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Lenovo Y50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50 is 3.3GB.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Y50 has a better storage medium than most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that have been on the market 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 actually the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Light

The lightest gaming laptop that is a comparable age to the Y50 is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50 amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Y50 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Y50 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this Lenovo laptop have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50.

Across similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50, the Lenovo Y50 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Y50 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 120GB to 2.1TB. At only 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y50 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year have battery capacities of between 54mAh and 7,400mAh. At only 54 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Y50.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Y50 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y50.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

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LED Backlight
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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USB Sleep-and-Charge
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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)
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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