Lenovo IdeaPad Y650


Lenovo IdeaPad Y650Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 (IdeaPad Y Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Display: 16.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 72.71% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 68%, features: 82%, display: 68% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

80% Lenovo Ideapad Y650 review
Source: PC Advisor English
One of the first things you notice about the Lenovo Ideapad Y650 is its screen lid. The cover is made of black embossed rubber, smooth and very sturdy. Inside it's all white gloss on the keyboard, palmrest and touchpad, while the 16in widescreen display (1366x768 resolution) is adorned by a black bezel. The Lenovo Ideapad Y650 is not for budget-conscious customers. But with its better-than-average onboard sound, very good all around performance, and an equally noteworthy feature set, we think it does enough to justify its high price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 4185
Source: CNet English
In a media-saturated online world, it's no surprise that whole categories of laptops now seem made to appeal to the home streaming-video connoisseur. Lenovo's IdeaPad Y series, and the Y650 in particular, look tailor-made for those that want to watch TV and media on a big, bright screen with better-than-average audio, and a decor-friendly design to match. Online media consumers who want a portable laptop with high style and plenty of screen real estate should give the Y650 a look.
70, Display 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Y650
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
ThinkPad fans should be happy to see that Lenovo is making a run at the consumer notebook market. The Lenovo Y650 is a strong contender amongst HP, Dell and Sony notebooks. It has a display that rivals Sony's high-end displays, Dolby audio with JBL hardware that can compete with HP's Altec Lansing setup and good performance for most productivity, multimedia and gaming applications. The notebook has a thin, sleek design and it has a good number of ports including an HDMI out port. The price is competitive at $1,149 - $1,249 and should be on the short list for those who are looking for a mid-sized notebook that can handle multimedia and moderate gaming. The battery life means this isn't a notebook for frequent travelers and those who are away from power for long periods of time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 notebook
Source: English
Overall the IdeaPad is a well designed laptop that can act as both a desktop replacement and a capable entertainment notebook. There are some small minor faults, like a shaky display and only two USB slots, but generally it’s quite solid. Buyers will have to like the design enough to spend the extra cash for the Y650 over something from Gateway or HP (like the HDX16) but for that money they will get a slick and attractive computer. It would be great to see options for Blu-ray, a higher resolution display, and maybe even increased graphics power, but most consumers will be quite happy with the available builds.
Leistung 50, Display 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2009
Rating: performance: 50% display: 40%
77% Lenovo Ideapad Y650
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo Y650 is hard to recommend wholeheartedly. While the Y650 performs most day-to-day tasks extremely well and handles virtually any video you can throw at it, the low-display resolution makes this system hard to take seriously as a good media laptop. In the midst of a new crop of $1000-to-$1300, thin-body, large-screen laptops, including the Samsung R610, the Y650 offers some great general performance, and you won't need to schedule regular appointments with a chiropractor if you're going to be carrying it with you often. If you are hunting for a stylish, thin laptop with a powerful processor, and you can look past the low resolution, you could do a lot worse. And you'll be hard-pressed to find a better-sounding laptop in this class.
77 Leistung 76, Ausstattung 84
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 76% features: 84%
82% Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 (418534U)
Source: Computer Shopper English
Lenovo’s consumer-oriented IdeaPad line grows more impressive with each new model. The IdeaPad Y650 shares a little DNA with the more buttoned-down ThinkPad line but turns up the volume with its style. Combine that with a gorgeous 16-inch screen, good productivity and multimedia performance, and some cool features, and the Y650’s $1,399 price looks very enticing. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 delivers a 16-inch screen and sleek design for a reasonable price.
82, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80, Display 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y650
Source: PC Mag English
Of all the 16-inch media centers—laptops with 16-inch widescreens—the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 ($1,299 direct) is easily the least burdensome on your back. It's an alternative for those who don't want to spend the money or make the switch to an Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Dual Graphics) but salivate over its lightness. The Y650 is designed with mobility in mind when others (ahem, other Windows laptops) with similar screens are at least a pound heavier. Yet it can also fill the void left by an old desktop. Part for part, though, the Y650 is a bit overpriced; there are better values out there. Then again, you can always wait around until there's a good Lenovo sale. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 is the lightest 16-inch media center around, but its somewhat high price tag isn't justified by its parts.
70, Preis 40
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 Review
Source: English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 has a durable chassis, good overall performance, great sounding speakers, and a nice design with a great multi-touch touchpad. The keyboard was a little disappointing and having only two USB ports might be a problem for some people, but overall the design is quite impressive. While we are glad to see the graphics performance of the Y650 exceeds the performance of the old Y530, the new NVIDIA GeForce G 105M dedicated graphics card just didn't perform as well in games compared to other 16-inch notebooks we've tested. That said, the Y650 is thinner and lighter than any other 16-inch notebook we've seen ... and the discrete graphics card in this machine is perfectly capable of handling HD video decoding and digital audio out over HDMI for watching movies on your HDTV. If you're looking for an attractive entertainment notebook for your family the Y650 makes a great choice, but if you need a high-end gaming notebook this isn't it.
Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2009
performance: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 (4185-34U)
Source: Laptop Mag English

With a sleek design, face detection, fast productivity performance, and booming Dolby speakers, the $1,399 Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 raises the bar for what you can expect in a machine for this size and price. We wish the display were sharper and that this system delivered a little more graphics punch, but overall the Y650 is a very good big-screen notebook that won’t weigh you down.

70, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Display 50
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 50%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Ideapad Y650
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2009
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce G 105M: Higher clocked 9300M GS and therefore a bit faster. Still manufactured in 65nm. Supports Hybrid-SLI with HybridPower and GeForceBoost (in conjunction with the right Nvidia chipset).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.8 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews

72.71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650
Lenovo IdeaPad Y650
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)