Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Series

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Series
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The IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable yet powerful gaming laptop 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By techmadeeasy.co.uk on 90

The Lenovo Y500 is (at this spec level at least) pretty good value for money when you consider the roles that it can fulfil. In terms of performance it has more or less filled the gap left by my year-old desktop system without any need for compromise....

By PCPer on

The Lenovo Y500 won’t win any portability awards—it’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 leverages the power of...

By Notebook Review on 81

Even though the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 clearly has a gaming focus, the device feels more like an all-around notebook.The dual NVidia GT 650M GPUs can offer solid performance if the game is compatible, but games like Far Cry 3 which aren't currently...

By Wired on 80

Thin is no longer in.With the IdeaPad Y500 , Lenovo says to hell with the modern laptop diet plan and drops this beast on the table, a 6.4-pound, 37mm-thick slab of plastic and brushed metal. Consider it a curative for users who are finding ultrabooks...

By booredatwork.com on

Lenovo Y500 review is the latest gaming laptop that is affordable and of high performance and provides users with performance gaming as well as other multimedia activities. the Sleek design with brushed aluminum exterior, red accents all around, with...

By Maximum PC on 90

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 enough, the...

By PC Mag on 70

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...

By Computer Shopper on 80

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...

By PC World on 80

Lenovo's made a solid-performing gaming laptop in a smaller, lighter, cheaper...

By MobileTechReview on 80

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a great all around notebook for those who need multimedia power, capable gaming and a still portable design. The 15.6”, 6 pound laptop is something you could actually carry around on campus easily enough and the SLI NVIDIA...

By Digital Trends on 75

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 there's no denying the...

By TechRadar AU on 90

We liked By far, the best thing about the Y500 model that we tested is that it's screaming fast. We would have never expected that $1,250 (£825) could buy anyone such a fast, off the shelf gaming laptop. Not today, at least. This is the kind of system...

By CNET Australia on 80

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...

By LaptopMag on 80

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 packages dual graphics cards with a full HD display, above-average audio, and a cool red-backlit...

By NotebookCheck on 82

Following the successful IdeaPad Y580, Lenovo presents the next gaming-suitable laptop based on NVidia's Kepler architecture. The IdeaPad Y500 particularly impresses with its well-conceived UltraBay. The option of inserting an optical drive, a second...

International Review By Alt om DATA on 80

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 er en interessant størrrelse. For det første har denne 15,6"-bærbare en fremtoning, der minder om en vellykket krydsning mellem mørkets fyrste og en kontorfuldmægtig. Det er helt tydeligt den af deltagerne, der signalerer gaming mest,...

International Review By pcfoster.pl on

Po pierwsze laptop wydaje się że był wypuszczany na rynek w pośpiechu. Stylistyka jest bardzo ciekawa, a ogólna jakość np. pokrywy dość dobra. Po drugie, pomysł był dobry, tak aby stworzyć laptopa zarówno nie narzucającego się - bo takim jest Y500, kiedy...

International Review By upweek.ru on

За последние годы количество ноутбуков увеличилось настолько, что удивить покупателя уже практически невозможно. Лэптопы есть на любой вкус и любой кошелек. К сожалению, большинство новомодных ультрабуков выглядят практически одинаково, и это меня...

International Review By dgl.ru on 87

Не так давно, когда понятие «мобильный компьютер» ассоциировалось только с небольшими компактными «машинками», созданными исключительно для поездок, большинство пользователей были вынуждены довольствоваться громоздкими и шумными «ящиками», занимающими...

International Review By overbr.com.br on 89

Este é o segundo ou terceiro equipamento deste nível da Lenovo que testamos aqui no OverLAB e todos eles muito bem elaborados e projetados, cada qual a um determinado uso ou grupo de usuários, sejam eles corporativos ou pessoais. A Lenovo tem investido...