Buying a gaming laptop can get expensive. The sort of expensive that’ll make you wince and have you scoping out your cupboards for things you can flog on eBay. The Lenovo Y50 is designed to be an antidote to that kind of financial anxiety.
For as little as £849/$1,274 it gets you a classic gamer laptop look, powerful GeForce GTX 960M graphics card and an impressive basic spec. An Alienware 15 of a similar spec would cost you well over a grand.
So what’s the catch? Well, the Lenovo trackpad is a bit quirky and the lack of proper SSD storage means it doesn’t feel like a rocket when you’re not gaming. However, the Y50 is a big improvement over the 2014 version thanks to its superior IPS screen. Is it the near-affordable gaming laptop to opt for?
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