Lenovo Y50 59425943 Laptop (Windows 8, Intel Core i7-4700HQ, 15.6" LED-lit Screen, Storage: 16 GB, RAM: 16 GB) Black

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Lenovo Y50 59425943 Laptop (Windows 8, Intel Core i7-4700HQ, 15.6" LED-lit Screen, Storage: 16 GB, RAM: 16 GB) Black

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How to burn objectives in a premade [R]

3 years, 5 months ago[deleted] posted submission on Smite.
April 4, 2016

Something me & my friends did. We burned fire giant within 9 seconds at level 13-15.

5 sunders, & 5 wraths

3 tanky gods, & 2 hyper carries

In the beginning - 5 wrath on gold fury & snipe gf every time it goes up. Once your team is level 13-15 do fire giant. Automatically, you'll be doing more than 5,000 damage to it. You should be able to melt it within seconds.

3 years, 5 months ago[deleted] posted on Smite.
April 4, 2016

Well shit...Thats the same price i paid for mine, except mine was on sale from $1300 or something

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Laptop-59425943-Black/dp/B00K6ZIMFY

Not gonna lie, cant see why mine is more expensive...Aside from the 256GB SSD rather than the 1TB HDD

Just bought a new laptop, I am having second thoughts, any comparable you'd suggest? [R]

3 years, 11 months agoOct. 9, 2015

Hello,

On Monday I purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series.

At first I was drawn to the 4k screen, and the feel and design of it. Now that I have it, it's not nearly as powerful as I would have liked. No point in a 4k screen if your processor can't even handle it. I bought it from Best Buy and can still return it for a full refund.

My question is, is there anything from Best Buy you'd suggest that is right around 1000?

I'm not a hardcore PC gamer, but I'd like to be able to play Fallout 4 on my new laptop. I'd prefer none of the removable screen or fold around crap, just a damn good laptop. Preferably a screen comparable to the 15.6" I'm using now.

3 years, 11 months agoBandit312 posted on computers.
Oct. 10, 2015

Hello! So 3-4 months ago I got myself my first laptop, I researched for a good 10-12 hours and made myself familiar with all the terms and figured out what a baseline would be for me, I needed to be able to run great games on medium to high quality and that's what I got. I am able to run Arc: Survive Evolved on medium.

This is my laptop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-y50-touch-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-1tb-8gb-hybrid-hard-drive-black/6337026.p?id=1219665860106&skuId=6337026 The Lanovo Y-50, great laptop (and is currently on sale)

A few things to tell you:

-The battery is like 3 hours tops normally 2 if you are doing normal things

-There seems to some confusion between whether the GPU is a NVIDIA GTX 960M or a NVIDIA GTX-860M, mine came with a 960M

-There is a SSD but you can't use it, the hard drive store commonly used stuff on it or something like that.

-the external disk drive work perfectly

Cons:

-bloatware, easily fixed

-screen has glare if there is light behind you but its not that bad

Pros-

-keyboard light are damn cool

-touch screen even though i though I would never use it

-slim yet powerful

  • backlit keyboard

  • brushed aluminum casing

It also come in a 4-k resolution http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Laptop-59425943-Black/dp/B00K6ZIMFY

Please conside this but make sure to do a good bit of research. You should know stuff like the meaning of hardware terms, but you should also know how much storage you need, what the average gaming CPU's GHz are, how effective it cools, how reputable the manufacturer is, ect

I found linustechtips helpful- https://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips and the sub-channel tech-quikie- https://www.youtube.com/user/Techquickie very helpful.

I really took my time before I spent my money on it because I didn't want to have problems and have it not live up to what i wanted and this laptop didn't let me down, also as a bonus to really researching computer stuff technical support is easier to understand and easier to talk to plus you make be able to fix it yourself Sorry for any spelling and grammer mistakes. Please reply or PM me if you have anymore questions.

