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April 24, 2012 12:48:22 AM

I need help choosing a Lenovo laptop from two different models that have same price for $749.99 with e-coupon. Need to know which one is better since this is going to be my first laptop

IdeaPad Y470p Laptop - 08552KU - Dusk Black (with USB 3.0)

2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor(2.2GHz 1333MHz 6MB)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
AMD Radeon HD 7690 1GB
8.0GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz
14.0" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
Industry Standard Touchpad
500GB 7200
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Intel 1000 BGN Wireless
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
One Year Warranty
Integrated 2.0MP Camera
HDMI Out

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

IdeaPad Y570 Laptop - 08626PU - Dusk Black (with USB 3.0)

2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor(2.2GHz 1333MHz 6MB)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 2GB
8.0GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz
15.6" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
Industry Standard Touchpad
500GB 7200
DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Intel 1000 BGN Wireless
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
One Year Warranty
Integrated 2.0MP Camera
HDMI Out

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

I need to order this by tomorrow

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April 24, 2012 8:14:57 AM

As an owner of the Y470 I do not recommend the Y470p. Both laptops are the same except the discrete graphic card. The Y470 has the nVidia GT 550m and the Y470p has the faster Radeon HD 7690m.

The reason for not recommending the Y470 series is the CPU temperature. While gaming it can typically hit 90C easily and when playing GTA 4 it hits 99C and the CPU start throttling. My Y470 has a dual core i5-2410m. A cooling does not lower the internal temps. The GT 550m runs relatively cool at around 65C - 71C.

I recommend going with the Y570 instead. The GT 555M is a bit slower than the Radeon HD 7690m, but the CPU runs at significantly lower temps. According to the article linked below, the Core i7-2630QM was running at 63C. You'll get a little less gaming performance, but at least the Y570 should be safe from overheating and dying sooner than a Y470/Y470p.

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/notebooks/Lenovo-IdeaPa...

Too bad you can't wait for the Y580 since it will have up to a nVidia GTX 660 discrete graphic card. I think lower end models will have the GT 640M & 650M. There will also be an option for a 1920x1080 screen instead of the lower 1366x768 screen.
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April 24, 2012 8:18:10 AM

The Y470, Y470p, Y480 all use the same chassis design so very high CPU temps will be common on those laptops.

The Y570 and Y580 also share the same chassis.

Click below link for discussion of the Y470 and Y570 laptops.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/57749...
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April 24, 2012 8:18:32 AM

Hmmm I might think of reconsidering of that but whats the price range for the new models if I were to wait?

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April 24, 2012 8:38:55 AM

The start price is estimated to be $900 for the Y580, but the optional 1920x1080 will add to the price. Also, I am not sure if all models will have the GTX 660m. If not then getting a model with one will also add to the price.

Estimated release date is "April 2012", but the Y580 is not even mentioned on Lenovo's site. At least the Y480 is listed as "coming soon".
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April 30, 2012 12:56:48 PM

I have just read this:

"The IdeaPad Y Series UK pricing starts at £799. "

http://www.thetechcentral.com/wireless/ces-2012-lenovo-...

if that is the starting price it means £799 is for the Y480 and in US the price for a Y580 is USD 899 (GBP 560), so it is a better deal to buy a Y580 in US than in UK because the minimum difference of price is 239 but very likely to be much more (probably 350 GBP).
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May 5, 2012 5:38:44 AM

Best answer selected by ligerzero248.
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May 5, 2012 5:39:32 AM

Yeah I ended up getting the Y570 and I like it so far. I couldnt wait for Y580 and its too much as it is
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