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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Ive had this laptop for a little over 5 months now and I love it! I bought it refurbished from another site but wanted to review here. This laptop is great gaming laptop for the price and you cant beat it with paying more than a 1, 000 $ easy!
Summary: 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. But other programs are really doing well .
Summary: Great relationship between price and performance. I strongly recommend this laptop if you are looking a high performance laptop to play video games and you dont want to spend more than US$1200. The only con with this machine is the trackpad, which has some issues.
Summary: Besides the touchpad being crap and the keyboard spacing being awkward, the thing has run great with games like Skyrim for hours. Sidenote: Lenovo is indirectly backed by the Chinese gov and Britishh scientists are claimed to have identified highly-classified “back doors” in chips used in Lenovo...