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Y410p Ultrabay SLI

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by AGoff, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. AGoff

    AGoff Notebook Consultant

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    Contacted Lenovo, they didn't seem to have any clue about the ultra bay 750m. The first person I spoke with didn't even know what SLI was, and was trying to tell me that the Y510p SLI model had the same video card as my Y410p. I had to explain to them that it in fact had 2 750m video cards. I have seen on NBR that the SLI ultrabay will be released in August, but I have also seen that it is not coming out at all. Does anyone have any solid information about it? If it is infact not coming out, I may try to buy a Y510p version and mod it for the Y410p.
     
  2. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Im with you on this one. I called Lenovo, they said sometime in August.

    Also, i always thought the Y5's and Y4's shared the same ultrabay size, guess i was wrong :/

    I am also aware that Y400 650M cards are availible.
     
  3. PharmaGuy

    PharmaGuy Newbie

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    I'm looking into the Y410p as a potential business PC, with the option of playing games occasionally. Most business laptops are not suitable for playing a game, and most gaming laptops have features like lit-up eyes on the lid, multicolor led keyboards, etc. which make it awkward to use in business meetings. I thought the Y410p was 'business casual' enough and seems to have enough oompf to play a game once in a while. So, what's up with these ultrabays? Are they different between the 510p and 410p? I'd really like to be able to swap the CD drive for an extended battery, or an SLI video card... Did anyone solve this?
     
  4. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Ill give Lenovo a call sometime this week. Also, if you turn the backlighting off, this laptop is not that flashy, it's basically a Black Z400. You can still tell however than it is not a Business laptop, but if your workplace can allow Z400's and Flashy MacBook pro's, they might allow the Y410p if you turn the backlighting off. I still do however recommend a business laptop for work, but that's just me.

    For the ultrabays, the Y410P and Y400 use the same ultrabay size. Also, the Y500 and Y510p use the same ultrabay size, which is different than the one in the 14 inchers. There are 650M cards, only avalible with Y500/Y400, and there are 750M cards, that work with Y400/Y410P/Y510p/Y500.

    However, the 750M bays for the Y400 and Y410p are not availible at this time, hopefull the Lenovo rep will give me a good release date.
     
  5. androphene

    androphene Newbie

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    Here is my chat I just had 2 minutes ago with a rep concerning the release date:

    Please wait while we connect with you with a Lenovo Chat Representative.
    You have been connected to ^Mohd.mubeen Mubeen.
    Thank you for contacting Lenovo Sales Chat. My name is Mubeen and my Rep ID is 2900713393. Happy to help you today.
    Hello Josh.
    Hi
    How are you today?
    good
    I purchased a Lenovo Y410P laptop from you a while back for its dual graphics capabilities. I've since done some research and there seems to be some confusion about whether an ultrabay graphics solution will ever be released for the Y410P. Can you tell me if and when the ultrabay 750m graphics will be released for the Y400 series
    According to the latest updates it should be available in the second week of sept.
    Great is there a price point?
    $229 will be the price.
    Thank you so much for clearing that up
    My pleasure.
    That's the only question I have today, thanks
    To ensure that we are always improving our service, you may receive a survey invitation at the end of the chat session to tell us what you think about our products and services. Your feedback will be highly appreciated.
    Thank you for contacting Lenovo Sales Chat. You have a good one..
    You too
    Thank you for contacting Lenovo. You may now close this window.

    The question I asked was copied from someone else who stated the the rep they spoke with said there was no release whatsoever coming for it. So if the question looks familiar that is why.
     
  6. baii

    baii Sone

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    Try again and you will get a different answer :p
     
  7. AphoticAffinity

    AphoticAffinity Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ordered a 410p after looking around and seeing Jobine's posts. Hopefully we get a solid date soon about the ultrabay 750. I'll call them this week and double check.
     
  8. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Only thing i fear is them possibly updating models to 755M bays and then only releasing the 755M bays. Fortunately, 755M's are just OC'd 750M's, so there *might* be some compatiblity.

    However, seeing that the Lenovo rep mentioned the Second week of September gave me a little hope, because it is the 3rd time a rep told me that date.

    Fingers crossed.
     
  9. Colpolite

    Colpolite Notebook Deity

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    I could care less about the SLI to be honest, I'd rather keep the single gddr5 gt 750m with optimus and optical drive w/o the complications of SLI micro stuttering etc... shorter battery life.
     
  10. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    I know, but sometimes, a single 750M doesnt always cut it, SLI 750M = ~770M, as for the battery life, just take out the extra 750M when you dont need it.
     
  11. AphoticAffinity

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    Talked to a Lenovo rep today. She didnt have an ETA for the 750 Ultrabay.
     
  12. Restokc

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    Woah, I just ordered my ideaPad 410p, are you saying they might soon upgrade their GPU?

    Should I cancel my order and wait for the upgrade?
     
  13. Colpolite

    Colpolite Notebook Deity

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    GDDR5 GT 750m at 900p is more than enough to game on high settings. Now if it's a slow ddr3 gt 750m then that's a different story since the ddr3 version is about 20-25% slower than gddr5. At best we will probably only see 5-10% performance increase on the gt 755m over the gddr5 gt 750m.
     
  14. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    OC your 750 by 40mhz and you have a 755.
     
  15. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Nah. Unless you really care about a 40mhz overclock that you could always do yourself. The difference in FPS is like 5% tops.
     
  16. AGoff

    AGoff Notebook Consultant

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    This is true, but the single 750m at 100% usage brings my temps sky rocketing. I played Rise of the Triad 2013 for a few hours at a friend's house a few weeks ago, my temps were uncontrollable, I had to borrow a laptop cooler just to keep my temps safe. If I were able to run SLI it would alleviate the heat buildup on the single heatsink, allowing for lower temps on my CPU as well. That is worth it to me. I hate running at upwards of 90C when playing games for a few hours.
     
  17. octiceps

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    That might be true if SLI takes some of the load off the main GPU, in less demanding games for example, but for games that push both cards to 100% both will run hot. Repasting and using a good cooler are your best bets for lowering temperatures. Above 90C is getting into the danger zone because throttling starts at 97C.
     
  18. Jobine

    Jobine Notebook Prophet

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    Does a 755M even have a 16W TDP? I can't even find the TDP on the spec page of this card: GeForce GT 755M | Description | GeForce, and ive yet to see a laptop that actually has the card.
     
  19. AGoff

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    Repasting sounds fun, that may happen soon.
     
  20. antill95

    antill95 Newbie

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    I think legal action needs to be taken place. I and along with everyone here bought this based on their product specification claiming that the Ultrabay graphics would be available. Either provide the graphics card, or exchange out for for Y510P. I don't know about everyone here but I feel very angered with how they've treated us and lied to us. I've tried contacting them dozens of times. Their sales staff are ignorant and know nothing about when it will be released. Just today he told me its guaranteed for next week. I was told that 2 weeks before and 2 weeks before that two. They are clearly playing games as they realize they have dug themselves into a hole. Tried contacting them by email hoping to get a better, more educated response regarding the issue yet was in the end ignored. I received 2 of the 5 times i've emailed them a response apologizing for the delayed response and telling me a supervisor would look into it and contact me. Never got a real response. The other 3 times I emailed them I was completely ignored. I'm fed up. This clearly isn't legal and I think this should be stopped. If anyone else here is experiencing this I think we should all join up and make one case. My email is antill95@gmail.com. Don't hesitate email me and let's discuss possible solutions.
     

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