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Posted by: David B.
« on: October 10, 2014, 15:30:05 »

I'm currently running this machine in win 7, with an SSD upgrade, and she's screaming fast. Haven't been able to throw anything at her that she couldn't handle at well over 50 FPS. Played world in conflict's graphics demo and smoked it, not even dropping below 40 FPS when they detonated a nuke, and dropped 3-4 dozen airstrikes. It doesn't do so hot on battery, even with one of the GPU's removed, however does fine for light duty on battery. Just make sure to turn the GPUs off.

I don't mind the touchpad for regular use, I disagree with the review and find its a perfectly normal touchpad, and better than most.

One other unique thing to point out: the default configuration for the hard drives can be changed dramatically. the M2 SSD can be turned into a second regular hard drive, although the M2 form factor struggles with capacity, I managed to find a 128 GB M2 SSD and used it to install and run Linux Mint on a second drive. It boots just fine from both. Considering I bought the laptop refurbished for 900 bucks, its a good upgrade. I now have a gaming machine that will smoke most MSI rigs sold at 1200 for a hair over 1 grand. Best purchase ever.
Posted by: Duncan
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:39:03 »

Had this beauty just over a month. The benchmarks do not do it justice. I have the single GPU version, and I'm running the same games as mentioned above with only a 10-20% drop. Frankly incredibly impressed. I got it on sale for 2 thirds the original price and it was well worth the money.

I haven't been plagued by some of the technical or hardware issues that've shown up in comments.

Battery life is massively longer than suggested, at least for quiet web browsing with a video here and there. The single GPU model dynamically switches between an integrated Intel chip and the dedicated GPU based on if it's plugged in.

Another thing worth mentioning, using this laptop I've played Rome 2 with no glitches, freezes, crashes or massive frame drops that others seem to be having. It defaults to ultra and even then it's managing it and hardly breaking a sweat at above playable FPS.

Absolutely a great buy.
Posted by: Thomie
« on: June 25, 2014, 23:59:48 »

The worst product from the worst company..
Bought it in the UK. 15 days after I purchased it, got blue screens and sent it back for a repair (such a donk not to ask my money back when I could). Then  I got it back "repaired" and got blue screens about a month later, sent it back again. Then, the same day it came back from the 2nd repair, got the same blue screens... Sent it back again for a "repair".. I don't know when they are going to realize that this product is NOT FUNCTIONING. I don't know if it is fast or whatever, I have used it less days than its "repair trips".
My suggestion: AVOID LENOVO, give 100-200 more and get something else, LENOVO IS UNRELIABLE.
Posted by: Georgi
« on: June 01, 2014, 00:39:15 »

So the y510p is the best you can get in the price range. Mine was bought as well from and it was the most basic one. No SSD no SLI, no hybrid disk.
Well I upgraded all that. Now I have 128GB use as a pure cache on a m.2 ngff ( yes I was lucky ). I was again lucky in the beggining since they sold it to me for GT750m but it turned out to be GT755m with the DDR5. I bough a GT755m5 from the Lenovo site for 99$ and now they run in SLI on a 170w charger. The "problems" you can encounter are a lot, but if they are not mechanical....well everything is brought down to proper drivers. Curently I have some static in the sound and sometimes micro shuterring, BUT.. I`m 100% sure that there is some sort of conflict with the Sound drivers, sincee nVidia is putting some sort of HD sound driver with the VGA drivers. I get different results whille playing with the drivers - no microshutering, but no sound in BF4, microshutering in BF and static sound, no static and no microshutering but low power it looks like I`m going to reinstall windows again :/ But in overall it`s a great laptop especially if you buy it with the m.2 and get it really cheap from US.
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.
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