Lenovo’s First 4K Laptop Out Now
Toshiba were the first to bring out a 4K laptop with the Satellite P50. Now, after months of delays, Lenovo have released their very own 4K laptop in July 2014 to go head-to-head with the Satellite P50t. The Y50 UHD is Lenovo’s first 4K laptop.
The Lenovo Y50 UHD is primarily a high performance gaming laptop. It is a part of the Y series made up of high performance multimedia laptops. As such, the Y50 UHD boasts impressive specifications.
The 15.6-inch UHD LED 3,840 X 2,160 display is perhaps the Y50 UHD’s best specification. It includes a Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU graphic’s card with two gigabytes of VRAM. Consequently, the laptop’s games should have fantastic visuals.
Lenovo have also packed this laptop with quality sound. It boats premium JML stereo speakers for immersive audio. The Y50 UHD laptop also incorporates Dolby Advanced Audio built-in speakers.
This laptop has an intel core i7 processor that delivers vastly enhanced visuals and battery life. That is a processor with a 2.50GHz clock speed based on the Haswell architecture.
For storage this laptop has up to 16 gigabytes of RAM. It includes a one terabyte hard disk so that there is plenty of space for games and media files. The laptop also offers 512 gigabyte pure SSD storage.
The Y50 has an Energy Manager to extend the battery’s durability. So the battery can last up to five hours before recharging. A longer lasting battery further enhances any laptop’s portability.
Lenovo have added a Backlit AccuType Keyboard to this laptop. That is pretty much a standard QWERTY keyboard. Although it includes curved, backlit keys that light up in darker rooms.
Windows 8.1 is the Y50 UHD’s software platform. Lenovo are bundling the Zinio Online Newsstand, Amazon Kindle for PC, Evernote and Lenovo Cloud Storage software with the laptop. In addition, limited trial packs of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium and McAfee Internet Security are also included.
The Lenovo Y50 UHD comes in two alternative models. The higher specification model has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphic card with four gigabytes of RAM instead of two. It also comes packaged with the 512GB SSD hard drive.
The 4K Y50 UHD laptop is out now, and retailing at $1,299 – $1,599 for the two alternative models. Below is a full list of the Y50’s specifications. Along with Toshiba and ASUS Lenovo are currently the only company with 4K laptops. However, as the 4K revolution continues to gather increasing momentum there should be plenty more 4K UHD laptops.
Processor: 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4710HQ (2.50GHz 1600MHz 6MB) 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4700HQ (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
Graphics: Up to NVIDIA® GTX-860M 4GB (Maxwell)
Memory Up: to 16GB DDR3L
Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 10-Point Multitouch Display
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 15.23″ x 10.37″ x 0.9″
Storage: 1TB Hybrid SSHD with 8 GB NAND flash or up to 512 SSD
Audio: JBL speakers
Connectors: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Audio Combo Jack (headphone and mic), HDMI-out, 4-in-1 card reader