This week I am bringing a new brand of laptop to the playing field. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59392473 laptop is truly a marvel of its time. It comes straight from Lenovo hot off the assembly line. That being said, it is only possible to obtain this laptop through Lenovo’s website (at a discounted price, might I add), which means shipping and handling charges will apply. However this laptop is regularly a $1,200 piece of equipment and it is now available with a $500 discount placing it at $799 without tax and shipping. This laptop contains a Core i7 quad core processor which runs at a blazing 2.4 GHz processing speed, 8 GB of RAM and a few other features that make this laptop a true jewel of its division. Truth be told, I can barely contain my excitement in reviewing this laptop, and I will be pursuing ownership in the future.
Let’s start with the processor. This Core i7, quad-core, 2.4 GHz chip is a part of the 4th generation of Intel processors. These features are a combination of the latest and fastest technology known to Intel into one small chip, providing amazing performance and power. This processor will provide all the power a regular consumer needs and also meets the high standards of mobile PC gamers.
This laptop comes with 8 GB of RAM pre-installed, but it manages to be expandable to an amazing 16 GB, allowing this computer to work in almost perfect harmony with the processor. With all of this RAM available, slowdowns will occur very rarely unless it is afflicted with some kind of secondhand variable such as viruses or faulty components.
The graphics card in the laptop is one of the most impressive I’ve seen for the price. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2 GB card is by no means the best of the best when it comes to graphics cards, placing it around mid-range. However, the combination of RAM and processor speed means that this card alone can run most of the games out on the market at medium to high settings. It is a fairly powerful card for such a tiny laptop and it promises to run all games smoothly and quickly. The closest match to this laptop will set you back $1,200, and the graphics card isn’t as good.
Now for the miscellaneous items in this Lenovo: a 1 TB 5400 RPM (Rotations Per Minute) hard drive is one of this laptop’s less desirable features. This makes it one of the slowest hard drives available on the market, and once this HDD gets about half-way filled, its performance and speed will drop dramatically. I would highly recommend that anyone who purchases this machine find their local computer support store, whether it be BestBuy, Office Max, or even a privately owned local tech shop, and have them install a smaller, faster 7200 RPM drive. An even better alternative would be to shell out the additional $100-$200 to get a Solid State Drive. I recommend 128-180 GB in size, which would further increase the speed of this laptop to mind-numbing proportions. I’m not joking; this laptop is something to be reckoned with for its price. The battery only lasts five hours, and that’s not counting time spent using it. When in use for something like games, the battery life is cut in half for each charge. This makes this laptop a little less appealing to gamers but still a good deal overall. Finally, this laptop is extremely small for having so much power behind it. Its screen is only 14.1”, but it is extremely mobile and can fit into a small backpack (I don’t recommend that at all). As long as the battery has a charge, this laptop is sure to offer quality game-play anywhere at any time.
All of the features that this laptop offers far outweigh its current price. This is such a good deal that I feel no shame for wanting to promote it. With its quad core processor, 8 GB of RAM, Geforce graphics card, it is probably one of the highest ranking laptops on my list. From students to gamers, this laptop would be a great buy for the entire spectrum of customers. I would like to say that this laptop has brought me so much joy to review and has really given me hope for the gaming laptop community. I cannot emphasize enough that I have never reviewed such a jewel as the Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p.
This quad-core processor is one of the latest and greatest among the new 4th generation series of processors. It allows for fast and powerful performance.
The RAM that comes with this laptop is just enough for students to do all kinds of school work and for gamers to have an enjoyable experience.
Graphics Card: 4/5
This graphics card is one of the best out on the market. While it is by no means a GTX model, this NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2 GB card is well-suited enough for standard users and gamers alike.
This laptop comes with a 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive which can slow down after long periods of use. Its battery lasts up to five hours and it is a relatively small laptop coming in at only 14.1”.