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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer

B&H # LEY50016116 Mfr # 59359559
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Product Highlights
  • Dual GT650M Graphics Cards with 2GB RAM
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor
  • 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 1TB Hard Drive with 16GB SSD
  • 15.6" Full HD LED Backlit Display
  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution,16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.0, HDMI and 6-in-1 Card Reader
  • Integrated Speakers, Webcam and Mic
  • Windows 8 (64-bit) Operating System

The IdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer from Lenovo sets itself apart from other laptops in an increasingly crowded field by including dual nVIDIA GT650M graphics cards with 2GB of RAM on each card via the laptop's UltraBay interchangeable slot.

Two separate cards means double the graphics capabilities, which also means you'll need serious processing power under the hood. The Y500 provides that with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM quad core processor (which can be overclocked to 3.4GHz) and 16GB of PC3-12800 1600 MHz RAM. That adds muscle to an already amped machine that's perfect for hardcore gaming or graphics-intensive applications. It also includes a 1TB hard drive with a 16GB SSD cache.

With such powerful graphics, the display has to stand out. The 15.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution backlit LED display features a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is perfect for watching movies or playing games. The display is a VibrantView (glossy) TFT with a brightness of 220 nits for increased sharpness and contrast.

Other amenities include networking via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Gigabit Ethernet connections, USB 3.0 and HDMI connectivity and integrated JBL 3W stereo speakers (1.5 watt x 2) that are Dolby Home Theater v4 certified. Although there is no optical drive, it does include a 6-in-1 card reader with MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, SD, SDXC and xD-Picture Card support.

Even the keyboard is geared toward a high-end user, featuring a full-size LED-backlit 6-row layout and a numeric keypad. There's also a touchpad with 4-point multitouch support. If gaming is your passion, this notebook, with its unique dual-card feature, is one to consider.

Featured Extras
• Always-on USB port - lets you recharge a mobile device even when the notebook is powered off and unplugged
• JBL designed speakers supporting Dolby Home Theatre V4 audio certification for immersive sound
• UltraBay - interchangeable bay that can be instantly swapped out for dual graphics capability, increased storage space, or an additional fan for cooling
• These systems are Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Ready
Included Software
Preloaded applications (only some listed)
• Lenovo OneKey Recovery
• Lenovo OneKey Theater
• Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
• PokeTALK
• McAfee Internet Security (30-Day Trial)
• Nitro Pro (90-Day Trial)
• CyberLink YouCam
• Intelligent Touchpad
• Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded; purchase product key to activate
• Exent Games Portal
• Lenovo Energy Management Software
• Intel AppUp
Windows Store Apps (Metro-style)
• AccuWeather
• eBay
• Evernote
• Skype
• Amazon Kindle
• McAfee
• Lenovo Support
• PowerDVD
• Rara Streaming
• Lenovo Companion
Performance
Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 3630QM
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 1600MHz Front Side Bus
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 16GB
Capacity: 16GB
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 2GB GDDR5 SDRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 2GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Glossy
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Color Gamut Not Specified By Manufacturer
Brightness 220cd/m2
Viewing Angle Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Supported Resolutions Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dual Display Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Mirroring Not Specified By Manufacturer
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 1016GB (1x 1TB 5400rpm; 1x 16GB SSD)
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
1x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x VGA
1x HDMI
Audio 1x Integrated Stereo Speakers
1x Integrated Digital Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
1x Combo Analog Headphone/Optical Digital Audio Out
Expansion Slots Not Specified By Manufacturer
Flash Media Slot 1x MMC
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick PRO
1x SD
1x SDXC
1x xD-Picture Card
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Webcam Yes
1MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Security HDD User Password Protection, Power-On Password, Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices
Keyboard Type: Full-Size
Features: LED Backlight
Pointing Device TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control
Battery 6-Cell Built-In Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 3 Hours per Charge (72Wh)
Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.2 x 10.2 x 0.6" / 38.6 x 25.9 x 1.5 cm
Weight 5.95 lb / 2.70 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer
  • Power Adapter and Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    LenovoIdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Good power output (3)

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        5.0

        Love it

        By Chip

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer:

        Lots of power in a reasonably priced laptop.

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        5.0

        amazing machine

        By DJ Lee Starr

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Short Battery Life
        • Too Hot

        Best Uses

        • Dj
        • Music

        Comments about Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer:

        awesome design
        massive power
        its a beast

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Lenovo Idealpad

        By Dillon

        from Columbia MO

        About Me Avid Gamer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Powerful
        • Quality Display
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Use
          • Graphics
          • Music
          • Video
          • Web Browsing
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer:

          Just got the laptop and love it. I was a bit skeptical about not buying a bigger brand name but its been great. It has awesome graphics and speed for gaming and also crunches spreadsheets easily. It's pretty light weight as well compared to my previous HP. I would definitely recommend this machine

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Notebook

          By Davi

          from Brazil

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Powerful
          • Quality Display

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6" Core i7-3630QM Notebook Computer:

            Great

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