Pros: Nothing significant to add other than what others have already said. CPU is a margin faster than the 4702, but uses significantly more power and heat. Dual graphics are the big crowd pleaser here. Sturdy, backlit keyboard.
Cons: Know up front that the one single difference between this model and the upgraded model they sell with the SSD drive is that despite the motherboards being the same, Lenovo has INTENTIONALLY removed the M.2 adapter plug from the second bay in this model. It's still labeled "SSD" in huge letters, has the screw holes for the adapter, and the solder pins are all there but there is absolutely nothing whatsoever you can put inside it. Either their profit margins are SO incredibly low it's difficult to believe they're still in business as a company saving on penny engineering, or this was an intentional giant middle finger to their customers. I'll leave it up to you to decide. Either way, you're going to be stuck with a single 2.5 inch SATA bay.
Pros: I ordered this laptop to replace my old cheap laptop.... WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I am a flash and mobile video game developer and work with art alot. So I needed some real screen. The screen is gorgeous. much better than the 1366X768 screen I used to have. I also do some video editing and I am a huge gamer. I can finally play some BF3, Medal of honor warfighter, Crysis, ARMA III, and can't wait for BF4, titanfall, and maybe a little plants vs zombies garden warfare! These speakers are loud and crisp. The highs and lows are great and I cant wait to do some sound editing for my future video games. The keyboard is pretty nice and the trackpad isnt as bad as it's fed up to be. Just make sure that if you game to turn the trackpad off if you use a mouse. it will interfere.
Cons: -The metal is verry finger print loving and will take some hard wiping to clean. luckily I dont care about that because it's a beast.
-Newegg used Ontrac for my shipment and their tracking info is kinda vague.
Pros: i7, 1920x1080, SLI 750, 15.6", USB3.0, metal shell, swapable/interchangable ultrabay.
Cons: Slow 1TB HDD - reportedly,
Doesnt make you pancakes
Overall Review: Ive been looking at this laptop for a few weeks now and to me $1000 is a ton of money. However Ive learned in Laptop land $1k is chump change. This laptop I feel is the best bang for the buck. My plan is to swap out the 1TB HDD for a 250GB SSD drive. Pick up an external DVD/CD rom drive - install Win7pro x64. If I need more storage I can always pick up a WD Passport external drive thats USB3.0 capable for high speed transfers.
Pros: Backlit keyboard
power button... power icon with little white dots making it ( idk i think this is awesome)
feel of the keyboard
dual GPU (runs BO2 at 90+ FPS runs BF3 good at high(dont know an exact fps))
LOOKS!!! this thing is S-E-X-Y!! (although it does attract finger prints very much, but idc its still sexy!)
Cons: the hard drive sucks..... takes so long to load and just slow....
i put in a samsung 840 pro 250GB and WOW takes about 10 seconds to get to login and after i type in the password about .25 seconds to load up to desktop. i was waiting for applications to load and stuff with the old hdd trust me put in a SSD and you will not regret it
Pros: 1. Powerful GTX 750m SLI - almost equivalent to GTX 560TI
2. i7-4700QM boasting WEI 7.9
3. Full HD LED display in 15.6"
4. Almost half height of other gaming notebook.
Cons: 1.Despite it's thin, the overall dimension is big considering it's 15.6" model. Size is 15.2" x 10.2" x 1.4". It doesn't fit my lovely TUMI 'Alpha - Large' Expandable Organizer Computer Briefcase
2. Non-aluminum case - it's plastic
3. Keyboard backlit is red.
4. Oversized power adaptor : 6-3/4 X 3-1/8 X 1-1/4, a weapon size.
5. Terrible HDD. I had to replace it with 480GB ssd.
Overall Review: What I would recommend to this laptop,
1. Buy a sdd and forget about HDD.
2. Pull out 2X4GB ram modules and sell them on an online market - you know what it is. Feed it with 2X8GB
3. That's it.
Pros: - Runs most games at high and a few at ultra (far cry 3/tomb raider at high)
- very light.
- Back lit keyboard looks great
- the keys are not mechanical but feel almost like they are.
- 750m Sli of course.
- Best bang for your buck as far as gaming laptops go!
Cons: -Gpus run hot but that's to be expected for a laptop.
- Bloat ware but that's with anything you buy these days!
- windows 8.
- finger prints on the aluminum
Overall Review: Overall this is a great little gaming laptop, costs less than all the more well known brands(ASUS,MSI ect) and preforms nearly as well.
as far as the onboard ram (8 gigs) that's waaaaaay more than 90% of people will ever use and you shouldn't worry about upgrading it.
all in all I say get it if you travel and want a beastly little laptop for your games!
Pros: * Backlit keyboard is nice
* Hardware of course is very nice
* Was (finally) able to get the latest Ubuntu Linux Desktop to run on it properly
* Very light weight (relatively)
* Runs Steam and Netflix in Ubuntu
Cons: * The stock harddrive is terribly slow, plan on replacing it. But know that there is only one HDD slot.
* Susceptible to fingerprints
* Windows 8. Make sure you understand that to get access to the BIOS you need to allow access from Windows 8 menus. So don't just remove the stock HDD right out of the box!
* Doesn't come with any way to create a OS install CD. You are forced to just clone the Windows 8 HDD.
Overall Review: To get Ubuntu working:
1. For the least amount of headaches, install the 32 bit version. Once you get access to the BIOS, make the legacy boot the first boot.
2. It will boot into a blank screen. You need to boot into the kernel recovery mode and get a root console and make your filesystem writable:
# mount -o remount,rw /
3. Look up how to add nomodeset to grub and do it. Reboot.
4. Enable prereleased updates in software sources. Update/upgrade.
5. Lookup how to add ppa:xorg-edgers to ubuntu source list. Something like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa. Update/upgrade.
6. Now the proprierty nvidia drivers will show up in additional software. I installed the experimental 3.19. FYI 3.19 is at least needed for the GT 750M
7. On command line do: sudo nvidia-xconfig to create a xorg.conf file. Reboot.
8. You should now be seeing a high resolution desktop and system Details should show nvidia under graphics.
9. You can do a glmark2 to see graphics benchmark. Mine for this laptop was glmark2 Score: 4832 in the default windowed test.
Pros: - Outer casing is well designed.
- Backlit keyboard
- Dual SLI Graphics Card
- Faster 4700 Processor vs 4702 some Y510p are shipping with
- Matte display
- Speakers are very good for laptop
Cons: - Windows 8
- 2 4GB sticks of Ram, have to buy 2x8 kit to get to 16GB
- No SSD
- Touchpad feels broken, moves down very far, finicky some times
- Lots of bloatware
- Huge bezel around screen.
- Webcam is weak
- Battery life
Overall Review: Overall it handles most games VERY well. I ended up putting in a Samsung 840 500GB SSD and 16GB Ram and it is lightning quick.