The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a whopper of a laptop, one that is certainly one of the fastest around. You can purchase it from Very for £799, after an automatic discount of £100 once you subscribe to their "buy now, pay later scheme".
The Y500 comes with a quad-core Intel Core i7-3630QM processor with 6MB L3 cache, 16GB of RAM, 8GB system SSD, a 1TB hard disk drive, a 15.6in display with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, a card reader, a HD webcam, Dolby Home Theater v4 and Windows 8.
Interestingly, thanks to its Ultrabay, it also supports two graphics cards (it already have a dedicated Geforce GT750 one with 2GB of RAM) or a second storage component (hard drive or SSD) or an additional fan for cooling. Other features include three USB port, HDMI, Wi-Fi, an intelligent touchpad and JBL stereo speakers.
Lenovo pitches it as a gaming powerhouse which it appears to be. It will be interesting to see how much the additional add-on graphics card costs and whether you can remove the optical drive.
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