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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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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Many processor cores laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor cores laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

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 cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC 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 laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50.

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a similar age and type to the Y50 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB. When compared to other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo Y50 of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

With a wi-Fi data rate (max) of 433 megabits per second, the Lenovo Y50 has a quite fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were released more than two years ago. The wi-Fi data rate (max)s of many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50 range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 310 Mbit/s.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on laptops of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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4 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 4 hours, the Lenovo Y50 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The battery life (max)s of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 2.5h to 22h.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

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

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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 many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard processor frequency (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50.

If this many processor cores portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Y50 UHD[plb_2658715_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Y50.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Y50 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y50 UHD[plb_2658715_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y50.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50 UHD[plb_2658715_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the HP 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.4kg heavy laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50 UHD[plb_2658715_price].

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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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Specification

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Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
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Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
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Display
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Touchscreen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
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Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
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4G
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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Full-Size Keyboard
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Drivers Included
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel® Secure Key
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Mouse Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(76)
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

(113)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1tb8, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo gtx960, lenovo 1tb8gb, lenovo i74720, lenovo gtx960m, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq
Barcodes 00000059445809, 00888772456283, 00888772487812, 00889955349538, 08887724562838, 08887724878120

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