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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer

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    I bought this computer about a month ago. I've never bought my own computer before and I hardly (if ever) leave reviews unless I thought the product was truly phenomenal. I was looking for a computer that had a lot of space, a fast processing speed, and could handle multiple things at once. I'm a gamer, I love playing video games but I also love making music and drawing. So I needed a computer that can take care of drawing applications, music making software, and games that required a high processing speed and a good video card. I bought the computer brand new from the store. There was no problems with it, no scratches, no broken parts, it was perfect. This computer is so light and thin! I love it. The fan is practically silent, and the computer stays cool. Even after 13+ hours of use on it, it performs flawlessly and doesn't overheat. This computer performed everything I needed perfectly. And it's boot up time is literally less than 30 seconds and upon load up, with fast start enabled you can begin using applications immediately. I loved this! The computer is very fast and can handle everything I throw at it with ease. And the download speed? It takes seconds for something to download it even crunched through the League of Legends download file in under 3 minutes. The sound on this computer is amazing! You don't have to worry about using headphones when watching a movie or listening to music (unless you want to). I had the computer at top volume in my dinning room and was still able to hear it perfectly fine (and loud) in my living room, which is right next to each other. I also like the backlit keyboard, for me it gave me extra light to see the keys when in low or dark light. And c'mon it looks so cool! And you don't need to press down hard on the keys or anything like that. Aside from those things, there are a few cons but even with those cons, it's not a deal breaker...at least not for me. One of the cons is that this computer doesn't have an internal CD drive. For some people, they may be okay with that but for me, I need a CD drive. I like to play the sims or other PC games. So I got all of the Sims 3 expansion packs. I know you can digitally download these, but I like having a physical copy of things just incase I need to redownload them on a different computer, I don't have to scroll through dozens and dozens of emails just to find what I'm looking for. This computer does have an external cd drive but again, it's not a deal breaker for me. The next thing I want to discuss is the fact that it's touch screen and windows 8. I know a lot of people dig the fact that it's touch screen. But it doesn't fit my personal needs. I don't use the touch screen much on the computer. I'm just fine with a mouse. The fact that it's windows 8 makes it even worse. I don't know how to operate windows 8, so that was a learning curve for me. I'm still learning how to use windows 8, but I'm getting more comfortable with it the more I use it. The mouse cursor also sometimes "slips" or it will just kind of bounce back and forth if you're clicking and dragging something. But it's okay, just reposition your hand and try again. For me the mouse doesn't really do this too often, just on rare occasions. The last thing is it's battery life, literally after 2 hours of use I need to plug it in. The battery gets drained quickly, even when I'm just using one application and the screen brightness is dimmed. But that's okay, I just plug her up and she's good to go. Oh and did I mention that the charger part that goes into the computer can fit in there facing any kind of way? You don't have to flip the part to find out how it goes in. I thought that was sweet! But all in all, I love this computer. She's become my baby. I am happy with my purchase and I would definitely recommend this laptop to a friend

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game laptop

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    I got my laptop a little bit over a month ago. It was my first laptop and I was so pleased with experience in the beginning. The man who sold it to me was fun and helped me get what I was looking for. The speakers are good. It's fast. The keyboard is easy to get used to. I didn't care for the touchscreen until I got this laptop. It's really cool what I can zoom in on or fit to the screen. On the 31st day the hinge started to separate and the back casing started to detach. My main purpose of getting the laptop was to play a big game and watch videos without it taking so long to load, play, or buffer. I didn't do anything crazy with my laptop or drop it, and I have carpet in my house so I didn't drop it on tile or anything. I took it back to Best Buy the same day and was told the damage wasn't covered under warranty and it might cost somewhere between 200 and 600 to get it fixed plus shipping and handling. I couldn't do anything to save myself money or time. I gave it to the geek squad to send out and I got email updates on the status of my laptop. Things were going along pretty fast and the speed at which it was fixed was amazing. It took only took a week. And somehow it turned out that it WAS covered under manufacture warranty. I didn't have to pay anything! I was so relieved. At first I thought "I'm the unlucky person whose laptop would break and cost me hundreds of more dollars." I don't know why it happened. It did get fixed. Maybe next month it will break again. I have no idea what to expect with this laptop now. The casing was my ONLY problem and maybe it was just me it happened to. I don't know anyone else with this laptop so I don't know if this is common with the Lenovo Y50 Touch. My laptop breaking out of nowhere was huge red flag, but besides that I have no complaints and really really like this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good gaming Ultrabook.

