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Lenovo Ideacentre Y900

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900
alaScore 100

35 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre Y900. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and design are also appreciated.

price, design, usability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17ISK Notebook Review


A souped-up Y700. The higher-end Y900 feels unique with more features and better craftsmanship than its immediately Y700 predecessor. Unfortunately, its chiclet mechanical keyboard, loud pulsating fans, and high starting price leave a lot to be desired.

relatively low surface and core temperatures, large keys with dedicated Macro keys, RAID 0 compatibility; 3x storage bays, unique design; strong build quality, wide keyboard backlight options, USB Type-C w/ Thunderbolt 3, very loud internal speakers,...

disappointing Turbo Mode; high CPU temperature under extreme loads, keyboard does not offer "true" individually-lit RGB keys, loud pulsating fan behavior during low loads, sound reproduction could be more balanced, no 120 Hz/5 ms or 4K UHD display...

Lenovo is treading on deeper ground with its new Y900 and the $2000+ USD price tag proves it. While design and workmanship are sound, the new mechanical keyboard and Turbo Mode are a mixed bag. The keys feel soft and uneven and some users may not like...

Expert review by: Michael Wall (

Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Review


The premium-priced Lenovo Ideapad Y900 promises to be a great gaming notebook, but the current price seems high for the specs. Let's take a closer look at this 17-inch gaming rig.

Beautiful Design ; Mechanical Keyboard ; Loud Speakers ; G-Sync Display

Lack of a Pascal GPU ; Expensive

If Lenovo released the Ideapad Y900 last year, it would be an instant recommendation and most likely one our editorial choice’s. Unfortunately, the company was a bit late to the party, and it’s hard to recommend a laptop that costs a premium price...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Abent (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 Review: surprising power in a big package


I've always found it difficult to wrap my head around gaming laptops, and when I first opened the Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 notebook, I didn't think my feelings were going to change. I found myself almost immediately wondering why I would use such a bulky...

All in all, I think the Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 has swayed me on gaming laptops as much as any one machine can. I like the look, I’m very pleased with the performance, and while I think the price is a little high at $2500, there are definitely other...

Oct, 2016

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 review


Small, simple, and quick, the Ideacentre Y900 is a great mid-range gaming rig.

One word sums up the Lenovo Y900: competent. It is a solid, mid-sized, mid-priced gaming system that does many things right. It’s handsome, it’s easy to upgrade, it’s quick, and it’s not too expensive.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 ( 4.00GHz 2133MHz 8MB)


The desktops have been less interesting -- similarly well-priced, but not as mainstream-looking, and gaming desktops just naturally appeal to a very small segment of the computer-buying public anyway. At least until now. There's suddenly a renewed...

The Lenovo Y900 includes the right processor/graphics card combo for virtual reality, offers easy access to its spacious interior and includes a premium keyboard and mouse.

The huge tower case is bland, with just enough gamer-centric touches to not blend in. No options for high-end features like liquid cooling.

Hitting the sweet spot for price and performance in a VR-ready PC, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is a safe mainstream choice to pair with your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 review:


Lenovo has had a semisecret side business for years, selling decent gaming PCs at reasonable prices. The Lenovo Y-series gaming laptops have always been of interest to me, as they offered excellent value for a very mainstream combination of Core i7...

The Lenovo Y900 includes the right processor/graphics card combo for virtual reality, offers easy access to its spacious interior and includes a premium keyboard and mouse.

The huge tower case is bland, with just enough gamer-centric touches to not blend in. No options for high-end features like liquid cooling.

Hitting the sweet spot for price and performance in a VR-ready PC, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is a safe mainstream choice to pair with your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Dubnik (

Lenovo ideacentre Y900 Gaming PC Review: A Sportscar In A World Of Stationwagons


When I was in college I had the best job; valet driver. No, it didn't pay terribly well; no, it wasn't glamorous; and our supervisor stole most of our tips to feed his raging cocaine habit. However, it was an easy way to make some money for school and...

Look-at-me design that is well executed with attention to details that carry over to accessories and peripherals. Blazing performance and power that can handle just about anything you throw at it. Future-proofed with up-to-date specs and made to be...

Price a concern for some. Polarizing styling. What we loved about it, is not for everyone

A monster of a machine that will stand the test of time and can be only made more powerful over time. Grin-inducing design and lighting. Accessories that are well thought out and enhance the experience. But it all comes down to the price and it's value...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 (2016, GeForce GTX 1080) Review and Ratings


This mid-tower PC gets a big graphics upgrade for 4K gaming, thanks to a GTX 1080 graphics card. Its interior is also clean and ready for upgrades.

Cool, quiet operation ; User-upgrade-friendly ; Very good gaming performance for 1080p, 1440p, and light 4K ; Tidy interior, for an OEM desktop

Not customizable from Lenovo ; Case-fan LEDs can't be switched off ; Single-channel RAM (as configured in test unit)

The updated Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is more than an incremental step up from the last Y900 we reviewed. This time around, it came better prepared for high-end gaming with a beefier, quieter CPU cooler for its Intel Core i7-6700K processor, CPU...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (

Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Review and Ratings


With an excellent G-Sync screen, unique design flourishes, and a pleasing and colorful mechanical keyboard, Lenovo's new high-end gamer is impressive. But given its high price and last-generation graphics, gamers may want to wait for an update—or at...

Beautiful Nvidia G-Sync display ; Relatively quiet fans ; Solid, clicky keyboard with dedicated hotkeys ; Overclockable ; Stellar audio ; Good battery life for a gaming laptop

Last-gen GTX 980M graphics at a high price (though Pascal update is coming) ; GTX 980M is not VR-ready ; Awkward number-pad layout ; Fans can come on abruptly ; CPU runs hot

Lenovo is no stranger to the gaming-laptop market, but the Ideapad Y900 is the first model that the company's rolled out in a long time that's designed to compete at the high end of the market, with the likes of Alienware, Asus, and MSI. However, the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 Review and Ratings


This Core i7- and GeForce GTX 970-based gaming desktop delivers plenty of punch for 1080p and 1440p gaming, with upgradability and smart touches to spare.

Solid gaming performance for 1080p play ; High-quality construction for a mainstream gaming tower ; Top-notch mechanical keyboard, laser mouse bundled in ; Upgrade-friendly

Could use 16GB of RAM at this price ; Fans can run loud ; No CPU liquid-cooling or overclocking ; No custom configurations available

The market for top-end gaming desktops is a tough one. You need the looks and the performance to make it big. Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Y900 is a solid entry into the market, especially considering its asking price. The $1,599 Best Buy-specific model we...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera signal format:720p


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Water cooling system: Yes


HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 4096 / 8
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:24
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x5912 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI


4G: No

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Audio chip:Realtek ALC892
Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 6 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1 / 34.2
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1333,1600,2133,2400 / 1600,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 65 / 91

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88195 / 88196 / 88969 / 97129 / I5-6600K / I7-6700K
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 42
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 2000 / 8
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2 / 3
SSD form factor:M.2