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Lenovo Y50: 4K Gaming Notebook

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Full Article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2014/01/05/say-hello-to-lenovos-4k-gaming-and-entertainment-laptop/

 

Say Hello To Lenovo's 4K Gaming And Entertainment Laptop

Lenovo is poised to launch a new line of gaming and entertainment laptops featuring 4K displays and a new generation of mobile GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.
 
Lenovo is unleashing a ton of new product at this year’s annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it’s my job to highlight the standouts. Lenovo’s Y50 laptop with its striking red-accented keyboard and 4K display? That’s a standout alright.Lenovo-Y50.jpg

Yep, I said 4K. Lenovo’s upcoming Y50 series laptop crams a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution into a 15.6″ display. While the 4K eye candy is an optional step up from the $999 baseline model, the 1920 x 1080 variant will finally give users the choice to have a touchscreen. Believe it or not, Windows 8 touchscreen laptops and gaming have barely (if ever) been uttered in the same sentence. In fact, it’s been rare to see touch options on gaming-focused Windows 8 notebooks.

Here’s what I know about the Y50 as it relates to gaming. This model looks like the spiritual successor to the Y500, a shockingly affordable gaming laptop I purchased last year and utterly adore. Lenovo is also debuting the Y40, a step down from the Y50, and that notebook features the as-of-yet unannounced AMD R9 M270 4GB mobile graphics card. The spec sheet I received for the Y50 lists only an unspecifiedNvidia NVDA -0.13% GTX card. It would stand to reason that if the Y50 featured an existing Nvidia mobile GPU, it would be listed.

My hunch is that Nvidia will announce a new and improved mobile graphics card tonight at their press conference, and I’ll wager it’s optimized for 4K video playback and gaming (albeit it at low or medium quality settings). More than likely it’s the GeForce 800 series based on the Maxwell architecture, which is a known quantity on Nvidia’s roadmap.

Either way, this could breathe a surge of new life into gaming notebooks, and may set a precedent for ridiculously sharp 4K displays. Hey, whether or not we need Ultra HD on a 15-inch screen isn’t what CES is all about!

Here are the confirmed specs for Lenovo’s Y50 laptop:

  • Processor: Up to 4th generation Intel INTC +0.91% Core i7
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Display and Resolution: Optional 4K 3840 x 2160 resolution or standard 1920 x 1080 with touch or non-touch
  • Memory:  Up to 16GB RAM
  • Storage: Up to 1TB hard drive or 1TB hybrid storage with integrated 8GB SSD cache, or a 512GB pure SSD
  • Keyboard: Optional backlit keyboard with AccuType rounded keys
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n or ac WiFi
  • Battery Life: Estimated 4 hours
  • Weight: 4.7 pounds for non-touch, 5.7 pounds for touch version
 

Right now it’s not clear whether or no the 4K display option can also be built with a touch display. Hopefully I’ll have some hands-on time with this and other Lenovo products in the very near future on the CES floor.

Stay tuned for much more CES coverage and hands on impressions with these and a plethora of other devices from the show floor.  Continue the conversation by following me on Twitter

 

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YES!!It looks awesome.If it will truly look like that,damn this babe's gonna be mine!


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Wow, I need to read into this futher! - Sounds great :D


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Much awesome. Very amazing. So wow.

 

This is really amazing :D


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Is the 4 hour battery life for both the 1080p and the 4k display?, if not the battery life would be very low.


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Is the 4 hour battery life for both the 1080p and the 4k display?, if not the battery life would be very low.

Dissapointing battery life though.I wonder if that's with intel's integrated graphics or with the Nvidia GPU(optimus on/off).


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Its been announced it's going to house a gtx 860m next-gen mobile graphics card. Very exciting...

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Most gaming laptops have crappy battery life. Plus, its unlikely you'll be gaming away from a wall socket. 

I just want a 6 hour battery life of web browsing! ;_;


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If it's gaming, what GPU is in there?


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We need affordable gaming laptops which weight like 2 kilograms and can keep 60FPS in Battlefield 4 on Ultra on a 32x32 match.

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Smartphone ?

I need a keyboard.I'll also be programming.


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If the real thing resembles that of the render then I'm surely interested. Looks very sharp and great specs to boot too.


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I am going to be a pain here and say thats useless... ( for gaming ) even with my OC 675MX 4Gb) i tryed to run crysis 1 in 4k res the FPs when't from 70 to 17.... if i has the 860m witch i looked at and if i looks at preformence of the 760m vs 660m will be around my GPU Overclocked. So you will be force to play games in Low in 4k or Max in HD ... will only be good for Desktop and Movie use where that GPU will be able to handle the 4k display ( o and i saw that the 860m will be a 128Bit memery bus.. so will never use more then 2 GB of the 4 GB frame buffer.

 

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-860M.107794.0.html


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Well, 4 hours isn't stunning. My Core 2 Duo laptop can do better than that. (I have absolutely no battery life saving features enabled. CPU is forced to run max speed.)

 

You could use one of those external batteries like the 26,000mah Powercastle that I have.


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I am going to be a pain here and say thats useless... ( for gaming ) even with my OC 675MX 4Gb) i tryed to run crysis 1 in 4k res the FPs when't from 70 to 17.... if i has the 860m witch i looked at and if i looks at preformence of the 760m vs 660m will be around my GPU Overclocked. So you will be force to play games in Low in 4k or Max in HD ... will only be good for Desktop and Movie use where that GPU will be able to handle the 4k display ( o and i saw that the 860m will be a 128Bit memery bus.. so will never use more then 2 GB of the 4 GB frame buffer.

 

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-860M.107794.0.html

When gaming, you'll probably have to set the resolution back to 1080p :)

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