|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920x1080|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Core i7-3630QM|
|RAM||16 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||1 TB flash_memory_solid_state|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA Dual SLI GT650M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||2000 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||3 hours|
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-Inch Laptop (Metal - Dusk Black)
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- Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (2.4 GHz)
- 16 GB DDR3 RAM
- 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive, 16 GB Solid-State Drive
- 15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA Dual SLI GT650M
- Windows 8, 3-hour battery life
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Top Customer Reviews
Simply put, the gaming performance is excellent and beats any comparably priced machine I am aware of currently (March 2013). The dual Nvidia 650M SLI GFX cards will outperform a 670m and usually be snapping on the heels of a 675M (even beating it on occasion, though very rarely). The 675m is usually about 10-12% faster, but in some games like Skyrim, the 650M SLI combo actually wins (by a hair). Let's just say that nearly all games will run in their high/ultra settings with a few tweaks, and even the tough games will run on mid to high settings at full HD resolution. Turn down a few settings or lower the rez and almost anything will run smoothly at high frame rates. As Nvidia improves their drivers (this is still a very new config) performance should only get better.
So, in short, you get exceptional gaming performance at this price point, especially considering the 1920x1080 HD resolution (most comparably priced rigs will have lower rez displays). This is a TN display, not IPS, but it is a good TN display with excellent color, good viewing angles, and good contrast ratios. It is also bright, though the glossy screen does show reflections, the glossy finish does help with color saturation and contrast. Indoors, it will usually not be a problem. And here's a good place to say that this is a *portable* notebook, but one that will usually be tethered to A/C power for gaming.Read more ›
I knew ahead of time that the trackpad and the keyboard might leave something to be desired, but I was not prepared for the degree to which this affected my ability to use the computer. The trackpad is just...straight up aggravating. There is a clear lack of spit and polish with the user friendliness of the keyboard/trackpad.
Let's take the trackpad -
*Synaptics, so at least theoretically a good piece of hardware
*Two finger scroll
*This is a circular problem. There is no physical button - you have to push down the trackpad; if you want to *click* the trackpad, you have to put just a few more pounds of pressure down on it than seems reasonable, and the computer seems to agree, as doing this appears to actually depress the entire pad into the body of the laptop by a few mm and sometimes make a disconcerting creaky noise; since you don't want to have to try to click the pad, you want to tap it, and here is where software fights you right and left for control of the computer. Granted I have my mouse sensitivity set very high, but it has been really frustrating to tap or double tap on things and find that for whatever reason the mouse has moved in some direction during that action.Read more ›
The graphics capability is phenomenal, the speakers sound great and the laptop itself feels well-made and solid, but just light enough to make it easy to carry around for in-the-field editing. The screen is bright and looks great! The keyboard is comfortable and feels nice when doing a fair amount of typing.
The only problem I've had is the mouse pad. It's a little hyper-sensitive at first and it's hard to find a good setting that makes it easy to use. However, this is easily fixed with a wireless mouse and the multi-touch functions are very useful!
I don't know what everybody's issue with Windows 8 is, it just takes a little bit to get used to it. If you don't like it, just install Win 7, it's not that hard to come by.
And well, it just looks cool. Some people may life the flashy stuff, but this laptop just looks classy.
If you're doing anything that requires intensive video processing, buy this laptop! You won't regret it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It won't turn on past the Lenovo logo page - I've spent hours on the internet troubleshooting with no luck.
Will the seller help with fixing or replacing it? Read more
Fast, sleek and powerful. The specs on this computer are amazing for the price. The build construction is very solid and shipping was fast. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Geoff Kuhn
This is a phenomenal laptop. I've been using this for almost a year now with no serious issues. There are 3 things worth mentioning. 1. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son's laptop is now officially useless. After at least a dozen attempts to rebuild this Win 8 machine it now will not boot but dies a dismal death not ever going to Win 8. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by William Jones
Been having issues wiht the lenovo battery management software, if you alter the settings, it always reports the battery is 60%, only fix is to reinstall. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Fitz
The system is very fast, and I really like the red light on the keyboard.
The only thing is that the win 8 system is a little conflicted with my indesign..It often crashed. Read more
This is the best hardware I could find for a reasonable price. You get a lot of great features for fairly cheap. Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Alex
This is the story of a defective support service, 6 hard disk drives and an empty box.
Back in April 2013, I acquired a Lenovo laptop (about $900), directly from the... Read more
When the packaged arrived, I expected this laptop to perform well and be able to do basic gaming as well as large amounts of multitasking. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by JM224
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