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Posted by: john
« on: March 20, 2014, 13:04:05 »

hi have recently bought this machine it comes with 2x4GB ram but when you open the task manager it shows that no of slots to 4. I would like to know if i have to use the another 2x4GB slots or i have to buy 2x8gb slots any suggestion
thanks in advance
Posted by: bromantic
« on: February 16, 2014, 15:28:38 »

I bought this laptop and it supposed to come with an 8 gb SSD and  DVD Rom, but I can't confirm the existence of the 8gb ssd anywhere?? Where can I make sure it is there being used whether as normal storage or cache
I have looked in disk management and device manager and system settings and download CPU ID program to no avail...
Any help is appreciated
Posted by: Saravanan
« on: January 16, 2014, 19:15:21 »

Nice review, all your reviews are very useful.
Posted by: mark h.
« on: January 08, 2014, 19:56:46 »

 ;) I have owned this Lenovo Y510P for about 3 months now. Although I per say am not a gamer the programs I use it for are very all consuming 3D programs that are very dependent on graphics and 3D rendering for the manufacturing field. I ordered my laptop with the dual graphic cards and I have not had a single issue with this unit. I think it would be ideal for anyone that needs a high performing machine that needs to drive highly advanced graphic applications as myself. The unit has some heft to it that I find light enough to tote around and heavy enough to assert quality and feel. I personally have found this laptop flawless, seamless, and without question a quality workhorse. I also noticed talk on this and other forums that I visited before I purchased, that there has been issues with internet connectivity for some, again this is something that I have never experienced in work or at home since purchase.
Posted by: Hoho
« on: December 09, 2013, 03:38:21 »

(last post down the page)

Looks like you actually may have to DOWNgrade the WiFi driver to earlier versions for better performance.
Posted by: Mateszhun
« on: December 08, 2013, 21:58:04 »

Where is the mention of the Intel N-2230 Wireless Card ?
It ruins the whole notebook. I bought it thinking it is worth the money, but not, you can't really use it's wifi for anything else than browsing.
If you want to buy this for online gaming, this is not your notebook, you will have a low latency for 30 secs, then it jumps way higher than 500.
Posted by: BSC249
« on: November 26, 2013, 16:34:53 »

Lets be clear, I do not have this laptop and this is a review regarding the companies customer service and policies should you decide to purchase from them.  I ordered it (y510p) on 11/13 and cancelled it on 11/13 to order a better machine from Lenovo.  Despite cancelling the order and re-ordering a new one, they still shipped the cancelled order on the 11/18.  On 11/18 I called and cancelled the order - again AND had the laptop rerouted back to their warehouse.  They had already billed my credit card for the cancelled order and would not credit my account till they received it back.  On 11/22, it was still in transit (to me) so I called again.  Same story, they will reroute and do credit when the laptop returns to their warehouse - even though they will not process a reroute...  11/25: First attempted delivery to my house... reroute still not done, credit still not done and the second machine I order was also cancelled.  Now I have no laptop and an $800 bill on my credit card that they will still not credit despite numerous calls and even involving my credit card company on the phone with their supervisors. 

Purchase At Your Own Risk.
Posted by: George
« on: November 16, 2013, 15:36:38 »

I want to ask if the lenovo ideapad y510p version with Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz up to 3.4Hz, 6MB) , 15.6" LED-backlit FHD anti-glare (1920 x 1080 resolution) , 8gb Ram,
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 755M 2 GB,1TB+8GB SSHD has the same problem with CPU turbo boost like the review
Posted by: miketkong
« on: November 12, 2013, 18:37:48 »

Having used this laptop for the last 2 months, I would recommend avoiding this. The trackpad is horrible, but more than that the wireless card by Intel has connection problems and disconnects from the internet which is more than annoying, it's disruptive to productivity. I've updated all drivers as well as the OS to Windows 8.1 and still have connectivity problems. I shouldn't have these kinds of issues or have to trouble shoot why my brand new laptop can't stay connected to a network. The problem is widespread. Do your self a favor and avoid this laptop.
Posted by: Ehab Ali
« on: October 29, 2013, 07:01:33 »


I bought Lenovo Y510P from Iraq, baghdad local dealer, It's great laptop with these specifications but it missing some LED's of HHD, WLAN also i think they have to add multimedia touch keys beside the JBL speaksers similar to Z580 or Z480,

Best Regards

Ehab Ali
Posted by: aurelio
« on: October 24, 2013, 23:29:12 »

How can i max out the settings on my lenovo 59370007 Ultrabay SLI Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I wanna push that baby max out.
Posted by: Rasmus
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:44:27 »

Great review :) But apperently NVidia Optimus does work with the Y510P and Y410P! You just take out the graphic card in the ultra bay, and the laptop will automaticly enable Optimus. You give up some graphic power but get great battery time when needed. I feel like this is an important imformation to put in your review.

See (last post on first page)
Posted by: Christian Calderon
« on: October 16, 2013, 19:29:28 »

its this laptop really worth it??? which other option are for a similar prize laptop with good performance
Posted by: Amandeep Singh
« on: September 18, 2013, 06:24:39 »

         Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Gaming Laptop Review

Lenovo is renowned for making long lasting laptops that are consistent with their performance for being the one of the top technology companies out currently. The Y510p is angled towards audiences who are looking for a powerful yet cost efficient machine for gaming and other technically demanding software uses such as high definition video editing and more. The reason Lenovo stands out as a company is that they offer the best reliability in their machines and have some of the most innovative designs and technology. I can guarantee you won’t go wrong with a Lenovo machine, be it the high powered IdeaPad Series for high powered performance or the business savvy ThinkPad Series which won multiple awards for being the best business laptops with their award winning ergonomic keyboards and  military-spec tested hardware.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Gaming Laptop will be reviewed on the following criteria: Design, Performance, Battery Life, Graphics Processor, Audio, Display and Heat.