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    After some thought and some back and forth between BestBuy and Lenovo's own web presence, I chose to purchase this laptop in person. It was this or build a new gaming desktop for the same budget. Lenovo was running a sale, otherwise, a Y50 (non-touch) with an i5 direct from Lenovo would have been about the same price as the model BestBuy carries. My first impression is that this machine is fairly small and light for a gaming laptop. The other laptops I considered were not only larger in screen size, but they also were significantly thicker. I plan on using this computer at places other than my desk, so the size aspect is a big plus. Compared to the Asus ROG machine that was on the display next to this laptop, the Lenovo is thinner closed than the Asus is when open. Overall, the design is fairly conservative. I like the mix of the black anodized aluminum outer shell and the soft touch materials that surround the keyboard and trackpad. This is all accented with red around the sides of the keys and in the speaker grilles. It all combines to provide what I would call a premium feel for the computer. One caveat -- the black aluminum finish is a fingerprint magnet. It doesn't bother me, but it's worth noting. I have been asked if the laptop gets hot. It doesn't. Part of this is that the exhaust for the heat sinks is out the back of the body instead of below it. Granted, I haven't gamed with the laptop on my legs (I game at a desk...) The trackpad is well-centered in the keyboard, so I don't run into a lot of issues where I accidentally click while typing. The keyboard feels better than a typical laptop keyboard, although that may just be perception. The keys have a nice click to them, but not as much as a mechanical keyboard (I have a Corsair K70 that I use on my desktop PC). The keyboard is also backlit -- it has three levels of brightness: off, dim, and bright. I mainly use it with the backlights off to preserve as much battery as possible, as I will keep the machine on my coffee table for a few days before charging. Battery life is decent -- I get a few hours under basic use over the course of a couple of days. I was able to get an hour or two of gaming in before I needed to return to an umbilical state. The speakers on this laptop are quite good. There is a logo just beneath the screen "JBL sound for Lenovo." The system they designed is a 2.1 configuration -- two full range speakers between the screen and keyboard and a subwoofer under the chassis. So far so good on that front. So far, the performance of the machine has been great. I do some light gaming. Team Fortress 2, Age of Empires II: HD, and Civ: Beyond Earth are a few that I have played so far. No real issues on that front. One of the first things I tacked was uninstalling the bloatware that came pre-installed. There was a *lot* of it between all of the desktop and Metro apps. I would do a fresh install of Windows 8.1, but I have already installed a lot of other programs at this point. One of the pre-installed programs that I did decide to keep is the Dragon Assistant. It's the Dragon (the speech input folks) version of Siri or Cortana. We'll see if I decide to keep it long term, as I don't use it too much. I don't necessarily want to leave a negative thought on my last major review point, but I do need to talk about the screen. The Y50 touch uses a capacitive touch screen with a glossy finish. The screen is really the low point of the entire computer, as it's washed out and has bad viewing angles -- it's not an IPS screen. I mean, it's plenty bright and works well for gaming and multimedia consumption. All the reviews I read prior to my purchase all said this, so I was aware of what I was getting myself into. If you decide that you may want to do any extensive photo editing or other applications that require good color reproduction, consider purchasing an external monitor. The laptop would have the processing power to do it, but the screen may yield unwanted results. Be advised, the laptop only has a single HDMI port. Again, these things are not a problem for me. Also, I purchased a matte screen protector to reduce the glare. A protector for a 15.6 screen is a bit too small, as it doesn't cover the glossy space between the screen and the edges of the computer, but you will likely need to trim a screen protector for a 17 or 18 inch laptop to fit. TL;DR: good laptop. Great performance for the price. Screen could use some work. Would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop please read review!

