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Lenovo Y50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Dec 2014
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Y50 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo Y50 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50 is 8.4GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the XPS 15[pl_2447535_price], or the Precision M4800[pl_2527995_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at include the Precision M4800[pl_2527995_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2447535_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50 also have a front camera.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include the Precision M4800[pl_2527995_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2447535_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Y50 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the Precision M4800[pl_2527995_price], or the Precision M4800[pl_2527995_price] both from DELL or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the Pro[pl_2883384_price], or the Pro[pl_2883384_price] both from HP.

If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price] (SSD).

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L3 Processor Cache

The Lenovo Y50 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have a L2 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst processor cache level is L2.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50. The processor caches of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Y50 range from 2MB to 8MB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y50 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Y50 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price], or the HP Omen 15-5110nr[plb_2986047_price].

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the HP Omen[plb_2709272_price].

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops that have been available for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2.2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 780GB. The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784726_price] (500GB), or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784730_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877682_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y50.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Y50.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2784730_price] (2.5GHz and cheaper), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877682_price] (2.5GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Qosmio X70-B[pl_2765608_price] (17.3"), or the X70-B[pl_2971307_price] (17.3") both from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 15[plb_2447535_price] (2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Y50 has a pretty standard battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Y50.

If this many processor core laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784726_price] (13h and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T540[pl_2784730_price] (13h and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2527995_price] (10h and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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 Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
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
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ddr3, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo i74720, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq
Barcodes 00000059444856, 00000059445557, 00888631850023, 00889800369278, 00889955073341
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