[EXPIRED][Confirmed]Lenovo Y50 15.6″ gaming laptop, I5-4200H, GTX 860M, 8GB DDR3, 1080p display, 1TB HDD (not SSHD), Intel 3160/7260 WiFi card for $800 ($760 with B&N)

Lenovo Y50

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Lenovo Y50. Available from

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More Lenovo Y50 variants

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Lenovo Y50 main specifications
CPU I5-4200H (2.8GHZ – 3.5GHZ)
GPU GTX 860M
RAM 2x4GB DDR3
HDD 1TB 5400RPM HDD
Screen 1080p
WiFi Intel 3160 probably
Keyboard Backlit
Weight 5.29 lbs (~2.4 kg)

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Lenovo Y50 Reviews

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Lenovo Y50 I5-4200H Now for $800 or $760 through B&N!

The Specs show it has no GTX 860M, and although it makes no sense and the same model in other stores has a GTX 860M, it’s better to play it safe for now and don’t buy it. Confirmed

Model#: 59428533. The new Lenovo Y50 15.6″ gaming laptop is Lenovo’s new top gaming laptop. This version is the I5 version and comes with an I5-4200H CPU which is fairly speedy for an I5 with 2.8-3.5GHZ clocks.

The I5-4200H is faster than the previous widely used I5-4200M level CPUs, with 2.8GHZ-3.5GHZ clock speeds. However, it’s also a 45W part – like the I7-4700MQ -instead of the 37W I5-4200M/4210M CPUs. It *might* mean that the Y50 will be considerably hotter with this CPU compared to an I5-4200M, but it’s not clear yet. Anyway, it allows for higher performance with an I5 then possible before.

This specific model comes probably with the better Intel 7260 and not 3160, if we judge by the retail model.

Reviews show that the 1080p display is of rather low quality, but can be replaced quite easily and a good 1080p IPS display will cost you around $80-$90 tops currently, making it around $850-$900. The AUO B156HAN01.2 is a good replacement candidate.

Thermals handling (and throttling) with the I5 version is relatively good as you get a rather quiet (but not silent) machine with high I5 clocks.

Touchpad, unlike the Y510p’s touchpad, is good and broad. Keyboard was so-so in my opinion, but amny other people don’t think so (see), so I guess for many it is good enough or my specific instance was faulty somehow. One redditor said he could hit 88wpm.

Finally, the $800 this model delivers a good punch good performance for money, good speakers, lower weight (only around 2.4kg is relatively low for such a laptop) and good looks. Price is good and you can’t really go wrong with it and I would strongly suggest replacing the display as mentioned above. However, bare in mind that you’ll probably want to replace the panel.

*If you can purchase it from B&N it would cost even less

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Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago
Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

it brings me to newegg main page

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Oh crap.
Well, never mind. It’s out of stock already.
It was an Open Box Asus G750JW for $815.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

oh nvm (-:

Sluppo
Sluppo
5 years ago

What’s with the B&N thing?
It asked me to sign up and log in, I did that and then it showed me the reduced prices. So it’s an extra discount to whoever simply signs up on the website?
And it also says there are extra discounts for teachers and students. So is that an additional discount that we have to avail or is it the $40 that they have already cut off the actual price?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Sluppo

I think it’s an extra discount. Use the $40!

Dang
Dang
5 years ago

Are the WIFI AC Wireless (2×2) and the 5400 RPM storage gonna be a problem for the $800 model?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Dang

I think this is the Intel 7260 Wifi card, which is pretty good. The non-SSHD HDD sluggishness might be felt – you can replace it and clone the inners..

Xuan Chai
Xuan Chai
5 years ago

Hosam S: Please ask Xuan Chai: the model #is 59428533 Xuan Chai: it shows in spec that the graphic card is Intel 4600 Xuan Chai: but on newegg it’s shown as GTX 860M Xuan Chai: which is the correct one? Hosam S: let me check Hosam S: GTX is correct we dont carry that model on our website Xuan Chai: http://shop.lenovo.com/barnesnoblegold/us/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y50/ Xuan Chai: it’s right there as 1st model Xuan Chai: 59428533 Hosam S: Sorry about that Hosam S: Both are correct Hosam S: If you order from our website it’s 799.99 with intel and neweggs is 879 with GTX.… Read more »

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Xuan Chai

I know, someone already talked with them and that’s what they said, but still. Anyway, don’t get this one for now

And wait for around BF!

Xuan Chai
Xuan Chai
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Don’t you think this is kind of a fraud? If you switched components can you keep using the same model #?

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Xuan Chai

might be a mistake, but for sure they are not trying to make clear what is this machine good for. The Y50 is marketed as Lenovo’s high end gaming laptop and this model is obviously not.

Socky
Socky
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Ugh, this is a nightmare, I bought this yesterday after I saw this deal go up here. I assumed it was an error like you said as if you add it to the cart and click details then it still shows the config as having a 860m. Now I have to deal with returning it. Seems like a really crappy bait and switch on Lenovo’s part as the price is not that far off the model on newegg.

I spoke with a rep and she said that the 4600 is legit.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Socky

1. I’m still not sure it doesn’t have the 860M really..
2. has it shipped yet? can you cancel it?
3. Can you return it in case you’ll want?

Socky
Socky
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

It had already shipped unfortunately. I’m shipping through a third party so I can’t even check it myself to see if it does have an 860m. I’ll just have to arrange to have it sent back. Such a weird decision to remove the 860m from this laptop.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Socky

But you are in the US?
Don’t be hasty! it might be a model with a 860M after all and if it’s not, return it

Socky
Socky
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

I am not personally in the US. I can probably arrange for the third party to send me a picture of the box when it arrives but I am a little hesitant to have it opened it in case that affects the return process.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Socky

yea, it would be better. Better to act quickly and contact him/her ahead. You should contact Lenovo now and ask if you can return it back in case you open it too

Socky
Socky
5 years ago
Reply to  Junky

Thanks! I see that Lenovo changed updated their website after all.

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Socky

in second thought – I’d wait and try to see if it’s indeed a 860M equipped machine

Xuan
Xuan
5 years ago

Hi Junky,

2 questions. 1) this price is already pretty low but considering black friday coming soon, do you recommend pulling the trigger now or waiting for the holiday season? 2)I saw your review on y510p saying that i5 should not be a limiting factor for an average user/gamer, does it still hold for y50 in this case? thanks in advance!

Junky
5 years ago
Reply to  Xuan

Hi Xuan!

1. Yes, wait, why not?
2. You can check the Y50 I5 review!! yes, same thing. The 750/755M sli is about the same speed as one 860m on average..
3. The specs page show no 860m for this model and though I think this is a typo, it might true too