-send from my awesome Lanovo y50

For the first time in my life, I'm playing a video game on a Wednesday. In the middle of the school week. [R]

4 years agoSept. 9, 2015

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4 years agoninjustice posted on civ.
Sept. 9, 2015

Honestly I'd rather study in college than play civ all week, but yeah I'm excited to get the sweet 4k civ experience

[USA] $700-$1000, 15"+ Screen [R]

4 years, 1 month agoAug. 2, 2015

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4 years, 1 month agoOiiack posted on SuggestALaptop.
Aug. 2, 2015

I like the Lenovo Y50, listed here. Is that a good enough deal that I should spring for it, even though it's slightly above my price range?

Student looking for editing laptop [R]

4 years, 3 months agoRedStag86 posted submission on videography.
June 2, 2015

I'm a student looking to buy a laptop for on the go editing. I have a desktop that I mainly use, but it's getting old and I'd like to buy a powerful laptop. My budget is anywhere between $500 and $1500. It will mostly be used for editing YouTube videos, low/no budget short films and some school projects. I want to buy something appropriate, but not get more than I really need to.

Thanks!

4 years, 3 months agoRedStag86 posted on videography.
June 2, 2015

Here it is on US Amazon. Honestly, this seems to me like a steal for $1,100.

And with a 256GB SSD you're going to want to get an external USB3 drive. Western Digital is sort of the standard in reliable hard drives. Here's something to get you started. And you could get any old USB 3.0 enclosure for that, but here's one anyway. You won't be as portable since you'll need power for the hard drive enclosure, but it's important to have a 7200rpm drive, and you won't get that in a portable external drive.

I'd also think about a good pair of headphones. These are my favorite. Good video comes off as amateur work if you have bad audio, and you've got to be able to hear well to know if your audio is good.

If I'm not mistaken, all of that is within your $1,500, and they are necessities.

[USA] 15-17 inch screen, $1500 max laptop for a college student [R]

4 years, 4 months agoragone06 posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
April 27, 2015

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: United States

  • Budget range: $1500 but would be willing to pay extra

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Mainstream and moderate gaming

  • Screen size preference: 15"-17"

  • OS preference (Windows/Mac/Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Skyrim, Cities Skylines, GTA 5

  • Other performance requirements (video editing, CAD, etc.): In my spare time I enjoy graphic design, so a laptop that can run Photoshop would be ideal.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): No preference

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Unknown

Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, two, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight -vs- High performance: Balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price -vs- High performance: Build quality, high performance

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced but prefer High performance

Which features would you pay a premium for?

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: No

  • Great audio: Yes

List any features that are critical: I would like to have an SSD. I'm basically just looking for a computer that is high performance and is also not to bulky or heavy to carry to class.

4 years, 4 months agoragone06 posted on SuggestALaptop.
April 28, 2015

I think I may go with this! I'm not too knowledgeable on the specs and such of computers but would you suggest buying it on amazon? Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Laptop-59425943-Black/dp/B00K6ZIMFY. Or should I go on the actual Lenovo website and pick which model I want

Need an all purpose laptop with light gaming! ~$1100 +/- couple hundred [R]

4 years, 8 months agodtotheyi posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 13, 2015

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: ~$1100 +/- a couple hundred

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Mainstream/light gaming

  • Screen size preference: 15

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Be able to play games on at least low/low-medium with good fps. Dota, CSS, pretty much random gaming when I get bored. Nothing crazy.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Nothing specific

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): N/A

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I really like the my HP Envy 15t-3000 (but its breaking), Dell XPS, MSI GS series, pretty open to a lot of stuff.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Balanced, leaning on build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced, leaning on high performance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: YES

  • A great keyboard: Probably not (depends on premium)

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: I've gotten really used to multitouch on this laptop (scrolling, forward, back) so yes in that aspect

  • Great audio: Yes, to an extent. The Envy 15 I have right now has some pretty awesome speakers for a laptop.

