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Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y650. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and screen are generally positive. The design and performance also get good feedback, but views are divided on the image quality. Some have doubts about the keyboard and energy efficiency.

portability, performance, design, screen, size

battery, energy, keyboard

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and usability. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably.

portability, sound, price, usability, screen

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Y650 16.0" 320GB HDD 4GBY650 16.0" 320GB HDD 4GB

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Arthur Gies (pcworld.com)

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.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Roger Hibbert (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

 

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...

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

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650

 

Look out, Apple. When it comes to thin-and-light media centers, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 is giving the MacBook Pro a run for its money.

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.

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 (4185-34U)

 

Lenovo broke into the consumer laptop market with the IdeaPad Y510 and now ushers in a unique, attractive design that's one of the top systems in its class with the 16-inch Y650. At $1,399, this machine lacks certain refinements that its pricier...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (laptopmag.com)

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Laptop Views (laptopviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Lenovo's recently launched a thin, almost MacBook-like in appearance Lenovo IdeaPad Y650 Laptop PC is powered by 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 with 3-MB L2 Cache, 1066 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset, 4-GB DDR2 1066...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (mobiletechreview.com)

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...

Apr, 2009
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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

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):3.5
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):2.5hour(s)/3.5hour(s)/3.5hour(s) / 2.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, White

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display Diagonal:16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Environmental Standards

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:84
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
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 Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

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

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Digital
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.53GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P8700
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P8700
Processor Number:P8600/P8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series
Processor socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:37006
Processor code:SLGFE
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Password protection:Supervisor
Password protection type:Supervisor

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.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Total Storage Capacity:320

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Height (front):1.02
Height (rear):1.18
Weight:5.62
Width:15.4