Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review: A New ‘Idea’ from Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510
Not all computer vendor interested to follows the step of Asus to launch its cheap product (Eee PC) to fascinate the consumer. One of them is Lenovo. In the early of this year Lenovo releases their newest product, what aims at general user and entertainment lover, that is the line of “Idea” computer.

One of the products from Idea family is IdeaPad Y510. This is a family laptop which has adopted Intel Santa Rosa platform. Its screen diagonal width is 15,4 inches, weight around 2,9 kilograms. Its form still looks like Lenovo laptop 3000 although seen a few more luxuriant.

Forgets about shine glossy body because this laptop covers particularly has rough texture like a woven cloth. But, the design still impressed beloved because its LCD screen is not mounted nattily. Of course it doesn’t provide back light keyboard. But that’s paid with a few multimedia shortcut buttons which sensitive to touch, which good for controlling volume and equalizer.

Y510 powered by Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 processor (1,83 GHz) and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100. It has data storage with a size of 250 GB (5.400 rpm), 2GB RAM (can be improved to 4GB), and a DVD writer.

For the connection, this laptop applies Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG or 4965AGN Wi-Fi module, an Ethernet LAN, and 56 Kbps modem. It also supports three USB port, an addition ExpressCard memory card slot, 6-1 media card reader, FireWire port, and VGA and S-Video output.

Not only present picture with WXGA (1280 x 800 pixel) resolution in screen, Y510 also has 1,3 megapixel webcam, which can be functioned as security feature, substitution of fingerprint identification. It is face recognition feature.

By activating the “VeriFace Face Recognition” application; this laptop can recognize its user face as password. Thereby the user is unnecessary to enter password when asked. This laptop has also accommodated some computer software; for example word processing application and photo / video editor.

As entertainment laptop, it also provide five speaker unit, including subwoofer, what claimed has fulfilled Dolby Home Theater standard. According to Lenovo, its sound system can produce surround sound from film, video, music, and game into cinematic experience. But, does correct that way?

The IdeaPad Y510 speaker is good enough when applied, for example to listen music on film. But it’s not better than speaker of Toshiba Qosmio G40 or even Acer Gemstone 5920G.

Besides, is difficult to expect two speakers and one subwoofer (2.1) can present speaker surround 5.1 sound. At least, the strength of its battery is good enough. With it standard battery (6-cell), Y510 estimated can live in around 4 hour.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Review
Price range: $1.619
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 1,83 GHz
- Graphic: Intel GMA X3100
- Memory: 2GB DDR2 (up to 2GB)
- Hard Disk Drive: 250 GB (5400 rpm)
- Screen: LCD 15,4 inches WXGA (1280 x 8000 pixels)
- Webcam : 1,3 Megapixel
- Connectivity: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG or 4965AGN Wi-fi, Ethernet LAN, and 56 Kbps modem
- Other feature: USB (3 port), ExpressCard slot, 6-1 media card reader, FireWire, VGA output, and S-Video output
- Special feature: Veriface Face Recognition, Dolby Theater Home
- Weight: Around 2,9 kg
- Battery : Around 4 hour

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