The 17-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Y710 notebook, which is a part of the company’s new IdeaPad consumer laptop family, is now available in the United States.
The Y710 is based on Intel’s 45-nanometer Core 2 Duo processing technology codenamed “Penryn” and comes with up to Core 2 Duo T9300 CPU at 2.5GHz. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y710 features the ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600 256MB video card, up to 500GB 5400rpm of hard drive storage with a secondary HDD, 2GB of system memory expandable to 4GB, and a DVD burner or a Blu-Ray optical drive. The notebook’s 17″ display has a 1440 x 900 resolution.
The laptop incorporates the Dolby Home Theater sound system with four speakers and a sub-woofer, as well as a built-in 1.3 megapixel web camera which provides a face recognition functionality when used with a special software called VeriFace.
Regarding communications, there are the Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Wi-Fi module, an Ethernet LAN port, and a 56K modem.
The Y710 has four USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, a FireWire port, HDMI, VGA, and S-Video outputs, and a 6-in-1 media card reader.
Design features of this notebook include a frameless screen panel, the Light Weave Texture, touch-sensitive multimedia controls, and a full size keyboard with a numeric pad. In addition, the hinge and logo areas are illuminated by colorful halo lighting.
This system weighs 7.9 pounds and povides approximately four hours of battery life with a standard 6-cell battery.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y710 is available through TigerDirect for $1,089.99.
2 thoughts on “Lenovo IdeaPad Y710 Overview”
I have been looking at this laptop for almost a month and on the lenovo website it says 2.5Ghz but look around at tiger direct or any other retailer(Comp Usa). They are trying to sell us a 1.66Ghz Laptop. And is still aorund $1,200 to $1,800. Lenovo also downgraded their return policy. I am only 15 years old but i know what i am talking about.
Look at this:
“For a new Product that is unopened and still in it’s sealed package, you may return it to Lenovo for any reason within 21 days of the date of invoice and obtain a refund or credit … Products returned may be subject to a restocking fee equal to 15% of the price paid. You agree to pay the restocking fee as Lenovo specifies.”
To sum that up, if you open the laptop, you cant return it! What is this about.
Lenovo is a solid laptop but now i see that it is not what i expected.
one interesting bit is that the numpad is “optional”. as in, there seems to be plans for a version that has a extra large set of arrow keys, some overclocking controls and something else there.
the big question for me is, can one swap between them thanks to a modular design? given how the numpad appears on the images, it almost looks that way…