Lenovo Y50 Gaming Laptop Now Available – See Features, Specs, Reviews, and Where To BuyPublished on June 28th, 2014 | by Peter Paul
Planning to buy a multimedia gaming laptop? Lenovo has released its successor to the popular Y510p gaming laptop, featuring a new design and more powerful components – the Lenovo Y50. The Lenovo Y50, in a gist, is powered by a 4th Generation Intel Haswell Core i7 Quad Core processor paired with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Maxwell discrete graphics processor. It’s also built with lots of features that is geared towards multimedia and gaming. Check out the rest of its features, specification, price and where to buy below. There are also Lenovo Y50 review videos below for your reference.
UPDATE: An Ultra High Definition 4K variant of the Y50 is also available. See Lenovo Y50 4K Ultra HD Laptop Reviewed
Lenovo Y50 Features
On the outside, the Lenovo Y50 features a new stylish design that is not too aggressive but enough to make your eyes look at it. It has a nice 15.6-inch Full HD display (1920×1080 native resolution) with anti-glare finish. The Y50 is available in both Touch and Non Touch display.
The Lenovo Y50 is built with JBL designed stereo speakers and subwoofer with Dolby Advanced audio for a better audio experience. It also comes with an integrated 720p HD webcam and dual digital array microphone, perfect for chatting. Its keyboard is backlit for low-light conditions and features Lenovo’s popular AccuType keyboard design.
Under the hood, the Lenovo Y50 is powered by a powerful 4th Gen. Intel Core i7-4700HQ quad core Haswell processor. Another variant of the Y50 comes with an Intel Core i7-4710HQ, but performance difference is not that significant or noticeable in real life. The powerful processor is paired with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Maxwell discrete processor with up to 4GB VRAM memory. The Y50 supports up to 16GB of DDR3L memory.
When it comes to storage, the Lenovo Y50 can be installed with up to 1TB HDD with integrated 8GB Hybrid SSHD NAND flash, or up to 512GB SSD for maximum speed. It also features WiFi Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 with Bluetooth 4.0, and a number of I/O ports.
The Lenovo Y50 measures 15.23″ x 10.37″ x 0.9″ inches and weighs only 5.29 lbs (2.4 kg), making it very portable and easy to carry. See the rest of its specifications below.
Lenovo Y50 Specifications
|Processor||4th Gen Intel® Core i7-4700HQ (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 64bit|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (Maxwell) with up to 4GB Memory|
|Memory||Up to 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz|
|Display||15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, AntiGlare (available in Touch and Non-Touch)|
|Optical Drive||None (External only)|
|Dimensions||15.23" x 10.37" x 0.9" inches (W x D x H)|
|Keyboard||Backlit AccuType® keyboard|
|Camera||720p HD Webcam|
|Storage||Hybrid HDD up to 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD, or up to 512 SSD|
|Audio||JBL® speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio V2|
|Wireless||WiFi: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
|Connectors||2 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|
|Battery||4 Cell 54 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion
Up to 5 hours WiFi browsing depending on configuration
Note: Technical specifications may not reflect currently available options for all models due to variability in supply.
Price, Availability and Options
The Lenovo Y50 15.6-inch gaming laptop is now widely available in US and comes in either Touch or Non Touch display. Lenovo is also offering a full 1 year warranty on this gaming machine.
For the Lenovo Y50 (Non-Touch) variant, you have four pre-configured models to choose from. Price starts at $949 up to $1249 USD. Check out Lenovo’s official Y50 page here.
As for the Lenovo Y50 Touch variant, you get to choose from five pre-configured models. Price starts at $1,099 up to $1,299 USD. Visit Lenovo’s Official Y50 Touch page here and start configuring your own.
UPDATE: If you are looking for the 4K model of the Y50 see it here: Lenovo Y50 4K UHD Laptop
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Lenovo Y50 Reviews
There are several Lenovo Y50 reviews already available from YouTube. These are reviews from people who purchased the Y50 and have spent quite some time with the gaming laptop already.
Below is a Lenovo Y50 review courtesy of Eternal2007:
Here’s an unboxing and a brief review of the Y50 courtesy of Bee Ho:
Here is a Lenovo Y50 review that covers the gaming performance, courtesy of Bee Ho: