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Lenovo Ideacentre Y900

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900
alaScore 96

106 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre Y900. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the price. Reviews are divided on the size.

design, usability, reliability


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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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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 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

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

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...

Excellent performance for a notebook ; Good looking design that doesn't overdo it ; High-quality, 1080p display

Large in every sense of the word ; Almost too heavy at 10.1 lbs ; Price might be a little too high at $2500

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

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...

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...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Justin Jelinek (

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 Razer Edition review: A beast of a PC


Lenovo has released several variants of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 gaming PC. In this review, I'll talk about what the Razer Edition brings to the table.

I've said it a few times, but this is a beast of a PC. It will run anything you can throw at it. The Razer keyboard/mouse are great inclusions.

Some may not want to spend $2500USD on a PC, but you're getting high-end hardware, and that doesn't usually come cheap.

It seems odd that the review for a high-end PC like the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 RE would be as short as this review is, however having reviewed nearly the exact same PC fairly recently, there’s only so much new and different to talk about. This is still...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

Lenovo ideacentre Y900 review: Amped up with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics


Lenovo was kind enough to send us another ideacentre Y900 for review, this time with the new NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card to take a look at.

Pretty sleek design, plenty of ports, optical audio, exceptional performance. Easy access to the interior for future upgrading.

Price could be an issue for some.

Oct, 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 : Travis Pope (

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 RE Review: Flashing Lights


I can’t in fact say that anyone should aim to buy the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 RE because of its Chroma features outright. Casual PC gamers and those just getting into the space should consider the Lenovo Y Gaming Cube, or the much more configurable...

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL


Battery Capacity:90
Battery capacity (Watt hours):90
Battery life (max):3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Green / Black, Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Gaming
Number of 3.5" bays:4
Number of 5.25" bays:2
Placement supported:Vertical
Product color:Black
Product type:Notebook
Water cooling system:Y


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:230
Power supply:450 / 625
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots:2 / 5
PCI Express x1 slots:5
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:2 / 5
PCI Express x16 slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 4096 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon RX 480 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 3
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:24
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:1150
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x5912 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:12 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):64
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


Audio chip:Realtek ALC892
Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Chipset:Intel Z170
Compatible processor series:Core i5, Core i7
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel Z170
Password protection:Power on / Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User / Power on / Power on, Supervisor
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 3
Docking connector: No
DVI port:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:N
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / Y / Yes
SmartCard slot:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:8
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:230
Power supply:450 / 625
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220


Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / 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
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4, 1x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6600K / i7-6700 / i7-6700K / i7-6820HK / i7-7700K
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.2 / 4.5
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6600K / i7-6700 / i7-6700K / i7-6820HK / i7-7700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-6600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop Series
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / LGA1151 / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Tcase:64 / 71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 65 / 91

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88191 / 88195 / 88196 / 88969 / 97129
Processor code:SR2BT / SR2FL / SR338
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D


Cable lock slot:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 2013


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA III / Serial ATA III
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 hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2 / 3
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 192 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / Hybrid-HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1120 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 2120 / 2128 / 2192 / 2256 / 256 / 2560

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 16.9 / 19.8 / 7.48
Height:1.43 / 16.5 / 18.9
Weight:10.1 / 23.1 / 33.1
Width:16.7 / 16.9 / 7.48 / 8.11 / 8.13