Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p 15.6″ gaming laptop, GT 750M SLI, I7-4700MQ, 8GB DDR3, matte 1080p display, 1TB HDD for $950

 

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Lenovo Y510p main specifications
CPU I7-4700QM
GPU GT 750M SLI (via ultrabay)
RAM 2x4GB DDR3
HDD 1TB 5400RPM HDD
Screen matte 1080p
Keyboard Backlit (Red)
Weight 5.95 lbs (~2.8-2.9 kg)
Lenovo Y510p Reviews

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The Lenovo Y510p is the most cost effective gaming laptop under/around $1000 in terms of performance per price, including 1080p screen. This is a new model. It is unclear to me if there are any improvements, but anyway, it seems that the Y510P is getting back to stocks (model: 59388313) for reasonable price. Many are listing it and few already have in stocks. Amazon and Newegg will probably follow soon.

This is the newest model currently. Compared to the Y500, it has an anti-glare screen, but that might be a mistake). Stated battery performance is also better but probably not be much higher, at least with one GPU (you can simply pull out the second one, and put it in your bag). The sound system remains very good and people report the Y510p doesn’t get warm too much under load.

The Y510p GT 750M SLI delivers around the GTX 770M performance in average, maybe higher (NBC results), the GT 750M SLI gives the best gaming performance under 1100$ and maybe even under 1300$ currently.

The Notebookcheck review shows the screen of the Y510p is ok with high contrast and decent brightness. Viewing angles are relatively good too. The temperatures can get quite high under load, though.

The battery performance should be good with these instructions to activate the integrated HD4600 to work as it should be when you’re using one GPU only.

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