Lenovo IdeaPad Y480

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The all new IdeaPad Y480 is a 14-inch multimedia notebook designed to give you a perfect balance between serious performance for work and multimedia power for play. Whether you’re editing HD video or playing video games this laptop has you covered. Equipped with a 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE dedicated graphics, this laptop is available with either a traditional hard drive or hard drive and mSATA solid state drive (SSD).

  • 14.0-inch glossy display with LED backlighting (1366 x 768)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core processor at 2.3GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Boost, 6M cache, 45W TDP)
  • Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
  • 8GB-1333 DDR3 memory
  • 750GB hard drive (Western Digital WD7500BPVT)
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 802.11 b/g/n wireless network adapter
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 720p webcam
  • 8X DVD SuperMulti optical drive
  • 1-year limited warranty (hardware support)
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery (48 Whr, 4.4Ah)
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs

  • Pros

    • Good performance
    • Appealing design
    • Impressive audio from JBL speakers
  • Cons

    • Weak keyboard surround
    • Unimpressive display
    • Average battery life

Quick Take

Students looking for a 14-inch laptop with plenty of performance for school work and games should seriously consider the Lenovo IdeaPad Y480.

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