Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Notebook

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 Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Productivity, Music, TV and Movies, and Overall

Futuremark PCMark Vantage 'Productivity' Test Description:
Productivity Test 1 - Two simultaneous tasks. 1. Text editing 2. HDD – application loading
Productivity Test 2 - Two simultaneous tasks. 1. Windows Contacts – searching - search 2. HDD – Windows Defender
Productivity Test 3 - HDD – Windows Vista start up
Productivity Test 4 - 1. Windows Contacts – searching - Searches contacts. 2. Windows Mail – copying - Runs Message Rules. 3. Web page rendering – favorites group parallel - Opens various news pages from IE 7 Favorites in separate tabs and closes them one by one.

 

In the Productivity Test the Lenovo Y530 still holds its own scoring between the two more powerful and more expensive Toshiba laptops.



Futuremark PCMark Vantage 'Music' Test Description:
Music 1 - Three simultaneous tasks.Web page rendering – music shop - Opens music shop kind of content.Audio transcoding – WAV to WMA lossless. HDD – adding music to Windows Media Player
Music 2 - Audio transcoding – WAV to WMA lossless
Music 3
- Audio transcoding – MP3 to WMA

Music 4 - Two simultaneous tasks. Audio transcoding – WMA to WMA. HDD – adding music to Windows Media Player
The Music test relies heavily on HDD, Memory, and CPU resources as used in encoding and decoding. Once again the Y530 turns in respectable numbers, besting the X205 slightly.
 


Futuremark PCMark Vantage 'TV and Movies' Test Description:
TV and Movies Test 1 - Two simultaneous tasks. 1. Video transcoding – VC-1 to VC-1 - Transcoding from HD DVD (HD VC-1 1920x1080p 28 Mbps) to the media server archive (HD VC-1 1280x720p 11 Mbps). Uses two cores if available. 2. Video playback – VC-1 HD DVD with HD content - Playing HD DVD (VC-1 1920x1080p 28 Mbps) with HD (VC-1 1280x720p 7 Mbps) content.
TV and Movies Test 2 - Two simultaneous tasks. 1. Video transcoding – VC-1 to VC-1 - Transcoding from HD DVD (HD VC-1 1920x1080p 28 Mbps) to the media server archive (HD VC-1 1280x720p 11 Mbps). Uses two cores if available. 2. Video playback – MPEG-2 HDTV - Playing terrestrial HDTV (HD MPEG-2 1920x1080i 19.39 Mbps).
TV and Movies Test 3 - HDD – Windows Media Center
TV and Movies Test 4 - Two simultaneous tasks. 1. Video transcoding – VC-1 to WMV9 - Transcoding from the media server archive (HD VC-1 1280x720p 11 Mbps) to a portable player (SD WMV9 320x240p 1.0 Mbps). Uses two cores if available. 2. Video playback – MPEG-2 Blu-ray - Playing Blu-ray (HD MPEG-2 1920x1080p 48 Mbps).

 
The Y530 is designed to be a multimedia machine, and here it shows it capabilities in that category.



Futuremark PCMark Vantage Overall Score Test Description:
The PCMark Suite is a collection of various single- and multi-threaded CPU, Graphics and HDD tests with the focus on Windows Vista application tests. Tests have been selected to represent a subset of the individual Windows Consumer Scenarios. The PCMark Suite includes a subset of Consumer Suite tests.

 

In the overall PCMark Vantage test, the Lenovo Y530 falls exactly where you would expect it to in comparison to the reference systems, which are equipped with slightly faster processors. No surprises here


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I recently helped a friend buy their first laptop and they ended up getting this exact model. Every time I see it I get more and more jealous. I really find the build quality to be superb and they have absolutely no trouble with it. I may end up getting one for myself down the road. Definitely a nice machine.

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/agree. I think half the problem I have with other laptops today is that a long series of Ideapad precursors (IBM Thinkpads) have set my expectations relatively high.

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Looking great, although I've never used a Lenovo laptop before.

Just a typo I spotted: [edited / fixed -thanks for the head's up ]

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How heavy is this? I have a acer laptop but it is damn heavy. I'd like something that is under 2kg or 15 lbs.

thanks

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gw24Welsh:

How heavy is this? I have a acer laptop but it is damn heavy. I'd like something that is under 2kg or 15 lbs.

thanks

Its just under 7lbs

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