Lenovo Releases Its First 4K Laptop

After months of delay, Lenovo finally ships its 15.6-inch 4K laptop. The IdeaPad Y50 is targeted at gamers and it starts at $1,299.99. At 3840 x 2160 screen resolution, the Y50 provides the highest pixel density available today. The laptop is also cheaper than Toshiba’s 4K laptop, the Satellite P50T, at $1,499.99.

So far, screen resolution of laptops is topped out at lower 3200 x 1800, such as in Razer Blade, Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus.  Lenovo also announced another 4K laptop, the 14-inch Y40, however initial shipments of this laptop use HD screens instead. Apparently, Lenovo encounters difficulty with acquiring enough 4K displays.

The basic Lenovo Y50 provides high-end hardware specs, including the Intel Core i7 4710HQ CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB GPU, 1TB HDD and 8GB of RAM. The more expensive $1,599.99 model has the same Intel Core i7 processor, the same GPU but with 4GB of video RAM, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. Both variants run Windows 8 operating system. Connectivity options include two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI connector, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac WiFi.

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