Lenovo Y50 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Home, Windows 8, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10
Battery
54Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell, 52Wh, 4-Cell, Li-Ion
Dimensions
387 x 263 x 24 mm (15.24" x 10.35" x 0.94")
Weight
2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate (Aluminum)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone dual array microphone
  • Speakers 2 x 2.5W
  • Optical drive optional
  • Security Lock slot
  • 3W subwoofer

All Lenovo Y50 configurations

See all Lenovo Y50 configurations

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo Y50 series.

$709.99
price
7.16
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$709.99
price
678.00
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$709.99
price
788.00
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$709.99
price
11.20
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo Y50 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Lenovo Y50 in-depth review

It has been almost a year since the launch of the new Y50 gaming notebook from Lenovo with its new design and now we have the updated model that's packing the same hardware as the recently reviewed Acer Aspire VN7 Nitro Black Edition (GTX 960M). We can even say that Acer has launched its new line to tackle the Lenovo Y series gaming laptops. How does that turn out? You will find in the detailed review below. However, let's have a few words about the new updated hardware and how it stacks up[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Stylish and premium aluminum design
  • Good keyboard with little setbacks
  • Powerful hardware for the money
  • Despite the heat, the area where palms rest remains cool
  • Great sound quality
  • Improved IPS panel over last year's model

Cons

  • The IPS panel still leaves a lot to be desired
  • Impractical cooling system
  • Inconsistent touchpad performance
  • No M.2 SATA slot

 

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