Gaming laptops are nothing new, they have been around for decades but what Lenovo brought to CES is nothing short of the kitchen-sink when it comes to gaming machines; the company announced the Ideapad Y900 and it is a beast.
The ‘laptop’, which weighs in at 10.1 lbs, is gaming desktop backed into a slightly smaller packaged. The 17.3in FHD display is where you will do all your fragging but it’s the guts under the hood that are quite impressive.
This machine can be equipped with up to 64 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD with 1TB of traditional storage, Nvidia GTX-980m GPU, Core i7 Skylake, 3xUSB 3, 1 USB Type C, a subwoofer and nearly anything else you could ever want in a gaming laptop. Of course, for all the performance, battery life is not ideal and will allow you to run disconnected from the wall for up to 5 hours.
The device has LED lights everywhere, from under the keyboard to a splash of color around the trackpad and even up top around the front speaker grill is a customizable light bar.
And who doesnt like a turbo button? The top left of the keyboard has exactly that, a turbo button, that allows you to turn on or off the CPU overclocking.
The laptop also has a mechanical keyboard which was quite good in my limited testing. The travel distance was a bit shallow from what I am typically accustomed too for a mechanical keyboard. With that being said, it is still quite good and gives you that satisfying clunk every time you engage a key and is far better than some of the spongy keys on other laptops.
The device starts at $1999 and for the gamer-on-the-go, the Y900 packs a lot of punch in a 10lb package.