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Lenovo Ideapad Y500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The keyboard and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad Y500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 57 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad Y500 15.6-inch Laptop (8GB RAM, 1TB HDD)Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-inch Laptop (Dusk Black) - (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 16GB SSD, Blu-ray, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webca

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, screen, reliability, usability, performance

touchpad, battery, connectivity

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-Inch Laptop (Metal - Dusk Black)

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Notebook

 

Surprise candidate. Lenovo again ventures into the highly competi

Backlit keyboard; Decent sound; Speedy hardware; UltraBay slot; Decent FHD screen; SSD cache; A lot of metal

Unfavorable interface and vent positioning; Clattery and unstable touchpad; Reflective screen surface; Quite sensitive casing; Somewhat spongy keyboard; Slim scope of delivery

15 inch versatile laptops sporting a Kepler GPU. Midrange: Asus N56VZ, DevilTech Fire DTX, MSI GE60, Schenker XMG A502. Premium range: Asus G55VW, Gigabyte P2542G, Lenovo IdeaPad Y580, Schenker XMG A522.

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Lenovo 3000 Y500 Laptop

 

An increasing number of people are looking at enhanced security features in their laptops, apart from just good looks. Keeping this in mind a number of vendors, have started working on embedding new methods of security for their users, utilizing a...

Priced at Rs. 60,000, the Lenovo 3000 Y500 is a safe purchase for anyone who is looking for a Core Duo laptop with media center functionality and an added layer of security.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review

 

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

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

Mid-tier GPU ; No SSD

Even though the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 clearly has a gaming focus, the device feels more like an all-around notebook.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a solid choice for a gaming laptop, offering decent gaming performance and portability, with a modular upgrade system that lets you add and swap extras easily.

Dual-GPU system offers solid gaming performance. Modular UltraBay system lets you reconfigure your system as needed. Lenovo's AccuType keyboard is as good as ever, now with glowing red accents

Overall performance is good, but not great. Short battery life is short

Lenovo may not be a name that perks up the ears of gamers the way that MSI or Alienware might, but it has a well-deserved reputation for quality, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is bringing that same reputation to gaming. Don't be put off by Lenovo's...

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Review: Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y500 offers excellent gaming specs for the price

 

Two graphics cards ; Great price for specs ; Good audio

Very thick chassis ; All-red keyboard is a little hard to navigate ; Display is not a touchscreen

Lenovo's made a solid-performing gaming laptop in a smaller, lighter, cheaper package.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review

 

Beyond the popularity of portable technology, clouded by the hype of Ultrabooks, desktop replacements remain. These stalwart systems with large displays and chunky bodies have long been out of fashion, yet they still sell – and sell well. It seems many...

High build quality ; Good keyboard ; Beautiful 1080p display ; Excellent performance ; Unrivaled value

Dreary exterior ; Severe backlight bleed ; Poor battery life ; Runs warm ; Ultrabay graphics card replaces optical drive

We recommend the Y500 to users who want maximum the bang for their buck and don’t mind sacrificing portability to get it.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 ( Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz)

 

The current version of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a laptop that's hard not to like. A chunky, 15-inch Windows 8 machine with some real gaming muscle, sharp design, and a funky red-on-black backlit keyboard, it perfectly embodies the aesthetic Lenovo...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 offers high-end components, including gamer-level graphics, a swappable accessory bay, and the coolest-looking backlit keyboard I've seen in a long while.

If only the Y500 had a touch screen, which is practically required for the Windows 8 UI, it might be one of my favorite laptops of the year.

For those looking for something more than a feature-light ultrabook, the gamer-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is close to brilliant, and several configurations are currently available at a deep discount -- but I can't believe it doesn't have a touch screen.

Editor's Choice!

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 packages dual graphics cards with a full HD display, above-average audio, and a cool red-backlit keyboard.

Powerful performance and graphics; Alluring 1080p display; Comfortable red backlit keyboard; Interchangeable Ultrabay; Affordable

Below-average battery life; Plain design; Runs hot while gaming

Click to EnlargeThe Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 packages some robust specs in a rather unassuming chassis. For $1,249, consumers walk away with a powerful Core i7 processor, two Nvidia GT graphics cards, and a lovely 1080p display. Although the battery life...

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Lenovo Y500 Gaming Notebook Review: The Best Mobile Gaming Value Around?

 

While Lenovo hasn't historically been known for its gaming PCs, it's poised to make quite a splash with the latest entry in its IdeaPad line. Owing little to the company's business-oriented roots, the Y500 aims to be all power—moreso than any other...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 review

 

Smart component choices by Lenovo result in amazing performance for the price

Excellent keyboard ; Surprisingly low price ; Remarkable performance ; Swappable Ultra Bay ; Above-average sound quality

Heavy ; No Windows 7 option ; Subpar touchscreen controls ; Plain looking

The more we play games on the Y500, the more impressed we are with Lenovo's minimalist design aesthetic. It's a worthy sacrifice to get the kind of performance the system builder has generated at such a low price point.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 6 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GT650M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3630QM / I7-3632QM
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