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

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 GT650M deal

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Lenovo Y500, I5 version. Available from

US:

Canada:

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More Lenovo Y500 variants
  • Y500, I7, GT 650M SLI
  • Y510p, I5, GT 750M SLI

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Lenovo Y500 main specifications
CPU I5-3230M
GPU GT 650M SLI (via ultrabay)
RAM 2GB + 4GB DDR3
HDD 1TB 5400RPM
Screen glossy 1080p, 90% sRGB
Keyboard Backlit (Red)
Weight 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)

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Lenovo Y500 Reviews

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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

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800, that’s an instant buy.

Junky
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true!

Cody
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Thanks for the heads up – the newegg promo ends tonight. I picked one up for gaming (Eve, WoW) and will give some feedback in a few weeks on this bad boy. It’s priced just right!

Junky
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thanks! wait for your review!

Jonny
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Jonny

As of today, this product is available through Newegg (US) for 799 with the promo code:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312438

Do you think this is still a better buy than the refurb Asus G75VX for 900? It doesn’t seem like there’ll be another deal on the Y510 750 sli 🙁

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thanks!! The 650M SLI should be around the GTX 670MX (asus G75vx) performance. The G75VX cooling is better, but it’s considerably heavier. Screen of the G75VX is matte vs glossy in the Y500 . If you have a clear preference of a 17.3″ screen, go with the G75VX, this is an excellent deal, in case you are ok with a refurbished laptop. That’s a decision you have to make as I have no clear victor here.. I guess that if you appreciate the smaller size to some degree, I’d go with the Y500. Reason: $100 lower and new meaning that… Read more »

Jonny
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Jonny

Hi!

Will the i5 be a decent processor to power the duo 650 sli?

Junky
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yes it will

christhian
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christhian

can this pc play good games well? like bf3 maybe bf4?

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eric

Hey there,

I’m considering getting a gaming laptop especially for Rome Total War 2. Reason being I’m in the military and dont have the space to set up a nice rig anymore. RTW2 doesn’t come out till september and there might be better lap tops coming out around then but if not, is this a good one for the job?