Nice deal, except for the 5,400 HDD. Anyone have experience with swapping out the HDD on this model? I have one of the ASUS stealth bomber models and you just unscrew one screw to access the HDD and RAM. Is this the same?
In many cases, it should be this easy. This lenovo is geared toward gaming and multimedia so there are no chassis concessions. I'm guessing a large rear/under panel revealing HDD and ram slots.
Good deal, agree on the 5400RPM. A friend of mine is going to hop on the $800 model.
How much tax is added when we buy..???
Are there any sites where tax are not added..???
Lenovo charged tax for me but not until right at the end of the buying process right before the final confirmation. It was like $50. Other sites don't matter because I haven't seen other sites with any y580 deals.
FW rebate is at 5% yielding a $45 discount so that might be better than the $30 through the B&N link.
Please note that if you would like to take advantage of the Bill Me Later 6-months no payment, no interest financing deal through Lenovo, you can't use any of the cash back sites such as FW. The B&N option is the way to go.
The Y580 is a great laptop if you upgrade the hard drive.
I have a slightly older version of this rig but I see a lot of the same questions posted here so I thought I would help out my fellow SD people who are thinking about buying this computer.
It does have a backlit keyboard that is nice to use and overall nice to work with.
The display is awesome despite not being a IPS panel.
Battery life is about 5 to 5.5 hours and it holds a charge very well during a a day of a few classes. I do need to plug it in to game or do heavy work on the machine (design programs that tax the cpu / gpu).
The weight of this laptop is not to bad, and you can actually carry with you. It can actually be a laptop. Its 2d operating temps are warm but not excessive.
Without a SSD upgrade this system is bottle necked by the hard drive. I would not recommend someone who is in this range making this purchase without buying a SSD. The GOOD news is that it has a MSATA slot that you can put a small SSD in. You can keep the large drive for bulk storage and backup. I love this setup. No need to rip out the primary 2.5 drive. This improved my boot times from the 50 second range to under 10 seconds in windows 7. This took some technical proficiency and a bit of patience. I also cleaned up my install using a fresh copy of windows (not sure how this would work in win 8).
Overall: Buy it and budget for a MSATA SSD. This was a desktop/workstation replacement and the best I could find for the money!
Important Note: Most MSATA drives do not come with the required screw to install them in the Y580 and the laptop does not come with it. Make sure to research and buy one and/or smash and salvage one from a old laptop like I did.
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