I am saving up for a new gaming laptop (yes, I know, desktops are better) but I do move around a lot and a laptop would be a lot nicer. I know the y510p came out in 2012, how good is it now? Any other alternatives to it?
1. According to Lenovo's US page, the Y510p model has been discontinued. Instead, they suggest this Y700 line-up:
2. I went through the customization feature and ended up at $1500 for a half-decent gaming version (15.6" Touch/4K, i7 Skylake, 4GB GPU, 16GB RAM). Whatever you decide, when it comes to Lenovo laptops, avoid TN panels - they are absolutely useless.
3. As much as I would love to 'sell you' a Lenovo, I don't consider any of them actual gaming machines. They may have the specs to support their claim, but if you look at the competition (e.g. ASUS and MSI) you'll find dedicated gaming features starting with the UEFI, factory-installed software designed for gaming tweaks and monitoring. And in some cases, the keyboards are much more gaming-oriented in terms of ergonomics and tactile feedback. This just isn't available with Lenovos, at least not yet.
Best of luck,