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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p (59406636) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB + 8GB SSHD HDD Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

  • Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB + 8GB SSHD HDD
  • Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI 2GB
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Laura R.
  • 8/6/2014 9:24:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood but with one important flaw

Pros: Fast, small and easy to lug around. The keyboard looks nice and I noticed no bending while using it. The CPU and the first GPU ran pretty cool as well (85 max for CPU 80 max for GPU) when running games. The backlighting on the keyboard works great and I have no complaints about the screen as well.

Cons: The only flaw I found with this laptop is the second GPU. It appears when they designed older models they had a slightly slower video card via the ultrabay (650m or 750m) which the 750m and 755m are just re-branded 650m but with faster clock speeds and higher voltages. This notebook was not designed for higher voltages and clock speeds thus heating up the GPU to unreasonably high levels. In the heaven benchmark the first GPU yielded a temperature of just 78C while the 2nd temperature via the ultrabay yielded a much higher 98C and would throttle clock speeds to half or more to save itself from damage. The fans on these models only run about 70% max and the only time they run 100% is with the anti dust program turned on but it only works for a few seconds. New games heat the ultrabay GPU up to 96C and throttle. That is the only reason why I returned it. The ultrabay could of been designed with a better intake and a slightly better heatsink as there is room for one inside the ultrabay and these problems would not occur, however Lenovo decided it wasn't worth spending money to add extra cooling for some reason and has lost my business.

Other Thoughts: The Lenovo is a great computer, but that design flaw is not worth keeping it. Nothing needs to run that hot.

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  • harry j.
  • 7/26/2014 2:44:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it.

Pros: +It looks and feels awesome. It doesn't feel cheap or plastic-y to me at all.
+They keyboard feels really nice, and looks awesome with red backlit keys.
+Speakers are, IMO, pretty darn good for a laptop; you can hear the surround sound in effect.
+It's fairly small compared to other gaming laptops; the fact that they got this much power into a 15.6 inch laptop is, IMO, pretty amazing.
+Price is pretty good. I mean, at least compared to Alienware and their whole "hey, would you like to pay an extra five hundred bucks for fancy lights" thing.
+Webcam is a plus, great video quality.

+++And finally: the power. This thing is FAST. Maybe not as good as you could get for a thousand dollar desktop (assuming you built it yourself), but keep in mind that this is a laptop. If you want to be able to take your little gaming paradise with you wherever you go then this does just that. This can play just about any game out there at mid-high settings. Yes, you will have to turn down the settings for some of the newer games. But really, as long as you get to actually play the games, does it actually matter?

Cons: -The track pad is obviously not the best, as many other people have said before me. However, I don't really know of anyone who actually likes to game with a track pad enough to not have a good mouse.
-Windows 8: it isn't as bad as some people make it out to be and I was able to get used to it pretty quickly. However, if you happen to have a spare copy of windows 7 lying around, then use it on this. Windows 8 is meant for devices that use touch and I still don't know what Lenovo was thinking when they decided to put it on a gaming laptop.
-It gets pretty hot when playing stressful games. That's what happens when you have two graphic cards. If you're worried about it then you could consider getting a Y50 instead. It has a single GTX 860 card and would probably be cooler. Or you could be like me and get a laptop cooler; it won't work miracles but it does help.
-You would think this obvious but the battery life isn't the best. Bring your charger wherever you go. Oh and speaking of the charger; it's a brick. A very large, hot, brick. I plan on frying an egg on it one day.

Other Thoughts: [] Two more things about the power:
a) When you don't have it plugged in the computer goes into power saving mode or something and all your games will suddenly lose about 30 fps.
b) In the control panel there is a program to tell your computer how to manage power and battery life. If you select "Optimize Battery Health" under battery then your battery will only charge up to 60%. I checked this option without knowing exactly what it did and then I freaked out when I realized it wasn't charging (it was charged at like 90%).

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  • Damian S.
  • 7/25/2014 8:51:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad cooling means worthless second GPU

Pros: Core i7, handles day to day computing well. got a 25gb SSD instead of the 8gb listed

Cons: Second GPU insufficiently cooled which leads to it being throttled and all but useless. If you going to have two graphics cards in a laptop both should be usable. over priced for the power it gives. Cannot recommend it for any modern games even on the lowest graphics settings.

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  • Andrew B.
  • 7/23/2014 4:13:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsShort and Sweet

Pros: I'll keep this one short and sweet. Hardware and performance wise, this laptop lacks nothing other than the fact that the touchpad takes a little getting used to.

Cons: As many have said, the edge of the laptop is extremely sharp. I took an egg off since this is a silly design flaw that never should have been allowed by Lenovo.

Other Thoughts: My advice is this; if you like the laptop but hate the sharp edge by the palm rests, keep it, because it can be fixed.

In order to fix it, I taped off the edge between the handrest and the edge (there is a .5mm space in between, you'll see what I mean). Once I had it taped off so that only the plastic edge was exposed, I used a small piece of 3M 220 "Extra Fine" to smooth out the edge. Note that when you do this, you do NOT want to try and *round* the edge. If you hold the sandpaper against the edge at a 45 degree angle and run it lenghwise along the edge, it will smooth out nicely. The grit of the paper is fine enough so that the edge left behind is smooth and doesn't have a rough feel to it at all. Cosmetically, it's completely unnoticeable. The process takes about 10 minutes and it's nearly impossible to mess up.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfect

Pros: Has never had issue with any task I have ever given it, whether its games, coding, compiling, encoding, whatever.

