Clad in a brushed aluminum case and featuring top-notch technical specifications, Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is ideal for SME consumers who are looking for a notebook with stellar build and design but also has specs powerful enough for business use.
The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 variant that Lenovo Philippines sent me to play with for a few weeks sells for around Php 50,000 and has these technical specifications:
|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad V470|
|Type||Business/Consumer Windows Notebook|
|Dimensions||13.4 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches|
|Available Colors||Aluminum - Brushed Metal Look|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit|
|Display||14.0” HD widescreen display; 1366x768, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-2630QM (2.1GHz, 1333MHz), |
6MB L3 Cache
|RAM||4GB x 1 DDR3|
|Hard Disk Drive||750 GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Disk Drive|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|WiFi Support||802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi|
|Webcam||2 megapixels HD camera integrated|
|Ports||3 USB 2.0, 1 USB/eSATA, 5-in-1 card reader, VGA, HDMI, RJ-45|
|Uptime||Around 4 hours|
|Announcement||Q2 2011 in the Philippines|
|Price||Roughly Php 50,000|
So here's how it looks like in the flesh:
TP Quick Review:
I have three things I absolutely love about the design of Lenovo IdeaPad V470:
1. It's built like a tank. I mean, the enclosure is metal, for crying out loud. Totally solid, no flexes or creaks.
2. The hand-rest below the keyboard is made of aluminum so do you don't have to worry too much about wear and tear on that part due to regular use.
3. V470's keyboard with island-style keys is a joy to use. It's not exactly a ThinkPad keyboard (duh) but it's quite good, nonetheless.
As for performance, well, you can't go wrong with 2GHz Intel Core i7 and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. This notebook is more than capable of business computing. You can actually play relatively specs-intensive games on it. Performance-wise, it's one of the business laptops to beat.
At Php 50,000, Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a bit on the steep side. Nonetheless, when you consider its svelte looks and powerful specs, I'd say it's sulit.
If you're a business user and you want a laptop that can help you impress your clients, you should definitely check our Lenovo IdeaPad V470.