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Lenovo Y50-59432235


Lenovo Y50-59432235
Lenovo Y50-59432235 (IdeaPad Y50 Series)
Intel Core i7-4710HQ 4 x 2.5 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
16384 MB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel, glossy: yes
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Y50-59432235

80% A favorite gaming laptop gets even better with a 4K display
Source: CNet English
Asking for a 4K display in a 15-inch laptop may be a bit of stretch, and we've only seen a couple of other examples to date. In this case, the included graphics card isn't up to the task of high-end UHD gaming, but you still get the benefit of a better-looking screen, plus touch for all those times when you're not playing a game (trust me, a touchscreen makes Windows 8 much more tolerable).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на Lenovo Y50 (с 4K екран) – геймърският флагман, във версия със супер детайлен дисплей
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Impressive size; beautiful design and aluminum case; super 4K screen; good JBL stereo speakers; comfortable keyboard; easy maintenance; good graphics performance. Negative: No M.2 / NGFF slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2014



Despite being categorized as a gaming laptop, the Y50 features rather mid-range  hardware compared to the other recently released gaming laptops. Lenovo's latest laptop cuts off a lot of the bulk compared to its predecessor of the Y510p series, and ends up being a lot lighter at only 2.4 kg and barely 2.54 cm thick. It has a 15.6 inch screen, which is pretty decent for the casual laptop user, but slightly lacking for a gaming laptop range where 17 to 18 inch screens are more common. Subwoofers are at the underside of the laptop and make for a great sound.

Being in the gaming laptop category, it boasts powerful hardware such as an Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor, 16 GB RAM, and a GTX 860M Nvidia graphics card. The latter can smoothly run the latest new games in medium to high settings. With a battery life of 2 to 3 hours in use, it is able to outlast most gaming laptops, but not by much. The Lenovo Y50 might not be the most powerful laptop in the market, but it runs most of the latest games and programs fairly well and is definitely one of the most value for money gaming laptops in the market.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M 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.  

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 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.

2.5 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.

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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