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Lenovo Y50

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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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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 (£942.00), 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 (£942.00) 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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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Price Has Increased by £11.50

In the last 55 days the price of the Y50 has increased by £11.50.

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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Dimensions
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1tb8, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo 1tb8gb

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