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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and value for money. The design and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the resolution and usability. There are some mixed reviews about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Y650 16.0" 320GB HDD 4GBLenovo IdeaPad Y650-8343UT 16-Inch LaptopY650 16.0" 320GB HDD 4GB

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Lenovo Ideapad Y650

 

The Lenovo Y650 sports a multimedia-centric high-end feature set. Needless to say that it's intended for people who are looking for an all-in-one portable entertainment package.

If watching movies doesn't satisfy you, connect your cable TV to the built-in TV tuner. Storing HD movies requires a lot of space, but the 320 GB of storage is likely to suffice. Even transferring data will be faster with the eSATA port. Connectivity...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 Laptop Review

 

Extremely light, thin 16 inch notebook ; Some of the best laptop speakers around

Low resolution for such a large display ; Poor graphics performance for gaming

Looking to watch some videos after meetings? Between the big screen and office performance, this might work for you.

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Gorgeous Laptop Has One Blaring Flaw

 

Lenovo's new IdeaPad Y650 hardly has a flaw. Its Apple-esque chassis is loaded with decent components and it even excels (gasp!) at video playback. The only

Innovative, touch-sensitive quick-launch bar. Prettier than Princess Buttercup. Special movie mode makes videos or DVDs look and sound better. Light for its size, right for its price

Deafening tone when you insert or remove the power connector is borderline dangerous if you're wearing headphones. Though the speakers have a snazzy design, a moiré pattern in the grille makes them look dirty

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

 

This budget 16-inch notebook has a sleek, thin design along with powerful speakers and unique face-detection software.

With a sleek design, face detection, fast productivity performance, and booming Dolby speakers, the With a sleek design, face detection, fast productivity performance, and booming Dolby speakers, the $1,399 Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 raises the bar for what...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 Review

 

The IdeaPad Y650 has an all-new look compared to previous IdeaPad notebooks. As part of the new IdeaPad refresh earlier this year, the Y650 distinguishes itself as being one of the thinnest and lightest laptops in its class. In fact, the Y650 weighs...

Excellent build quality ; Solid performance ; Fantastic touchpad ; Good speakers

Limited selection of ports for a 16-inch multimedia notebook ; Keyboard is a little small considering the size of the notebook ; All-in-one bottom plate means you have to remove too many screws for upgrades ; Who needs palmrests when you can have armrests

That said, the Y650 is thinner and lighter than any other 16-inch notebook we've seen ... and the discrete graphics card in this machine is perfectly capable of handling HD video decoding and digital audio out over HDMI for watching movies on your...

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Lenovo Ideapad Y650

 

When it comes to design, the Y650's use of colors and materials is an interesting change of pace. The lid is made out of a matte substance that has the feel of rubber, which does an effective job of warding off fingerprints and smudges. It's also...

As light as the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Tastefully designed. Fast and energy-efficient processor. HDMI and eSATA ports are present

Only two USB ports. Multitouch feature gets in the way of navigating. Needs higher resolutions. Low-powered battery and no option to trade up

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 is the lightest 16-inch media center around, but its somewhat high price tag isn't justified by its parts.

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Reivew of Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 4185 Laptop

 

The IdeaPad Y650 4185 with the 16.9-inch screen is not only good for surfing the net it is a good lightweight notebook for movies and other videos. This laptop is equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz processor and 4 GB DDR3 and meets the...

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Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 notebook

 

Lenovo's Y650 is one of the more interesting and overlooked notebooks to come out in the last few months. It's a 16-inch entertainment notebook with a 16:9 glossy display that is impressively thin and stylishly designed. On the surface it seems like a...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

 

What's hot: LED display is gorgeous and stereo audio is excellent. Good performance.

Stylish design and slim body, bright, sharp and colorful screen, excellent audio, good performance in most tasks. Good utility software

No fingerprint scanner, mouse keys are stiff, battery life is short

ThinkPad fans should be happy to see that Lenovo is making a run at the consumer notebook market. The Lenovo Y650 is a strong contender amongst HP, Dell and Sony notebooks. It has a display that rivals Sony's high-end displays, Dolby audio with JBL...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 (418534U)

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 delivers a 16-inch screen and sleek design for a reasonable price.

Brilliant screen; sharp design; large, gesture-enabled touch pad; good performance; lots of features; surprisingly light; attractive price

No Blu-ray or 1080p screen options; disappointing gaming performance; short battery life

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Product Specifications

Select Y650 laptop is equipped with an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts screen brightness in response to current light conditions. It is feature-rich with roomy widescreen, yet thinner and lighter than most 15" laptops. Features include multi-touch pad and touch-sensitive desktop navigation.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3.5hour(s) / 2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.1in/1in
Weight:5.5lbs/5.5lbs / 5.7lbs/5.7lbs
Width:15.4in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:16in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:4185
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.53GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8600/P8700
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce G105M
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