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Lenovo Y50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Y50. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Y50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Zbook 17, the ZBook 17, or the ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) all from HP.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP ZBook 17 which is cheaper.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the EliteBook 8470w, or the 8470w (£1,104.58) both from HP is also worth considering.

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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 typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB. The Lenovo Y50 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 similar age and spec to the Y50 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the XPS 15, or the Inspiron 15 (£949.95) both from DELL or the HP ENVY 17 (£1,028.00) which is cheaper.

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Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50 have maximum WiFi data rate of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s. At 433 megabits per second, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y50 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the HP ENVY 15 which is cheaper.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI GS60 (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 15, and the MSI GS70 is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire V3-551, the MSI GS70, or the Lenovo T540p which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50-70 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Y50 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 15, and the Lenovo T540p is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 17 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y50.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T540p (2.5kg and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec. 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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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Y50 has a pretty standard battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5h battery life notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Aspire V3-551, the Aspire V3-551G, or the Aspire V3-551G all from Acer.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (11h).

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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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
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
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 Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
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
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Mouse Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(80)
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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