I5 + SLI
same, with mSSD
I7 + SLI
|Screen||glossy 1080p, 90% sRGB|
|Weight||6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)|
I7, GT 650M SLI
850$ before B&N / Students discount – don’t forget it.
With the new GT 750M GDDR5 GPU, I7-3630QM, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD and a glossy 1080p. In terms of performance, it is the same as the Y580, only with a GT 650M GDDR5.
For 800$, the Y500 offers a very good value for your money, with good 1080p screen (same as the Y580), good sound, very good gaming performance with the I7 and GT 750M and currently it is the fastest under 850$ including Windows OS.
You can also get the much-faster-for-gaming Y500 with a dual GT 650Ms GPUs that is sold for practically the same price and gives you much higher gaming performance in most cases.