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    okay so the laptop is awesome very light. the screen is okay the problem most people see is the colors are a bit off. not a big deal but still. the laptop runs games great Battlefield 4 on ultra 40 frames. call of duty ultra 50+ frames. dying light 30 frames but on high textures/low most other settings it looks great thou im geting a decent bit of screen tearing thou. world of warcraft ultra 100fps+ easy. overall the laptop is awesome for the price i got an open box for 960$ plus tax. i like the charger cord it is alot like the apple cord meaning no mater which side you plug in it will charge. so far no major problems. battery is okay 2-3 hours. if you do not plug in the laptop for gaming it cuts fps by a ton heres an example. plugged in on world of warcraft 100+ frames. unplugged 30fps lock. if you have any questions for me ask away.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Power, Portability, without much sacrifice

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    Lets face it, most people don't wanna read a 2000 word essay when trying to buy a product. So I'm gonna keep it short and sweet for you potential buyers. Lets start with the CONs Battery life; I get about 3-5 hours depending on what I'm doing. Chrome for some reason seems to drain it more quickly. Gaming is worse, I'd say about an hour and a half before needing to plug it in. Display; This is a TN LED screen, so viewing angles are less than stellar. It has a highly reflective glass cover that is edge to edge. It's horizontal viewing angles are average, but it's vertical viewing angles are horrible. Not a huge deal since it's just a minor adjustment away, but it can get annoying. Build Quality; For the most part it's good, but there's some keyboard flex if you push it, the rubber feet slide around as if they're plastic... oh that's because they are plastic. So that means be prepared to wear down the nubs in time. Finger print magnet on keyboard keys, aluminum cover, and if you have sweaty palms like myself, the matte plastic will look gross after typing a paper. USB ports are really snug, I had to force things in there. Keyboard; It's not bad, but they keys get a little warm when gaming. The right shift key is too small for my ogre hands and it's a little to noisy. Holy Bloatware batman; so much it bogs down the system. Did a fresh install of Windows 8 and it was so much better. Though the 5400RPM SSHD is kind of slow anyway. WiFi; the range is pretty poor for some reason. Not only is it poor, the speed is bad compared to my other laptops. I seem to be losing about 8-10Mbps on this laptop than my 4 year old Sony Vaio. Nvidia Drivers; You can't upgrade the drivers easily. I recommend searching for a work around. It fixed a lot of my more technical gripes. Okay the Pros; Everything else!!!! It's fast, despite the complaints above, it has a great build, inexpensive but not 'cheap' and best of all, it runs cool thanks to it's Maxwell GPU. This laptop is better than the Asus G750 with the same level graphics card. I highly recommend this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop for the price

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    I have always wanted a laptop that could replace my desktop, however the price was for high performance laptops was always my setback. I needed a laptop that can perform both with gaming and adobe programs. I was down to 2 laptops to choose from, this one the Y50 or the U530 which was $899. The deciding factor came to the fact that the Y50's memory can be expanded from 8gigs to 16gigs which is a huge plus for using multiple adobe programs at once. I was lucky that best buy had an open box for only $1050, so the savings more than paid for the upgraded 16gigs of memory. Now with open box items you must always be cautious of how the computer runs, so I ran it had for the time I had to take it back for a return, first thing I noticed was that it wasn't charging, I opened it, unplugged the battery then plugged it back in, charges fine after that. second thing I had a problem with was the wifi wouldn't stay connected for more than 4 hours at a time or so. A simple update of drives on the intel website fixed this. after some other minor problems which I fixed the laptop runs flawlessly! yes the average user doesn't want to do what I did to get it fixed but if your computer savvy its easy. Now don't get me wrong this isn't going to play all the new games at max settings, but Diablo3, Battlefield 3 and SWTOR run great at max settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Games well!

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    I used a Sony Flip 15 just a couple months before using this product. The Flip would overheat and stop graphics and processing to cool the machine. This laptop can game for hours and doesn't lag. One thing to note, even though there is 8gbRam and 8gb on the ssd, the computer loads windows very fast, it is slow the first 5 times but it is fine after that, and you can play the latest Tomb Raider on highest graphics with at least 25fps... that means pretty smooth, not discovery channel HD smooth, but it is smooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job for an ultrabook, a bit pricey

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    The Lenovo Y50 is a beast in a tiny package (it is very light). Compared to my ASUS G72GX, this thing can do it all. It plays many modern games like GW2, DOTA2, HON, SC2, D3, etc. at high to ultra high with very little lag. The only thing I have found that isn't optimal are the slight stuttering spikes I get, perhaps from not having a cooling mat, and that Windows 8 causes the graphics drivers to crash randomly which can either crash the game or just cause a lag spike. I got mine refurbished and checked out by GeekSquad and so it's actually better than NIB (or so they tell me). If you have the money to drop on it, it's great if you're a medium-light gamer and want to do everyday tasks on it. I would also recommend getting the non-touch screen version, as the screen hinge doesn't flip all the way back to convert into tablet mode. And finally, if you like red (I don't), the backlight is red and the USB 3.0 ports are red. Good stuff!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Just a little work.. then it's perfect

