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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB May 2014
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21 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Y50 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of this type and age which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Y50 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.51GB and 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. The discrete graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo Y50 of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y50 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y50.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Y50 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Y50.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP 8470p[plb_2830659_price] (2.9GHz).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y50 is 520GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y50 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Y50. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 580GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

At 433 megabits per second, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average maximum WiFi data rate of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50 is 340 Mbit/s.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo Y50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Y50 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Y50 has a relatively typical weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 2.4kg heavy portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite C55[plb_2566805_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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

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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

(199)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1tb8, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo 1tb8gb
Barcodes 00888631850030, 08886318500300

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