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IdeaPad Y500 Laptop


The power-packed Y500 gaming laptop with dual graphics cards support will take your extreme gaming, and other graphics, audio and processor intensive applications to a new performance dimension.


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15.6" IdeaPad Y500 Features

An interchangeable bay that can be instantly swapped out for dual graphics capability, increased storage space or an additional fan for cooling.
NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics with dual graphics card support
Standard with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 655M 2GB graphics, add a second card with NVIDIA® SLI technology using the Ultrabay to generate up to 1.6 times more frame rate performance.
Dolby® Home Theater® v4 with Premium JBL® Speakers
Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion — enjoy a crisp, clear immersive surround sound experience over built-in JBL® designed stereo speakers or your own headphones.
Blu-ray Disc™ Drive
To enjoy your favorite movies on the road configure your system with the latest Blu-ray Disc™ player and writer.
Intelligent Touchpad
Optimized for the new Windows 8 interface the intelligent touchpad enables easy scroll, zoom and rotate functions for comfortable control of your IdeaPad Y500 laptop.
AccuType Keyboard
The AccuType keyboard boasts a modern look and feel with flatter, slightly curved keys that improve your comfort while increasing typing accuracy. Choose a model with a backlit keyboard for easy typing in low-light conditions.
Integrated 720p HD Webcam and Dual Digital Array Microphones
Crystal clear video & audio and face tracking will help you chat with friends and family like you're really there.
Always-on USB Port
Lets you recharge a mobile device even when the laptop is powered off and unplugged from the mains.
IdeaPad Y500 Laptop
AccuType Keyboard
IdeaPad Y500 Laptop
NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics

15.6" IdeaPad Y500 Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

PDF IdeaPad Y500 Datasheet PDF Y500 User Guide
Description IdeaPad Y500 Laptop
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3632M
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM
Operating System
  • Windows 8 64
  • 8GB, 16GB (DDR3)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT650M 2GB
  • 387 x 259 x 15.5 - 36 mm (15.2 x 10.2 x 0.6 - 1.4")
  • High-Sense 720p HD webcam
  • 15.6" HD display (16:9 widescreen) (1366x768) (220 NIT)


  • 5.95 lbs. (2.7 kg) with 6-cell battery


  • Optional SLI Bay Graphics
  • DVD reader/writer
  • Blu-ray Disc™ drive
I/O Ports
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD-Pro, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, XD)
  • Headphone jack
  • Mic jack
  • VGA
  • HDMI
  • RJ-45
  • 1TB (5,400 rpm)
  • SSD: 16GB
Wireless Connectivity
  • Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
  • 10/100/1000M Ethernet
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Backlit AccuType keyboard
Battery Life
  • 3 hours (6-cell battery)
Security Features
  • OneKey Recovery

Software Offerings

Pre-Loaded Applications

  • Accuweather
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Cyberlink YouCam
  • Desktop PhotoService (US only)
  • eBay
  • Evernote
  • Exent Game Portal
  • ExpressCache
  • Intel® AppUp
  • Intelligent Touchpad
  • Lenovo Cloud Storage
  • Lenovo Companion
  • Lenovo Energy Management
  • Lenovo Quick Access
  • Lenovo Support
  • McAfee® VirusScan Plus
  • Microsoft® Office 2010 (requires purchase of product key for activation)
  • Nitro PDF
  • OneKey Recovery
  • OneKey Theater
  • Poketalk
  • PowerDVD
  • Power2Go
  • RaRa
  • Skype

Software may vary by region.

15.6" IdeaPad Y500 Accessories & Services

Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 - Product Key Card (0A33043)Lenovo Headset P950 (57Y6605)Lenovo 15.6" Backpack YC600 (78Y7300)Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard (57Y6678)

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 helps small businesses and home users achieve outstanding results.

Use your laptop for music, movies, gaming and Skype? Our intuitive plug and play headsets will breathe new life into your entertainment experience.

The Lenovo 15.6" Backpack YC600 is a perfect match for your 15.6” widescreen IdeaPad Z500 laptop. Its professional and durable design features multi-functional storage compartments to protect your laptop and to help you keep your stuff organized. An ergonomic handle and padded shoulder straps keep you comfortable wherever your day takes you.

The palm-sized, single-hand design makes it easy to navigate through your media. It comes with hot keys that allow you to control multimedia playback and a trackball to move the cursor.

Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 - Product Key Card (0A33043)Lenovo Headset P950 (57Y6605)Lenovo 15.6" Backpack YC600 (78Y7300)Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with backlit keyboard (57Y6678)
Protect Your IdeaPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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Why Lenovo Services?

  • Keep it simple, one place for all your PC service needs
  • We know our PCs better than anyone – services performed by Lenovo Certified Technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts
  • Convenient and affordable in-home and 24/7 service options

Enjoy the Convenience of In-Home Repair

  • Don’t be stranded without your PC — let Lenovo come to you with fast repair services in your own home.

Protect Your Laptop Beyond the 1-Year Base Warranty

  • Warranty Extensions are available for up to three years (depending on your system).
  • Staying in warranty can help save you from expensive repair costs associated with system components.

Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

  • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

Convenient Remote Support When You Need It Most

Lenovo Services Premium Support provides access to expert technicians when you need them most, from the comfort of your home, with convenient over-the-phone or remote session support. We offer you a one-stop solution for issues beyond your standard hardware warranty, including:

  • Table, internet, or network setup
  • Performance tune-up
  • Software setup and how-to tips
  • Security setup
Standard on Your IdeaPad Y500:
Battery Life
Up to 3 hours with 6-cell battery
Starting at 6 lbs
1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 6-in-1 SDXC card reader , HDMI, VGA, stereo headphone jack & mic jack, RJ-45
Integrated dual digital array
Integrated JBL® stereo speakers (2x2W) with Dolby® Home Theater® V4


All Lenovo systems must pass our rigorous reliability standards and are stress tested for endurance. Many of our notebooks even pass 8 military specs for ruggedness under extreme hot, cold, humid, or dusty conditions.


Limits: Limit 5 per customer. Offers valid from Lenovo in the US only.

Availability: Offers, prices, specifications and availability may change without notice. Lenovo will contact you and cancel your order if the product becomes unavailable or if there was a pricing or typographic error.

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Warranty: For a copy of applicable warranties, write to: Lenovo Warranty Information, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC, 27560. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third party products or services. The Lenovo Limited Warranty applies only to Lenovo hardware products purchased for your own use, and does not transfer upon resale.

Battery: These systems do not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. Systems will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use.

Pricing: Does not include tax, shipping and handling, or recycling fees. Reseller prices may vary. Savings referenced off regular Lenovo web prices.

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