Overall User Rating (4.5 Out of 5 based on 16 ratings)
Overall: I had been chasing around to get a good gaming laptop for months and this one is the highest configuration that i could find without burning a hole in my wallet. The laptop is mostly plastic on the outside. The display is thin and feels light. The outer surface does attract many fingerprints though. The red backlit keyboard gives a real cool look. With i7 processor and 8GB RAM, Windows 8 runs very smooth and programs are responsive. I have played Portal and Mass Effect on High settings and i get very good response. Nothing to complain with 2GB Nvidia GT 650M. The battery life is about average and there are no heating issues. JBL speakers are very good. The Y500 is being called back because lenovo wants to fix known issues in the touchpad. It did not matter much to me since i always use a usb mouse and disable the touchpad. That said, i havent had any problems so far with the touchpad. The unique feature of this laptop is the ultra-bay. Essentially you can remove the DVD drive and put another GT 650M or an extra hard disk in its place. This makes it pretty much future proof. But the games have to support GT 650M in SLI configuration to make use of it. Overall i am very happy with the product and am glad that i made the decision to buy this.