Lenovo IdeaPad Y570: Specs & Benchmarks

February 20, 2012 by NotebookReview Staff Reads (81,406)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 6
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 8.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Our Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 review unit has the following specifications:

  • 15.6-inch “HD Glare” LED backlit, 720p display (1366×768 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor?(2.30GHz, 3MB cache, Intel Turbo Boost 2.9GHz, 35W max. TDP)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics (1GB video memory), switchable to integrated Intel HD graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz (8GB max. supported)
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hitachi hard drive (HTS545050B9A)
  • DVD-Multi optical drive
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 network adapter (802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Integrated 2MP webcam
  • 6-cell 62Wh Li-ion battery
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15.1 x 10.0 x 1.40 inches
  • MSRP: $999
  • Street price: $698

Performance and Benchmarks
The NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M is a mid-range graphics card, meaning the machine will be able to handle most modern games well as long as the graphics settings are turned down to “medium” or even “low” in some cases. The Y570 scored over 9200 points in the 3DMark06 gaming benchmark. Playing 1080p video will also not be a problem, and multi-tasking several programs at once should be a breeze thanks to the dual-core second-gen Intel Core i5 CPU.

Overall, these are good specifications for a multimedia notebook; not to mention the “perks” such as USB 3.0, a physical graphics switch on the front, and maybe most importantly, the price range. Another interesting fact about this notebook is that the GeForce GT 555M is a 3D-ready graphics card, but since the display doesn’t have a 3D emitter you’ll need to connect it to a 3D monitor or HDTV via the HDMI cable.

wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):

PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance test:


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