With zero fanfare or announcement (yet) the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p gaming laptop equipped with the new Intel Haswell Core i7 4th generation processor is now available for order via Lenovo.com or Newegg.com. Apparently ordering has been available for at least a couple of days as some members of the NotebookReview.com forums now have the Y510p in hand. The Y510p is an update to the IdeaPad Y500 and for the most part looks exactly the same with the biggest changes on the Y510p coming with the internals. Aside from the new Haswell Core i7 processor available, you also get the new Nvidia 750M GPU on board, and as with the previous IdeaPad Y500, this system is SLI friendly and you can add a second 750M card using the Y510p’s UltraBay. Lenovo is also now offering a Full HD matte anti-glare screen on the Y510p, the previous Y500 offered only glossy, most folks will see this option as a change for the good. Although Lenovo hasn’t revealed official specs, new Y510p owners that are familiar with the Y500 are saying the new model is slightly thinner and battery life has seemingly improved, though the 5 hours of battery life still remains elusive.
The Y510p starts at $989 and for that price you’ll get an Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.40GHz quad core processor, 15.6” 1920 x 1080 matte screen, an Nvidia 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory, 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400RPM drive, DVD Burner, Intel’s N-2230 wireless card and Bluetooth 4.0. Upgrades can be made to memory (up to 16GB), storage type (SSD cache options) and Ultrabay selection (Blu-Ray or second GPU) if cost is no concern and you’re willing to pay for more performance.