Gadget Reviews – The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a good choice for them who want a 14-inch laptop with a modest price and solid design and performance. Lenovo IdeaPad V470 also has both home and office features. The brushed aluminum is covering the display cover and palm rest. Although the base is made of hardened plastic, Lenovo has constructed it very well.
Upgrading the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is quite easy. There are only a few screws on the bottom panel to remove for accessing and replacing the hard drive. There will be also an access to the two SO-DIMM sockets for upgrading the Lenovo IdeaPad V470’s system memory up to 8GB.
The attractive design might be the first pros when you notice Lenovo IdeaPad V470. It has a glossy screen bezel and a clean dual-color scheme of black and metallic gray. The design makes Lenovo IdeaPad V470 looks as business-casual as well as classy. Lenovo IdeaPad V470 has also the benefit on the good audio and mid-level contrast ratio display.
What might fill the cons of Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is the non-well-constructed display cover. The display cover isn’t sturdy but too thin. Lenovo IdeaPad V470 might be criticized for the slow hard drive.
Comes with the dimensions at 13.4 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches and weight at 4.85 pounds, Lenovo IdeaPad V470 that has Intel HM65 chipset is powered with Intel Core i3-2310M dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz but not compatible with Turbo Boost technology. There is a choice to upgrade the processor to the available i5-2430M dual-core or i7-2670QM quad-core for improving the performance. The processor is paired with an integrated Intel HD graphics card while the performance will be backed up by 4GB DDR3-1333MHz dual-channel RAM. Those all make Lenovo IdeaPad V470 delivers good performance. There will be no significant problem in watching 1080p video or running multiple multimedia programs and office productivity at once. Runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system, Lenovo IdeaPad V470 have a slow 500GB Hitachi hard drive (HTS547550A9E) for the data storage.
To the interface, Lenovo IdeaPad V470 has good 14.0-inch HD glossy 720p display supports 1366×768 maximum resolutions and LED backlit display. The screen isn’t too unbearable in a bright space because it isn’t so reflective. IdeaPad V470 also comes with integrated 2.0 webcam for chatting and 6-cell 4400mAh Li-ion battery for portable usage.
Lenovo IdeaPad V470 offers a great port selection. The missing super speed USB 3.0 is substituted with a total four USB 2.0 ports. Lenovo IdeaPad V470 also offers a fingerprint reader lied at the right of the palm rest.
On the front edge, Lenovo IdeaPad V470 has good speaker, activity lights, Wi-Fi on/off switch, and 6-in-1 memory card reader that is compatible with MS Pro, MS, MMC, SDHC, SD, and xD-Picture memory cards while the back side appears only the battery. The left side is fitted with exhaust vent, lock slot, HDMI output, Ethernet, VGA, USB 2.0, and eSATA/USB 2.0 combo ports. Two more USB 2.0 ports appear on the right side of the notebook that comes along with separate headphone and microphone jacks and CD-RW/DVD-RW/DVD-Multi optical drive.
Having the Lenovo IdeaPad V470, you will feel a combination of a charming design and good performance notebook. The great thing also comes from the brushed aluminum material which is comfortable.
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