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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
7.9 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Performance by Compromise (Re-review)

Ben L., Newegg
20 May 2015
  • Summary: It's a decent budget gaming laptop, but the hard drive can be a deal-breaker if you're not willing to deal with 2 + minute startup times and "(not responding) on every other application that gets opened, including control panel.
  • Pros: 2 650M gpus, can play some high end games. Slick looking display Lit keyboard Good aesthetics overall
  • Cons: Hard drive slower than molasses, start up time is absolutely abysmal. Windows 8 is a pain in the @ss. 6 gb ram can get maxed out pretty easily screen glare can get pretty bad being a glossy display
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Overall 8
8.0

Good exept for touchpad

Peter N., Newegg
27 December 2014
  • Summary: I upgraded the memory to the max 16GB and added a 500GB Samsung EVO PCI Express SSD which I use as my C drive (fits in vacant PCI Express slot - easy insertion). Previously I had tried using readyboost with a 64GB UHS Class 1 SD Card, but the performance increase was negligible, so with the SSD C...
  • Pros: Keypad, screen backlighting, sound and 3 usb ports. graphics capabilities.
  • Cons: Touchpad jumps around all over the place, so not recommended for any uses requiring precision. Updates by synaptics or lenovo did anything to improve it. Windows 8 is a definite 2nd choice, and unfortunately a "downgrade" to windows 7 was not available. Battery life is around an hour using office...
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Overall 8
8.0

The camera stopped working after several months. Seems to ...

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 December 2014
  • Summary: The camera stopped working after several months. Seems to be a hardware issue but I don't use it enough to bother trying to get it fixed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent gaming laptop with heating issues.

CoolKatBranden, Amazon
11 November 2014
  • Summary: This particular laptop has heating issues, which is to be expected with dual graphic cards. The battery is also limited because of this. If you're looking for a gaming laptop, this is pretty good, but you should probably go with something more modern for a similar price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Gaming PC for Under $1000

Dylan E., Newegg
18 March 2014
  • Summary: I got this PC as a graduation/birthday present, and let me tell you, this is a great product. I ordered it from newegg.com. This laptop is very sleek and attractive, what with its red keys (red undertone even with the red backlight off). I also enjoy the black brushed metal look to the casing of it.
  • Pros: Processing power, dual graphics cards, high resolution screen, sleek design, quiet, backlit keyboard.
  • Cons: Weight, Windows 8 and problems accompanying it, "always-on" USB port is not always on.
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Overall 8
8.0

Driver Calamity

SoloPopo, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Beware of potential driver frustrations. The laptop comes with Windows 8, and cannot be downgraded if you want all of the hardware to work (specifically SLI). SLI does not work with Windows 8.1. The mic, and SLI, are extremely finicky and the Nvidia drivers are inconsistent.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Computer for Medium-Advanced Computer User

Malory Marlin, Amazon
10 January 2014
  • Summary: My first laptop was an 800 dollars Dell Studio 15. My second was a more lower end 450 dollars HP Pavillion. The Dell was alright, the HP was a disappointment. Now I wanted to try something different.
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Overall 8
8.0

review of tbe Lenovo Y500 laptop, after 2 mibths if dsily use

Dirk De Gourville, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: This is a nice Laptop, keys are beautiful to type on & the screen is very clear plus the computer us very fast! I took one with an upgraded graphics card & a CD drive installed in place if the second graphics card. But where it is installed, there is no proper support.
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Overall 8
8.0

If Quality Had a Better Graphics Card

Timothy L., Newegg
27 November 2013
  • Summary: I've always considering replacing the SSD in this thing or perhaps looking into upgrading the graphics cards with some Lenovo recommended products or something. Just a thought.
  • Pros: This laptop is really sweet, the keyboard layout, design, and overall quality is superb. (that's its best feature in my opinion.) I've owned this laptop for almost a year now and i've never had a problem with it. The SLI has worked generally pretty well throughout my experience with this laptop, ...
  • Cons: Some Cons I'd have to point out for people serious about buying this laptop is in concern to the GPU, like i mentioned earlier, i feel like Lenovo could of done better, why SLI to mid grade Graphics cards. The second thing i''d like to point out is that Lenovo itself has not to good customer supp...
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Overall 8
8.0

Moderate

Stanley H., Newegg
1 November 2013
  • Summary: Was dissapointed in the SLI but for the price it is im happy, may want to consider spending a but more if your looking for serios gameing
  • Pros: -nice backlit keyboard -very sleek and smooth design -handles most games with little or no problems -nice and cool, doesnt overheat
  • Cons: -nvidia geforce 650gt cards are wayyyyy outdated, if u do buy get much newer cards -screen flashes randomly and can last for long periods of time when updateing -default drivers are utter garbage, be ready for several hours of system updates upon purchase
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