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Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70-59442843


Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70-59442843
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70-59442843 (IdeaPad Y50 Series)
Intel Core i7-4720HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: no
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1200 Euro



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 7 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70-59442843

80% Lenovo Y50 review: Good for gamers
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Lenovo Y50 is a good-value gaming laptop, and a pretty aggressive competitor to other laptops in this class like the Acer V Nitro and the various MSI options around the price, including the GS20. Last year the Y50 was a bit of a dodgy option given its limited screen quality, but in the 2015 upgrade to IPS panels (for both the 1080p and 4K resolutions) and the bump from a GTX 860M to GTX 960M GPU (a slight but worthwhile upgrade) Lenovo has solved some, if not all, of its problems.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Y50 (GTX 960M) vs ASUS ROG GL552 (GTX 950M) in-depth comparison
Source: Laptop Media English
As expected, buying the more expensive notebook here, the Lenovo Y50, will bring you better performance and overall user experience due to the excellent build quality, design and superb sound. On the contrary, the GL552 excels in other important areas like screen quality and cooling system which is a big deal to consider when you add up the price tag. But keep in mind that the screen quality comes at a price as our tests indicate the presence of PWM (screen flickering) across all brightness levels except 100%. The same applies for the Lenovo Y50, but the frequency of the emitted light there is 21.6 kHz and can be considered way less harmful to your eyes.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2015
Lenovo Y50 (GTX 960M) review – the slimmed down powerhouse got even better
Source: Laptop Media English
We were pleased with the overall design of the machine giving a distinctive look, premium materials while maintaining low weight (2.4 kg) and slim profile (24.5 mm). However, this notebook has its own drawbacks like leaving easily smudges on the exterior and interior, the keyboard is lacking multimedia buttons and the touchpad design isn’t all that great. The cooling system is made with style, but fails to deliver the needed airflow for keeping the internals cool. You will easily notice the heat on the top side of the keyboard and we strongly recommend using an external cooling pad with airflow above 60 or 70 CFM. This will have a huge impact on the user experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2015

Foreign Reviews

Test: Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 - dostupné herní řešení s IPS displejem a GTX960M
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Good mechanical processing; FHD IPS display; premium integrated audio. Negative: Rapid reduction of power at full load; poor touchpad; it is not possible to combine SSD and hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2015
Lenovo Y50 (GTX 960M) срещу Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition (GTX 960M) – подробно сравнение
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Stylish and good looking aluminum design; low internal temperatures; massive design; good location of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2016
Ревю на Lenovo Y50 (GTX 960M) – с какво Lenovo подобри мощния си и тънък геймърски лаптоп тази година
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Stylish and beautiful design; good keyboard; powerful hardware; great sound quality; IPS display. Negative: Impractical cooling system; inaccurate and uncomfortable touchpad; no M.2 SATA slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2015
Време е за нещо специално: новите попълнения в серията Y50 на Lenovo
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Ѕlіm, lіghtwеіght, and hіgh quаlіtу mаtеrіаlѕ; mаtt ѕurfасеѕ thаt dо nоt rеtаіn fіngеrрrіntѕ; imрrеѕѕіvе rеd bасklіt kеуbоаrd; mаtt ІРЅ ѕсrееn wіth gооd vіеwіng аnglеѕ аnd dеер соlоrѕ; gооd реrfоrmаnсе; good bаttеrу life. Negative: Smаll ѕіzе аnd аwkwаrd аrrоw keys; weak ѕреаkеrѕ; noisy сооlіng ѕуѕtеm mоdеl.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2015


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» 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.  

4720HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.

2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.

80%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-05- 9 (Update: 2015-05- 9)