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Lenovo Y570 Review

Lenovo Y570 is a for those who yearn for something little more powerful than the G-series Ideapad but still want a notebook within budget. The Y570 is powered by an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and mighty Nvidia GeForce GT 555M GPU.

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The notebook features a 15.6 inch display that packs 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. This is the only feature people are complaining about this notebook, including me. In 2011, it should have been atleast 1600 x 768 resolution. The Y570 has a chiclet keyboard with six rows of chiclet style keys. While the keys are not very big, they are adequate for touch typing. RAM on the reviewing unit was 4GB DDR3 but the user can expand it to up to 8GB easily (by removing the bottom cover which also gives access to the hard disk)

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There are 4x USB ports on it (2x 3.0, 2x 2.0), 1x HDMI, 1x VGA, 1x mini D-Sub15 pin and Ethernet port. Y570 comes with either Core i5 2410 processor or Core i7 2630QM. Coupled with the Nvidia 555M GPU, the performance is stellar, just falling behind the Sony Vaio Z 2011 (slatereview.net)that comes with Core i7 2620M. It, of course, completely buries the AMD K345 that we tested yesterday.

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The Nvidia 555M graphics processing unit scored 23571, higher than Vaio Z 2011 (scored 1746) even with the media dock connected. [via pcwatch] (Japanese)

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Verdict – A very powerful core i7 machine, but the screen have been a lot better. It is also an amazing machine for a gamer.

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