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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500



Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Laptop

What we think

The more we play games on the Y500, the more impressed we are with Lenovo's minimalist design aesthetic. We can only hope that other system manufacturers learn from Lenovo here, thereby ending the string of over-priced, kitchen-sink gaming laptops we still occasionally see in favor of more chaste and powerful configurations.

Reasons to buy

  • + Excellent keyboard
  • + Surprisingly low price
  • + Remarkable performance
  • + Swappable Ultra Bay
  • + Above-average sound quality

Reasons to avoid

  • - Heavy
  • - No Windows 7 option
  • - Subpar touchscreen controls
  • - Plain looking
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Product Details



An interchangeable bay that can be instantly swapped out for dual graphics capability, increased storage space or an additional fan for cooling.

NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics with dual graphics card support

Standard with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 655M 2GB graphics, add a second card with NVIDIA® SLI technology using the Ultrabay to generate up to 1.6 times more frame rate performance.

Dolby® Home Theater® v4 with Premium JBL® Speakers

Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion — enjoy a crisp, clear immersive surround sound experience over built-in JBL® designed stereo speakers or your own headphones.

Blu-ray Disc™ Drive

To enjoy your favorite movies on the road configure your system with the latest Blu-ray Disc™ player and writer.

Intelligent Touchpad

Optimized for the new Windows 8 interface the intelligent touchpad enables easy scroll, zoom and rotate functions for comfortable control of your IdeaPad Y500 laptop.

AccuType Keyboard

The AccuType keyboard boasts a modern look and feel with flatter, slightly curved keys that improve your comfort while increasing typing accuracy. Choose a model with a backlit keyboard for easy typing in low-light conditions.

Integrated 720p HD Webcam and Dual Digital Array Microphones

Crystal clear video & audio and face tracking will help you chat with friends and family like you're really there.

Always-on USB Port

Lets you recharge a mobile device even when the laptop is powered off and unplugged from the mains.

Processor Type Intel Core i7
Display Size Inch 15.6
Processor Speed GHz 3.40
Installed RAM GB 8
Hard Drive Capacity GB 1000