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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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13 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average ratings for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Lenovo Y50 has a newer on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it have a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y50 ranges from 11.2/12 to 12.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50 is 1.7GHz, the fastest is 2.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.5GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Asus G751JT[plb_2567097_price] which has better reviews.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y50.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 is fairly light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50. The weights of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50 range from 1.6kg to 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y50. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 3.1GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50 is 54mAh and the biggest is 7,800mAh. At 7,400 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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15 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y50 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Y50 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50. Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 1,000MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y50, the Lenovo Y50 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.92MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 100MP. The Lenovo Y50 has one of the lower front camera resolution (numeric)s (only 0.92 megapixels) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Y50 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average display diagonal of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Y50 is 17".

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Only Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Y50 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i5) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50 is 3MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average cache memory is 5.4MB. At only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst gaming laptops of this age. The processor caches of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50 range from 3MB to 8MB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y50 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50 the total storage capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50 have between four and seven processor threadss, including the Lenovo Y50 which has four processor threadss.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Y50. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y50 the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.5GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst laptops of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs that have been available for 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.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
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
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
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 (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

(76)
18 October 2015

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21 July 2015

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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

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1 April 2015

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User Reviews

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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!

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by James R.
(Verified Purchase)

Prior to these serious concerns about the HDD they use, I would have given this laptop 4 eggs for it's solid performance, taking into account the terrible touchpad...

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

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