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Lenovo Y50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Lenovo Y50. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The portability and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the touchpad and size. Comments about the image quality and usability are different.

performance, price, portability, design, keyboard

screen, durability, reliability, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Y50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (pocket-lint.com)

Lenovo Y50 review: Good for gamers

 

Buying a gaming laptop can get expensive. The sort of expensive that'll make you wince and have you scoping out your cupboards for things you can flog on eBay. The Lenovo Y50 is designed to be an antidote to that kind of financial anxiety. The Lenovo...

Decent value, good mid-range GPU that can handle just about any game

Limited maximum screen brightness, fan stays on all the time, slightly dodgy trackpad

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 GS20.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Lenovo Y50 review

 

Lenovo's latest gaming laptop: lightweight in more ways than one

Excellent, unique design ; Fantastic value ; Pleasant speakers

Dreadful screen ; Inconsistent game performance ; Limited configurations ; Short battery life

Scores in depth There's no lack of options if you are looking for a 15-inch gaming laptop. Between the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro getting a new gorgeous 3K screen and newer, better packages like the Gigabyte P35W, this mid-size range of gaming machines gets...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop review: Great performance spoiled by a sub-par display

 

A strong CPU and GPU don't make up for a crummy LCD.

Strong price-to-performance ratio ; Attractively thin brushed-aluminum enclosure ; Good-quality speakers

Abysmal display with limited viewing angles ; Flimsy, awkwardly located trackpad ; Mushy keyboard

The Lenovo Y50 is a bargain among gaming laptops—provided you can tolerate its subpar display, keyboard, and trackpad.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo Y50

 

Sleek and slimmed-down design; Excellent gaming performance; Good battery life for a gaming notebook ; Display has dull color and limited viewing angles; Shallow keyboard and jumpy touchpad ; The Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop delivers powerful performance...

Display has dull color and limited viewing angles; Shallow keyboard and jumpy touchpad ; The Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop delivers powerful performance in a lightweight design, but we'd opt for the ultra HD screen.

The Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop delivers powerful performance in a lightweight design, but we'd opt for the ultra HD screen.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo Y50 Review

 

Lenovo hopes to keep its budget-gaming crown with the Y50.

Portable chassis design ; Excellent performance ; Solid battery life

Keys lack feedback ; Subpar display ; Slow HDD ; The Lenovo Y50’s strong performance and slimmer chassis design make it one of the better affordable gaming laptops on the market, but the device’s subpar display is easily outclassed by competitors.

The Lenovo Y50’s strong performance and slimmer chassis design make it one of the better affordable gaming laptops on the market, but the device’s subpar display is easily outclassed by competitors.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Totally disappointed

 

Bought this laptop specifically for image editing owing to its great uktra 4K screen (and it is good). However, when booting up first time I was instructed to update the graphics card but this failed 4 times and eventually the update request...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (tesco.com)

Very good!

 

Had this a week and am really happy I got it. Super fast and just great.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (tesco.com)

Lovely Laptop

 

U might think it a bit expensive. Worth its price dude.\n\nVery thin design, not heavy, good production quality.\n\nSpend an hour to update from win8 to win10.\n\nNow, it's on the way to the Matlab & Lightroom. Hah.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (tesco.com)

Satisfied

 

This purchase turned out great for me delivery was fast and the product was working as intended

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Product!

 

would recommend to people that need a fast and convenient laptop to work on and play with.

- Fast - Looks good - Convenient to work with even in low light env.

- nothing I can think about, maybe it is worth to mention that it not light but it is a part of it's specs.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:54 / 7400
Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced v2

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port:No / Y
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM86
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.6
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200H / I7-4720HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1364 / BGA1364
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:78934
Processor code:SR15G / SR1Q8
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Size:2.5
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
SSD capacity:256
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:26.5 / 264
Height :2.29
Height (front):1.55
Height (rear):2.3
Weight:2.4
Width:38.8 / 387