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

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9 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Gaming laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50, the processor clock speed of the Lenovo Y50 of 2.8 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Y50 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

We compared all the other 2.8GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the MSI GP70 is also worth considering.

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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 are a comparable age to the Y50 do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL Latitude 14 E7440, or the Lenovo Y50-70 which is cheaper.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Y50, or the MSI GP60 Leopard is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Very Light

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50 the weights range from 1.6kg to 5.5kg. The Lenovo Y50 is quite light (only 2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the MSI GP70 (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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of this age and type range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh, and the average battery capacity is 5,200mAh. 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.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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11 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 notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years 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

Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 1,100MHz and 1,300MHz. At only 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y50.

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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 of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

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

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Y50 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Y50 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i5) is actually the worst processor family amongst all gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50.

An Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family is the best processor family across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the gaming laptops that came out more than two years ago the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB. The Lenovo Y50 has one of the smallest processor caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y50 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The cache memory of the Lenovo Y50 of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Y50. The smallest cache memory of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50 is 3MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.6MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Lenovo Y50 is a four processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. The Lenovo Y50 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the GP70, and the GS60 both from MSI which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the GP70, or the GS60 both from MSI which is cheaper.

If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the MSI GS60 is also worth considering.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that came out 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think the GP70, and the GS60 both from MSI which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 5h battery life portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Y50-70.

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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Stepping
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Tjunction
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Memory
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Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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Video Compression Formats

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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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