Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

In case you haven’t tried this out as yet, let’s tell you more about the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500. The sleek beauty from the Lenovo stables comes sporting a cool $1249 price tag, and hides under the bonnet all you would look for in a device of this sort. We tend to call it a power packed multimedia notebook, simply due to the features it boasts of. If you aren’t convinced, look at the specs for yourself.

Lenovo_IdeaPad_Y500Driven by a powerful Core i7 processor, the device comes sporting dual Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPUs and a screen real estate of 1080p. Gamers, we know what you are thinking now. Yes this rig can be an excellent gaming device if you would want to see it that way.

Designwise, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 comes wrapped in a Dusk Brushed aluminium lid, and the chrome Lenovo insignia on the top right corner gives it some elegance. Flip open the device and you will get to play with keys with a red accent. These red keys rest on the black keyboard giving the overall appearance some charm.

The maker has thrown in a pair of JBL black-and-red speakers, powered by Dolby Home Theatre v4 technology.  Volume control options are possible with  settings such as Normal, Movie, Picture and Music  on OneKey Theatre.

The device also sports a one megapixel camera  that can click stills and record video in 720p with CyberLink YouCam 4.  It also has a single-powered USB 2.0 port sits on the right side, and a secure lock slot and jacks for headphones/S-PDIF+ and a mic.

Verdict

There’s no doubt this device from the Lenovo assembly line is a powerful machine you always wanted to own. The 2.4-GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU and 16GB of RAM make it worth a buy.

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