Reviews and Problems with Lenovo IdeaPad Y50 / IdeaPad Y50-70
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Lenovo Y50 Laptop
26 May 2015
Excerpt: If you’re not interested in customization and upgrades, then this gaming laptop is one of the best options on the market. It comes with an Intel i7 quad-core processor for terrific speed and performance, as well as equipped with Windows 8.1.
Excerpt: 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 champion the conundrum with its new Y50 series notebook.
Summary: When it comes to Lenovo’s laptops, they have always been associated with business.However, over the years, they’ve managed to successfully branch out to other segements and the company’s latest multimedia/gaming notebook, the Lenovo Y50-70 is proof that they can do more.
Summary: Overall, the Y50-70 Touch can't hold a candle to better-equipped models that don't cost that much more. For example, the $1,649 Gigabyte P25X offers beastly graphics with more than 7 hours of battery life.
Lenovo Y50 Touch Gaming Notebook Review: In Touch With Your Budget
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...
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
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 SS...
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 m...
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.