Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

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...

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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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