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Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
  • Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • 15.24" x 10.37" x 0.94" 5.29 lbs.
  • External DVD +/-RW
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  • Brian C.
  • 2/18/2015 4:08:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Bang For Buck

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Backlit Keyboard
Runs Cool
Great Sound
Well Build - one back panel exposes all internal components with easy access to RAM/HDD

Cons: Touchpad
No quick mute button
Hybrid Drive?
Bloatware!

Other Thoughts: I upgraded to the Y50 from my old Y570 (which was my first love of a laptop). I knew about the bloatware from my old lappy and it was just as bad the second time around, I really wish Lenovo would cut back on the junk. The backlit keyboard can be turned off with a function key which is nice to save battery life, which is average when not gaming, however there is no function key to mute sound which is less than ideal. This laptop runs cool and is quiet even when the fan spins up during gaming. Even with the hybrid HDD in this machine I feel it boots and runs slowly. The back of the machine comes off in one piece and the RAM, HDD and Heatsinks are easily accessible which is nice for upgrades (I always put good thermal paste on heat tubes and you should too!). The sound on this machine is quite impressive for a laptop and the small ‘subwoofer’ in back adds a nice low tone, not talking huge bass here, but it's not bad. The worst part of this laptop is the touchpad. Right clicking is difficult, which is rather annoying. I find the Windows settings bar (the one that pops up when you scroll from the right) pops up when I try and do anything.

Overall it's a solid machine and worth the money as it can handle just about anything you can throw at it. I will say the first thing I will be upgrading is the HDD to an SSD to increase the battery life as well as performance.

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  • James S.
  • 2/15/2015 8:40:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt has it's issues, but I'd buy it again

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: -Good CPU and GPU, and an AC wireless card.
-Inexpensive for quality of components, probably the best bang for your buck for a gaming laptop.
-Very thin and light for what's packed into it.
-Can handle most games with decent graphics.
-Adequate battery life for what really is a gaming laptop. ~3 hours of mild use, 1-1.5 hours of gaming, although it seems to force itself to integrated graphics when not plugged in. Does what I expected and what I need it to, though.

Cons: -Windows 8
-Poor viewing angles and color representation with the TN panel.
-Keyboard cannot recognize more than 3 keys at a time in most situations, which is a nightmare in gaming.
-Came with issues out of the box, had to re-install windows to fix some system file problems that a system file check scan couldn't fix.
-TONS of bloatware. I've always used a self-built desktop, so this was a bit of a shock to me.
-Constantly stutters in games. Some background process is causing it, and I can't identify what it is. The only viable workaround I've managed is to run Razer Game Booster, which is annoying to have to start up every time I want to play a game.
-SSD cache is too small to affect much other than boot time and the hard drive is slooooooooow.
-The "always-on" USB ports are not always on.
-Audio port has constant white noise, which makes listening at low noise levels difficult.

Other Thoughts: For the money, you won't find much better than this. Even with its issues, I would definitely buy it again. If the TN panel didn't suck so bad, and there weren't so many software issues (needed to reinstall windows, bloatware, stuttering without running Razer Game Booster) this would have easily made 5 eggs for me. The keyboard, not always on "always on" ports, and audio jack were disappointments as well, but not enough to take an egg off for.

Once it's no longer under warranty, I plan on getting a solid state to replace the slow hard drive and an IPS panel to replace the TN one. Combined with a fresh install of windows 10 with no bloatware, this should hopefully fix all the major flaws with it. A shame it'll cost a few hundred dollars on top of the price, though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2015 7:52:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop.

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Owned for almost 6 months, and I have the 4710HQ model, which newegg dropped, but it's the same as this. GTX 860m will play BF4, Titanfall, Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012, all on high-ultra. BF4 dips to low 40's on ultra, so high is recommended.

Cons: The screen, fingerprint magnet, slow hard drive, and bloatware.

Other Thoughts: None of the cons are enough to drop an egg. The screen is actually really good, if you look at it straight on which is a hassle for a lot of people. The bloatware can be removed easily. I'd recommend if you do buy this, either get a SSD, or a 7200 rpm HDD.

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  • Marc M.
  • 2/11/2015 3:36:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother amazing Laptop

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Excellent build quality. Nice stylish design. Illuminated keyboard. Windows 8.1. Very well ventilated. dedicated Nvidia GPU. On sale sub $1000. Full Keyboard. Really, this is more a desktop replacement than laptop.

