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Lenovo IdeaPad Y50

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Overall 6

Lenovo Y50-70 Touch Review

LAPTOP Magazine
7 October 2014
  • Summary: When you see that a notebook has a 3840 x 2160p display, you expect brilliant color with precise detail. But the view on the $1,499 Lenovo Y50-70 Touch is rather...meh. The laptop offers respectable mid-level performance with a rather elegant-looking chassis and a comfortable keyboard.
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Lenovo Y50 Touch Gaming Notebook Review: In Touch With Your Budget

PC Perspective
3 October 2014
  • Excerpt: A little over a year ago, we posted our review of the Lenovo Y500, which was a gaming notebook that leveraged not one, but two discrete video adapters (2 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M in SLI, to be exact) to achieve respectable gaming performance at a reasonable price point (around $1,200 at the time of the review).
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Overall 9

Lenovo Y50

29 September 2014
  • Excerpt: The Lenovo Y50 Touch aims to take a make a stand in the gaming and desktop replacement market with this 15.6-inch Ultra HD model. It has 16GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive that make a speedy combination.
  • Pros: Great design, Spacious keyboard layout, Fantastic 4K Ultra HD display, Strong performance
  • Cons: Graphics card isn't strong enough for 4K gaming
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Overall 8
Performance 9
Sound 8
Battery performance 8
Display 8
Weight 9
Noise 9
Gaming performance 9
Connectivity 7
Keyboard 8
Temperature 7

Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712) Notebook Review Update

29 August 2014
  • Summary: The agony of choice. After our first review of the FHD version of the new Lenovo Y50 Gaming notebook, we are now focusing on a version with UHD display (3840x2160 pixels) and fast Samsung SSD. Full HD and matte or ultra HD and glossy? That's the question. We compare both displays.
  • Pros: High-end GPU for entry level price, Smart design, Brushed aluminum surface with rubberized wrist rest, Solid hinge, Display with high resolution, Loud and balanced speakers with subwoofer, Supports Nvidia Optimus, Fast SSD with large capacity, Respectable battery life, The fast and high-volume SSD as compared to the SSHD version.
  • Cons: The plastic display frame seems cheap in comparison to the other notebook parts, Surfaces heat up strongly under load, Reduced performance when running on battery only, Limited turbo boost, Low feedback of the keyboard, No dedicated keys to control volume and brightness, Neither DisplayPort nor mSATA
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Overall 8

Lenovo's Y50 is even better with 4K

28 August 2014
  • Summary: One of our favorite gaming laptops get a sharp 4K display that will make all kinds of content look better, although it's a bit of a tease, as you can't actually crank most games up to that resolution.
  • Pros: The Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K packs in features, including a mainstream graphics card, touchscreen, and full 4K resolution.
  • Cons: The 4K display looks much better than its dull 1080p predecessor, but the mid-level GPU means you won't actually be playing many games at 4K resolution.
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Overall 8

Lenovo Y50 Touch review: A midsize gaming system with style

15 August 2014
  • Summary: With the Y50 Touch, Lenovo has created a reasonably priced, not-too-big gaming laptop that doesn't look like a throwback. But the most serious PC gamers may want to hold out for a better display and faster GPU.
  • Pros: The Lenovo Y50 Touch has great style for a gaming laptop, plus a touchscreen, and it balances performance, size, and price to the benefit of mainstream gamers.
  • Cons: The display suffers from poor viewing angles and the midlevel graphics card means you can't run newer games at the highest detail settings.
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Overall 7

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

PC World
12 August 2014
  • Excerpt: We’ve finally arrived at the long-foretold future where gaming laptops can be slim and light enough to fit comfortably on your lap.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

11 August 2014
  • Conclusion: Overall, the Y50 Touch is a good option for gamers, as long as you keep an eye on weekly specials and retailer prices and obtain it for a price in our test unit's $1,200 ballpark. It won't net you bragging rights, but it will let you play even the latest games with the details nicely cranked up—while leaving you some cash in your pocket to buy those games with.
  • Pros: Good gaming performance for the price, Comfortable backlit keyboard, Great battery life for its class, Responsive touch screen
  • Cons: Mediocre display, Hard drive with solid-state buffer rather than full SSD
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Overall 4

Review: Lenovo Y50 Touch

28 July 2014
  • Excerpt: “Entry level” and “gaming machine” aren’t phrases that normally go together, and “Lenovo” isn’t typically a manufacturer that goes with either of them. Wisely ditching the ThinkPad brand is about the only decision that makes any sense around this oddball laptop—it’s just the Lenovo Y50 . But all told, it’s an “entry level portable gaming machine” that is likely to appeal to absolutely no one. The Y50 comes with three different display types: touch, non-touch, and 4K.
  • Pros: Patterned, brushed metal lid is a unique and stylish design.
  • Cons: Temperamental touchscreen and touchpad. Barely three hours of battery life. Some issues with temporary hanging at boot. Lackluster performance considering the price. Heavy at 5.8 pounds.
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Lenovo Y50 Touch Review

26 July 2014
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo Y50 is a monster. The discreet graphics, comfortable keyboard and insanely good speakers make it a gamer’s dream. Even music and video producers will find it nice. The screen disappoints though and the rat’s nest of add-on software make the out-of-box experience a bit rough.
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