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Lenovo Y50 (59425944) Gaming Notebook 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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  • David F.
  • 7/16/2014 7:06:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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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
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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
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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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