Lenovo announced the IdeaPad Y Series of laptops including the IdeaPad Y570 and IdeaPad Y470 at CES 2011 in Las Vegas today.
The new IdeaPad Y Series laptops are aimed at users who want performance and multimedia chops with the latest Intel Second Generation Core i processors and options for switchable NVIDIA GeForce 525M graphics.
With performance in mind these two IdeaPad laptops can be configured with up to a Core i7 processor with TurboBoost 2.0 which can deliver extra power when needed.
For users who want to game or need a more powerful multimedia experience the switchable NVIDIA GeForce 555M GPU with 1GB of RAM is a good option to look for when configuring the IdeaPad Y series laptops. Because it is switchable users will be able to use the Intel graphics which are integrated into the new Intel Core i processors to save battery life and turn on the NVIDIA graphics when needed for gaming, video editing and more.
The JBL speakers and premium SRS sound round out the multimedia experience with a better audio setup than you’ll find on budget machines.
The Y570 and Y470 notebooks feature Lenovo’s new AccuType chiclet style keyboard with a metallic finish in the key area. We are looking forward to getting hands on time with the AccuType keyboard during CES to let you know how the layout and performance is.
The IdeaPad Y series laptops include Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2 which means the computer will boot and shut down faster, there are also multimedia optimizations which will help deliver the optimum entertainment experience.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y Series will be available starting in May with a base price of $899.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 and IdeaPad Y570 Images:
Lenovo IdeaPad Y470 and Y570 Specifications:
|Model||IdeaPad Y Series|
|Notebook type||For Consumers|
|Processor||2nd Generation IntelÂ® CoreTM i7-2620M Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology* 2.0 (2.70GHz, 4MB Cache) 2nd Generation IntelÂ® CoreTM i5-2540M Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology* 2.0 (2.60GHz, 3MB Cache) 2nd Generation IntelÂ® CoreTM i5-2520M Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology* 2.0 (2.50GHz, 3MB Cache) 2nd Generation IntelÂ® CoreTM i5-2410M Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology* 2.0 (2.30GHz, 3MB Cache) 2nd Generation IntelÂ® CoreTM i3-2310M Processor (2.10GHz, 3MB Cache)|
|Operating system||Up to Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Professional|
|Display Size||14.0″ 16:9 HD flat type 1366×768 pixels (Y470) 15.6″ 16:9 HD wedge type LED 3D panel1366x768 pixels(Y570)|
|Graphics Card||Up to NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® 555M 1GB graphics supporting switchable graphics|
|Maximum memory||Up to 8GB DDR3|
|Internal Storage||Up to 1TB HDD storage, optional 32GB/64GB SSD|
|Optical Drive||Integrated DVD read/write or Blu-ray DiscTM drive (option)|
|Audio / Visual||SRSÂ® Premium SoundTM audio enhancement with JBLÂ® designed speakers|
|Connectivity||Mini-PCIe, 6-in1 card reader (SD/SD-pro/MMC/MS/MS-pro/XD), TV out(optional), mic, headphone, CRT, HDMI, RJ45, 3 x USB2.0, 1x USB/eSATA Combo, USB3.0 optional|
|Communications||802.11b/g/n WiFi, 10/100/1000M LAN, BluetoothÂ® (optional)|
|Camera||2.0 integrated web camera|
|Battery Life||Approx. 4hr with 6 cell battery|
|Other Features||Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2|
|Dimensions||Y470: 345×20~32.8x239mm (WxHxD) |
Y570: 385×22~35.7x255mm (WxHxD)
|Weight||Y470: 2.2kg (4.85 lb) with 6cell battery |
Y570: 2.7kg (5.59 lb) with 6cell battery