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    I've been looking for a nicely priced gaming laptop for awhile now and I've been looking at the Lenovo Y50-70 Touch or the Asus GS70. Yesterday I decided to go with the Lenovo. Here's what I have found so far: 1) Bloat, Bloat, Bloat: There's ALOT of bloatware on this machine, however it can be uninstalled or.. better yet, upgrade the hard drive to a SSD and re install Windows.. there problem solved (I'll get into this more later) 2) Windows 8.1: 8.1 isn't bad, install Startisback and there's your start menu. 8.1 takes advantage of the SSD I installed and boot time is under 9 seconds, Programs and games preform quickly and no stutter at all. 3) Speakers: One word... Amazing!, JBL did a fantastic job with the speakers on this machine, every beat is clear, bass is powerful. 4) Screen: Okay.. the screen is pretty bad, however it's a touch screen (so yes it does attract fingerprints) but for what you are getting in this system.. I can overlook this. 5) FingerPrint Magnet: The laptop is a fingerprint magnet but.. the design is just so freaking cool. 6) Hard Disk Drive: So the Lenovo comes with a 1TB 5400 hybrid HDD which has a 8GB SSD portion onto it. This is the only slowest part on this machine, What I did was removed the 1TB drive, installed a 256 Samsung Evo 840 and used magic jelly bean to find the product code for Windows, re installed Windows using the code and a copy of Windows 8.1 core I had from an ISO, downloaded and installed the drivers from Lenovo.. and boom. The laptop is speedy, there is no bloat and everything works great. 7: nVidia GTX 860m: The graphics card is a dedicated 2GB card built inside which enables to take over the job from the integrated Intel HD 4600 card when needed, having the Optimus technology built in allows the computer to save battery life since the machine is not using the dedicated card all the time.. only when it needs it or detects that your playing a game or multimedia. 8) Keyboard: I've always been a fan of Lenovo's keyboard so.. this works for me 9: Upgrade: It's VERY easy to upgrade memory and the hard drive in this machine, though I did find that one of the screws did not want to come out during the installation of the SSD. The machine uses standard screws, not the Torx that ASUS decided to use on some of their machines. So when it comes right down to it.. upgrade the hard drive to an SSD and you'll see this system is quick and responsive. Yes, you'll loose the storage space, but you'll gain the speed that this machine delivers. It's worth it, with the exception for the screen I really have no complaints about it.. Windows 8.1 can be a issue.. but install Startisback and you'll get the true start menu.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop for Gamers

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    This laptop is a great price for the power it packs as far as the processor and graphics card. It's a nice addition to have a touchscreen, but I try not to use it much because of the finger prints it leaves. I also find that having an external CD drive makes the laptop slimmer and have yet to even plug in the drive for any reason after 1 month so far. I also like the touchpad as the whole pad is a button but you can also click on the bottom right to do a right click or with two fingers which will also do a right click. It also works like older touchpads in you can just tap it to click. As for the negative points, as many people have remarked, the display isn't so great as far as viewing angles go. You have to adjust it to be perfect, but after that it's great. Also, I've read that other people have trouble typing keys on their keyboard, like you have to hit the key with good enough force or it won't register. I've had problems where some keys don't register but I'm not sure if I miss the key entirely or not because I've had trouble with other keyboards in the same way. One thing to note is that since it is a touchscreen, I find it's really bad with sun glares and reflections.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    The 2001 Car w/ a 2015 Engine

