What are your opinions on the Lenovo Y580 i7-3610QM with Nvidia GTX 660M??? i've heard mixed reviews
The y580 can be a desktop replacement. But it is only about 6 lbs. I ordered a Y500 that will be here the 28th to replace a 7 year old HP 5265 that was over 7 lbs with the 12 cell.
So 6 lbs. is not a big deal.
If you want to play games, get the y580, the y500 is on sale for $879 a savings of $470.
If you will be take the laptop to class or something the 6 lbs. will get in the way.
It just depends on how much you plan to travel.
I have not heard of anything about the wireless. Check out the link below.
I went with the Y500 because of the savings of 470, and I can get a 2nd Video card for the ultra bay and pop out the dvd drive and put in a 2nd GT650 in SLI to inprove gaming if needed. The 2nd card is $130.
I went with the following.
1 TB drive with 16GB SSD
There was some issues with the touchpads, but I think that has been fixed. But i don't use the touchpad anyway.
I have the Y580 and really like it. I have the lowest base model so I highly suggest you get a model with a 1920x1080 screen. The 660m is a pretty capable of playing most games on at least high with over 40 fps on my 1366x768 screened model. I think they all come with the i7-3630m now. My model was around a 1000 USD so I can't complain. I heard about the wireless issues being a problem on systems equipped with Windows 8. Since the last driver update I haven't had any problems with my wireless connection.
I have the y580 windows 7 base model with 1080p screen (500 GB hdd, no ssd-planning on upgrading later). The wireless is mostly fine except sometimes when resuming from sleep it has deactivated itself (The bluetooth icon appears on the toolbar near the time/date). I just reconnect (5-10 seconds) and its fine. Battery life is decent, get about 5-6 hours typing documents, 3-4 hours browsing. Cost $899 canadian. The y500 is also good and a bit cheaper than the y580 but has poor battery life (no optimus).