Lenovo IdeaPad Y500
High-end portable gaming doesn't necessarily have to come at an impossible price. It might not be the latest mobile graphics card, but 2x SLI GTX 650M GPUs is nothing to scoff at.
- Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $999.99
The good: The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 offers high-end components, including gamer-level graphics, a swappable accessory bay, and the coolest-looking backlit keyboard I've seen in a long while.
The bad: If only the Y500 had a touch screen, which is practically required for the Windows 8 UI, it might be one of my favorite laptops of the year.
The bottom line: For those looking for something more than a feature-light ultrabook, the gamer-friendly Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is close to brilliant, and several configurations are currently available at a deep discount -- but I can't believe it doesn't have a touch screen.
May 5, 2013 10:10 PM PDT
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