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Lenovo's IdeaPad Y480 is a mainstream notebook with a brushed-metal cover and palm rests. It has a 14-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution and can be configured with up to an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB HDD.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May 2012
  • Price at launch: $899.00

Availability

  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 13.58 inches
  • Depth: 9.41 inches
  • Thickness: 1.29 inches
  • Weight: 4.85 pounds
  • Color: Gray

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3-2370M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 640M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000
  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 640M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 2 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2

Memory

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 32 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: Other, SD, Memory Stick, xD, MMC

Storage

  • Optical drive type: Tray-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW, BD-ROM

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4, JBL

Audio

  • Effective pixels: 1 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Optional
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Size: 6 cell
  • Quoted time: 4 hr

Battery

  • PCMarkVantage: 9175
  • 3DMarkVantage (GPU): 5650
  • 3DMark06 (GPU): 10754
  • The Verge Battery Test: 4 hours and 5 minutes

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