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Lenovo Ideapad Y500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and price are overall positive. The screen and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and battery. Reviews are divided on the usability.

performance, design, screen, price, keyboard

reliability, touchpad, battery, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad Y500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad Y500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Y500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. The connectivity and touchpad get critical views.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

touchpad, connectivity

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

The Cure for the Common Ultrabook

 

Thin is no longer in. With the IdeaPad Y500 , Lenovo says to hell with the modern laptop diet plan and drops this beast on the table, a 6.4-pound, 37mm-thick slab of plastic and brushed metal. Consider it a curative for users who are finding ultrabooks...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a solid choice for a gaming laptop, offering decent gaming performance and portability, and a modular upgrade system.

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.

There's a lot to love about the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500, from the sleek design and aggressive looks, to the easy customization offered by the UltraBay modular upgrade system. While it does falter in a couple spots—most notably in battery life and general...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

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.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 review: A unique gaming laptop at a great price

 

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.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable gaming and media focused notebook. Keep reading to see if it delivers on the promise of "upgradeable" graphics.

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

Mid-tier GPU ; No SSD ; The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is an affordable gaming notebook that offers all around utility and performance.

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

May, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Notebook

 

Surprise candidate. Lenovo again ventures into the highly competitive gaming sector with the IdeaPad Y500. The UltraBay technology enables the 15-incher to be equipped with an optical drive, a second GPU, an auxiliary fan or another hard disk. A...

Backlit keyboard, Decent sound, Speedy hardware, UltraBay slot, Decent FHD screen, SSD cache, A lot of metal, The UltraBay feature is well-designed

Unfavorable interface and vent positioning, Clattery and unstable touchpad, Reflective screen surface, Quite sensitive casing, Somewhat spongy keyboard, Slim scope of delivery, A matte screen surface and a better touchpad

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (pcper.com)

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...

May, 2013

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 - An Affordable AND Powerful Gaming Notebook?

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad Y500 is a 15.6-inch multimedia/desktop replacement notebook with an interchangeable drive bay that lets you switch out your optical drive for a second NVIDIA GTX 650M module for a boost in gaming performance. We find out if it can hold...

Adding swappable second GPU module offers GTX 675M level performance ; Fantastic value ; Good battery life ; Decent audio with built-in subwoofer

Trackpad feels cheap ; Some backlight bleed ; Keyboard a bit mushy ; Swapping of GPU module is necessary to balance battery life vs. gaming performance

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is the notebook that many people have been waiting a long time for - an affordable multimedia notebook that can transform into a seriously capable gaming machine.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : George Jones (gearburn.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 review: well-priced with amazing performance

 

On the surface, Lenovo's Y500 gaming laptop looks like a standard black notebook computer. When we opened the system up, however, we were surprised by a co

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Laptop Views (laptopviews.com)

Expert Review

 

The Lenovo 3000 Y500 Laptop PC is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5200 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset, 1024-MB (1-GB) DDR2 533 SDRAM, 100-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard disk drive and a 6X Super Multi...

Jul, 2012

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