While technology such as streaming video games allows PC games to run on more low-profile laptops, the overall experience is still not comparable to a high-end-configured gaming notebook. Of course, high-end game of the price is still a little bit, so some cost-effective game this also has a good market. Lenovo's latest IdeaPad y510p game, for example, uses the latest Intel Haswell Core i7 processor, nvidia independent graphics and a gorgeous 1080P Full HD screen, priced at only 1099 US dollars (about 6742 RMB), with a strong price/performance ratio. Here's a look at the actual application performance of the machine.
Lenovo IdeaPad y510p main parameter information:
Screen: 15.6-inch 1920*1080 Resolution screen
Processors and graphics cards: 2.2GHz Four core Intel Core I7-4702MQ processor, single or dual nvidia GeForce GT 750M (2GB Independent video memory)
Memory and hard drive: 16GB RAM, 24GB SSD+1TB 5400 SATA Hard Drive
Operating system: Windows 8
Wireless network: 802.11b/g/n wireless network, Bluetooth 4.0
Interface: 3 USB ports, Ethernet, HDMI, headset/microphone, VGA output, six in one card reader
Camera: Front 1 million pixel
Fuselage size and Weight: 259*387*36-15.5mm mm, weighing 2.7 kg
Price: USD 1099 (about 6742 RMB)
Appearance design and details
As with the former Y500, Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p also adopted a black drawing style of aluminum top cover and deck, the overall style is relatively low-key, and opened the notebook, you can see the red button and speaker design, for the overall design brought a trace of vitality. In addition, the speaker for the JBL custom design, the sound effect is excellent, but the fuselage wrist support edge is not smooth, long time typing is not comfortable. In the fuselage volume, Lenovo IdeaPad y510p size of 259*387*36-15.5mm mm, weighing 2.7 kg, compared to MSI GE60 and other similar models to be larger, not enough compared to 17-inch models or more lightweight.
Integrated design of Lenovo IdeaPad y510p fuselage
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p uses a red-backlit chocolate keyboard design that looks cool and offers a better feel. In addition, the keyboard also has a full number of key areas, designed on the right, but unfortunately, this causes the backspace, carriage return and right SHIFT key area narrowed, more prone to input errors. In addition, there is no space between the letter and the number of keys, so in the blind hit sometimes there will be errors, such as the need to press the BACKSPACE key, sometimes mistakenly pressed to numlock keys.
Lenovo IdeaPad y510p Keyboard Design
It is worth mentioning that Lenovo IdeaPad y510p Touch Board area is still very abundant, sliding, multi-touch gestures and other operations are very smooth, left and right button feel is also more mainstream, in total to achieve better Windows 8 operating experience.
Lenovo IdeaPad y510p Touch Board Design
Thanks to the larger fuselage size, Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p has a very good interface design, the fuselage has VGA on the left, Ethernet, HDMI output, two USB 3.0 ports; On the right side of the fuselage, a headphone/microphone jack is designed, and a USB 2.0 port is always powered on, The charging function can be realized at shutdown. In addition, there is a removable drive design, allowing users to choose to install the aperture, the second hard drive, video card or additional fans, scalability is excellent.
Interface design of Lenovo IdeaPad y510p fuselage
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p also built a 1 million-pixel front camera, can achieve 720P video and image shooting, but the overall effect is more general, the image is full of particles, a large number of details lost. However, the effect of video shooting is still good, there is no obvious cotton phenomenon. In general, Lenovo IdeaPad y510p design is not too much surprises, but the overall design and workmanship is relatively good, and the expansion of the drive also enhances the customization of the fuselage. The disadvantage is to accommodate more keys, resulting in small button area, a little regret.
Screen display and audio effects
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p built-in a 15.6-inch LED backlight 1080P Full HD screen, as a game originally said, this is a very good configuration. The screen has a brightness of 321 lux, more than 207 lux of similar products, and brighter than the same models as MSI GE40 and GE60. Screen contrast is also impressive, in the 1080P "Pacific Rim" movie trailer, metal red and blue out of the screen, and mechanical details are excellent. Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p also has a good visual angle, basically can achieve 45 degrees in the side viewing effect. In addition, Lenovo also has a built-in one-click Theater software that can adjust display and sound settings from the taskbar. Unfortunately, this screen is not a popular touch screen, so it requires an external mouse or touch pad to operate the Windows 8 system, obviously less intuitive than the touch screen operation.
