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Lenovo Y50 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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8 Reasons For

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo gaming laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50, the Lenovo Y50 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G751JT[plb_2567097_price] is also worth considering.

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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 gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo Y50 has a better storage medium than most gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Very Light

Gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50 have weights of between 1.6kg and 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. The Lenovo Y50 is fairly light (only 2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GP60 2PE[plb_2244293_price] (2.4kg).

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Y50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago have total storage capacitys of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Y50 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y50 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years is 54mAh and the biggest is 7,800mAh. With a battery capacity of only 54 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago 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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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50 have between three and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo Y50 which has four number of battery cellss.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Y50 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y50 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Medion Erazer X7611[plb_2170162_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Y50 has a fairly average battery life (max) (5 hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Slots
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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USB 3.0 Port
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Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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)
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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Weight
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AC Adapter Included
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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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 i74720, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq
Barcodes 00000059444856, 00888965166715, 00889800369278

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