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Lenovo-ideapad-y500.33670705
8.8 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

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Overall 8
8.0

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

Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 week ago
  • 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. The Y510 has a model with 755M SLI which is roughly the same price. You're still going to have the heating issues, but for under 1k it's pretty decent.
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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. As a communications student, I needed a computer that was able to handle editing and designing software without issue. As a a-bit-more-than-casual gamer I needed a computer that could handle my hobby without needing upgrades and constant updates.
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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. If you lift the laptop many times your hand goes under this drive and it feels shaky.I am now mindful of where I hold.
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Overall 8
8.0

Basically very good

ningsiman, Amazon
10 October 2013
  • 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 .
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Gaming laptop for a modest price.

Michael Bilotta, Amazon
27 August 2013
  • Summary: I have been using the Y500 for a few months now and its very capable of running recent games. Applications usually recomend either high or very high settings, on occasion ill see an ultra. A couple things I've found that I would change are the trackpad and I would add a larger SSD as the secondary drive and disable the fast cache. Now having said that the trackpad really isnt that big of a deal I really dont use it but when i do it can be frustrating.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent product

José Tomás, Amazon
24 August 2013
  • 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. Howerver, if your are going to use a mice regularly you can avoid this problem.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Gaming Rig

Mo Racca, Amazon
6 August 2013
  • 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 machines which are extremely difficult to identify and could be activated remotely to either stop targeted computers working or access their contents.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's a Love / Hate relationship

T. Wylie, Amazon
23 July 2013
  • Summary: We were given a budget to buy our own work machines and we picked this one and opted for the dual graphics cards. I use a lot of graphics software and also wanted something that wouldn't crap itself during a massive database query. I put an SSD in this thing as soon as I got it and it would not recognize the backup it had created so opted to purchase a Windows 8 Pro disk to restore it (it comes with home edition).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good buy

Isaac G., Amazon
18 July 2013
  • Summary: So, going into college I wanted a fast and small computer in which could run games and process things well. In which all of this model holds. The only thing I found problems with as well as a lot of the gaming community did with this particular model is that the drivers aren't compatible with many video games that some hard core gamers like such as League of legends and Starcraft. However once you download a driver it'll run smoothly and you won't regret buying it.
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