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Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1004QGEProcessor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Core i7 6820HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 4.4kg, 4.6kg
Price: 2400 euro
Average Score: 75.52% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 86%, features: 77%, display: 91%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 75%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900

The Lenovo Ideapad Y900 was created for mobile gamers with performance and portability in mind. It combines the mobility of a laptop with the power of the latest Intel processors and a discrete graphics card to stay immersed in the game. The Ideapad Y900 comes with a black aluminium chassis with subtle cross hatching and the cover has a Y insignia, which the company has begun to use to brand its gaming equipment. This laptop the latest Nvidia high-end mobile GPU, the GeForce 980M, and is powered by an sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM. That's not more than other gaming laptops offer, but Lenovo can at least keep up with the competition. Lenovo also includes some software-based overclocking with a CPU and RAM speed boost at the touch of a "turbo" button. The 17.3 inch anti-glare IPS display features a resolution of either 1920 x 1080 or 3840 x 2160 pixels. Moreover, there are a keyboard with customizable backlight, where the user can assign a rainbow of colors to each key. The customizable lighting extends to the rest of the laptop including track lighting around the circumference of the trackpad, a strip above the speaker bar and the "Y logo" on the laptop's screen lid. The sound system consists of a pair of two watt JBL speakers plus a subwoofer and Lenovo has teamed up with Dolby to produce to produce an enhanced surround sound system. Notable accessories included in this model are 720P camera with digital array microphones, 1 x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 3.0, and 4 in 1 card reader.

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y900
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 2400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

80.7% Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17ISK Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
A souped-up Y700. The higher-end Y900 feels unique with more features and better craftsmanship than its immediately Y700 predecessor. Unfortunately, its chiclet mechanical keyboard, loud pulsating fans, and high starting price leave a lot to be desired.
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 review
Source: Techradar English
High-end gaming laptops are about showing off as much as they are about getting the most performance from games. The Y900 is no exception, but it trades a little bit of its power for design decisions that are well worth it. That's not to say it isn't a powerful machine, because it definitely is.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
94% Lenovo Ideapad Y900 review: A portable gaming powerhouse
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re looking for a powerful gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard, you can’t go wrong with the Lenovo Ideapad Y900 — especially with the current 20% discount.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 90% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
70% Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad P50s is a relatively new class of mobile workstation, focusing on a thin and light design and long battery life over desktop replacement performance. Indeed, the P50s went for almost five and a half hours in our battery run-down, an excellent showing for a 15.6-inch notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 Review: surprising power in a big package
Source: Slashgear English
So it’s here that you have to ask yourself if you think you can use a laptop that weighs 10 lbs and measures nearly 17 inches across as your daily workhorse. If the answer is yes and you’re okay with the price, then the IdeaPad Y900 is a fairly easy recommendation. If the answer is no, then you may want to consider picking up a more mid-range laptop and doing your more intensive gaming at home.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2016
70% Lenovo Ideapad Y900-17
Source: PC Mag English
There's no doubt the Y900 is a powerful, full-featured gaming laptop. It's well made, includes extras like mechanical keys with customizable backlighting, added macro keys, and USB-C, and it boasts components capable of smooth gaming at or near the highest settings. The screen is good quality, too, and there's plenty of storage on board. Performance is strong, but the 980M is an expensive component that's now overshadowed by the new 1070 and 1080 cards.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
As a result, we wouldn't recommend this Y900 configuration, as we tested it, without some serious discounting, at least below the $2,000 mark. But that’s not to say we think this laptop isn't worthy of consideration. With its excellent display, unique keyboard, and rubberized wrist rest, it looks to be a monster lying in wait—ready to attack as soon as Lenovo gets around to equipping it with GTX 1070 graphics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Review
Source: Gear Open English
I wish I had a time machine. At $2,426, the Ideapad Y900 offers a sleek redesigned chassis, complete with customizable backlighting for the keyboard. Speaking of the keyboard, Lenovo has delivered a fantastic mechanical keyboard using proprietary switches that offer a real clicky feel. Throw in an Nvidia G-Sync display and an overclockable processor and you’ve got yourself one hell of a laptop. Too bad the graphics card is anchored in the past.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2016
70% Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo Ideapad Y900 has a first-of-its-kind clicky keyboard and eye-catching design, but we'd wait for Nvidia's newer GPU before buying.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo is entering the high-end gaming notebook race with its premium and beastly offering
Source: Laptop Media English
The Lenovo Y900 should be treated as a premium notebook as it is. It falls into the same price category ($1 999 starting price) as the ASUS ROG G752 and Acer Predator 17 holding a few selling points over them but fails to deliver in some cases. For starters, the build quality and design resemble the new Y700 and that’s a good thing. While most of its competitors are using soft-touch matte plastic and metal base (or fiberglass like the Predator 17), Lenovo has resided to the brushed aluminum casing. It surely adds to the overall weight surpassing its competitors, but it sure hell feels rigid and solid. The interior uses rough rubberized finish making it durable and comfortable. Also, the keyboard is mechanical with really good key ergonomics and placement making it a much more desirable choice compared to other models on the market. Unfortunately, though, the anti-ghosting feature that the G752 has, isn’t present here, but probably only big gaming enthusiasts will notice. As for the touchpad, it just feels too Y700-ish. While it’s good enough for a mid-range gaming notebook, it just doesn’t deliver for the higher-end class – it’s stiff and jumpy at times.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2016
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900: laptop z mechaniczną klawiaturą? Żaden problem!
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good hardware. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2016
Lenovo Ideapad Y900 – test laptopa z mechaniczną klawiaturą i GTX-em 980M
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Backlit keyboard; nice performance. Negative: High price; short battery life; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Lenovo се включва в съзтезанието на висококласните гейминг лаптопи със своето зверско предложение
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Excellent design and amazing build quality; efficient cooling system; excellent image quality (high contrast, brightness, coverage of the sRGB color gamut and accurate color temperature); good connectivity. Negative: The fans are relatively noisy; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2016

