Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Gaming Laptop Review (Video)
The Ideapad Y900 has the full power of a gaming desktop in an aggressive gaming notebook form factor. Like the previous generation Y series gaming laptops, the Y900 retains a similar design language, but with more power and more flare.
For better performance, the Y900 has updated its graphics, memory and processor. Also, a One Key Turbo switch has been added as a quick way of boosting performance on the fly. The Y900 stays remarkably cool with its large vents and fans, maintaining optimal temperatures.
Keyboard performance is essential to high-end gaming, so the Y900 has an ultra-responsive mechanical keyboard. The keyboard’s customizable backlighting brings the Y900 to life. Decorated with an illuminated Y-Series logo, the Ideapad Y900 is designed with a brushed metal chassis on top and bottom with an all-around anti-smudge, premium coating for that stealth gaming look.
The Y900 is powered by an Intel 6th Gen Core i7-6820HK overclockable processor and NVIDIA’s GTX 980M discrete graphics with G-Sync technology. G-Sync technology synchronizes the graphics card to the screen’s refresh rate for smooth and stutter-free gameplay. Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe SSDs are among the fastest solid-state drives on the market. The Y900 comes with a 256GB version of this drive, but users can also configure dual SSDs to run in high-performance RAID 0. Included is 16GB of DDR4 memory – upgradeable to 64 GB.
One of the highlights of the Y900 is the amazing audio experience that brings games to life. The Y900 gives users a surround sound type of experience with two JBL speakers and a bass subwoofer. The subwoofer is located at the bottom of the chassis to amplify bass tones. These powerful speakers are enhanced with Dolby Audio technologies and are custom-tuned to deliver the highest quality audio for all your content.
The Ideapad Y900 comes with an all-new mechanical keyboard with a programmable lighting feature. It offers “switch key” mechanisms for a tactile response, deep 2mm key travel, and fast 1ms response times making the Y900 keyboard extremely accurate for gaming. The keyboard has anti-ghosting capability that allows it to process an unlimited number of simultaneous keystrokes. The keyboard is also programmable with many color options and seven individual lighting zones, including the touchpad and speaker zone. sports a 17.3″ Full-HD 1920×1080 display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology that synchronizes the graphics card to the screen’s refresh rate for the smoothest and fastest gaming experience. The anti-glare screen also features IPS technology, producing vibrant colors and nearly 180° of wide-angle viewing.
Details on pricing can be found at the Lenovo site – here.
Extra: Battery results using MobileMark 2014
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