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The Lenovo Ideapad Y510p Thread

udit247

Journeyman
Hello guys .
Please tell me about the CPU and GPU temperatures .
How essential is a cooling fan for this lap ?

Hello guys !! I purchased lenovo y510p a week ago from lenovo exclusive store in mumbai for 74k. And I have two words to say, " Im Impressed !! " .This is a great budget gaming laptop.

Im planning to replace the internal hdd with a ssd. How do I do it? Can I add the ssd along with the internal hdd(not in ultrabay as it will replace dvd drive) ? Will it void my warentee?

Also planning to install a gpu in sli but not sure if this india version supports it.

Please read earlier posts because these things are discussed extensively on this thread
 

intel131

Broken In
I purchased y510p two weeks ago. I tried couple of FHD movies but dint find the display upto the mark. The video has an unwanted dark shade into it even after having 100% brightness. It feels like there is too much of black color present.

Since I didnt read abt this anywhere and everybody seems to like this display, I decided to post it here. Is it me alone or do u all notice this? If its me alone then is there a solution?
 
Got my laptop yesterday. Few problems -

1. Did not the +2 years extended warranty package. Support says that I should receive it in 1-2 days
2. Checked the warranty details on lenovo.com and it says my warranty starts from 15/Jan/2014!!!. Support team has asked me to send a copy of my invoice to pop@lenovo.com and they will fix it.

But impressed with the laptop so far. Display is slightly dark but has good viewing angles.

Plan to install Windows 7. There is no Windows 8 disk packaged with the laptop?? Where would I find my copy of Windows 8?
 

vito scalleta

In the zone
I purchased y510p two weeks ago. I tried couple of FHD movies but dint find the display upto the mark. The video has an unwanted dark shade into it even after having 100% brightness. It feels like there is too much of black color present.

Since I didnt read abt this anywhere and everybody seems to like this display, I decided to post it here. Is it me alone or do u all notice this? If its me alone then is there a solution?
Does your model have a regular glossy display or anti glare display ?
 

udit247

Journeyman
Got my laptop yesterday. Few problems -

1. Did not the +2 years extended warranty package. Support says that I should receive it in 1-2 days
2. Checked the warranty details on lenovo.com and it says my warranty starts from 15/Jan/2014!!!. Support team has asked me to send a copy of my invoice to pop@lenovo.com and they will fix it.

But impressed with the laptop so far. Display is slightly dark but has good viewing angles.

Plan to install Windows 7. There is no Windows 8 disk packaged with the laptop?? Where would I find my copy of Windows 8?

Why would you want to move to Windows 7. Windows 8 is a good OS, its Windows 7 with more features and regarding missing classic start menu, Very soon Microsoft is going to release an update to add that feature too!
At least give a try to Windows 8.1 with Update 1 and more over if you move to Windows 7 than you have to purchase a licence for it to activate it.
Lenovo and many other companies doesn't give hard copies of OS these days but you can use Novo/One Key Recovery button to restore your Windows back to factory installation and you can also get the full OS drive backup to your portable hard drive.
 

Thor

Ambassador of Buzz
I got the windows 8.1 update yesterday =) ... I didn't use 8 extensively so not in a position to comment on how good 8.1 is though
 

seamon

Superhuman Spambot
What ever be the case, one thing is clear Y510P has better display to what Dell and HP provides in their premium range but I cant say about Sony or Samsung laptops!
I second that being a user of both the y500 and dell Inspiron.
 
Why would you want to move to Windows 7. Windows 8 is a good OS, its Windows 7 with more features and regarding missing classic start menu, Very soon Microsoft is going to release an update to add that feature too!
At least give a try to Windows 8.1 with Update 1 and more over if you move to Windows 7 than you have to purchase a licence for it to activate it.
Lenovo and many other companies doesn't give hard copies of OS these days but you can use Novo/One Key Recovery button to restore your Windows back to factory installation and you can also get the full OS drive backup to your portable hard drive.

I am going to give Windows 8 a chance for sometime. But I do want to partition my drive and install Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Not sure how to go about this without losing the ability to clean install Windows 8 from the recovery partition. I have seen threads about people complaining about this after resizing their recovery partition.

