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

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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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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (2013, 15-inch screen)

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Price $1,249 at 1 store $1,119 at 1 store $1,269 to $1,523 at 5 stores $1,649 at 1 store
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    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date November 08, 2012 September 03, 2013 June 19, 2013 December 18, 2013 June 03, 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. If you’re just looking for an all-around excellently made Windows touch ultrabook and don’t mind that it's on the expensive side (and doesn’t convert to a tablet), the improved Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is worth the investment. The slimmer body and higher-res screen of the original Retina MacBook Pro were a revolutionary leap. This revamp adds modest internal upgrades for modest improvements, but price cuts to both the 13-inch and 15-inch models sweeten the deal.

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Product Description 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
- 13 in - 4th gen Core i5
- 15.6 in - Microsoft Windows 8.1
- 15.4 in - 4th gen Core i7 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD
Packaged Quantity 1
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Software Included 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
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Battery 6-cell - up to 3 hour(s)
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System Type Notebook
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Display 15.6 in LED backlight VibrantView 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
13.3 in 3200 x 1800
13 in 3200 x 1800
15.6 in 1920 x 1080
15.4 in 2880 x 1800
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
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Operating System Windows 8 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1
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Storage 1 TB HDD / 5400 rpm
128 GB SSD
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 15.2 in x 10.2 in x 1.4 in
15.5 mm
13.6 mm
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Weight 6 lbs
3.1 lbs
3.06 lbs
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Networking 802.11n , Gigabit Ethernet , None
Bluetooth 4.0
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Optical Drive None
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Processor 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 4th gen Core i5
Info unavailable Intel 4th gen Core i7 2 GHz / 6 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
4 GB
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