Design: This is a gorgeous laptop. The sleek exterior is reminiscent of a supercar’s hood. The front of this laptop features a brushed aluminum lid with a light horizontal striping pattern. The sides of the front subtly slant to finish the sleek look. Also upon raising the lid the red tinted keys provide a red glow that beautifully contrasts the dark design of the main frame. Although this is a hefty laptop, weighing 5.9 pounds, it feels like a feather compared to other 15.6 inch high performance laptops such as Alienware and M-Tech.

Performance: The Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p delivers excellent performance for everyday performance and still boasts enough power to compete with expensive gaming computers. This laptop features an Intel Core i7-4702MQ quad-core processor and a 1 Terabyte 5400-rpm Hard Disk Drive with a 24 Gigabyte Solid State Drive. It also has 16 Gigabytes of RAM and comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card. The i7 processor mean that this computer will be lighting fast and the user will be able to multi-task with ease. The GeForce GT750M graphics card allows for high graphics gaming and allows the user to do graphically demanding tasks such as video editing and game designing. Since this laptop comes with 1 Terabytes of memory + 24 Gigabyte Solid State Drive, you will never run out of room for your games, music, movies and other multi-media. With 16 Gigabytes of RAM, this computer will be able to do everything other computers do but a lot faster. The increased RAM shortens loading times in games, makes the computer boot up faster, makes loading applications faster, and increases multi-tasking capabilities.

Battery Life: Although most gaming laptops do not have a long battery expectancy, this Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p boasts up to three hours during an intensive gaming session and up to 5 hours doing normal tasks.

Graphics Processor: This computer uses the NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GT750M is a fast DirectX 11 graphics card around the middle class. Most games as of 2013 can be played fluently on high settings. The power consumption of the GeForce GT750M is around 35 – 40 Watts. This graphics card is best suited for notebooks 15 inches and bigger because of its power consumption. The recommended RAM for this graphics card is 8 Gigabytes. I have been able to play Dead Space 3, Battlefield 3 and GTA 4 on ultra-high video settings with no significant drop in frame rate. The graphics for these games are spectacular, by far looking better than their respective versions on mainstream consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Audio: This laptop has JBL Stereo Speakers with Dolby Digital V4 Audio. The speakers themselves are extremely powerful and loud enough to sufficiently fill a large apartment. They are louder than any other gaming laptop speakers by a longshot. The Dolby Digital V4 Audio enhances the audio experience with three different types of audio effects. These are Video, Music and Gaming. In video mode, dialogue and sound effects become clearer and less interference is heard. In music mode, tones become clearer with different instruments easily standing out and less interference is heard at higher volumes. With the gaming mode on, more emphasis is put on hearing the game world around you. Footsteps sound clearer, direction of sound is noticeable and sounds have more of a slight echo to them. The Y510p’s speakers are definitely a very unique factor that sets it apart from most of the competition.

Display: As expected from a gaming laptop, the IdeaPad Y510p has a crisp and vivid LED backlit screen. The 1920px1080p full HD screen really makes colors pop out. Videos and games look especially vibrant and to their best. While watching the Dark Knight in HD I honestly felt as if I was watching the caped crusader through a glass window. Pictures look incredible as well.

Heat: This machine gets pretty hot while gaming. After playing GTA 4 for 20 minutes the touch pad registered 90 degrees, the left side of the keyboard where the hot air vent is registered 100 degrees, and the keyboard registered 97 degrees. Although this might seem very hot, this laptop fares very well against other laptops in its class. The MSI GE60 registered 126 degrees on the underside after playing the same game for 20 minutes and 104 degrees while just watching hulu videos. The IdeaPad Y510P is very cool when performing normal tasks such as web browsing, watching a movie, or Microsoft Office work. The keyboard registers a cool 82 degrees after typing this review for about 30 minutes.

Overall the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P is a great gaming laptop at an affordable price. Even though it is a hefty machine, weighing in at 5.9 pounds, it delivers performance to more than make up for its size. The heat sync performs very well while gaming, keeping this laptop at a manageable temperature and the ergonomic keyboard makes doing everything from battling online to typing an essay relaxing for your wrists and fingers. With an amazing display and great audio, matched up with the GT750M, calls for an incredible gaming machine at a price that cannot be beat. I would hands down recommend this computer to anyone looking to purchase a powerful gaming laptop under a budget.
Posted by: Capt Blake
« on: August 19, 2013, 23:52:55 »

So far I have encountered a few issues and I would like to urge you to check for them in a review update:
Is there an NGFF slot without the SSD version?
Can you run multiple monitors with the SLi?

About these I will go to check in the shop I got my laptop from ( If I don't have an NGFF slot (I don't have an SSD) or I can't run multiple monitors effortlessly, then I will return the laptop and get a refund. This is my second one - the first had a horrible problem with the sound in the form of static noise when any audio was played; the second one has barely responsive keys (e and the left arrow). I will update with the results from the inspection today.

Hi Ivan! (Здравей!),

I am myself planning to buy these days this very same laptop (from ?) and was wondering while reading reviews.
The problematic areas seem to be the heat and the noise (I would be especially concerned if it is too noisy even when browsing the web, i.e. on very low CPU load).

So wanted to ask you: What is your now, more 'final' impression? Are the 'hidden' problems too many to overlook and ignore?
Shall I buy it...or not, your opinion.

Thanks a lot for sharing any info! :)

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