15.6″ Lenovo Y50 Gaming Laptop via Amazon
Black Lenovo Y50 (59441555) is a 15.6 inch high performance portable gaming notebook with a very clear Full HD resolution display, premium sound, NVIDIA GTX 860M dedicated graphics card for a great gaming and multimedia experience at a budget price. Lenovo Y50 comes with the very powerful 4th generation Haswell Intel i7-4720HQ processor (6MB L3 cache) at 2.6 GHz speed that may be overclocked dynamically up to 3.6GHz with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 as required by different demanding tasks and Hyper-Threading technology for handling eight threads in parallel across quad cores, 8 GB RAM DDR3L SDRAM to multitask efficiently, 1 TB SATA hard drive at 5400 rpm rotating speed + 8 GB Solid-State Drive that will just help with the fast boot ups and Windows 8.1 operating system with additional user-friendly functions for a better user experience than Windows 8 (newest Win 10 will also be out in 2015 with two new releases which you will have free access for).
15.6 inch anti-glare matte Full HD widescreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixel max screen resolution and 16:9 image aspect ratio as well as the NVIDA GeForce GTX 860M graphics with 2048 MB video memory handles visuals very well- high quality image with energy efficiency and offers serious gaming performance with many 2013/2014 games playable at high settings and Full HD resolution and with the latest games of 2014/2015 like Crysis 3 at lower settings. It has a good quality 720p high definition webcam with dual digital array microphone that eliminates the background noise and is great for very clear Skype chats. For the best of sound- loud, clear and immersive through the JBL stereo speakers and subwoofer and Dolby Advanced Audio v2 sound system.
Black Lenovo Y50 weighs 5.29 pounds and has the measurements of 10.37 x 0.94 x 15.24 inches- has a fairly slim design and is portable enough with also its 5-hour battery life from its 4-cell lithium ion battery. Modern Lenovo AccuType keyboard with flat but slightly curved keys is good for typing accurately and is backlit for comfy typing in dim light, has a 10-key numpad and Intelligent TouchPad which is good for using with Windows 8.1 apps and functions. Connectivity options are the 802.11ac fast wireless with broader coverage, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet and RJ-45, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, WiDi- Intel Wireless Display to display what’s on laptop’s screen on another WiDi compatible display wirelessly, External USB SuperMulti DVD Burner, a 4-in-1 Media Card Reader- SD, SDHC, SDXC and MMC, an HDMI port for when you need to connect to a larger HD display and 1x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack.
Conclusion: Lenovo Y50 (59441555) is a great value gaming laptop with modern technical specs and features- the latest Intel i7-4720HQ processor with a Passmark benchmark score of 8291 at the time of this product review, large memory for running several programs smoothly without experiencing any lags or freezing and HDD as well as small amount of SSD for quicker boot-ups from zero and waking up from hibernation. Lenovo Energy Management on the Y50 model helps with longer battery life by making better use of available energy- around 5 hours of battery life is quite all right considering the power and the high multimedia capabilities of this PC including gaming. Sound quality is quite good for a laptop- very crisp and clear with its integrated JBL speakers and Dolby Advanced Auido v2. It has special features like Veriface Pro that allows you to log in with a face recognition software without having to type a password. It has an optical DVD drive unlike many current laptops, which is great if you will be playing content from CD’s or DVD’s or download software, is suitable for very demanding applications as well as daily tasks, advanced gaming, entertainment, business and school at a very affordable price. It comes with a 1 year international parts and labor warranty by Lenovo that will cover your PC around the world.