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First and foremost I would like thank everyone for checking out my review

Also, this content will be seized by Overclock management ENTERPRISE after my temporary powers are taken back to edit my own thread.

Second, I would like to state that comprehensive is a little loose, as it its comprehensive to me, however may not be for many of the members on this forum that follow a much higher standard. I decided to make this thread to provide information for those that are interested in a regular joe's opinion and critique of the Lenovo Y510P from a user that personally owns this model laptop. I had a lot of inquiries of information regarding this laptop, and felt it might be easier to just make a template review and add to it as others come along and ask for it. Lastly, why here? and not NBR? Well this place is my home, and frankly this place could use a little wake up call with some members in regards to misinformation regarding laptops viability.
***All pictures done with an HTC One, Sorry no DSLR here yet.***
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The Y510P comes with a brushed aluminum plating that can look quite nice to the eye, as well as smooth to the touch. It was quite easy for me to put my own decal without any frustrations of air pockets. Personally I could live without the branding, as I fiercely oppose wearing any kind of logo for anything I do however its quite minimalistic and shares the same color as the rest of the laptop body, unlike some other Lenovo models that contrast with chrome.

The Y510P is actually quite thin despite what it has under the hood, this is one of my Korean language books that I keep with me for down time / propping of the laptop. It is 376 pages in total so if you have a book of similar length then you can compare for yourself and see if your comfortable with that. Your HDD led, battery, power, etc are all on the left of the front of the machine as you see in the picture above. Along with a multi-card reader, all of this is flush with the trim, which can make getting the placeholder card a slight pain.

On your right, you have your standard microphone and audio inputs, along with a "Always-On USB 2.0" port, exhaust outlet, and I believe Kensington lock. Its worth noting that in my model, I had to enable the "Always-On" USB port, as it was disabled by default. Odd since its supposed to be a selling point, moving on. The charging capacity has been quite handy for me personally as I use it all the time since my car charger broke last year, just open the back pack in the passenger seat and boom, charging. In my scenario its been very well appreciated.

The back of the laptop is bare, with absolutely nothing to be seen.

Back of the panel, Sieg Zeon. You can see slight accents on both edges of the back. Giving it a little character but nothing distracting. I personally like the design very much as I can bring my laptop with me on contract IT jobs and not have to explain away something a little more radical like MSI or Alienware.

Got to have at least one sexy shot, despite cell phone camera lol. Ill have to take more pictures when I get a better camera some day.

From left to right. You have the button press to instantly reimage your laptop to a working state in case you derp and crap your machine, power, CPU/GPU exhaust, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0. While I will have critiques on this design, I do appreciate having less peripherals connected to the mouse end (right handed).

This is a better shot of what I mentioned earlier regarding the led indicators and card slot.

Shot of the belly, note: I have removed the grill on the bottom for better airflow. Easy modification, and easy to put back on in case there is need for warranty. Simple clips hold the grill in place.

This is the "UltraBay" that Lenovo touted for the Ideapad line for a while until becoming vaporware. My laptop came with SLI in the box, so this is the "Slave" GPU. You can set it for Physx and SLI or disable altogether. You cant however, have it be the primary as best as I know. In any case as seen in the picture above, this is the GTX 755m, I have only seen it in the Y410P/Y510P so its a bit of an oddball.

Its about the same size as an optical disc drive, quite impressive but there is room for improvement in my personal opinion.

Not much of a space for intake right? I might have to fix this later...

What you see here is the gap in which the GPU pulls its intake from, not much in comparison to the CPU/GPU side.

Here you see the PCIE 3.0 x8 link on the left and SATA interface in case you get bored of gaming. There is supposedly HDD caddies, Optical caddies and Fan caddies from Lenovo. They are usually priced really high though, which contradicts the budget friendly laptop itself.

Now you see the fan here, and what it has to work with to get intake, I will be changing this in the future im sure.

Power cable, I really like the 90 degree connector. I used to have a G53 with the straight power connector and brother broke it off inside. Down side if you trip over this you will likely take the laptop with you. YMMV

170w Power Brick, I carry my laptop with me everywhere I go since January of this year. All over Texas and with me to S. Korea and likely Mexico this year as well. A few cosmetics but this thing is well built, and I have confidence its going to last me a while.

RockStar can for scale

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Well lets begin with synthetic benchmarks, as everyone likes to get those out of the way first and look at real world performance.

The configuration of this laptop is the same in my sig, but for prosperity I will lay it out here as well in case I get something else in the future.

CPU: i7 4700mq (Haswell)
RAM: 16GB DDR3 Samsung branded RAM
GPU: 2x GTX 755m
HDD: ST1000LMST1000M024
SSD: LSS-24L 24GB (M.2)
PSU: 170w (SLI version)










































Next up are some gaming benchmarks, now keep in mind I only benched anything that had a built in tool that I could either A. download for free or B. already owned.


Resident Evil 5 DX 9.0c


Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX9.0c MAX Settings Fixed



Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX9.0c MAX Settings Variable



Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX9.0c No AA Fixed



Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX9.0c No AA Variable


Resident Evil 5 DX 10.0

Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX 10.0 MAX Settings Fixed



Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX 10.0 Max Settings Variable



Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX 10.0 No AA Fixed



Resident Evil 5 1920x1080 DX 10.0 No AA Variable

Devil May Cry 4

Devil May Cry 4 1920x1080 MAX Settings



Devil May Cry 4 1920x1080 8x AA



Devil May Cry 4 1920x1080 No AA

Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 1920x1080 MAX Settings



Resident Evil 6 1920x1080 No AA

Sniper Elite V2 "Benchmark"


Aliens Vs. Predator (DX11)

BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite 1920x1080 MAX Settings



Bioshock Infinite 1920x1080 No AA


Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City 1920x1080 MAX Settings



Batman: Arkham City 1920x1080 No AA / DX Feature disabled


Dark Void

Dark Void Default (?) @ Default Settings



Dark Void Default (?) No Physx

Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2 1280x720 Balanced Preset



Total War: Shogun 2 1920x1080 High Preset

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs 1920x1080 Hi-Res Texture Pack MAX Settings



Sleeping Dogs 1920x1080 Hi-Res Texture Pack No AA

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Call of Pripyat

Mafia II

Metro 2033



Hitman: Absolution
1920x1080 Custom Settings (no DOF/Ambient/AA)

1920x1080 Ultra No AA or SSAO

1920x1080 Ultra preset MAX

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn





RAGE: Benchmark (?)

Edited by TheReciever - 7/16/14 at 1:46pm
    
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Non SLI reserved and scaling determination
    
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Well thats all for today folks

I never knew benchmarking took so much time, not sure when I will be able to get single GPU benchmarks up. Got lots of things coming but ill stick with the thread for sure for any questions/requests out there

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Hmm, it's interesting how much of a performance impact AA has, specifically with the Sleeping Dogs benchmark
 
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Yeah its most pronounced in sleeping dogs for sure. Any suggestions on benchmarks? It would be limited to steam library and bf3 / me3 if I can get them working over the weekend

Hitman also displays similar findings

It's a good thing I don't need aa on a 15" panel @ 1080
    
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bump any requests?
    
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Maybe try with one of the GPU's disabled to see just how much of a performance increase the 2nd card gives?
 
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Oh right lol I reserved a post for that. Ill do that this weekend for sure though thumb.gif
    
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Sold the laptop as life has other priorities coming along so I will considered this review completed.

Any questions though and I can help where I can of course!
    
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