Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

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.

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

Verge Review

Lenovo’s IdeaPad laptops come in pretty much every shape and size, with svelte ultrabooks sharing brand space with staid productivity machines and the occasional netbook. The Y series represents Lenovo’s paean to gamers, music lovers, and film buffs: entertainment machines sporting quad-core processors, lots of storage space, and capable GPUs. The IdeaPad Y480 is one the latest to join Lenovo’s fold, packing a quad-core Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GT 640M LE GPU....

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Mainstream
Thickness 1.29 inches
Weight 4.85 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 14 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Switchable
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
Base discrete GPU brand Nvidia
Optical drive type Tray-loading
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 5 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Mainstream
Width 13.58 inches
Depth 9.41 inches
Thickness 1.29 inches
Weight 4.85 pounds
Color Gray
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 14 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i3-2370M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.4 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7
Cores 4
Clockspeed 2.3 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.3 GHz
GPU (base)
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 (max)
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
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
RAM slots 2
Storage
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
Optical Drive
Optical drive type Tray-loading
Compatible media DVD±R/RW, BD-ROM
Audio
Speakers 2
Audio brand Dolby Home Theater v4, JBL
Webcam
Effective pixels 1 megapixels
Video resolution 720p
Port options
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
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Optional
Bluetooth version 4.0
Battery
Size 6 cell
Quoted time 4 hr
Benchmarks
PCMarkVantage 9175
3DMarkVantage (GPU) 5650
3DMark06 (GPU) 10754
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 5 minutes
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