Large and bulky would be the term that I would use in describing the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 notebook, especially when you consider it tips the scales at a rather massive 2.9kg. Definitely not the thing you would lug around if you have a showfloor to cover for the entire week, but it would make for a decent desktop replacement, assuming you do very little moving about. To get to the bone of things, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 will target those who want to indulge in multimedia (video, music and games, the works), without sacrificing on performance.

Sporting a comfortable metal cool-touch cover and palm rest, the Y500 will also sport a new UltraBay interchangeable hard drive bay which can be swapped out instantly for dual graphics capability, now how about that? You will be able to rock to an Intel Core i7 processor, top end dual NVIDIA graphics processors, a choice of a DVD or Blu-Ray drive, an Intelligent Touchpad for use with the Windows 8 Metro interface, an always-on USB port that comes in handy for device recharging even when the notebook is unplugged, and of course, a massive 15.6” LED display at 1366×768 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio.

We’re mum on pricing, but it should be released at the same time as that of Windows 8.

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