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    I would like to begin with the cons, as that may be enough for anyone to not purchase this product. 1. Build - This laptop has a horrible build despite what others may say. Even though parts of the laptop may have a metal finish to it, the back two corners (where the speakers are located) are completely plastic - therefore making it easily to chip and dent. It also looks cheap, and usually you want people to know that you spent $1200 on a product and not on a piece of plastic. Also, the space between the two speakers (essentially the top 10% of the laptop top case) is plastic, making it easier to scratch. This isn't the type of plastic that is scratched by keys and sharp objects, rather by crumbs and little things. 2. Keyboard - I exchanged the product 2x to ensure that it was not an issue with my specific model. The backlit is weaker in the middle, versus the right and left sides. I asked a few people about this, and they simply said it was due to the viewing angle (but since I'm a picky person) I did some investigating and it was simply the way the computer was designed. The rubber that surrounds the keys are lifted in the middle, making the brightness in the middle harder to see. 3. Screen - See how many others said the screen is bad? Well, it really is bad. I see Lenovo has an option on their official website to have it come with an Ultra HD screen, so I assume this is their version of a standard screen. 4. Red keys - If you're a gamer, I guess this is fine. From a business/professional standpoint, it seems childish/gamerish to have this brightred keyboard. I would have preferred if the LED was just a regular white. Trackpad - You have to press hard for it to register. You press the trackpad and you hear a click though it doesn't register until you press harder. No, it is not a software/driver issue. Since I am picky, this was enough for me to return the product though let me discuss the pros. 1. Keyboard - Besides the issue above, I love typing on this. I am a fast type and I feel this keyboard and my fingers are lovers - completely designed for accuracy. 2. Specs - Obviously, the best bang for your buck. $300+ graphics card, $300+ cpu, touch screen, 1TB hard drive/ssd hybrid , 8gb of ram, it really is a great value if you care more about specs than build. 3. Bloatware - Common misconception. Yes it does include.. ALOT of Lenovo branded programs but I decided to open each one and they are useful. All you have to do is open Task Manager and disable them from starting up on boot and then they won't be running in the background. It doesn't hurt to have a few GBs of Lenovo programs on a 1TB drive. I did uninstall McAfee as I'm a strong advocate of just turning on Windows Defender and stop using the internet like you were 10 - be aware of the risks and don't do anything shady. 4. Comes with an external drive - didn't even know. I was delighted and pleased. 5. Battery - With games, around 1-2 hours. With medium settings, web browsing, can last around 5-6 hours. 6. Touchscreen - Some people find this useful, though I don't see the point when my fingers and hands are comfortably stationary on my mouse or trackpad. It's an additional effort (for me) to have to move my arm up and forward to press a button when I can do that all, without pain via the trackpad 7. Speakers - amazing. 8. Graphics - Even though I mentioned it during the specs, the graphics are amazing. I downloaded Battlefield 4 and COD Ghosts and put them on the highest quality settings and I did not lag at all. ======= Overall, if you value build over specs I would steer far away from this laptop. This is a 2001 car with a 2015 engine - that was painted to look like a modern car but failed. If you want to game like a professional but never had the money to buy a gaming system, this is it. Keep in mind, this is a popular item though. I am attending RIT and nearly half of the incoming student body bought this laptop (the non touchscreen version) so it might just like having an iPhone - nothing unique and possibly overused.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Computer, Few Drawbacks

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    I purchased this computer after my Sony 14" laptop died on me. I needed something with a lot of power for Photoshop, gaming, and other higher-intensity programs. Why I bought it: - it had good reviews - not a bad price for the specs - lenovo brand, I hear good things - 15.6" screen but pretty light for computer with 2gb dedicated graphics card I installed a 256 Samsung Pro right after purchasing (not TOO hard to get into computer, but had some troubled getting bottom off after removing all the screws). The Good: - b/c of the solid state, boots in a few seconds, programs and Windows 8 runs great - backlit keyboard - able to run new games at max settings - quiet fan - great sound, VERY loud and crisp - good battery life for how powerful it is - screen brightness has good range The Annoying: - keyboard placement, the shift and enter keys to right are hard to get used to - trackpad is not so great The Bad: - the screen: the screen itself looks fine. colors look fine as long as you are not doing heavy graphic design or photo-editing. But, I already seem to have defects in it (white spots on right hand side) that I don't know where they came from. And if you press on the screen (to use it) the sides have ripples/ strange lines. I think they really skimped on the screen quality for the internal specs. Not a bad computer by any means, but if screen quality or keyboard usability are huge factors, look elsewhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop of you have a monitor

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    Everything is great, they even added backlit keys on to the display model. But the display is junk! It slightly fuzzy and for something new it makes my older stuff look high tech. I am extremely dissapointed in the display. When hooked up to a minitor everything displays beautifully so I know the graphics card is pristine it's just the physical display is junk and most likely where they save their money to lower the price

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great.......Except the screen SUCKS

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    I really want to keep this computer but just can't get over the screen quality. The screen is hazy and despite making all the recommended adjustments I just can't fix it......and just can't get past it. This computer is probably going back..

