Lenovo's Windows 8 Gaming laptops
With arrival of Microsoft's latest flagship operating system Lenovo introduced four new gaming laptops which are the upgraded version of their Y and Z series laptops including new specs and features. In my earlier Best Windows 8 affordable gaming laptops from Lenovo Part-1 article of this Windows-8 gaming laptops series, I explored about two gaming laptops under Z series of Lenovo. Here in this article I am describing it two more gaming gadgets under Y series of Lenovo which are the upgraded versions of their earlier Windows 7 based laptops.
My first pick is 14-inches LED backlit widescreen IdeaPad Y400 gaming laptop with Intel's Core i7 CPU with 16GB DDR3 memory and the second one is IdeaPad Y500 with 15.6-inches LED backlit screen with Intel's Core i7 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GT65 650M GPU. Both device deliver immense gaming experience and also have ultrabay – a swappable drive bay. These slimmer looking laptops are not only efficient to give users ultimate experience but also much affordable than their earlier versions.
IdeaPad Y400 ultrabook Specs and reviews
Newly introduced Y400 laptop is specifically designed for mobile gaming delivering premium gaming experience to game lovers. Besides running on Windows 8 Operating System, device includes large internal storage and powered up by Intel Core processor. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 device features 14" LED backlit HD display with a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. System has access to all UI/ Metro-style multi-touch applications for having newly arrived operating system from Microsoft. Lenovo configured its gaming laptop including Dolby Home Theater v4-audio software with JBL speaker that sound good and gives immense music and video sound experience to music and movie lovers. The Windows 8 PC has a good looking dual-layer backlit AccuType keyboard and a nice large size touchpad giving feel good experience with finger-touch.
This Gaming Laptop is powered by Intel's Core i7 processor with large 16GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB of HDD storage. With Nvidia GeForce GT65 650M GPU, 5M 2GB dual graphics, device is configured to have 16GB SSD cache also. Equipped with Lenovo ultrabay swappable drive that is usually available in Lenovo ThinkPad line, it allows users swapping in a discrete graphics card, more storage area as well as additional cooling fan. But unfortunately, just 3 hours of battery backup lets the user down when get compared with other such gaming machines. The 5.5 pounds weight of ultrabook is also a downside feature.
Y400 gaming laptop from Lenovo will be available to customers very soon with an affordable price range of $649.
Y400 Pros and cons
The machine runs on Windows 8 platform with Lenovo ultrabay support and Intel Core i7 processor with large internal storage and 16GB of RAM.
Y400 Lenovo machine gives relatively low battery backup and has low screen resolution with more weight.
IdeaPad Y500 specs and reviews
Y500 is the large sized gaming ultrabook from Lenovo running on newly introduced Windows operating system with Intel core processor and specifically designed for mobile entertainment for customers who loves playing games, watching movies and listen music on laptops. The machine features a 15.6" LED backlit display with 1,366 x 768 pixels of screen resolution with HD display. Running on Windows 8 technology platform, device has access to all traditional as well as UI/Metro interface applications via windows store.
The Intel Core i7 processor powers up the Lenovo Laptops with Nvidia GeForce GT65 650M GPU and 16GB SSD cache with 5M 2GB dual graphics also. With very large 16GB DDR3 RAM, the device has internal storage of up to 1TB HDD. Like Y500, this device also has a swappable drive – the Lenovo ultrabay allowing users to swap in a discrete graphics card, an additional cooling fan with more storage area and also Dolby Home Theatre v4-audio software with JBL speaker, large touchpad and dual-layer backlit AccuType keyboard for user comfort. IdeaPad Y500 model is heavier (6.4 pounds) than Y400 model and it also gives low battery backup.
Both the Y series gaming laptops from Lenovo are priced same at $649 by Lenovo.
IdeaPad Y500 Pros and cons
The device has advanced operating system with Intel's 3rd gen Core i7 processor and Lenovo ultrabay.
Low battery backup, more weight and low pixel screen resolution.