One of the most popular budget gaming notebooks in the market currently, the Lenovo Y50 is expected to be refreshed next month with updated hardware and a new IPS 1080p display.
The new models will arrive with the NVIDIA GTX 960M Maxwell graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM for improved gaming performance. Along with the new GPU, Lenovo will also offer the latest Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU which offers a slight performance boost over the Core i7 4710HQ CPU on the current Y50 models. The top of the line variant is expected to arrive with the Intel i7-4710HQ CPU, NVIDIA GTX 960M GPU, and a 512GB SSD drive. The lower configurations will be offered with 1TB + 8GB SSHD drive.
Coming to the display, the most expensive configuration will continue to include the UHD IPS display that is available on the current high-end configuration of the Y50. All the other models however, will come with an all-new 1920 x 1080 IPS display. This is a great news as one of the main cons of the Lenovo Y50 was the poor TN 1080p display that fared poorly when compared to the displays on most rival notebooks that come with IPS displays. For most gamers out there, the upgraded display could be the main reason to wait for the new models.
The new models are expected to go on sale by next month and is expected to be priced around the same as the current Y50 models.