The Lenovo IdeaPad Y550P (324156U) laptop has an Intel Core i7, a 15.6″ LCD display and Microsoft Windows 7.
The processor inside this machine is the Intel Core i7 (model 720QM). The quad-cores run at 1.6 GHz with a 1333 MHz system bus. This is a quad-core processor with 8 processing threads. It normally runs at 1.6GHz, but can turbo up to 2.8 GHz when needed using Intel’s TurboBoost techology. It’s a 64-bit CPU with 6 MB of Intel SmartCache (L3). It was built using a 45 nm process. The laptop uses the Mobile Intel® PM55 Express Chipset. You get 8 GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory for your multitasking which is the max this one can have.
The screen in the laptop is a 15.6″ VibrantView (glossy) TFT display with an LED backlight. It has a resolution of 1366 x 768 which gives it a 16:9 aspect ratio. The VibrantView display offers sharp contrast, crisp images, increased color depth and wider viewing angles. The screen is driven by the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M graphics card. The 240M deliver up to 30 times better performance the integrated graphics engines, accelerated GPU features in Window 7, and built-in NVIDIA® PhysX technology enabling hyper-realistic gameplay. The card comes with 1 GB of dedicated GDDR3 memory, and supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1.
For storage the laptop comes with a 500 GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive running at 5400 RPM. That’s plenty of storage space for all your music, movies, pictures, games, apps and more. The optical drive is an integrated DVD±R/RW drive. The system comes with a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam with integrated microphone for easy video chatting capabilities.
For networking you get a built-in Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11a/b/g/n wireless adapter for sitting at Starbucks and pretending to work. For wired networking you get a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port. This laptop also has Bluetooth support.
A 6-in-1 reader supports MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital Card, Secure Digital Elite Pro Card, and xD-Picture Cards. Other external ports include 1 HDMI port for connecting to your HDTV, 2USB 2.0 and 1 eSATA/USB combo port, 1 VGA port, 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone in jack and 1 ExpressCard slot.
The hard drive comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition pre-installed.
The 6-cell Lithium ion battery pack can power the laptop for up to 3.5 hours. The notebook measures 15.2″ x 10″ x 1.02″ – 1.5″ and weighs 6.06 pounds.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y550P(324156U) NoteBook can be found for around $900.
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