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Woulld like to buy the Lenovo Ideapad Y500 (15 - Amd model) but got some concern, any advise?

2016-02-04, 12:01 PM


I am interested to buy the Lenevo ideapad Y500 15 amd model (ideapad Y700-15ACZ)



I went this morning on notebookcheck.net:



I have got some concern about comment's been made during that test:

- Lenovo presents a gaming notebook with which you cannot play computer games well in its current state. Thus, we advise against buying it. The manufacturer definitely needs to revise it and check the clock rate problem mentioned in the test.

If you like the case design, you would be better off buying one of the (more expensive) Intel/Nvidia variants of the Y700 series - we are sorry about that for AMD.


- Note: We decrease the total rating by 6% because of extensive stuttering during 3D


- When we run Cinebench R15 in a loop, the clock rate remains at 3.4 GHz most of the time, but the big problem of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ACZ already shows here: Again and again, the clock rates fall to 1.4 GHz for a short time in mostly all four cores. We suspect that this is why it is cumbersome to play almost all games


- Now, we have to face the truth: Even if the extensive benchmarks list leaves a different impression, you can hardly play any 3D game without frustration. The reason is slowdowns appearing in short intervals. 


- Only masochists will stand that for longer than 3 minutes. (This is a good on which make me smile :) )


Any advise will be apreciated



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