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IdeaPad Y500 Allows Some Customization

Want a performance gaming laptop?  The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 laptop is worth your consideration.  Not just because it’s loaded with performance components, such as top of the line processors and video cards, but because you can upgrade select parts yourself.  That’s unheard of with laptops.  So if you’re a hard-core gaming enthusiast, you’ll love the flexibility this system offers.

Perhaps the single thing I liked most about the Y500 is its ability to upgrade components…to a certain degree. I’m no stranger to laptops, and while it is not a huge pain to flip it over, unscrew a bunch of panels, and switch parts around, it is more work than I would like to have to do. Also, with most other laptops I have used, the ability to add components is virtually nonexistent, since there is such a demand for space.

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IdeaPad Y500 Gaming Laptop

Lenovo’s IdeaPad product line caters to mainstream consumer-grade computer users.  There are several laptop families within the IdeaPad brand that highlight specific computer usage.  The IdeaPad Y Series focuses on mobile entertainment.  Systems in this grouping are equipped with great multimedia components and features.  If you’re into gaming, the IdeaPad Y500 system is worth considering.  It’s got a large 15.6″ display and is spec’d out pretty nice too.

Performance-wise, this build of the Y500 is very good, though it can’t quite hold its own with the more intense gaming models. It received a score of 70 (out of 100) on our WorldBench 8 benchmark tests, which puts it well above most mainstream laptops, but still below behemoths like the $3785 Origin EON17-SLX (which scored 115 out of 100). Still, this is one of the better laptops we’ve tested, and its graphics performance is comparable to that of the EON17-SLX. In our Dirt Showdown graphics test, the Y500 managed 116.1 frames per second (fps), while the EON17-SLX managed 139.5 fps.

In other words: If you’re a gamer, this is a viable, and much more affordable, alternative to an Origin desktop replacement.

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IdeaPad Y500 Laptop Review

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y500 is the upgraded version of the IdeaPad Y580.  You’ll notice a handful of enhancements, most notably in appearance, but what you as the consumer will end up getting most is value.  The IdeaPad Y500 provides excellent performance for a reasonable price.

Adding some extra kick is the system’s modular Ultrabay concept. Years ago, you would see this occasionally on midsize-and-larger laptops, but today it’s very rare. Where the optical drive would normally go, at the right side of the system chassis, is instead a bay that can handle different optional components.

The Ultrabay accessory included in our review unit is a second GeForce GT 650M graphics card–a rarity indeed for a gaming laptop–but you can also use the bay for an extra hard drive, an additional cooling fan, or an optical drive.

All that makes the Y500 powerful, flexible, and stylish. It’s also well made, looks sharp, and is quite reasonably priced (and a positive bargain, if the current sale prices hold). If it only had a touchscreen for a frustration-free Windows 8 experience, this might be my favorite laptop of 2013 to date. As it is, the non-touchscreen would be a deal-killer for me if I was reaching into my pocket to buy a new laptop.

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IdeaPad Y500 Video Review

Recently we shared a video product tour of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 produced by CNET. If you’re looking for a more detailed and comprehensive review of this laptop, check out the video below. Lisa Gade from MobileTechReview touches on many of the notebook’s attributes. The IdeaPad Y500 is an impressive performance entertainment laptop.

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IdeaPad Y500 Product Video Tour

Here’s a short video product tour of Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y500. This laptop is set as a performance multimedia mobile computing system, and the specifications back it up. The Y500 comes with two NVIDIA graphic cards, one of which fits in an ultrabay, which can be removed to be replaced with other peripheral components such as a second hard disk drive, fan or optical drive. Check out what Dan Ackerman with CNET has to say about this machine by watching the video below

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