Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Notebook

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Lenovo's IdeaPad series of notebooks is quite different than the company's popular line up of ThinkPads. Ideapads are currently available in three series of products. The "U" series designates an ultraportable style with 11.1" or 13.3" widescreen displays and Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The "Y" series is for family entertainment and is available with up to a 17" screen and Intel 2.8GHz Core 2 duo processors. And finally, there is the super mobile "S" series netbook with its Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor and 10.2" display. Within the "U" and "Y" series there are a lot of models to choose from.

In this article, we'll be showcasing the Ideapad Y530 specifically, which offers a competitive array of features at a reasonable price point. With multimedia capabilities being a focus these days, we thought this model would more than cover the bases with its generous, yet rather portable 15.4" display and Intel Core 2 Duo processor packed inside.  Check it out...

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Notebook

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JeffB replied on Fri, Jan 30 2009 2:15 PM

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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3vi1 replied on Fri, Jan 30 2009 2:59 PM

/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.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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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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gw24Welsh replied on Mon, Feb 2 2009 12:23 AM

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.


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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.


Its just under 7lbs

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