The alternate solution I have found is here . But that comes along with the risks. I have already downloaded the ISO from the link but afraid to install it.

Any solutions/guides for partitioning Y510p's HDD?
 

udit247

Journeyman
I am going to give Windows 8 a chance for sometime. But I do want to partition my drive and install Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Not sure how to go about this without losing the ability to clean install Windows 8 from the recovery partition. I have seen threads about people complaining about this after resizing their recovery partition.

The alternate solution I have found is here . But that comes along with the risks. I have already downloaded the ISO from the link but afraid to install it.

Any solutions/guides for partitioning Y510p's HDD?

You should try re-sizing the visible partitions and check whether the OKR functionality is still working or not. If these changes makes your OKR to fail than you can try doing a fresh install with OKR functionality. Just follow this post.
 

sama

Broken In
Well I got my piece delivered today =D :-D

I ordered it from dostore online here.
Highlights :
1. dostore says the gfx is gt750m , but when i boot the laptop and ran nvidia utility , it tells the laptop has gt755m.
2. buying from dostore supposedly gets you 2 years extra warranty ( i guess thats why the 4-5 k difference with retailers like snapdeal,flipkart ... ).
3. their warehouse is in mumbai, me being in bangalore, they delivered in 6 working days, which is within their commitment . ( site says 5-8 working days ).

http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/chit-chat/45694-post-your-latest-purchase-729.html#post2097847 here i put in snaps and some more details if you are interested.

I need to stress test it with some games =D ...

Now I have to read up all about upgrading it with a ssd .. whew ... the windows experience index is stuck @ 5.9 , because of the 5400rpm drive. yuck.

Congratulations on the purchase, even i've been searching for past few days and have narrowed down to this model. But i just came across the following link

http://www.thedostore.com/do-shield-2-year-warranty.html

which states that the extended 2 years warranty could be purchased for only Rs. 2k, so would it be better if I buy the laptop from retailers like snapdeal or flipkart and get this warranty extension, i'll save 6-7k, as on snapdeal it is selling for less than 69k.

It would be nice if you could provide your opinion. :)
 

vito scalleta

In the zone
I decided to buy the SLI version from US for 1080$. If i buy the SLI version, would i lose the ODD ?
Also will they provide the 170 W power adapter that is required to run the SLI ? or will i hav to buy that seperately ?
 

TheGUNNER

Broken In
Some doubts....

I have read through the pages but still want to make sure as it is a big purchase.
1) does this this and/or this have SLI GPU packed with it, or are they just SLI ready and we have to get that SLI GPU separately? If separately, from where?
2) Irrespective of whether the Ultrabay is occupied by a SLI GPU, can I use a HDD with the ultrabay.I read using hdd caddy, but what is that?
3) With what desktop GPU can we compare a)SLI model b)non SLI (just SLI read).

Will buy it next month, but not finished with the research.
Thanks in advance for all the advice.
 

sama

Broken In
yes, i guess you will loose ODD, its better if you buy a normal laptop & add on the 755m card for 99$, this way you can get both ODD & SLI...

Btw, how are you planning to get the laptop from US, importing??
 

seamon

Superhuman Spambot
I decided to buy the SLI version from US for 1080$. If i buy the SLI version, would i lose the ODD ?
Also will they provide the 170 W power adapter that is required to run the SLI ? or will i hav to buy that seperately ?

You have to buy buy ODD separately. You'll get the 170w adapter.

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Some doubts....

I have read through the pages but still want to make sure as it is a big purchase.
1) does this this and/or this have SLI GPU packed with it, or are they just SLI ready and we have to get that SLI GPU separately? If separately, from where?
2) Irrespective of whether the Ultrabay is occupied by a SLI GPU, can I use a HDD with the ultrabay.I read using hdd caddy, but what is that?
3) With what desktop GPU can we compare a)SLI model b)non SLI (just SLI read).

Will buy it next month, but not finished with the research.
Thanks in advance for all the advice.

1. No. SLI Ready. Card has to be imported from USA.
2.You can get a HDD bay for your laptop and replace DVD drive for a HDD.
3.
a)GTX 650Ti and slightly lower than GTX 750.
b)probably GT 630 or GT 640
 
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