List any features that are critical: USB 3.0, HDMI

Not critical but nice: SD card reader, optical drive, SSD

Price isn't the biggest factor right now, because I figure I'll be using this for the next few years almost every single day. But if I'm gonna spend a premium, I want something that'll last. I know there's a bunch of new stuff Intel is pushing out, so if waiting is the best option, I can. (my computer right now is barely functioning, but still functioning!)

Here are links to laptops I've mentioned:

Dell XPS 13 http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-13-9343-laptop/pd?oc=dncwt5131s&model_id=xps-13-9343-laptop

-Nice screen, decent price, but no dedicated graphics (is HD5500 enough?)

MSI GS60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152566 -Good everything minus price and screen (graphics might be excessive)

Support page for current laptop: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&product=5213538

  • I love this thing, but its breaking!
4 years, 8 months agodtotheyi posted on SuggestALaptop.
Jan. 13, 2015

How does this compare?

It seems like it has a better graphics card and display

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Laptop-59425943-Black/dp/B00K6ZIMFY/ref=sr12?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1421190294&sr=1-2&pebp=1421190294958&peasin=B00K6ZIMFY

I have $1500 and I need a good laptop for programming [R]

4 years, 10 months agoNov. 14, 2014
  • Country of purchase: US

  • Budget range: In the title, but (read the freakin title), but $1500

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): programming and I guess desktop replacement as I wish to use my desktop for gaming only after receiving this laptop

  • Screen size preference: bigger is better for programming, but I really don't give a rip as long as it is somewhat retina

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): This question is actually the only reason I'm here (meaning: I don't know the answer)

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): I might eventually do 3d stuff (programming wise), but this thing will definitely not need crisis 3 level graphical capabilities.

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): ^

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): self support (I think)

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): again, this question is kinda why I'm here

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I love the look of both Windows 8 and OS X Yosemite, but it's been my experience that macs are a bit better to connect you to useful apps.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: really doesn't matter to me

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: if you mean build quality as in this thing won't break, then definitely the first, because I really don't want this thing to break.

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: I really want it to be quiet, but how loud it is, how hot it is, and how well it performs aren't really an issue with a $1500 budget considering I won't be doing any gaming.

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: hell yeah!

  • A great keyboard: hell yeah!

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: I actually don't care about the mouse/touchpad quality

  • Great audio: going to be using earbuds, so...

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) I don't think I will really need anything fancy for this one, but I guess a good hard drive would be nice.

I would also like to add: My main reason for coming here is firstly to decide whether I want a mac or a pc. And then after I had made my mind up on that, which one am I going to want. Answers to both those questions will be greatly appreciated.

4 years, 10 months agospudzee111 posted on SuggestALaptop.
Nov. 14, 2014

That's a... that's a bit much, don't you think?

EDIT: also, I do actually care how it looks; maybe something like this

Buying a Lenovo Y50: should I pay $90 extra for the i7 (and external DVD-RW) over the i5 version? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2014

Title says it all. Specs are identical on both machines (GTX 860m, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB hybrid 5200 rpm HD, etc), except one comes with the i5 4200HQ and the other comes with the i7 4700HQ (and an external DVDRW).

Option 1 w/i5

Option 2 w/i7

I will be using it mainly for gaming and work (email/word processing/online research). Don't care too much about the external DVDRW - I can always purchase one for ~$35 if I decide I need it - but worth mentioning.

Price difference is $90 ($108 accounting for difference in extended warranty cost). I don't mind paying the additional money if there's a legitimate performance difference.

Which one should I buy?

4 years, 10 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 22, 2014

Both laptops suffer from the same problem, and that's the rather bad screen that suffers from poor viewing angles and colors. In terms of playing games, you will not notice a big difference in most games unless the ones you play specifically utilize quad cores. Most will use two cores, so you'd have to google the titles you play to see if there's any significant difference.

