Y480/580 screenshots posted in the gaming forum.

    Kepler GTX 660M with GDDR5 screenshot:
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    Kepler GTX 650M with GDDR5 screenshot:
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    Windows experience index of GTX 660M (I think):
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    The notebook with these GPUs are the Lenovo Y480/Y580
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    Y580 comes with a 3610QM Ivy Bridge processor
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    And a 1080p display
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    Kepler GPUs will also have turbo boost and hyper threading for efficient and energy saving modes. Here are a sneak peak of it. Name is unknown
    [​IMG]
     
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    zarraza Notebook Consultant

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    Hey fellas, i have y470 that i bought back in 2010 september in Usa straight from lenovo.com, when i was in States for vacation. I reside in Norway. what would be a NORMAL/FAIR trade if i wanted to trade it for y480 once it comes out with another user from here? Mine also has mydigital ssd 64gb, and basically brand new battery because im always plugged, so its been in a closet, fully charged and recharged max up to 10 times. never had any issues, except one left side usb is broken, it happened probably 2 months after purchase, blue part is ~3 millimeters pushed in into inside of the laptop. i never had any game issues, and never had heat problems, as im writing right now hwmonitor reports tz00 42c, cpu cores from 42 to 44c, assembly 29c, my room temp is 19c. gaming, the hottest i seen i think 85c on battlefield 3, im dont game much either, during the span that i have mine y470, i did finish the whole story line of battlefield 3, played some la noire (~25 hours), and some nba 2k12 (~20-30 hours). I dont play online. I would say im below average gamer, so its always on native gpu (not the 550gt). i received it with 2.08 bios which was also rare, everyone else who bought at that time had 2,06 i believe. bluray also basically brand new, i dont own a single bluray disc, and i maybe burned up to 5 dvds :) so probably y470 and up to 200usd for y480 or something of that nature?
     
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    Fry_Dollar Newbie

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    Will you be able to use an external gpu via thunderbolt or an express card slot with y480/580? Would be a very nice feature..

    Edit: Maybe Thunderbolt???

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    yknyong1 Radiance with Radeon

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    That is possible if Lenovo includes the ports on the Yx80 series.
     
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