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Lenovo Y50 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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11 Reasons For

Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of laptops to determine an average rating for each laptop brand. On average laptops produced by Lenovo have good ratings from experts and owners.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Lenovo Y50 has a newer on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it have a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. Gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago on-board graphics adapter DirectX versions range from 11.2/12 to 12.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50 range from 2.2GHz to 2.8GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the MSI GP70 Leopard, and the Asus G750JS which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Y50.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Y50 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an AMD E processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this type and age is Intel Pentium M and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Very Light

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50 have weights of between 1.8kg and 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.4kg. With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 is fairly light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the MSI GP70 Leopard (2.7kg) which is also cheaper.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 7,400 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 54mAh and 7,800mAh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo Y50 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50 is 1,100MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y50 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.92MP and the highest is 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y50 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y50 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50 is 5.9MB, and the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y50 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Y50. The smallest cache memory of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y50 is 3MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.8MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Lenovo Y50 is a four processor thread laptop.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo Y50 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.4 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50 range from 3.1GHz to 4GHz.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the MSI GP70 Leopard, or the Asus G750JS which is cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Y50.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the MSI GP70 Leopard which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus G750JS (16GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus G750JS (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the MSI GP70 Leopard, and the Asus G750JS is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Camera
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Expert Reviews

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18 October 2015

The Lenovo Y50 is a good-value gaming laptop, and a pretty aggressive competitor to other laptops in this class like the Acer V Nitro and the various MSI options around the price, including the...

21 July 2015

Finding a good gaming notebook is uneasy task especially when you start searching and come across all these models with different configurations and prices ranging from around ?700 to more than... Read more…

Lenovo's bundle can still be called solid. An elegant and fancy design envelops the powerful hardware inside, which can easily handle everyday multimedia and gaming. Instead of a TN panel, the IPS...

13 April 2015

Here's a question we get a lot: ?What's the best cheap gaming laptop?? Trying to answer that is tantamount to trying to recommend a budget, luxurious sports car. Lenovo, however, is hoping to... Read more…

1 April 2015

The $2199-plus Lenovo Y50?s Ultra HD screen is beautiful for watching movies, despite the fact that most of what you'll be viewing will be upscaled from 1080p. It's a beautiful, bright, vibrant...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 September 2013 by Richard F.

In addition to the Asus Z87-PLUS Motherboard and Intel i7 4770K CPU, I installed a Corsair TX650M 650W power supply, Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 memory (4 GB x 2) Cas Latency 8, Timing 8-8-8-24,... Read more…

Reviewed 14 June 2014 by MYRADEL A.
(Verified Purchase)

I was debating on purchasing this laptop or the 510P that runs SLI graphics. I have to say after trying out both I'm happy I went with the Y50. Its slimmer, lighter, uses less battery, and runs... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2014 by Howard J.
(Verified Purchase)

With a few pretty simple tweaks and upgrades, this laptop is easily the best in its class. 1. Upgrade the screen. This is the top complaint about this laptop. For about $80 you can ditch the TN... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Tyler D.
(Verified Purchase)

The BIOS turn me off, as they are so buggy and offer very little in the way of actually changing anything, although that's probably more of an issue with InsydeH20 BIOS and not the manufacturer,... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2014 by Steve B.
(Verified Purchase)

I used Classic Shell to customize my start menu and what a difference it has made. This machine is very fast and and well built. It deserves 5 eggs!

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