I usually don't recommend the Y50 because of the screen, but if you have a tight buget and can't upgrade to the Y50 4k version or the Asus GL551JM-EH71, then you'll have to make do with the image quality.

15-16" USA $1-1500 Think might have found one [R]

4 years, 11 months agoOct. 21, 2014

I was looking to buy this laptop http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/lenovo/y-series/y50-uhd/ (the $1600 with 512ssd, I have a hundred off coupon to make it $1500) for the below uses what are your guys thoughts?

**LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE**

* Country of purchase: USA

* Budget range: $1-1500 pre tax

* Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): desktop replacement, but will have separate monitor keyboard and mouse

* Screen size preference:15-16"

* OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux):Windows

* Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): No games in mind but would like to play some final fantasy or starcraft types games possibly

* Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): CAD, learning autodesk Inventor and other engineering programs like revvit

* Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): I am buying and using on desks

* Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business
compatibility): Open-minded

* Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I like the Y50 because of its build quality and the keyboard is not mushy which I hate

* Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

* Long battery life -vs- Low weight: battery life

* Build quality -vs- Low price: build quality

* Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: tough one, I definitely dont want a tornado of  machine that can fry an egg but am ok with some noise and heat

**Would you pay a premium for something that has:**

* High resolution screen: Yes nothing less than 1080

* A great keyboard: Yes I hate soft keys and mushy keyboards

* A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Yes

* Great audio: meh I can connect to speakers if want music

**List any features that are critical:** (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)
4 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 21, 2014

Lenovo charges way too much to do upgrades generally, I would not spend $1600 on a Y50. Amazon has the 256GB Y50 4K version for $1250, which is a better value/price. If you're going to be gaming on it, then you won't be able to play games at the max resolution anyway.

If an IPS screen isn't a must, then consider the Asus GL551JM-EH71 as an alternative, which has:

  • i7 4710HQ quad core processor
  • 16GB ram
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1920x1080 15.6” TN screen (not as bad as the Y50’s screen, but not as good as an IPS panel)
  • GTX 860M GPU w/ 2GB DDR5 memory
  • 6 pounds / 1.3” thick
  • ~4 hours of battery life

Finally, since your budget goes to $1500, you could get much better GPU performance, basically able to play any game at high or better settings, by getting something like the Sager NP 8258:

  • i7 quad core 4810MQ processor
  • 8GB ram (upgradeable to 32GB)
  • 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD 7200RPM (you can add an SSD)
  • 1920x1080 15.6" matte non-touchscreen
  • GTX 970M GPU w/ 6GB DDR5 memory
  • 6.8 pounds / 1.8" thick

The new GTX 970M is way more powerful than the GTX 860M, so if you'd like to play future games, then this would be a good choice.

~$1200 A good laptop to run fl studio. [R]

4 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2014

Looking for something that will have a low buffer length for midi controllers.

Just curious but would the Lenova Y50 do the job for a lower buffer length?

4 years, 11 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
Oct. 18, 2014

The GTX 860M can handle just about any game, being about 35 percent better than the GTX 850M (DDR3). Your best bet may just be the Y50 4K IPS version, which can be scaled down by 1/2 to a resolution of 1920x1080. It will have both the power for games and a better screen than the native 1080p model.

Why area macs "heathen"? They are offering something that no other company is offering. An OS tailored to meet the specific needs of a few PCs that are specifically tailored to the OS. [R]

4 years, 11 months agoLongDevil posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 14, 2014

You can say "oh macs are heathen because they are expensive." But in reality they are only trying to aim for the profit margin that other companies are aiming for. A MacBook Pro is not that expensive considering it has a 3k display. The nearest windows equivalents are similarly priced. Why are people so biased about Mac? Oh and I have built a custom pc and use it everyday. Along with my MacBook Pro from 2010 that is still chugging along like a champ. I am trying to figure out why people hate them.