Cons: It is true the screen's viewing angles are a bit restricted, but if you're watching video or gaming from any angle than actually in front of it, that I ask...."What is wrong with you?" Not difficult to turn a laptop to have it's screen face you.

Other Thoughts: This was purchased for my son. I already own the 16 GB RAM model and he wanted one as well but opted for the 8 GB RAM model. He is as pleased with his as I am with mine. Both are used for heavy gaming and although they are not the top of the line, they are VERY respectable machines! Also, it's Lenovo (IBM). That in itself says quality.

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  • Brandon W.
  • 2/7/2015 4:55:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLenovo Y50

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Very Fast for a laptop. Faster than my AMD desktop.
Plays lots of games on Ultra, most games on High
LED Keyboard
Very good value for money
Wi-Fi is fast.

Cons: Fingerprints show on every surface. (Wipe it off every so often)
Lots of Lenovo bloatware. (Easily Removed)
The screen isn't the best. (Easily Replaced)
Short Battery life, 2-3 hrs tops. Don't try to play games on battery. It won't last long.

Other Thoughts: The cons aren't enough to drop an egg.

The fingerprints are more about my OCD than a problem with the laptop.

It runs really fast, has great graphics and sound. The screen looks better if you turn the brightness up and make some adjustments to the color. If it really bothers you, you can replace the screen and still have a great laptop at a lower price than some of the competitors.

It really is a great laptop with a lot of power in a small package.
And for the money, there aren't a lot of competitors with similar quality at this price point.

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  • James R.
  • 1/3/2015 12:40:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMay have serious HDD problems

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: - It has many pros, to which a lot of the better-rated reviews speak. You get pretty good bang-for-your-buck for performance (although, if you want gaming, try to find somewhere with the y510p with SLI in stock).

Cons: - BEWARE LENOVO - this point was my motivator to write this review. My old y510p was stolen, and I received this y50 as my new laptop on November 12th, 2014. Except for bloatware and awful touchpad, it worked pretty well. I kept getting some mini-freezes and some slow loads, but the Y series are known for having sub-par HDD speeds, and I just wrote it off as part of the value.

HOWEVER, on December 28, less than 2 months after I ordered the laptop, the HDD failed. As far as I can tell, it was a complete failure; it would not show up in the BIOS (and I tried all setting permutations with Legacy, etc.), and a recovery/reinstall couldn't find the HDD. I didn't open it up to look at the connections, etc., for fear of voiding my warranty. I took very good care of the laptop, and rarely traveled with it.

So, chalking it up to bad luck, I talked with Lenovo and got the RMA set up. A few days after returning it, I was notified by Lenovo that the required replacement component, the 1TB HDD, is unavailable. I called Lenovo today, and they have no ETA on when it will be replaced; I was told they hoped to have it back within 2 weeks, but couldn't actually say. Considering shipping time and such, it'll then take at least 3 weeks to replace a laptop that I possessed for about 7 weeks.

The real point of concern here for anyone looking at a review is not just that the HDD failed so quickly, but that Lenovo is currently not able to replace a default HDD for a currently-sold model. If you do some searches online, it looks like Lenovo laptop 1TB HDDs have a habit of dying within a few months. Combined with the unavailability of a replacement drive, this makes me very suspicious about an actual defect in the laptops, versus just bad luck on my end.

In short, 1) beware of Lenovo's awful RMA/service policy, which this is just one example of, and 2) if you can find a different brand at a similar price (which, admittedly, isn't easy), I'd recommend considering it instead.

- Other cons: the touchpad is absolutely awful, and the laptop comes with a huge amount of bloatware. Load times are slow too, which has been attributed in professional reviews to the HDD's poor performance (not just in cases of HDD failure).

* To clarify, these complaints aren't with Newegg; I've only dealt with Lenovo here.

Other Thoughts: Prior to these serious concerns about the HDD they use, I would have given this laptop 4 eggs for it's solid performance, taking into account the terrible touchpad.

