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Customer reviews for Lenovo IdeaPad Y500

A 15.6" gaming and multimedia powerhouse.

Average customer rating:
3.964 out of 5
4
 out of 
5
(111 Reviews) 111
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Rating Snapshot (111 reviews)
5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
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83 of 111(75%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Y500
Review 1 for IdeaPad Y500
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
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Mobility 
4 out of 5
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Design 
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Value 
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HappyCustomer
Owned Product:1-6 months
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

EXCELLENT

Date:December 28, 2012
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Video card, Build Quality, Display resolution, Display performance
Cons: trackpad
"This laptop is wonderful. The performance is great, the display is great. Games run brilliantly and windows 8 is pretty nice as well. The only cons would be battery life and the trackpad. The trackpad does seem to be somewhat quirky at times, but it takes a little getting used to. Once the controls are figured out the trackpad is wonderful. And if it still bugs you, buy a mouse. These things are DEFINITELY not deal breakers."
2 People found this review helpful.
Review 2 for IdeaPad Y500
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
mohgdeisat
Owned Product:Less than a month

This is not reliable

Date:January 18, 2013
Cons: touchpad
"The biggest problem with this product (Y500) is its touchpad, after using iit for 30 mins, it started moving and clicking on its own. This happens so frequently in a way that prevents me from concentrating on my work. I have tried updating the drivers, disabled advanced touchpad features but with no luck to get it to work properly. I do not recommend this product at all.
Moreover, it doesn't have multimedia keys although it is a gaming laptop where you need to increase/decrease the volume while in-game. This is another big diisappointment.
The rest of it is okay but nothing impressive."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 3 for IdeaPad Y500
OverallOverall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
depressed
Owned Product:Less than a week
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Deal Breaker

Date:January 8, 2013
Cons: trackpad, doesn't charge the battery
"I wanted a laptop that is versatile, portable, and reliable. The trackpad is sporadic in it's use. Drifts around the screen clicking on things when I'm trying to to get to click on what I want. Also, and this really is upsetting, the battery won't charge. Not sure which component is faulty--charger, connections, or battery. Was really sold on the specs of this machine. I guess you get what you pay for."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 4 for IdeaPad Y500
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
kevindorsey
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Ultimate
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

bad keyboard/mouse

Date:December 26, 2012
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, Screen size, Display resolution, Display performance
Cons: Storage, Battery, Bluetooth, Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software
"the laptop is fast. the FHD screen is awesome.
The biggest problem with this laptop is the keyboard and mouse. The keyboard types two characters at a time. the mouse is not accurate at all. it should have been more accurate.
No dedicated volume keys. NO KEY TO MUTE. not even with the fn button.
The microphone in port is too small, i cannot put the mic in it.
i have researched so much , i could not find a key that can turn off my bluetooth."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 5 for IdeaPad Y500
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
ashbenn
Owned Product:Less than a month

Critical Issues.

Date:December 24, 2012
Pros: Warranty, Video card, Display performance
Cons: track pad
"I loved the laptop until I started having unfixable track pad issues. If you check the forums it seems to be an issue with the machine. The mouse has a mind of it's own, travels all over the screen clicking everything even when it's not being touched. Rendering the laptop completely useless around 80% of the time.
I would avoid this laptop until the issue has been addressed by Lenovo."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 6 for IdeaPad Y500
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
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Features 
5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
FirstTimeLenovo
Location:Atlanta, GA
Owned Product:Just got it
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Skeptical But Happy

Date:December 12, 2012
Pros: Weight, Durability, Bluetooth, Video card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, Storage
"After seeing the quality of my friend's essential series Lenovo, I was a bit skeptical but was willing to give the Y500 a shot after seeing the build quality of other manufacturers in this price range. The build quality is quite rigid. I do not notice any flex in the keyboard or while closing the lid from the side. The specs are phenomenal for the price. Even with a 5400RPM HDD I'm getting 25 second boot times. Still waiting for mSata drives to drop in price a little more for increased reliability and speed. The full HD screen has great viewing angles and vibrant colors, definite recommend it over the 1366 x 768 screen. I have not noticed any dead pixels on any test performed. My only real complaint would be the use of a piano gloss black bezel around the screen that arrived pre-scratched in 2 places. Albeit they're hairline and only noticeable in certain lights, I would much prefer a matte plastic that won't scratch so easily. I didn't opt for the extended warranty as Discover extends the factory one by a year anyway. I haven't had a chance to transport the laptop yet, but the weight doesn't seem to be that much of an issue. The red backlit keyboard looks great at night. I can't say I have any real complaints. I'm used to $2500+ Dell XPS laptops and I'm just as satisfied at around 1/3 the price. At a final price of $780 after cash back, I feel like it's an excellent deal."
1 People found this review helpful.