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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 (Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 (Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.40GHz)
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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, Summer 2011)

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Price $979 at 1 store $1,249 at 1 store $1,119 at 1 store $569 to $615 at 5 stores
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    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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Release date November 08, 2012 November 08, 2012 September 03, 2013 July 20, 2011 April 18, 2013
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. A major update to our favorite Windows 8 hybrid, the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is still a better laptop than tablet, but the new version adds a future-proof better-than-HD display at a great price. This year's 11-inch MacBook Air improves on last year's model in several significant ways and is by far the fastest ultraportable you're likely to find, though some users will consider the limited flash storage space to be a hindrance.

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Product Description Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 9541 - 15.6 in - Core i7 i7-3630QM - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 8 GB RAM - 1 TB HDD
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 - 15.6 in - Core i7 i7-3630QM - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 8 GB RAM - 1 TB HDD
- 13.3 in - 4th gen Core i3 4010U - Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 4 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD
MacBook Air (11-inch, Summer 2011) - 11.6 in - Apple Mac OS X Lion - 64 GB
Apple MacBook Air - Core i5 - 2 GB RAM Flash storage SSD
- 2nd Gen Core i3
Acer TravelMate P633-M-6613 - 13.3 in i3-2348M - Windows 8 64-bit Edition - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD
Packaged Quantity 1
1
Info unavailable 1
1
Software Included Info unavailable Intel AppUp Center
McAfee Internet Security Suite (30 days subscription)
Intelligent Touchpad
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync
Ebay
CyberLink Youcam
Lenovo OneKey Theater
Skype
Amazon Kindle
PokeTALK
Lenovo OneKey Recovery
Nitro Pro (90-days trial)
Rara Streaming
EverNote
Lenovo Support
AccuWeather
Lenovo Companion
Lenovo Energy Management
Exent Games Portal
Info unavailable Apple iCal
Apple QuickTime
Apple iTunes
Apple Dashboard
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Address Book
Apple Safari
Apple DVD Player
Apple Mac App Store
Apple Launchpad
Apple Mission Control
Apple FaceTime
Apple Automator
Apple Image Capture
Apple Dictionary
Apple Calculator
Apple Preview
Apple System Preferences
Apple TextEdit
Apple Stickies
Apple iLife
Apple Time Machine
Photo Booth
Apple Mac OS X Chess
Apple Mac OS X Mail
Info unavailable
Battery 6-cell - up to 3 hour(s)
6-cell - up to 3 hour(s)
Info unavailable up to 5 hour(s)
8-cell
System Type Notebook
Notebook
Info unavailable Notebook
Notebook
Display 15.6 in LED backlight VibrantView 1366 x 768 / HD
15.6 in LED backlight VibrantView 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
11.6 in
LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
13.3 in LED backlight ComfyView 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 2 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
Info unavailable Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Apple Mac OS X Lion
Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Storage 1 TB HDD / 5400 rpm
1 TB HDD / 5400 rpm
128 GB SSD
64 GB
Flash storage SSD
500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Dimensions (WxDxH) 15.2 in x 10.2 in x 1.4 in
15.2 in x 10.2 in x 1.4 in
15.5 mm
11.8 in x 7.56 in x 0.68 in
12.8 in x 9.3 in x 1 in
Weight 6 lbs
6 lbs
3.1 lbs
2.38 lbs
4.2 lbs
Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
Info unavailable 802.11n None
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0 HS
Optical Drive DVD-Writer
None
Info unavailable None
None
Processor Intel Core i7 3 i7-3630QM / 2.4 GHz ( 3.4 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache
Intel Core i7 3 i7-3630QM / 2.4 GHz ( 3.4 GHz ) / 6 MB Cache
Intel 4th gen Core i3 4010U / 1.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Intel 1.6 GHz
Core i5 / 3 MB Cache
2nd Gen Core i3
Intel 2 i3-2348M / 2.3 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
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