4 years, 11 months agoLongDevil posted on pcmasterrace.
Oct. 14, 2014

> A MacBook Pro is not that expensive considering it has a 3k display. The nearest windows equivalents are similarly priced.

what? you can buy a 4K Lenovo for far less than a 15" Macbook that starts at $1999. The Lenovo features better specs too.

Look, I use mac for music creation but it is by no means more cost effective, nor does it excel beyond a Windows PC unless you are comfortable with OS X's workflow.

> I am trying to figure out why people hate them.

I was Mac-only until a couple years ago when they made it impossible to upgrade your own RAM on machines. That was the final straw for me.

"ahead of its time" Apple, meet the Lenovo y50 4k edition. [R]

4 years, 11 months agovanquish_4chan posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 22, 2014
4 years, 11 months agovanquish_4chan posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 23, 2014

What? This garbage? You're paying $ 1300 for a shitty 860m. There's no way you're going to play modern titles at 4k; might as well strap a 4k monitor on an intel hd 3000 and call it "4k edition." I doubt even the 880m or m290x can perform decently at 4k. This is just as misleading.

Why do we insult Mac users? [R]

4 years, 12 months agoSept. 19, 2014

Seriously, the OS is better than Windows, the kernel is open source and can be found Here and compared to Windows laptops with the same specs, they are not that much more expensive. This is coming from a guy, that does not use Windows, or Mac, I use Linux, so why, why do you idiots think Macs are stupid, they are computers too.

4 years, 12 months agoLongDevil posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 19, 2014

A 15" Macbook Pro costs $1999 for the base model. This Lenovo has a faster CPU, a dedicated graphics card, higher resolution screen, and is $500 cheaper. The rest of the specs are the same.

Having second thoughts about buying a macbook pro.. [R]

5 years agoLongDevil posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 5, 2014

I'm a college kid (freshman) and have about $1500 to spend on a new laptop.

I'm a noob in regard to Linux, Windows as the only thing I've ever known is apple. I know you guys here frown upon apple and all, but in my experience, they have been quite reliable and long-lasting with great performance.

I'm not a gamer but I figured /r/pcmasterrace could hopefully guide me in the right direction. I already asked this question over at /r/apple but it was pretty much a circlejerk.

What can I build/buy for the same (or lower) price that would be far superior in terms of tech specs as well as durability (5+ years)?

5 years agoLongDevil posted on pcmasterrace.
Sept. 5, 2014

This one is better, has a 4K display, and can even game pretty well.

This suggestion is brought to you by a former mac user that got fed up with Apple's hardware design choices and lack of upgrade options.

[USA][~$1800][13"+] Looking for a portable laptop for college (engineering major) and gaming [R]

5 years, 1 month agoxyexz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 29, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $1800ish, would prefer not to go much higher but I can if it would mean a substantially better product

  • Purpose: Gaming and college use, so reasonably portable

  • Screen size preference: 13" min, preferably a bit bigger

  • OS preference: Windows 7/8/8.1 Pro 64 bit

  • Gaming requirements: Can run current AAA games such as the Witcher 2, Skyrim, Watchdogs, and AC4 smoothly (30+ fps) with relatively high settings. Ideally should be good for the next few years, even if at lower settings (I want to avoid issues like the one I'm having with my current laptop that is limited to DX9 and 10, which means that I can't run some newer games that rely on DX11 at all)

  • Performance requirements: Needs to be able to run typical undergrad engineering software (CAD, CAE, etc)

  • Method of computer support: Self

  • Brand preferences and reasons: None

  • Any particular style that you like: Sleek, clean look, preferably black or black/red like the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p or MSI GS60 Ghost Pro

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer?

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced but favoring battery life, needs to be able to last at least 5-6 hours with low/medium intensity usage for class (Word, Excel, internet, CAD etc), preferably longer, but it has to be portable, so 10 lbs at the most. If it's not possible to have that kind of battery life with that weight limit, battery life is more important.

