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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 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. Reviews about the screen and size are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the image quality. There are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and keyboard.

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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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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the performance and usability. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Y650 16.0" 320GB HDD 4GBY650 16.0" 320GB HDD 4GB

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (techadvisor.co.uk)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (wired.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 : Dushyant Khilnani (tech.firstpost.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Y650

 

Entertainment power-horse.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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 (pcworld.in)

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

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

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 : Jayesh Shinde (reseller.co.nz)

Lenovo Ideapad Y650

 

A lightweight 16-inch laptop with an impressive slew of features

PCW RATING: 87/100 (VERY GOOD)

Sep, 2009
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

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

Graphics

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

Keyboard

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

Memory

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

Networking

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

Performance

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

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

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
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25
Tjunction:105

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

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Password protection type:Supervisor

Software

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

Storage

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

Depth:26
Height (front):2.6
Height (rear):3
Weight:2.55
Width:39