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Lenovo Y50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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Sparing nothing in terms of performance, the Lenovo Y50 boats discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics and the latest Intel processors. Go ahead and ratchet up the graphics settings for even the... More
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13 Reasons For

A Top Selling Product

The Y50 is one the fastest selling portable PC currently on sale.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50 is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. The Lenovo Y50 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all notebook PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo Y50 has a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the GP70 Leopard, or the GS60 both from MSI which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the MSI GS30 2M.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the gaming laptops that were released one year ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Y50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.

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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 laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50, the Lenovo Y50 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Alienware 13 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 4,800mAh, and the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,400mAh. The Lenovo Y50 has a very small battery capacity (only 54 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Y50 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Y50 have between four and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo Y50 which has four battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The hard drive speeds of gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y50 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Y50.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the MSI GS60 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the MSI GS70 2QE (2.7GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50.

Other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the GS60, or the GP70 Leopard both from MSI.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the MSI GS70 2QE (1.1TB).

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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 similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GS60.

If this gaming laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 2QE (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Alienware 13 (2kg and cheaper), or the MSI GP70 Leopard (2.7kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Alienware 13 (8.5h) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1tb8, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo i74720, lenovo gtx960, lenovo 1tb8gb, lenovo gtx960m, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq
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