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I7, GTX 860M
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|CPU||I5-4200H (2.8GHZ – 3.5GHZ)|
|HDD||1TB 5400RPM HDD|
|WiFi||Intel 3160 probably|
|Weight||5.29 lbs (~2.4 kg)|
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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
- Gaming laptops around the $1000 price mark