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Powerful workhorse with flaws

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    First of all this is a beautiful laptop, with lots of extra power to give. That being said, ive never had an issue before with accidentally brushing up against the touch pad while typing but am constantly doing it with this. Its been 3 weeks and the thing already squeaks when i open it. The other downside is it comes with windows 8, turns out if you dont like that you have to pay $200 upgrade to pro to be able to downgrade to 7... I had to upgrade to windows 10 because i didn't feel it was right to pay downgrade. One of the reasons i bought this laptop is because it was advertised as having a DVD burner drive included, watch out it turns out its a cheap external drive (they didn't specify that) that will take up your limited usb ports. Now that i have upgraded to 10 the drive wont even read my discs. All in all this computer has been a giant beautiful hassle ps accidentaly hit the touch pad 3 times while writing this review

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Sucky screen, disappointing performance

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    The screen on this laptop is terrible. Everything looks fuzzy and you're limited to the viewing angle before the color begins to distort. Although this laptop specs are well above most game's recommended system requirements, games still behave poorly. There is no way to switch permanently to the Nvidia graphics card and I think the reason for games running very choppy is because the laptop keeps switching between the integrated Intel card and Nvidia card. For the performance and satisfaction I received, I think I would have paid $500. So if this laptop goes on sale and it is around $500, I would get it but not the $1050 I paid for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming laptop for a great price

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    I have had this laptop for about a week now and so far it's great. I first bought an msi gs60 for $1800 that had all the bells and whistles, exactly the specs I wanted. But had problems with it immediately. Got a couple blue screens that pointed to improper installation of hardware, so I returned it and went with my second choice, the Lenovo y50. Although the hdd slows it down a bit, this computer is so much better built than the msi that I had (not sure if it was just the model I got or what, I know msi is known for making great laptops). This laptop seems very well built, comes with a great backlit keyboard that you can change the intensity of with a simple key on the keyboard, incredible sound quality, and plenty of storage space. The nvidia card is great and haven't had any problems playing my games at optimized settings. The touch screen is a nice feature, although it makes the screen quality not as good as other gaming laptops, but not a deal breaker for me. This also comes with an external dvd drive, which was a nice bonus. I mainly use this laptop for school work (software development with a couple different IDEs) and gaming. Handles running large programs very well. Overall this laptop is a win, and the best gaming laptop for the price in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent package for the intermediate to advanced

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    I am very happy with the performance, features and abilities this Lenovo laptop provides. I crunch large spreadsheets, create videos and do the typical internet surfing. The only reason I didn't get it a 5 star, is some of the installed software is close to bloatware and I had to take time to uninstall it. The other reason is that they should make a 16GB version available. The upgrade to 16GB really makes a bigger difference than I imagined. It was extremely easy to access the memory slots and make the change.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre Gaming Laptop, Fast for average use

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    Nice attractive design of case and keyboard; keyboard LED lights are nice as well. Comes with GTX 860M which is ok for gaming with older games made 2013-ish but more recent games you would have to reduce settings to get the frame rates higher ( makes game faster and not glitchy). Processor speed is great, amount of ram is good for everyday tasks and windows 8 but for gaming seek 16gb or higher since windows 8 eats up a lot of it. JBL Speakers are very clear and crisp for music, videos...etc. Battery life is around 2-3 hours depending on what you are doing, 4 cell built in battery. Fans are fairly quiet even playing games which is great. Overall laptop is good and the price is exactly on point for the hardware that you get. Anything that can run recent games at a decent speed will be in the $2000-3000 range so don't expect nothing less. For everyday normal uses it is more than any regular user needs as far as computing power.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Laptop

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    This has been an amazing laptop so far. It is thin considering it has a dedicated graphics card inside it. It turns on in about 20 seconds and is very quick. I mainly use it for Adobe Premiere Pro and some games. The speakers are very good. So far the speed ha been incredible. It is easy to use with the touch screen and Windows 8.1. I am very happy with my purchase so far. However, there are some negatives. This laptop comes with a lot of pre-installed software. BUYERS BEWARE: The laptop does NOT come with a built in CD drive. However, Lenovo does kindly provide a very nice external CD drive. Overall, I am very happy with this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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