Cons: Worked awesome on 8, sucked horribly on 8.1, came back strong on 8.1 SP 1. When I updated to 8.1 they had not yet released the vbios yet, so I only had the one graphics card. I alos would periodically have my HD max out for anywhere from minutes to hours, making it impossible to do even the most basic tasks. It got worse and worse. Also, I had virtualization enabled so I could program for windows phone 8 and 8.1 and this made it so that I could not restart my computer, or isntall updates. Any attempt to restart the computer left it in an unresponsive state until I physically pulled the battery.

This is when I learned that 8 does not actually restart unless you take some extra steps. Needless to say it was not a faliing with the laptop, but merely i9ssues with MS, the virtualizaion, VS 2013.

Once I installed 8.1 SP 1 it worked flawless again. All of my issues disappeared and everything has worked absoultely perfectly. The one key back up worked great and is a nice feature.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you either leave it at 8, or update to 8.1 service pack 1 immediately to avoid any headaches. The vBios is available on the lenovo site with super detailed instructions.

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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Extremely fast. Looks mean with the red keyboard keys. SLI.

Cons: Only 1 SSD. Would have been nice if the main drive of SSD. Battery life isn't great, but I expected that.

Other Thoughts: I took a chance by moving away from my main PC that I built to this laptop. The gamble paid off. Great gaming laptop. I no longer have to lug my tower around when going to LAN parties. Games look great for the most part. Some more than others. I pull about 50-60 fps on average. When I told my tech friends I bought a gaming laptop, I took quite the brutal verbal beating. If you know any tech savvy people, they can be quite cruel. When I told them it was SLI, they were surprised but continued the barrage of ball busting. When they saw this bad boy in action, apologies and free drinks were doled out like they were going out of style.

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  • GRANT D.
  • 7/9/2014 6:18:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLenovo Y510P

Pros: Right out of the box, this PC rocks. As soon as games were tried, it smashed through them all with no problem. SLI works right out of the box so no need to run to Lenovo's website to download driver updates.
- Arma 3 on Ultra settings - has a small latency factor, hardly noticeable
- Borderlands 2 GOTY - obviously this game was crisp on highest settings
- Skyrim: Legendary Edition - modded with high resolution textures and polygon models from steam workshop as well as some distance enhancements, this game plays on ultra as well.
Don't worry about replacing the HDD with a SSD, the main drive comes with an SSHD which still boots VERY fast, to install a SSD would be a downgrade. (In my opinion)
Manufacturing of the body and overall design is phenomenal. Screen quality is absolutely stunning. The keys have 3 functions - off, Low brightness and high brightness, very cool!
Price... This PC was more than worth it for the price, I feel as if I got a $2000 for half the price, legitimately.

Cons: - the PC doesn't come with an optical drive right along with the SLI Geforce 755m bay drive.

- it doesn't make me coffee.

Other Thoughts: I saw some reviews about this laptop specifically getting hot during intense gameplay.. Very untrue and easily solved with a thin cooling pad.
Another thing I read about the edge being sharp enough to cut the wrist - Highly doubt I cut myself and nor is it uncomfortable - if you are worried, just purchase an extra keyboard that you fancy. I would also perhaps consider purchasing a USB-Hub if you don't already have one - as this PC only has 2 USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0.

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  • John R.
  • 7/6/2014 7:05:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Enough

Pros: Good hardware (SLI Graphics and good processor) with enough ventilation to keep everything cool

Cons: Poor construction. lots of seams and corners for dust to gather; the vents blow hot air onto your hands and legs. just poor placement; very bulky and heavy. Ultra Bay is advertised to be able to change between graphics and an optical drive very easily, but Lenovo doesnt actually make spare optical drives available if you get the dual graphics option, and if you get the optical drive, the second graphics card is not compatible. there was also a lot of bloatware to remove

Other Thoughts: it performs admirably, but the overall construction of the laptop has driven me to look elsewhere.

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  • CHANDA A.
  • 6/29/2014 6:14:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Performance
-Good looking
-1920x1080

Cons: -Gets extremely hot
-Trackpad is the worst trachpad i've ever used
-Gets dirty easy

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  • JOSHUA F.
  • 6/23/2014 10:07:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggskiller laptop after initial problems

Pros: fast cpu. fast graphics. with an SSD it is amazing.

Cons: as mentioned, the front edge is sharp to the point w here u could cut yourself if u slid your hand across it. the touchpad left and right mouse buttons r under the lower right/left of the touchpad itself which is really annoying. when u want to right-click something. to left click u can just tap the pad, of course. the hybrid hard drive has typical lagging load times.

Other Thoughts: when laptop arrived It started and ran as expected. first time It went to sleep mode it wouldn't start back up. lights would come on and go off every few seconds. some research had people pointing at all kinds of software issues I didn't think had anything to do with it so I started and RMA and was intent on sending it back. a friend came over and I wanted to show him the issue it was having. I decided to crack it open and change the hard drive which was pointed at online. replaced it with a 120GB ssd I had sitn around. same issue. managed to install win7 on the ssd and got d3 running so we could have a game night. the power cord was right next to my buddy and he swung around and barely bumped it and the laptop shut off. same power issue on trying to start it again. he grabbed the power cord at the brick and pushed to make sure it was in and it seemed to bottom out. he pushed with a little more force and there was an audible pop. we all thought something broke but couldn't find anything wrong. I started the laptop and it fired right up. after the pop the laptop has been starting every time without incident and still have no idea exactly what happened. ever since it has run perfectly.

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