Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable gaming and media focused notebook. Priced roughly at $1,250 (at the time the unit was reviewed) the notebook hardly describes what many consumers would call affordable. Still, in the gaming world the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is about as cost-conscious as it gets. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 offers a suitable level of performance. With a 2.4 GHz Intel i7-3630QM processor, 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia GT 650M graphics the notebook tackles everything from basic word processing to high-end gaming with extreme ease.

  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • 15.6-inch LED-backlit TFT Color, Vibrant View Full HD Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 2.4GHz i7-3630QM processor
  • Dual NVidia GT 650M graphics (2GB GDDR5 for each)
  • 16GB DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB HHD (5400 RPM) + 16GB mSATA SSD
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • Dimensions: 15.2″ x 10.2 “x 1.4” (dimensions vary depending on configuration)
  • Weight: Starting at 5.95-lbs (weight varying depending on configuration)
  • 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery (72Wh)

  • Pros

    • Responsive high-quality keyboard
    • Portable design for a 15-inch gaming notebook
    • Versatility via the ultrabay
  • Cons

    • Mid-tier GPU
    • No SSD

Quick Take

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable gaming notebook that offers all around utility and performance.

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