Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Avg watts/hour
Off (60%) 0.72
Sleep (10%) 0.84
Idle (25%) 7.7
Load (05%) 42.5
Raw kWh number 39.97
Annual power consumption cost $4.54

Annual power consumption cost
Lenovo IdeaPad Y570
$4.54 

For an average laptop with an average CPU, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y570's battery life was a bit below average. In our video playback battery drain test, it ran for just 3 hours and 17 minutes. For a $500 laptop, we'd call that decent. For more than $800, while running Intel's very power-efficient current-gen CPUs, it's disappointing, but not a deal breaker. Even Lenovo's own Essential G570 budget 15-inch ran nearly an hour longer.

Lenovo includes an industry-standard one-year parts and labor warranty with the system. Upgrading to a three-year plan will cost an extra $99, or $149 if you include on-site service, and various other two- and three-year options are available. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base, and driver downloads.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
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Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
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Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
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System configurations:

Lenovo IdeaPad Y570
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M/64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv6t-6000
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) w/ SP1; 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 6,144MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 2GB AMD Radeon HD 6490M/64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 640GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite E305-S1990x
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s
Windows 7 Professional (64-bit); 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated)/1,696MB (Total) Intel GMA HD; 320GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Dell Inspiron 15R
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M; 6,144MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 64MB (Dedicated) Intel GMA HD; 500GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

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    Lenovo IdeaPad Y570

    Part Number: 086224U
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    • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Installed Size 4 GB
    • Color black
      dusk black with texture
    • Weight 6 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD-Writer - fixed
    • Graphics Processor PCI Express x16 - NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M / Intel HD Graphics - 1 GB
    • CPU Intel Core i5 (2nd Gen) 2410M / 2.3 GHz