Impeccable Lenovo laptop with HD webcam
Overall User Rating (4.3 Out of 5 based on 193 ratings)
Overall: Fantastic Mid Range Gaming Machine
The Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen is a god sent after years spent on 1366 x 768 screens. 1080p Videos and High Res Photos look good with the screens colour reproduction. Glossy screen might put off prolonged use in sunlight; viewing angles are more than sufficient though.
The GeForce GT650M did splendidly on games released in 2012. The i7 handled a 250GB copy from USB 3.0, GTA IV, 18 tabs of IE and Photoshop without breaking a sweat. Ultrabay is a good upgradation option but it has no unused RAM slots.
So far I haven't seen any issues with the trackpad that seem to plague the Y series. The curved keys of the keyboard might need a few days to get used to though. Backlight is pretty useful and makes this laptop a real head turner.
A 7200 RPM HDD would have made the machine faster but the 5400 RPM 1TB HDD does well. Got upto 75 MBPS on USB 3.0. The always on USB is great feature to have if you have a battery guzzling smartphone or tablet.
The JBL speakers are enough to fill a medium sized room and quality is satisfactory. Dolby technology helps when you are watching HD movies. Webcam might claim HD but I have seen better.
WiFi range is good. Had a little trouble with charging the battery but that was Windows and a driver reinstall fixed it. Got upto 3 hours from the battery under light usage and 50% brightness. Barely makes a noise or heats up even under prolonged use. The power adapter is bulky and the bag that comes with the laptop is barely large enough to hold the laptop, charger, a mouse and and external HDD. You couldn't possibly pack in more for a laptop