Excerpt: Lenovo’s IdeaPad series — the bulkier, cheaper and more consumer-friendly little sibling to the ThinkPad line — gets little love, but why? Surely not just because Lenovo replaced the vaunted ThinkPad keyboard with little chicklets, right? (More on that in a bit.
Pros: Great combination of performance and price. Outstanding battery life from just a six-cell unit.
Cons: Hefty at six big pounds. Status lights and buttons above keyboard difficult to make out from a distance of more than eight inches. Don’t have a shovel large enough to get rid of all this preinstalled junk and upsell come-ons. Not sold on the burnt orange trim.
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 comes in what Lenovo calls "Dusk Black" and it's a great higher-end college student laptop, and it will suit users who need plenty of multimedia and good gaming power.