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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y650. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The design and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and keyboard, and opinions are divided on the image quality.

portability, performance, design, size, screen

battery, keyboard, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the performance and usability are generally positive. The sound and price are also appreciated.

portability, price, sound, usability, performance

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Y650-8343UT 16-Inch LaptopLenovo IdeaPad Y650-8343UT 16-Inch Laptop

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

Lenovo Ideapad Y650 review


One of the first things you notice about the Lenovo Ideapad Y650 is its screen lid. The cover is made of black embossed rubber, smooth and very sturdy. Inside it's all white gloss on the keyboard, palmrest and touchpad, while the 16in widescreen...

The Lenovo Ideapad Y650 is not for budget-conscious customers. But with its better-than-average onboard sound, very good all around performance, and an equally noteworthy feature set, we think it does enough to justify its high price tag.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 4185 review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 4185


Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 4185

Movie-friendly 16:9 screen, thin and light, sturdy and stylish design, good speakers.

Too much dead space in the keyboard tray; multitouch touch pad isn't well supported.

Online media consumers who want a portable laptop with high style and plenty of screen real estate should give the Y650 a look.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Arthur Gies (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 Laptop Review


Extremely light, thin 16 inch notebook ; Some of the best laptop speakers around

Low resolution for such a large display ; Poor graphics performance for gaming

Looking to watch some videos after meetings? Between the big screen and office performance, this might work for you.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Roger Hibbert (

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y650


Lenovo's new IdeaPad Y650 hardly has a flaw. Its Apple-esque chassis is loaded with decent components and it even excels (gasp!) at video playback. The...

Innovative, touch-sensitive quick-launch bar. Prettier than Princess Buttercup. Special movie mode makes videos or DVDs look and sound better. Light for its size, right for its price

Deafening tone when you insert or remove the power connector is borderline dangerous if you’re wearing headphones. Though the speakers have a snazzy design, a moiré pattern in the grille makes them look dirty

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650


Look out, Apple. When it comes to thin-and-light media centers, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 is giving the MacBook Pro a run for its money.

As light as the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Tastefully designed. Fast and energy-efficient processor. HDMI and eSATA ports are present.

Only two USB ports. Multitouch feature gets in the way of navigating. Needs higher resolutions. Low-powered battery and no option to trade up.

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 (4185-34U)


Lenovo broke into the consumer laptop market with the IdeaPad Y510 and now ushers in a unique, attractive design that's one of the top systems in its class with the 16-inch Y650. At $1,399, this machine lacks certain refinements that its pricier...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650


This budget 16-inch notebook has a sleek, thin design along with powerful speakers and unique face-detection software.

With a sleek design, face detection, fast productivity performance, and booming Dolby speakers, the With a sleek design, face detection, fast productivity performance, and booming Dolby speakers, the $1,399 Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 raises the bar for what...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dushyant Khilnani (

Lenovo Ideapad Y650


Entertainment power-horse.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 Review


The IdeaPad Y650 has an all-new look compared to previous IdeaPad notebooks. As part of the new IdeaPad refresh earlier this year, the Y650 distinguishes itself as being one of the thinnest and lightest laptops in its class. In fact, the Y650 weighs...

Excellent build quality ; Solid performance ; Fantastic touchpad ; Good speakers

Limited selection of ports for a 16-inch multimedia notebook ; Keyboard is a little small considering the size of the notebook ; All-in-one bottom plate means you have to remove too many screws for upgrades ; Who needs palmrests when you can have armrests

That said, the Y650 is thinner and lighter than any other 16-inch notebook we've seen ... and the discrete graphics card in this machine is perfectly capable of handling HD video decoding and digital audio out over HDMI for watching movies on your...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

Lenovo Ideapad Y650


This is a feature-packed multimedia laptop, with JBL speakers and a Blu-ray drive.

An asking price of Rs. 1,03,990 effectively knocks the Ideapad Y650 off the wishlist of budget-conscious customers. But we think it does enough to justify its high price tag.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):3.5
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black, White
Product colour:Black, White


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display diagonal:40.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:84
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:P8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLGFE
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Cable lock slot:N
Password protection type:Supervisor


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):2.6
Height (rear):3