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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
8.1 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

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Great Laptop

Ben S., Newegg
27 September 2015
  • Summary: Really like using this laptop.
  • Pros: The power you get in this laptop is fantastic for the price. It's everything you could need in a gaming laptop and for a good price. The keyboard layout is great, the keys feel less 'cheap' than most laptops.
  • Cons: None that aren't stated on the specs (No CD drive, etc).
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10

Only thing I don't like is the touchpad

Kristen Stone, Amazon
22 August 2015
  • Summary: Only thing I don't like is the touchpad, runs every have I want, like saints row 4, at high settings with nearly perfect 60fps
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Deedy W., Newegg
15 July 2015
  • Pros: Amazing Gaming Graphics Speed
  • Cons: Mouse pad no so user friendly
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10

Five Stars

waled, Amazon
17 May 2015
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Exceptional Gaming Laptop

Dustin H., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: Despite the minor flaws, most gamers will play with the power plugged in, accompanied by a low-cost mouse, and a HDTV of some sort. Stay up to date, enable SLI at all times, and you'll be good to go! - Always have USB Recovery media and a backup on hand. - Upgrading HDDs?
  • Pros: This is a phenomenal gaming machine! Thanks to SLI Technology, 60FPS can be achieved with ease! Sound is great, USB 3.0 works, and the machine stays surprisingly cool. Even when under computing/gaming pressure, it doesn't generate enough heat that would be considered dangerous. Keyboard lights up...
  • Cons: - Battery Life (duh, it's a gaming machine) - Fingerprints (if it works, then I don't care about fingerprints) - Trackpad (Who uses a track pad for gaming anymore?) - 5400 RPM HDD (games load quick though) - Windows 8 OEM (OS is okay; makes backing up a bit difficult) - GPT and EUFI both make it ...
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Overall 10
10

Great performance!

James L., Newegg
29 September 2014
  • Summary: Upgrade the 1TB drive to a SSD if you can, you won't regret it!
  • Pros: Fast boot, even w/out SSD. Handles about any game I can throw at it. Very expandable. Bought an SSD and ghosted the old 5400rpm HDD over to it, now it boots in less than a second. I'm on Steam and playing graphically intense games within less than a minute. My Y500 has an unused MSATA slot that I...
  • Cons: Touchpad sucks. Only 3 USB ports. No touchscreen, though this is not a big deal. I have no idea if/when/how SLI is utilized.
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Y500

Shannon L., Newegg
21 May 2014
  • Summary: Note to adding RAM to laptops. Most laptops come with proprietary bios so there are no settings for DRAM, just note if you want to run 1600MHz + speeds be sure to get memory that is tested at stated speeds @ 1.35v. Or the bios will default to 1333MHz.
  • Pros: Very capable gamer/multimedia laptop. I added a 120GB Intel 525 mSATA and was gonna add in some ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB 1.35v 1600MHz RAM AXDS1600GC4G9-2 but never got around to it being I traded it away. The speakers put out the sound! The GT 650m's had an ASIC of 84/86%. This is good = fast...
  • Cons: Touchpad had tracking issues sometimes.
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10

Fantastic Computer.

Bad-Bunny, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: Fast, sleek and powerful. The specs on this computer are amazing for the price. The build construction is very solid and shipping was fast. Highly recommended for a pre-built laptop.
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Very Surprising

Philip P., Newegg
5 May 2014
  • Summary: You can either rock the dual video cards in SLI or use a add on DVD/Blu-ray drive. Not a real issue but would have been nice to have had a slim reader installed in the front. I will use my external reader if I ever need to.
  • Pros: Fast for a laptop, surprisingly fast. I got this in a trade about 2 months ago and I have not been disappointed with it. Way more of a machine than I would ever need as a laptop but would have been nice to have had when I was traveling all the time. Has excellent picture and stays pretty cool.
  • Cons: None
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Amazing Laptop for the price

Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: This is a phenomenal laptop. I've been using this for almost a year now with no serious issues. There are 3 things worth mentioning. 1. This is a powerhouse laptop which means it really needs to have an outlet near by. 2.
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