i am in the market for a new laptop, and im having problems decided which is the better choice between the y500, y400, and y480.
the computer will be for gaming and school.
the y500 is notorious for its trackpad and numpad/keyboard problems. has this been solved? the 60+ page thread still seems to be going on the lenovo official forum, otherwise that would probably be my choice. also counting against it is that the website says the shipping date is around "4 weeks from now!"
between the y480 and y400, the 1tb HDD on the y400 is nice but only runs at 5400 rpm, while the y480 has a 750G(more than enough space fyi) running at 7200rpm. it is also a "Hybrid" which i think means it has a small ssd included, making it even faster(and less hot).
but, the y400 also has an i7 compared to the y480's i5.
another thing i do very much like about the 400 is the numberpad.
how i will be using the laptop:
carry around home and to school occasionally. weight is not big deal to me.
at home for gaming and movie viewing will mostly be connected to 1080p monitor and external mouse. maybe also external keyboard if i just leave the laptop closed.
i will be getting a laptop cooling pad as well, so hopefully the heat will not be a problem.
also the y580 is out of my price range so please don't suggest getting it. its hard drive is also slow though i like the build in every other respect.