Comes with swappable optical drive bay option for 2nd graphics hard drive.
As BF and Cyber Monday season starts rearing up, Lenovo is taking advantage of bigger crowds by finally releasing the highly anticipated Y500 and Y400 gaming laptop. Both these laptop comes with a very unique "UltraBay" swappable optical drive option, letting you add in a second graphics card or expand to a second hard drive base on your needs.
The laptop has already dropped by $150 from the listed price on Lenovo thanks to new pre-Black Friday coupons. The 1080p versions are still a bit pricey, but for a machine with latest i7 and fast mid-range GPU, both laptops are a worthwhile consideration. Shipping on the Y500 is within 2 weeks as of time of writing, but the smaller 14-inch Y400 ships as late as 4 weeks.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 95412SU Ivy Bridge Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT650M, Windows 8 — $849 at Lenovo. List is $1,149.
Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 952324U Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT650M, Windows 8 — $749 at Lenovo. List is $999.