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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 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo Y50 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The oldest PCI Express slots version of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50 is 2 and the newest is 3. The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Y50 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memorys (4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memorys of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y50 range from 0.51GB to 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Y50 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo Y50 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.8 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7 (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50.

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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 portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also 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 across all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50.

Across similar types of notebook 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 cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Y50.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y50 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 580GB. The Lenovo Y50 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo Y50 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

The slowest wi-Fi data rate (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 150 Mbit/s, the fastest is 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 320 Mbit/s. The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly fast wi-Fi data rate (max) (433 megabits per second) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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 a similar age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50 is 2h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. The Lenovo Y50 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 5 hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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 Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Y50 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst laptops of this age. The hard drive speeds of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Y50 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
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 Technology
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 (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

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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 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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Product Identifiers

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

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