If you’re looking for the perfect gaming computer but need to sell your laptop first we can definitely help with both.
Today there are so many options in the gaming world like consoles and different computers. Where does one start? What should people look for? Quality v Price? Needs v Desires? Well, that totally depends on who you ask. This time we will take a look at the Lenovo Y40-80 FA Core i5 gaming laptop. This laptop also comes with an i7 option as well.
The Lenovo Y40 comes with a Core i5-5500U that clocks in at 2.4 – 3.0GHz. It’s a dual core 5th generation and has Broadwell architecture. It also sports the ultra low voltage package which means it will consume even less power than the previous models. It comes with 8GB of DDR3L RAM so that means the heavy multi-tasking people should be able to feel comfortable as well.
Lenovo stuffed this laptop with an AMD Radeon R9 M275 2GB GPU that is great for casual gaming and thus you can run a vast array of games on medium to high settings with virtually no hiccups on 1080p. Again, this is for casual gamers that like the types of games such as: DOTA 2 and Boderlands 2.
The hard drive offered is a hybrid 500GB + 8GB SSHD. This means that Windows will cache your files on the SSHD so it provides a much snappier response time. With traditional HDs with a spinning disc the load times are much slower, for that reason Lenovo incorporated the SSHD to better your computing experience.
The engineers at Lenovo worked in the high pixel density in their 1080p and also an anti-glare display. This makes for better viewing angles and better options for playing games while in lit areas or rooms with windows that cast a glaring reflection.
There are no optical readers for this laptop and it still weighs in at 5.7 pounds. It is pretty heavy for only a 14” laptop. However, for a gaming laptop it’s not too terribly heavy, but compared to non-gaming equipment like ultrabooks, it definitely weighs a lot more. It does have the HMDI outputs though that are commonly found in today’s laptops so you can hook up to an external monitor for a larger gaming experience.
This hybrid drive really is the breakthrough aspect of this device. It allows for faster multitasking and better handling of your cache files. This is a pretty basic laptop otherwise. It has the typical 720p webcam and Bluetooth 4.0 capability. It also has a backlit keyboard on scissor hinges that give a comfortable typing area. But for around $800 USD, this is a good gaming notebook that sits reasonably well within a tighter budget. You get what you pay for, but in this case your money to value ratio is definitely in your favor! So, get online, sell your old or broken laptop and get the extra cash together to make ends meet in order to pick this Lenovo up.