Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 is a 14-inch laptop featuring Intel's newest third-generation quad-core processor. It also comes up with solid build and offers discrete graphics as well.
The display resolution of 1366 x 768-pixels is comparatively low while considering similar laptops. Unlike other Lenovo laptops, Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 doesn’t come as a typical business-purpose model. The updated internals within this system offer enough power for all kind of users without spending a handsome amount.
The design of this Lenovo laptop includes brushed-metal and also a black finish which makes it fit to any scenario like school, office or home. With a dimension of 13.6 x 9.4 x 1.3-inches and a weight of 4.5-pounds, this laptop can’t be referred to as an ultra portable laptop. But it is not that heavy too for users.
The keyboard is out with an island-style design and the bottom part of the keys has a slight curvature. Good response is offered by the keyboard but it is pretty noisier when compared to other similar laptop models. Good frictionless movement is guaranteed with the matte finish of the multitouch touchpad. Like the Apple MacBook Pros, the buttons are not discrete and are built directly on the pad.
The connectivity ports available with Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 include dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI-out, audio ports, VGA-out, Ethernet and also an SD card reader. The wireless connections with this Lenovo laptop include 802.11n Wi-Fi and also Bluetooth. This laptop is out with a DVD+/-RW optical drive which can be upgraded to Blu-ray player.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y480is powered by Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3610QM processor. The storage features include 750GB 5400RPM hard drive and 8GB of RAM. The graphics appearance is provided by NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M. This laptop has a discrete graphics unit unlike other laptops with this size and price. The discrete graphics is best suitable for playing 3D games. This laptop is an ideal choice for those who are looking forward to a cheap gaming laptop. But there are some limitations too like the low resolution of this laptop.
The battery life of this Lenovo laptop is about 4 hours which is not that bad comparing the power it offers. The overall performance of this Lenovo laptop is comparatively good while considering the other laptops powered by 2nd generation processors. This laptop can be purchased at a price of around Rs.50,000/-.