[Refurbished] Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6″ gaming laptop, *Dual* GT 650M GDDR5, I5-3230M, 6GB DDR3, 1080p display, 1TB HDD for $700

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Lenovo Y500, I5 version. Available from



More Lenovo Y500 variants
  • Y500, I7, GT 650M SLI
  • Y510p, I5, GT 750M SLI
Lenovo Y500 main specifications
CPU I5-3230M
GPU GT 650M SLI (via ultrabay)
Screen glossy 1080p, 90% sRGB
Keyboard Backlit (Red)
Weight 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Lenovo Y500 Reviews

Now refurbished for $700 which is a good price, since you won’t get this performance with no other laptop for $700 currently. Anyway, consider other options under $1000

Probably the best gaming laptop in this price range in terms of gaming performance to price, including an 1080p screen. You get dual GT 650M GDDR5 GPU, I5-3230M which certainly suffice for gaming, 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD and a nice glossy 1080p. This is actually an excellent deal and in terms of performance, you get most of the time a gaming performance between the GTX 670MX and the 675MX, which is excellent, see review.

The battery performance is so-so, but as far as gaming laptop goes – this Y500 has an excellent value per money ratio and I truly suggest buying it.

Even if you don’t need the extra GT 650M – you can pull it out and sell it for $100-$150