Lenovo IdeaPad Y470p with Radeon HD 7690M Graphics Now Available for Pre-order

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MrHasselblad

I'm suprised that people still have a historical bias towards what they believe to be inferior laptop processors. Sure most laptops are harder to switch out parts for, but NOT all of them; one just has to know where to buy and exactly what to look for. About the only thing my two present laptops do not have is liquid cooling.

I have two laptops. One runs a fully mobile version of the Intel i7 990x at (officially) 3.46 with it's six core. I've been overclocking it *continually* at well above 3.5

A more "energy efficient" version that runs at significantly cooler temps is on my second laptop; an Intel Xeon x5690 (also officially at) 3.46 with another six core; also continually run above 3.5 and occasionally even above 4.0

And then there's graphics cards; one can even run a six screen from a laptop today.

Although I will give Lenovo the thumbs up for their generally good build quality. If this is considered a gaming laptop then I'll be going back to my TRS model 100. And yes; I'll still compare most of the i3's specs up against this lenovo laptop; it's sad when a two (plus) year old "average Walmart" computer can beat it

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Hey.That_Dude

And the USB 3.0 is where? and the screen res sucks why?

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themohawkadmin

A) Because Intel refuses to build a chipset with native USB 3.0, and B) Ever since the move to 16x9 screens, most laptop screens are either 720p or 1080p. This one obviously got stuck with a 720p. :-/

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Hey.That_Dude

Lame.

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MrHasselblad

Based on the published stats from this article; and to answer the question in the earlier mentioned comment...

Only a 720 display? Makes one wonder why the efforts for such a graphics card and then limiting it in the screen resolution.

Is the clock speed listed in this article a typo?? There are even i3 processors that run at that clock speed - using technology of over two years old - but not quite as energy efficient.

If you're looking for a true gamer laptop there are many other places to look that will look better and also perform bettr

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themohawkadmin

The i7 is a quad-core.

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iceman08

Well, if I were to spend the original asking price of 1.1k+, then yeah, I know a much better gaming laptop company (MSI and Asus come to mind). but since they're having it for 799, then I say it's a pretty good deal if it can run the games I'm looking to play at a steady framerate. I just wasn't sure about the 7690m and how it performs. As for the proc, that's actually the speed of the 2670qm because, well, it's a laptop proc.

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pazinboise

MrHasselblad are you seriously comparing the clock speed of two year old i3 to this Sandy Bridge i7?

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iceman08

well, how does it perform for games?

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