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IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
03-11-2013, 02:55 PM,
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IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
Just came across this laptop:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6834312439

A decent i7 Processor at 2.40Ghz (which can be clocked to 3.00Ghz without many problems) and best of all?

Dual 650M's.

All for $1000.

I realise that the 650M's are a little old and the 'current' standard are the 670MXs or 680M's. But these dual cards run just under the 670MX level.

Anyone else think that for $1000 the laptop is a steal? Very tempted to get it as $1000 is the highest I can go.
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03-11-2013, 08:50 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-11-2013, 08:52 PM by ichigeki.)
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RE: IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
Its probably the best laptop on paper for that price range right now. You have to consider a couple of things though...

1. SLI/xFire of mid range cards like the 650M almost always end up introducing micro stuttering. Sometimes getting a slightly slower single GPU setup such as the 670M or 670MX with less overall FPS, however will have zero stuttering will give you a better gaming experience.

2. Dual-GPU setups are hot, it may get so hot that the laptop throttles it's CPU and GPU to save itself. I've read that this isn't too much of a problem, but http://www.notebookcheck.net states that in Furmark, one of the video cards clocked down.

3. The laptop's battery is likely not powerful enough to run SLI video cards when unplugged.

There's a reason why a lot of gaming laptops are heavily vented and have large batteries. The Lenovo is awesome because it's a lot more portable and lighter than typical gaming laptops, but because of that it may be limited.
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03-12-2013, 11:39 AM,
#3
RE: IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
Cheers for the heads up. Still very tempted to get the laptop. I tend not to play games unless I am plugged into the power. Just need a laptop that can play games while at home but also remain useable as a laptop (internet, Word, Skype) while on the go.

Seems the best deal (price and performance).
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03-13-2013, 10:06 AM,
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RE: IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
The laptop is no joke, I would recommend this laptop for this price range. Just keep an eye out for the temps if you get the laptop.

I'd also get the laptop from Amazon as it is $100 cheaper than on Newegg.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-...s=y400+sli
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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03-13-2013, 11:11 AM,
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RE: IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
(03-13-2013, 10:06 AM)ichigeki Wrote: The laptop is no joke, I would recommend this laptop for this price range. Just keep an eye out for the temps if you get the laptop.

I'd also get the laptop from Amazon as it is $100 cheaper than on Newegg.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-...s=y400+sli

But that's the i5. The newegg version is an i7. Would I be wrong in assuming the i7 is better?
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03-13-2013, 01:51 PM,
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RE: IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
Yeah, the i7 is far better, the i5 is a dual-core part, while that i7 is a quad-core CPU. Go for the i7.
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03-13-2013, 09:42 PM,
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RE: IdeaPad Y500 - too good to be true?
Meh, $100 cheaper, higher stock GHz, and lower TDP. But, I guess looking at new console specs, games will be much more multi-threaded.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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