I7, GT 750M SLI
I5, GT 650M SLI
I7, single GT 650M
|GPU||GT 650M SLI (via ultrabay)|
|Screen||glossy 1080p, 90% sRGB|
|Weight||6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)|
I7, GT 650M SLI
Note: The newer model with GT 750M SLI is now available through Lenovo site. This model should have some good advantage over the one with the GT 650Ms model in many cases.
A Very good deal and you can really get a better gaming performance for this price, but see also the I5 version of Y500 which I think more cost effective. Note that you can buy it with the ultrabay (which includes an additional GT 650M) from retailers or you can buy the Y500 from Lenovo and the ultrabay separately, also from Lenovo – Use B&N gold discount.
You should know that there in some of the shipped laptops there is a problem with the trackpad which is not stable. Probably fixed in later shipped ones. It should not be too much a problem since for gaming you’ll be using a mouse and in the worst case the laptop can be return, but still.
You get dual GT 650M GDDR5 GPU, I7-3630QM, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD and a 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!