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: High performance

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes, hopefully 1920x1080 or higher

  • A great keyboard: Yes

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: Maybe

  • Great audio: Yes

List any features that are critical: Optical drive DVD-Ram/±R/±RW (not a deal-breaker if there's an external dvd drive you can suggest that can do the same), min 3 USB ports, SD card slot, ethernet port, bluetooth, matte screen, and at least at 500GB HD

Removable battery and an integrated webcam would be nice but isn't a big deal.

Just in case I missed anything, the laptop would need to meet or surpass the specs of an HP ProBook 440 G1 and I was thinking of something like the MSI GT70 DOMINATORPRO-890

Thanks in advance for the help and sorry for how specific some of this stuff is!

5 years, 1 month agoxyexz posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 29, 2014

I was just where you were, my budget was a little lower but I ended up going a little higher after doing TONS of research.

I had my eyes set on a Lenovo y50 which can definitely game with the GTX 860m and the price was pretty affordable, $1050 for the 1080p model, $1400 for the 4k touch model.

In the end I went with a g750js-rs1 that I was able to purchase at my local microcenter for $1600.

The amazon g750 is slightly different from the microcenter model but same chassis, cpu and gpu which is pretty much the heart of the machine. Both have two SATA slots and 4 ram slots, which is great for upgrades... everything has the ability to be removed (CPU, GPU etc.) which is nice for repairs/upgrades as well.

It's 17", 10lbs and I love every bit of it - this has been by far the best laptop I've ever owned it's got stellar cooling that is very quiet while gaming (I've tested BF4, skyrim and other games)... keyboard never heats up.

I've owned MSi laptops in the thin and light category in the past and I would urge you to stay away as they get really hot to the touch while gaming and are very loud, my msi ge40 needed a dedicated laptop fan cooler (not a college friendly solution).

Looking up reviews on the y50 on youtube they mention some slight heat but nothing major, fan noise is really good as well.

What made me switch to the Asus from the y50 was the fact that it had the 870m which is around ~20-30% faster in games and I wanted the machine to last a while.

The battery life on power saver mode with the Asus and slightly over medium brightness has been consistently 5 hours while running YouTube/WinAmp, VS 2013, SSMS and uploading files over FTP, putty sessions you name it... pretty incredible but not surprising since it has the Intel HD 4600 to switch over when not doing 3d processing.

One other note, the ASUS and the y50 both look more professional than the MSI series of laptops - not sure how much that means to you.

Good luck!

Lenovo Y50 (1080p) Review! [R]

5 years, 2 months agoDaFlyingGriffin posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 11, 2014

link - in short: The 1080p display is bad, gaming performance is good, even with an I5, very good speakers, very good touchpad, keyboard is so-so.

So, either wait for the UHD version to be more easy on the price or replace the display yourself, in case you want to get the Y50 anyway.

I'd suggest waiting.

5 years, 2 months agoDaFlyingGriffin posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 11, 2014

For me, it's not the colors that are as much of an issue as the clarity of the picture. I've tried using cleartype and calibrating the colors, but it gives me a bit of a headache trying to read large bodies of text. There is always the option of replacing the screen, which costs around $90 for a new IPS. I am still under my return umbrella, however, so I may spring for the 4k version, as it is much cheaper than I anticipated.

For example, here.

Lenovo Y50 for college work [R]

5 years, 2 months agowumpafruit posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 5, 2014

First, I'll start by posting the standard form:

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: Around $1500

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Workstation

  • Screen size preference: 15.6"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows 8

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): None (see below)

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): 3D game coding

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Not HP (already owned two and would like to try something new)

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): Lenovo Y50

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Balanced, maybe slightly toward battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Balanced, maybe slightly toward build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Do not want too high a resolution (see below)

  • A great keyboard: Must have numeric and backlit keyboard

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: No

  • Great audio: No since I will mostly be using headphones

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.) USB 3.0, HDMI, removable/upgradeable battery, SSD hard drive

