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Lenovo IdeaPad Y550

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550
Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 (IdeaPad Y Series)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y550

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 15.6-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's IdeaPad Y550 isn't really targeted towards the budget market, but it is possible to get a model equipped for under $650 that has some surprising offerings that make it more future proof than other budget laptops. While you will need to get a memory upgrade at least to make it truly functional, the system has dedicated graphics and a wide range of ports that you just can't find in other laptops in this price class. It keeps Lenovo's class leading keyboard designs that make it a joy to use. So, if you want to do a little gaming on the side, this is clearly the budget system for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
69% Sony Vaio NW review
Source: Infosyncworld English
The Sony VAIO NW is a classy-looking midrange laptop with a solid selection of features, and even some advanced options available if you want to configure your own, which we'd highly recommend. At its base, the machine doesn't really standout, but pop in a Blu-Ray drive for less than $100 and you've got a much more capable addition to your home theater setup. Throw in a discrete graphics card from ATI and then you'll really be flying along, but you'll also increase the base price to almost $1000, which is still competitive, but not cheap. Overall, we liked the design and options we found on the Sony Vaio NW, though many of the extras seem to be conceits for Sony fans, like the extra Memory Stick slot or the choice of i.Link (Sony's brand name for FireWire) over eSata for an expansion port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 69%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad Y550 Review
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2009
Rating: display: 50%
80% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 60%
77% Lenovo Y550P mạnh mẽ
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 77%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

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 Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T4300:

Entry - middle class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

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

15.6":

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.

2.5 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.


76.5%: 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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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6400
Toshiba Satellite L505-S5969
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Asus K50
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6500
Zoostorm Versa 81-2200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E/W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Asus K50IJ-RX05
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FO
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T3400

Devices with the same GPU

Toshiba Satellite C640-1001U
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium P6000, 14", 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 1470
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 14", 2 kg
Toshiba Satellite U500
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6500, 13.3", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite U505-S2930
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6500, 13.3", 2.2 kg
Dell Vostro 1320
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6670, 13.3", 1.9 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)