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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

  • Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 8GB SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • External DVD+/-RW
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Seyar A.
  • 8/22/2014 12:34:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: -Good audio
-Lightweight
-High performance
-Great Specs
-No Hardware issues

Cons: -You will notice the screen isn't the best quality
-The hard drive speed is meh
- Can easily see fingerprints
-Need to manually update Nvidia Drivers (only put this here because some people might not know how)

Other Thoughts: As for the screen Quality when you update the Nvidia Drivers it gets a lot better, so that less of an issue.

If you have one of those wipes for your keyboard fingerprints on the top aren't an issue either

Didn't put this as a con or pro but the external CD drive i personally didn't like it but I knew about it before i bought it made it lighter but a little less convenient

The only flaw i found with the laptop is the hard drive speed and that's it and it doesn't bother me to much so

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  • Tyler D.
  • 8/18/2014 12:54:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSevere Regressions

Pros: >Powerful CPU + GPU combo
>Nice matte screen
>Lightweight for power
>Nice port layout
>Fast with SSD + GNU/Linux
> Built-in speakers are nice

Cons: >Keyboard is regressed in quality from Y500 model laptops and back, sometimes keystrokes don't register properly
>Under load without AC power, will cut power unexpectedly
>Gets really hot under load, keyboard gets unreasonably hot, uncomfortable to game on for any length of time.
>Bug in BIOS where if you have eth0 plugged in, menus will freeze and you have to cut power
>Nvidia Optimus is a wreck, with no option to just use the GPU instead of switchable graphics, getting it working on GNU/Linux is a mini-nightmare.
>Screws on the back are too small and at 45 degree angles, making crossthreading commonplace and taking the back shell off a nightmare.
>No internal mSATA port
>Battery not removable
>Scratches + hand oil shows easily
>Low quality 3.5mm onboard audio
>AC adapter is in propriatary box shape and is clunky, instead of traditional round 90 degree DC plugs.

Other Thoughts: The BIOS turn me off, as they are so buggy and offer very little in the way of actually changing anything, although that's probably more of an issue with InsydeH20 BIOS and not the manufacturer, but they still refuse to acknowledge it as an issue.
The keyboard is miserable to type on due to the excess heat around the left side of it, and I often have to press extra hard to make sure that keystrokes are entered, making gaming sometimes unpleasant.

Not worth the cost.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/6/2014 2:03:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad

Pros: good component

Cons: bad screen
low bat. life

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  • David F.
  • 7/16/2014 7:06:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value with a few tradeoffs

Pros: Good value for price
New Maxwell 860 M video card is great at this price point
Sleek

Cons: display has some issues

Other Thoughts: The display is a bit washed out--but check your lenovo setting and you can change screen mode from "standard" to photo or movie--which is much less washed out. Even then, I'm not sure if this screen is better than my old y580 and is probably worse. But unlike the y580, it has dual band wireless! It's a solid gaming laptop and for the price it's a good investment.

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  • Joel S.
  • 7/12/2014 7:34:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWashed out

Pros: The maxwell architecture of the GTX 860m is great as long as you disable lenovo's driver signing and update Nvidia's drivers yourself. Track pad and keyboard are great as well.

Cons: The monitor is washed out. The black levels are completely unsatisfactory for a modern gaming notebook. And, the viewing angles are not good either. Lenovo, seriously you could have charged an extra $50 and gave us a great monitor, but you didn't. Shame on you for skimping on easily one of the most important aspects of a gaming notebook.

Other Thoughts: For the price, you can't beat it. Overall it's good

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  • Henry H.
  • 6/29/2014 3:06:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat laptop for the price... With one bottleneck

Pros: Let me just say that this laptop is amazing for gaming. It boasts a 4th gen i7 cpu, a geforce gtx 860 maxwell gpu, and 8gb of ddr3 ram. If that doesn't scream performance, I dont know what does. I can run skyrim in ultra settings for at least 60 fps (I capped the fps). I never lag in any of my games, unless it's connection related.

Cons: The one thing that I would have liked the y50 to be improved on is the hard drive. The 5400 rpm harddrive is RIDICULOUSLY slow. They could've made it 7200 rpm for just a little bit more, but if you can, swap the harddrive for an ssd. Also, the ram comes it 2x4gb ram sticks which kind of sucks because there's only two ram slots. The keyboard is also a bit hard to use. For some reason, it takes a bit of force to press the keys, or it could just be me.

Other Thoughts: There's a 25gb ssd that you can put all your frequently used programs in. I guess it's to compensate for the 5400 rpm hard drive.

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  • Joel A.
  • 6/17/2014 4:38:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful value gaming notebook

Pros: - Very fast components
- Maxwell gtx860m is a beast. Runs BF4 on high with an average of 50+ fps
- Cool and quiet
- Matte finish on the keyboard is very comfortable
- Touchpad gestures are wonderful. One of the better Windows Touchpads I have used.
- Keyboard backlighting is great looking.

Cons: - 1080p TN Display leaves a lot to be desired. Poor viewing angles and its a bit washed out, Given the price, this doesn't surprise me
- Keyboard sometimes misses keystrokes, but you can change your style of typing to correct for it. It also has a bit of flex in certain places.
- The SSHD from Western Digital is slow..maxes out at about 100MB/s reads and 90MB/s writes
- Glossy display bezel looks cheap
- Speakers leave a bit to be desired, and there is white noise in the headphone jack.
- Battery is only 3.5 - 4 hours max.
- 8GB of DDR3 comes in two DIMMs

Other Thoughts: Compared to other gaming notebooks that come in at this price, the Y50 is a great deal. It is very portable, and easily upgradeable. The maxwell GPU scores 3600 in Firestrike stock. The fan is always running (but is quiet) and it keeps the processor at 38-45c while surfing the web or performing office work.

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  • MYRADEL A.
  • 6/14/2014 10:43:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Slim Gaming Laptop

Pros: - Slim
- Great Graphics Card (On par with the 755M SLI in the 510P)
- Runs very cool even under heavy gaming loads
- JBL Speakers provide good audio
- 4th Gen i7 at this price is a steal
- The hybrid HDD does seem to speed up things. The SSD is used for caching
- Upgrade friendly. Really easy to upgrade the RAM or switch out the HDD.

Cons: - The 5400RPM HDD may be too slow for some. If so I'd recommend upgrading to an SSD.

Other Thoughts: I was debating on purchasing this laptop or the 510P that runs SLI graphics. I have to say after trying out both I'm happy I went with the Y50. Its slimmer, lighter, uses less battery, and runs remarkably cool. The 510P's SLI graphics may provide more power, but from what I've seen the 860m isn't very far off ad in some games runs better than the SLI, plus you won't run into problems with games not optimized for SLI.

Overall, its a great laptop and a great value for what you're getting.

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