My comments

I am starting my fall semester in school soon, and I would like a laptop that will last me the next few years. I currently have an HP Envy 14, so I would like to comment what I would like improved:

  • Touchpad: The Envy's touchpad is great, but apparently I got some food or small objects within the edges of the touchpad because when I click the buttons (it has buttons on the bottom of the touchpad) it makes a loud clicking noise. Sometimes if I keep clicking, the noise goes away and sounds normal. But it always seems to come back. I know I shouldn't be eating close to my laptop but hopefully this is something that doesn't have to be the case.

  • Battery life: I would get around 2 hours of battery life doing things like web browsing, editing documents, and watching Youtube videos. I would prefer longer battery life.

  • Switchable graphics: The Envy had a low-power integrated Intel graphics card and a discrete AMD graphics card. In my use, the integrated Intel card was fine for my use unless I wanted to hook it up to an external display using the HDMI port -- that required the discrete card. It also happened that if I had any web pages open in the background, they could be completely black when I opened them after switching which required closing my browser and reopening it. So I am looking for something that does not have switchable graphics.

Lenovo Y50

In doing my own research for my next laptop I came across this beauty. It has all the specs I want and I am able to get it with an SSD. So spec-wise, it should be more than enough to last me for the next few years. Note that the 4K version had an extremely high resolution, which I don't think I need considering I'll be working with text/code a lot and don't want it to display too small.

I would like some commentary about any of the three issues above with respect to the Envy and if the Y50 addresses it.

I have looked at other models but they are hundreds of dollars more and don't have the specs like the Y50. Currently, I can get the Y50 for $1409 before taxes which is great. It seems there is a weekly deal plus I used a coupon so I would like some suggestions soon. If you have any questions, let me know!

5 years, 2 months agowumpafruit posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 5, 2014

It seems Amazon has one for $1,399. And it has the UHD IPS display and 256GB SSD. Do you think this is a better deal?

USA, >15 Inch, $2000 [R]

5 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2014
  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: $2000 or less (preferably less)

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): Desktop replacement & Gaming

  • Screen size preference: 15.6" or 17"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): 60FPS on Skyrim on Ultra as well as League of Legends and DOTA 2 on highest settings

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Preferably GTX860 or higher (equivalents included but I know nothing about Radeon chips)

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Self support

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility): Anything with good customer service and return policies. I like the look of all the MSI laptops though, but I've heard some issues about reliability.

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I like backlit keyboards (like the MSI ones) but I can definitely live without.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced)

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Low weight

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: Balanced

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Yes

  • A great keyboard: Absolutely

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: No

  • Great audio: Maybe

Critical features: at least a GTX860M, solid construction, no major heating issues (I don't want to need an external cooling pad if at all possible). I've heard of and experienced too many laptops that literally fell apart on me (my last laptop screen came off the hinges in the middle of a skype call, that was interesting).

Thanks for the help!

5 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2014

The Lenovo Y50 UHD version would be a decent compromise. It's a little expensive because you would have to scale down to 1080p for gaming (it's an exact 1/2 scale, so it'll look fine). With a GTX 860M and weight around 5 pounds, it may be a good compromise between the two. The regular Y50 wouldn't be nearly as good because of a lousy screen.

[US] [15"] [~$1000] Preferably for gaming/programming [R]

5 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2014

LAPTOP QUESTIONNAIRE

  • Country of purchase: USA

  • Budget range: ~$1000

  • Purpose (netbook, ultraportable, mainstream, gaming, desktop replacement, etc.): gaming/programming/mainstream

  • Screen size preference: 15"

  • OS preference (Windows/ Mac/ Linux): Windows

  • Gaming requirements (example games and desired fps/settings): Games vary from WoW, CSGO, LoL, BF4, GTA4. Preferable >40 fps with medium-high settings

  • Performance requirements (video, CAD, etc.): Just for basic programming. (Java, C, C++, Python)

  • Method of computer support (office supplier, college bookstore, self support): Online.