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  • josiah d.
  • 12/21/2014 2:13:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggslenovo y50 i7 4710hq 8gb 1tb/8gb ssd

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: great value
fast for the price
plays wow @ 95fps on ultra
plays arma 3 @ 50fps on high settings
no wifi connection issues so far
runs really cool for a laptop

Cons: brushed aluminum shows every little finger print
trackpad sometimes doesnt register in games
bloatware
hard drive is slow at first until the ssd portion learns what you use most

Other Thoughts: Let me say first that i bought this laptop refurbished. Came looking brand new, looked it over really well and could not tell why it was refurbished, still have no clue. If you plan on buying this laptop for games, and just want to be able to play on the go, this laptop is for you. This is by far the best bang for your buck on the market right now. Excellent keyboard, full number pad, runs cool (which from my experience means increased life on the computer as a whole) I've had many 5+ hour gaming sessions on this since i got it, alt tabbing to monitor temperatures every time i think of it, and have no seen 70C on any cpu core yet, and havent seen anything above 67C on the graphics card. I do use a cooler master laptop cooler however which will help.

If you buy this computer i reccommend spending the extra money to get the i7, it is worth it. Twice the threads, and much more power. Don't spend $800 on something when you can spend just a little more and get something much better.

The screen is not nearly as bad as most reviews make it out to be, yes it does wash out at an angle, however if you are a normal person who actually likes to look at their screen while you use your laptop you will undoubtedly be just fine with it, or spend the extra $80 and get a replacement ips display and spend 5 minutes changing it.

The harddrive is slower, it is only 5400rpm, however it does speed up quite a bit when your ssd gets used to what you use the most, and mine is about the same speed if not faster than my desktop with a western digital 1tb 7200.

I would reccommend this laptop to anyone, experienced gamer/laptop owner or not. This is a great place to start, and with a simple swap of a hard drive, and a $90 screen you can have a laptop that will compete with those twice its price.

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  • Michael R.
  • 12/5/2014 3:12:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsInoperable amount of bloatware.

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Slick design at least. Solid feel.

Cons: So much bloatware its inoperable, like foreal. On top of the bloat ware that would take you several hours to delete, you have figure out how to work Windows 8 somehow? As a first time user of windows 8, i have got to say im incredibly impressed!; with how poorly constructed this cellphone like operating system is. Horrendously developed as what seems to be a cell phone operating system on a pretty decent piece of hardware. A laughing stock i might add. Windows 8 is a user interface, layered on top of a classic desktop theme. Every corner, Every endeavour, Every Task, of this operating system has lead to nowhere but atrocious troubleshooting and googling. Im stuck burning my mouse pad with how much i move my mouse to get a simple task done. I finally couldnt take it anymore, i had to uninstall and install Windows 7. Upon finally accessing the boot priority window, in which the user manual gave incorrect information on how to accomplish this task, i was troubled with an ERROR, EFI USB Device has been blocked by the current security policy. So i guess the bloatware has infected the entire hard drive. So you might have to buy an extra hard drive for this pc upon your purchase.

Other Thoughts: I have never been troubled with bloatware so hard that i actually considered buying a new hard drive ever in my entire life.

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  • Patricia D.
  • 11/15/2014 11:59:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPretty meh

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Backlighting is nice, having 1TB of HDD space is also really nice.

Cons: the 860m is a pretty low end graphics card in the scheme of things, It has trouble running the latest games on good settings, it's about on par with a $200 desktop GTX 660 but it clocks slower and is a bit weaker. The i7 is only 2.40 ghz which is almost half the speed of my desktop i7 (4790k) so it's pretty slow.

Other Thoughts: I bought this so I could still game on the go but it seems that i'm going to need to upgrade to a more expensive laptop to really have fun on the go.

Overall a decent gaming laptop if your on a budget and just want to play games like Skyrim but for a more serious PC gamer, a desktop or a $1800+ laptop is what you need,

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  • Nirmala V.
  • 11/13/2014 8:46:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent Laptop, Has a consistent issue

This review is from: Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: - Very Slim, low profile
- Nice display (some people don't like it though)
- Good graphics card (still have trouble on some games)
- nice keyboard and lighting

Cons: * Big Issue *
About a month after I got this laptop It randomly shut off while doing nothing but a skype call. Curiously I looked into it and it was caused by a Kernel Event ID: 41 which is a Kernel Power error. This occurs at minimum twice a week and occurs randomly. It has occurred using different programs (intensive and non-intensive) such as skype, onenote, and video games. I looked online to see if other people have this issue, and MANY people have it with no fix. People have tried re-installing windows, swapping harddrive (although the bios locks the hdd?) among updates and nothing fixes it. People have mostly just returned this laptop and then bought a different one which I don't want to do because I like it but I cant risk my work getting deleted over some random shutdowns.

Other Thoughts: Pretty disappointing with Lenovo's support as well, was on the phone a couple times had to wait up to an hour and a half while some guy tried to isolate the error (41) to what I already found.

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