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Lenovo Ideapad G470 Review

Updated on November 16, 2012
the lenovo ideapad g470, what do you think?
the lenovo ideapad g470, what do you think?

It seems that laptop has become a very affordable computing device these days. From colleges to café and restaurants, it is possible to see laptops being used, either for online or other purposes, such as business. However, with the wide range of notebook PCs available out there to date, it may become quite confusing at times which one that a person should really choose. Well, in this case, there are lots of factors to take into consideration, such as the features a particular laptop can offer. However, one product that is quite recommendable is the Lenovo Ideapad G470.

Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Random Access Memory (RAM)

To get things started, the Lenovo Ideapad G470 laptop comes offering the 2nd generation Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. To be exact, it features the Intel Core i5 2410M that runs at a clock speed of 2.3 GHz. Of course, while this is not too big of a power, it is not a small power, either. After all, the CPU is also accompanied by 2GBDDR3 memory modules.

With such a processor and a memory capacity, running multiple applications at the same time on the Lenovo Ideapad G470 is least likely to be a problem. Better yet, as a matter of fact, users of this particular notebook PC from theIBMcorporation will be able to enjoy quite stunning gaming experiences thanks to such a combination of CPU and memory.

Video Graphics Adapter (VGA)

However, of course, speaking of games, a video graphics adapter (VGA) card is of utmost importance. Fortunately, thisIBMlaptop features the Intel HD Graphics 3000. Despite an onboard VGA, it can offer similar performance as that of a low-end independent VGA. When tested with the 3DMark Vantage, the Intel HD Graphics 3000 reached a score of 1521. An Nvidia M310 VGA, in comparison, obtained a score just as low as 1096 when tested with the very same application.


The display is also pretty interesting. The Lenovo Ideapad G470 features a screen measuring14.1 inchesin diagonal. Capable of supporting a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels (WXGA), this screen is surely an eye candy that you will find fun to play with. You can watch movies in a very nice quality and you can even play games with engaging colors.

Storage Media

Yet, when it comes to storing your important data and information, you can count on the device’s 640GB SATA-II HDD that has come out of the Toshiba’s factory. This hard disk drive operates at the speed of 5,400 rpm, ensuring high speed data access all the time for the user. And, if the HDD alone is not enough, you can still take advantage of the integratedDVDwriter.

Connectivity and Ports

In terms of connectivity, you are not likely to get outdated compared to users of other laptops. Ethernet, for sure, is something you can expect to get from the Lenovo Ideapad G470 in order to have a LANgaming party, for example. Then, besides the Ethernet connection, you can also make use of the laptop’s Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity module, 3x USB2.0 ports, HDMI display port, eSATA interface, webcam and also 5-in-1 card reader.


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