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#1\2015-03-25 16:25

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4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
NVIDIA® GTX-860M 4GB (Maxwell)
16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) display (maybe going to replace original screen for IPS )
256GB SSD


I have seen some gameplay videos with this machine, and they look very good (above 30 most new games on high/ultra settings). But i'd like to hear some more 1st hand experience with lenovo y50. I've also read that the lid hinges are bad. Does anyone on this forum have this particular laptop?
#2\2015-03-25 17:37

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As an IT technician, I can tell you some things overall, but at the end, it just basically will be your choise, as the saying goes for cars, it basically goes for everything - The more opinions you hear, the less likeley you will buy anything. As I see, there's a variation in resolutions - There is a 4K model out there. The 1080p model should outperform 4K one in games, as it would have more ponies to use for smaller resolution.

First off, think about the need for laptop. As seeing theese specs, you could build twice as powerful desktop pc. 2 years ago I bought a laptop, cause I thought - god damn, I will bring it with me everywhere. Do I bring it with me? No. It stands on my desk, and very rareley I choose to take it with me.
Hardware wise, it's a good machine, nothing bad about it, just a little personal preference from me - It could have had an 128 SSD instead of 256 and a 700-1000GB additional rotational hard drive for data, cause ssd's aren't really that good for daily use because of their lifespan. (Theoretically it should perform well, but still, a quality rotational HDD will exceed SSD's life span.)

As for the PC itself - Lenovo is quite new in the field (They are actually IBM computers) so there might be some little things here and there, design flaws are possible too, even on high-end machines. Laptop main problem has always been the battery life and heat disipation, which is inevitable.
Hinge wise - my laptop has had a ton of reviews about bad hinges. I have no idea what people do with their computers, mine, even after 2 year daily usage, is looking mint and crisp and is in tip top condition.

See for yourself. There are a lot of possibilities out there for similar price tags, if you really want a high-performance laptop. btw, DDR4 would be a wise addition for the computer to last longer without a need for upgrade, as they are soon coming in for laptops.
#3\2015-03-26 01:41

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As for the hard drive, im planning on buying external one. And maybe sometime later would upgrade to 512 or 1tb SSD. Watching the boot-up time comparisons between ssd and hdd, it's like day and night. SSD is so much faster.

Actually at first i wanted to build a gaming rig. But since im now moving to australia and will also move quite often once i get there, i had to choose laptop.
This is also good when i want to play some games with friends.

The battery life is not too good on this machine. But then again, most of the time it will be plugged in anyways, like my current laptop. 2 hours is enough for me, because i will not be gaming with it when on battery.

Im planning on using this laptop as my primary computer for around 2 years. Then i will come back to my native country and build a gaming pc. I THINK i will be ok with this laptop for that period of time.

But thank you for your reply. I have to think about the harddrive. Would be a shame to lose all data randomly. It never crossed my mind that SSD's lifespan is shorter.
#4\2015-03-26 11:48

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Yes, that's what I meant - SSD for Windows and some games, which benefit from a faster storage device (SLRR, for example :D)

It's possible to buy a craddle for laptops, which replaces CD-ROOM with a frame for 2.5" HDD. As I didn't use my cd-room, I bought it having no regrets. If you will be moving a lot, I agree with the laptop purchase.
#5\2015-03-27 01:19

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It's a shame that this laptop doesn't have built in dvd rom.it comes with USB dvd drive.