  • Brand preferences and reasons (already owned accessories, familiarity, business compatibility):

  • Any particular style that you like (examples are great): I've been eyeing the ASUS G550JK/N550JK and Sager NP7358 (Clevo W350SS). However, I've seen limited reviews of the NP7358 despite its specs. I much prefer build quality over performance, and I have read that the build quality of G550JK/N550JK is superb.

  • Which of the following qualities would you prefer? (Choose one, the other, or balanced) Not a factor

  • Long battery life -vs- Low weight: Long battery life

  • Build quality -vs- Low price: Definitely build quality

  • Low noise/heat -vs- High performance: I would like a balance of performance while not surpassing 80C when gaming.

Would you pay a premium for something that has:

  • High resolution screen: Definitely such as IPS screens

  • A great keyboard: not a factor

  • A great touchpad/mouse buttons: not a factor

  • Great audio: not a factor

List any features that are critical: (e.g. Optical drive, USB 3.0, SD card slot, ethernet port, HDMI port, bluetooth, VGA port, removable battery, glossy screen, matte screen, etc.)

At least 3 USB ports with at least 1 USB 3.0

5 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2014

I couldn't find anything to compare the two, but if screen quality is an important factor to your purchase decision, then you should stay away from the Y50. You could consider the UHD version to run it in 1080p (scaled down by 1/2), but it's $1400.

Gaming laptop for college [R]

5 years, 2 months agoJuly 3, 2014

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5 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
July 3, 2014

First off, you're not going to be able to play games and go to classes on a single charge of battery. Gaming laptops simply don't have that much battery life. I would not spend that much money on the GS60 Ghost with the GTX 860M in it. That's expensive for a GTX 860M. The major issue right now with the Y50 is that the 1080p screens are poor. I recommend you check out the UHD version Y50, which has a 3840x2160 glossy IPS screen that you can scale down by 1/2 to run at 1080p for games. You could also run it at native resolution for any UHD video content that may be released in future.

If you have some time, it may be worth waiting for an i5 version Y50 UHD to come out, which would save you some money.

USA, around 15", around or below 1000$ [R]

5 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 30, 2014

Looking for a desktop replacement laptop. i5, i7 (if cost permits), 8GB RAM, 1080p screen. Main requirements are coding, good media and gaming (Able to play games smoothly on recommended graphics. ex: SC2, Assassin's Creed, recent FIFAs). Sleek design and portability is a must (lightweight and thin). Ultrabooks are a higher preference, battery 5+ hours. Not looking at any macs, sticking with Windows. Touch screen not necessary. Nice keyboard and mousepad. Appreciate the help!

5 years, 2 months agoCyberJeeves posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 30, 2014

The Asus can be upgraded to 16GB by adding another stick of RAM yourself. The GTX 850M is around 35 percent worse than the GTX 860M, so if you want maximum performance in games at the expense of screen quality, then the Y50 is the better choice. If your budget were higher, you could consider the 4k IPS version Lenovo Y50, which has 16GB ram and 256GB SSD.

How bad is the Lenovo Y50's display really? [R]

5 years, 2 months agologicow posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
June 19, 2014

I've heard bad things but I've never experienced a bad display. I plan on playing Counterstrike and some intensive games on it, will the display really hinder me that much?

5 years, 2 months agologicow posted on SuggestALaptop.
June 19, 2014

The 4k IPS models are appearing here and there. They are not significantly more expensive.

($1330 for 2gb vram + 1tb hybrid drive, $1400 for 2gb vram + 256gb ssd, $1650 for 4gb vram + 512gb)

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Laptop-59425943-Black/dp/B00K6ZIMFY/ref=sr14?ie=UTF8&qid=1403219477&sr=8-4&keywords=y50+uhd