Pros

  • Two graphics cards
  • Great price for specs
  • Good audio

Cons

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

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

YOU BRING THE IDEAS, WE'LL BRING THE SWAGGER.

Attention-getter, multimedia maven or gaming virtuoso - no matter what you call yourself, our IdeaPad laptops power your imagination and your sense of self-expression. They feature clever feature clever technology and a spectrum of equally smart designs.

EXPRESS YOURSELF

IdeaPad's stylish design makes these laptops ones to see and be seen with. No two people are the same. We kept that in mind when we designed the first IdeaPad laptops. Fact is, we wanted to give you options for expressing yourself. You may look at a tribal tattoo pattern and see yourself. Or maybe bold colors or a sleek metallic finish is more your speed. Choose carefully - you will get noticed.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 59359554
Battery Information
Maximum Battery Run Time 3 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 650M, HD 4000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR5 SDRAM, DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated, Shared
Wi-Di Technology Yes
Storage
Storage Size 1 TB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/150
Solid State Drive Capacity 16 GB
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 59359554
UPC Code 887619681109
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name IdeaPad Y500 Notebook
Marketing Information YOU BRING THE IDEAS, WE'LL BRING THE SWAGGER.

Attention-getter, multimedia maven or gaming virtuoso - no matter what you call yourself, our IdeaPad laptops power your imagination and your sense of self-expression. They feature clever feature clever technology and a spectrum of equally smart designs.

EXPRESS YOURSELF

IdeaPad's stylish design makes these laptops ones to see and be seen with. No two people are the same. We kept that in mind when we designed the first IdeaPad laptops. Fact is, we wanted to give you options for expressing yourself. You may look at a tribal tattoo pattern and see yourself. Or maybe bold colors or a sleek metallic finish is more your speed. Choose carefully - you will get noticed.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line IdeaPad
Product Series Y500
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Pro, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 12 GB
Maximum Memory 16 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • IdeaPad Y500 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Wireless-N 2230
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 15.2"
Depth 10.2"
Weight (Approximate) 95.2 oz
Color Metal Dusk Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-3630QM
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 8
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Desktop Replacement
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 70.0
Worldbench Version 8
Battery
Battery Life 2:56   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 14.1   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 1956.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2639.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1502.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 112.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 348.6   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 234.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 236.4   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 6.7   Watt hours
Idle power usage 22.9   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 3144.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 1173.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 67.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 82.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 966.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 31.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 33.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 53.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 24.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 63.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 116.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 1.3   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 38.42   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.48   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 14.63   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 2.9   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 29.87   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 126.4   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 14.16   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 4.06   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 12.33   seconds (lower is better)