Gaming Laptop For College – Lenovo IdeaPad Y570
Many college students are looking for laptops, which are able to handle some heavy 3D graphics. If we talk about some serious gaming machines, we should mention the Alienware series from DELL, as well as Republic for Gamers series from ASUS. However, these models are more like “heavy gaming” laptops. Today we are going to talk about Lenovo IdeaPad Y570, lightweight 15.6″ laptop from Lenovo.
Reviews on gaming machines have always been interesting because heavy 3D graphics and complex calculations have always been the best test performance of computers and how advanced technologies are compared to past years.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y570
Design? Classic design for IdeaPad – nothing surprises us, but also we did not feel frustrated. The lid of the laptop is simple and stylish engraved and leaves no fingerprints. Around it is a plastic orange trim. At the top left corner is placed the company logo, made of metal. The inside is made of aluminum. The touchpad and the keyboard surface is just one. This makes it pleasant to touch, beautiful and quite strong.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Specifications
Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.00/2.90GHz, 6 MB Cache)
6GB (1x 4096MB + 1х 2048МВ) – 1333 Mhz
750GB SATA (5400 RPM) – The only disadvantage here is that the 5400RPM is not the best option nowadays, since it will cut some frames, but of course it is not a big problem when we keep in mind the other specifications.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with 1GB GDDR5 – Another great line of the Lenovo’s IdeaPad.
15.6-inch display with High-Definition resolution (native) 1366 x 768 – LED (Glossy)
Battery and Battery Life
Loaded with normal performance, IdeaPad Y570 battery lasts 353 minutes (5 hours and 53 minutes) on a single charge. For the test we used Power Saver mode, brightness of 50% and movie playback with Windows Media Player.
Some gaming tests
Even at the highest detail (Hardcore – 3/3), Crysis 2 works absolutely flawlessly. The average frame rate is over 35.
EA Sports FIFA 2011 is absolutely fine with Nvidia GeForce GT 555M, which in most of the time maintained a frame rate over 100.
Again at the highest settings, the graphics of Call of Duty could not hinder the powerful Nvidia GT 555M with GDDR5.