Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
The IdeaPad Y500 is the latest flagship notebook from Lenovo. The Y500 features a 2.4-GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB HDD with a 16GB SSD. It also sports Windows 8 and a 15.6" (1920 x 1080p) display powered by a GeForce GT 650M. Last but not least, the Y500 includes WiFi and WiDi.
Powerful performance and graphics.
Alluring 1080p display.
Comfortable red backlit keyboard.
Below-average battery life.
Runs hot while gaming.
By PCPer on May 21, 2013
The Lenovo Y500 won’t win any portability awardsit’s both imposing in its weight and subpar in terms of battery life (thanks to the lack of Optimus functionality). But in exchange, you get a seriously competitive gaming PC that...-
By Maximum PC on May 06, 2013
What’s not to like about the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500? Imagine a 2.4GHz Core i7-3630QM CPU notebook armed with two GeForce GT 650Ms, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive with a 16GB caching SSD, all for $1,250! If the impressive specs weren’t...90
By PC Mag on April 30, 2013
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a solid choice for a gaming laptop, offering decent gaming performance and portability, with a modular upgrade system that lets you add and swap extras...70
By Computer Shopper on April 30, 2013
Wedge-shaped and well-rounded, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable gaming laptop that boasts excellent build quality, a unique and versatile optical drive/second graphics adapter bay, and the ability to pull double duty as a content-creation...80
By PCAdvisor on April 19, 2013
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a great choice as a gaming laptop that's lighter and cheaper than your typical desktop-replacement monstrosity. Despite a few minor drawbacks, overall it's a great machine that offers excellent performance and specs for the price.80
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on April 18, 2013
Lenovo's made a solid-performing gaming laptop in a smaller, lighter, cheaper...80
By Digital Trends on March 26, 2013
Lenovo's Y500 has its flaws. There's no beauty to it and no standout feature worth getting excited over. Portability, today's mandatory measure of cool and hip, is a serious shortcoming. And then there's the backlight bleed. Yet...75
By TechRadar on March 25, 2013
The more we play games on the Y500, the more impressed we are with Lenovo's minimalist design aesthetic. It's a worthy sacrifice to get the kind of performance the system builder has generated at such a low price point. From the slightly nerdier...90
By cnet on March 20, 2013
For those looking for something more than a feature-light ultrabook, the gamer-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is close to brilliant, and several configurations are currently available at a deep discount -- but I can't believe it doesn't have a touch screen.82
By LaptopMag on March 19, 2013
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 packages dual graphics cards with a full HD display, above-average audio, and a cool red-backlit...80