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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
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Launch SRP S$1999

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500


Overall rating 8.5/10Best Valued for MoneyMost Innovative Product

Lenovo's IdeaPad Y500 is a 15.6-inch multimedia notebook with an interchangeable drive bay that allows you to swap between a DVD optical drive and a second GPU module.


Design:
7.5
Features:
9
Performance:
9
Value:
9.5
Mobility:
7.5
THE GOOD
Adding swappable second GPU module offers GTX 675M level performance
Fantastic value
Good battery life
Decent audio with built-in subwoofer
THE BAD
Trackpad feels cheap
Some backlight bleed
Keyboard a bit mushy
Swapping of GPU module is necessary to balance battery life vs. gaming performance

Product Specification

Processor and Chipset
  • Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3630QM (2.4 GHz)
  • HM77
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit
System Memory 8GB RAM
Video & Display
  • 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 2GB (option for SLI configuration with interchangeable drive bay)
Storage 1TB HDD (5400 rpm)
Optical Drive DVD-RW
Connectivity
  • RJ-45 Ethernet
  • 802.11 bg/bgn WiFi
  • 10/100/1000M Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 4.0
Audio
  • 2.1 speakers (with built-in subwoofer)
  • 1 x Headphone jack
  • 1 x Microphone jack
I/O Ports
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x VGA
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x 6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD-Pro, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, XD)
Battery Type 6-cell
Dimensions 387 x 259 x 15.5 - 36 mm
Weight 2.7kg

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