Lenovo IdeaPad y510p Screen display effect
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p has a built-in two 1.5-watt JBL speakers, which are loud enough to fill a large apartment. Even if we turn the volume up to maximum, there will not be too much distortion. In addition, the built-in sound mode can increase the volume effect, the overall sound performance is still satisfactory.
Processor and video card performance
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P provides excellent day-to-day performance thanks to the built-in 2.2GHz core Intel Core I7-4702MQ four processor and 16GB of memory. In addition, the machine also uses a 24GB solid-state hard disk and 1TB 5400 to SATA hard disk hybrid storage design. In the PCMark 7 processor performance test, the machine achieved a 4871 score, significantly higher than the 2913-point average level of the same model, but not the 2.4 GHz Intel Core I7-4700MQ processor MSI GE60.
PCMark 7 Processor Performance test
Data transmission speed, because Lenovo IdeaPad y510p mainly use the traditional mechanical hard disk data storage, so the overall speed is less than SSD solid-state hard drive, transmission rate of only about 47Mbps, and the use of solid-state hard disk MSI GE60 is 188.5Mbps. Finally, in the OpenOffice Spreadsheet macro test, Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p can complete 20,000 contact information in 4 minutes 15 seconds, and the overall performance is excellent.
File transfer Speed test scores
We tested Lenovo IdeaPad y510p equipped with two nvidia GeForce GT 750M Independent graphics, each with 2GB of independent video memory, has a decent overall performance. In the 3DMark 11 graphics performance test, scored 5092 points, greatly ahead of MSI GE40 and GE60.
3DMark 11 Graphics Performance test scores
In the actual game test, "biochemical surprise Unlimited" high quality original resolution of the highest frame rate of 27fps, and MSI GE40 equivalent to only a frame of GE60, and in the "World of Warcraft" high-definition mode, 1366*768 resolution frame speed of 87fps, The 1080P resolution drops down to 81fps.
"Biochemical surprise Unlimited" running frame rate comparison (high quality, 1080P resolution)
"World of Warcraft" Run frame rate test (high quality)
In general, Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p equipped with independent graphics although the performance is not particularly prominent, but in the configuration of dual graphics cards can achieve the mainstream performance of the game, to deal with the game is still no problem. The overall performance bottleneck for notebooks comes from slow-moving hard drives that are slightly deficient in system startup time and file transfer.
Heat dissipation and endurance capability
After 15 minutes of "biochemical surprise" game, Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P Touch plate temperature of 31.6 degrees Celsius, and the second video card position is as high as 37.5 degrees Celsius, it is slightly uncomfortable, but relative to MSI GE60, heat dissipation is better.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p is equipped with 6-core lithium batteries, in the case of continuous Internet access with WiFi, only to achieve 3 hours and 8 minutes of endurance, it seems not because of the Haswell chip to obtain better battery life, it is regrettable.
Software and warranty
Lenovo IdeaPad y510p built-in random software, mostly its own software, including user guides, one-click Recovery and other system tools, as well as Lenovo photos, cloud storage and other content, there are some common Windows 8 pre-installed software. In terms of warranty, Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p provides a one-year component and manual warranty service.
Lenovo IdeaPad y510p built-in service class software
Our review of Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p is a dual graphics version, priced at 1299 U.S. dollars (about 7969 yuan), with the 2.2GHZ main Intel Core I7-4702MQ four processor, 16GB memory, two nvidia GeForce GT 750M standalone graphics and a hybrid hard drive with 24GB SSD+1TB 5400 SATA.
In addition, you can also choose a cheaper configuration according to your budget, such as the memory will be to 8GB, only with Tan Xianka and 5400 SATA hard drive, the cheapest model price of 1099 U.S. dollars (about 6742 yuan).
Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p is also a very suitable for entry-level players of the game audio-visual, excellent high-definition screen, JBL speaker excellent sound quality and good hardware configuration and scalability, are the advantages of the machine, the other price is also quite affordable. If you are looking for a lighter 15-inch gaming notebook, then MSI GE60 or a good choice, its built-in SSD solid state hard drive not only effectively reduces the fuselage weight, the transmission speed is also some faster. In a word, Lenovo IdeaPad y510p is a model with excellent price/performance ratio, which can meet the needs of most users and deserves attention.
· 1080P Full HD screen works well
· JBL Speakers Sound Superior
· Balanced overall configuration, excellent performance
· Price Benefits
· Heavy body
· Keyboard key area is small
· Short battery life