- Intel Core i5 3210M (2.50 GHz)
- 6 GB Memory 750 GB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
- 1366 x 768
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Y480 20934EU 10/15/2012
600 bucks for an Ivy bridge Core I5 and a dedicated Nvidia gpu! Great size, makes it very easy for me to take to work everyday. Backlit keyboard will make most happy, though I've yet to find a notebook whose screen didnt give off enough light to see the keyboard.
5400rpm HDD is definitely the weak link. A quality ssd will make a huge difference. Also after extensive research and an hour on the phone with Lenovo's tech support, I was able to verify that this laptop indeed is equipped with the much slower GT 640m LE 1 GB GDDR5 with 96 shaders. It would have been nicer to have the Gt 640m or even the GT 640m LE with the 384 shaders. I knew this before I purchased it, but would have gladly paid the extra premium for the real GT 640 or even the 650m.
Newer Y480 is available through Lenovo with an i7 and the GT 650m. Already bought mine, but wish I would have seen the newer one sooner.
People keep complaining about the resolution of 1366x768, but frankly the res is perfect for a 14" screen. After all most 15.6" notebooks have the same native res. It also helps the slower 640m LE keep up with newer games.
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