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PAUL H.

PAUL H.

Joined on 09/20/10

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Most Favorable Review

Great with a few upgrades (Windows 8.1 SLI Fix below)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p (59388313) Intel Core i7 4700MQ(2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB + 8GB SSHD Hybrid Drive 15.6" Notebook Windows 8
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p (59388313) Intel Core i7 4700MQ(2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB + 8GB SSHD Hybrid Drive 15.6" Notebook Windows 8

Pros: Sleek design, JBL speakers = excellent, dual GPUs via SLI is genius (will address windows 8.1 update in "other thoughts" section), msata port, squared/beveled keys on keyboard, heat vents on a laptop that aren't in the way! (finally)

Cons: slow physical HDD and limited msata SSD available at purchase, small number pad, slow boot time when OS is on the 1tb HDD, ram is just OKAY

Overall Review: There is alot of confusion about the SSD portion of this laptop, but it's pretty simple. The SSD is a mSATA SSD and is not a portion of the HDD. I suggest ordering a larger mSATA along with the laptop to get around the long boot time. With the update to windows 8.1 the use of the SLI is DISABLED. This is fixed via some driver updates directly from lenovo (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS035829).

Good for the Price

ASUS Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2
ASUS Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2

Pros: Cheap, runs cool, came with a coupon for two great games

Cons: Rather large, but its size helps keep it cool (if that makes sense)

Overall Review: It's not the top of the line card that you dream of but it gets the job done. Might buy a second to beef up my pc again.