Lenovo Y50 4K Ultra HD Laptop Reviewed – See Features, Specs, Reviews, and Where To Buy

Published on August 9th, 2014 | by Peter Paul

The Lenovo Y50 4K laptop is the company’s 4K variant of the Y50 Gaming laptop which I previously featured a few days ago. Like the Y50, the Y50 4K UHD version features the same design and built quality. It is powered by an Intel Core i7 Quad Core Haswell processor, has lots of RAM and storage options, great keyboard with numeric keys, and comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Maxwell discrete graphics processor. But what sets the Y50 from the Y50 4K UHD is its display (well obviously!) The Y50 4K features a 15.6″ inch display with a 3840×2160 Ultra High Definition or 4K display, giving you more room to work with, and images and text just looks fantastic. Check out more details about the Lenovo Y50 4K UHD premium multimedia laptop below and find out if this one is the 4K laptop for you. There’s also a video review below for additional reference, you should watch that one as well.

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Lenovo Y50 4K review

Lenovo Y50 4K Ultra HD Features

Just like I said earlier, the Lenovo Y50 UHD 4K features a new stylish design, similar with the other Y50 series. It features a nice backlit AccuType keyboard with great tactile feedback. It also features JBL stereo speakers with subwoofer and Dolby Advanced audio technology.

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Under the hood, the Lenovo Y50 4K is powered by a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ quad core Haswell processor with a base clock speed of 2.50GHz and Turbo clock speed of 3.5GHz. The processor is paired with either an 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory or a 16GB depending on the model.

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Its 15.6-inch UHD display is driven by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M discrete graphics processor in either 2GB or 4GB VRAM. For storage there is a 512GB SSD variant and a Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM hard drive + 8GB SSHD. The Lenovo Y50 4K doesn’t have any optical drive but an external DVD RW drive may be included, depending on the retailer.

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For network connectivity, it features an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 with Bluetooth 4.0. It also comes with an integrated 720p HD webcam and dual digital array microphone. For I/O ports, it has 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, an audio combo jack for headphone and mic, an HDMI port, a 4-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/SDXC/SDHC) , a LAN port and an SPDIF port.

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Lenovo Y50 4K Ultra HD Specifications

Processor4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 64
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA® GTX-860M 4GB (Maxwell)
MemoryUp to 16GB DDR3L
DisplayUp to 15.6" UHD (3840 x 2160) Display
Optical DriveBlu-ray / DVD-RW (available on select models)
Dimensions (W x D x H)15.23" x 10.37" x 0.9"
Weight5.29 lbs
KeyboardBacklit AccuType® keyboard
Camera720P
StorageUp to 1TB Hybrid SSHD with integrated 8 GB NAND flash or up to 512 SSD
AudioJBL® speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio V2
BatteryUp to 5 hours WiFi browsing depending on configuration
WirelessWiFi: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Bluetooth® 4.0
Connectors2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Audio Combo Jack (headphone and mic), HDMI-out, 4-in-1 (SD / MMC / SDXC / SDHC) card reader, RJ45, SPDIF
Entertainment and ProductivityZinio® Online Newsstand
Skype™
Amazon Kindle for PC
Microsoft® Office 365 Home Premium (30-day trial)
Lenovo® Cloud Storage
Evernote®
Security and SupportMcAfee® Internet Security (30-day free trial)
Lenovo VeriFace® Pro
Lenovo Companion

Price, Availability and Options

The Lenovo Y50 4K UHD is now available in the US. Price starts at $1,149 with the model Y50-70 (59445913) and can go up to $1,499.99 with the Y50-70 MultiTouch variant (59445767). Visit Lenovo’s Y50 UHD page here and choose from the different options and configure your own laptop.

Note: Check out the latest available Lenovo coupon codes, deals and discounts here and get (huge) savings and free shipping from various Lenovo products.

If you are from UK, the 4K variant of the Lenovo Y50 is available on Amazon UK here.

Lenovo Y50 4K Ultra HD Reviews

The Lenovo Y50 4K review video below is courtesy of LinusTechTips:

If the Lenovo Y50 4K UHD model is not for you, and you would rather get a more affordable 1080p version of the Lenovo Y50, see the reviews here.


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