Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
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.
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 Notebook Review on May 15, 2013
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...81
By Wired on May 14, 2013
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...80
By booredatwork.com on May 08, 2013
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 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