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1000BGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1000BGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1000BGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Price: 2400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Gaming-Notebook mit Turbotaste
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2016
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% performance: 65% features: 89% display: 90% mobility: 60%
75% Ноутбук Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1004QGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1004QGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1004QGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4096 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 4.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17-inch Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Think Computers English
If you are looking for a full desktop replacement gaming laptop the Ideapad Y900 is the top dog from Lenovo and you won’t be disappointed. It is one of the best and most impressive laptops that I’ve ever used. The model that we reviewed today (80Q1000EUS) comes in at $2499.99. ThinkComputers awards the Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17-inch Gaming Laptop our Recommended Award!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Игровой ноутбук Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; decent speakers; excellent display; very good ergonomy; long battery life. Negative: Too heavy; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2016

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6820HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.4 kg:

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

4.6 kg:


75.52%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus G752VY-T7003T
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900-17ISK-80Q1000BGE
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ
Asus G752VY-GC087T
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI GT72S 6QE-1012N
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6820HK, 3.8 kg
Medion Erazer X7843-MD99997
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6820HK, 3.5 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-792-74TT
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4.1 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-792-736Q
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4.09 kg
Acer Predator 17 G9-791-718D
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 4.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Predator 15 G9-591-713C
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.6 kg
Acer Predator 15 G9-592-77ZU
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg

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GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 700-15ISK 80RU008RMH
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Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK004RGE
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Lenovo Legion Y720-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK-80RU00L2GE
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 700-17ISK-80RV003UCK
GeForce GTX 950M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17ISK-80Q0002GGE
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 3.6 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-15ISK-80NV006QGE
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y910
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6820HK, 17.3", 4.6 kg

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Lenovo Miix 510-12ISK 80U1000NGE
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-24 (Update: 2016-09-24)