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Lenovo Ideacentre Y900

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900
alaScore 100

46 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre Y900. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Seth Macy (techradar.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 review

 

A big, beautiful gaming laptop that trades 4K for incredible build quality

Attractive, timeless design ; Amazing keyboard ; Great screen

No 4K display option ; Dated components ; Heavy as heck

If you value design and aesthetics more than raw performance, the 17-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 is right for you.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (techradar.com)

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 review

 

A forward-looking gaming desktop for PC enthusiasts

This gaming desktop might come in a designer case wrapping, but it's much more accessible and easy to upgrade than your average pre-built system short of a boutique.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17ISK Notebook Review

 

A souped-up Y700. The higher-end Y900 feels unique with more features and better craftsmanship than its immediately Y700 predecessor. Unfortunately, its chiclet mechanical keyboard, loud pulsating fans, and high starting price leave a lot to be desired.

relatively low surface and core temperatures ; large keys with dedicated Macro keys ; RAID 0 compatibility; 3x storage bays ; unique design; strong build quality ; wide keyboard backlight options ; USB Type-C w/ Thunderbolt 3 ; very loud internal...

disappointing Turbo Mode; high CPU temperature under extreme loads ; keyboard does not offer "true" individually-lit RGB keys ; loud pulsating fan behavior during low loads ; sound reproduction could be more balanced ; no 120 Hz/5 ms or 4K UHD display...

Lenovo is treading on deeper ground with its new Y900 and the $2000+ USD price tag proves it. While design and workmanship are sound, the new mechanical keyboard and Turbo Mode are a mixed bag. The keys feel soft and uneven and some users may not like...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Review

 

The premium-priced Lenovo Ideapad Y900 promises to be a great gaming notebook, but the current price seems high for the specs. Let's take a closer look at this 17-inch gaming rig.

Beautiful Design ; Mechanical Keyboard ; Loud Speakers ; G-Sync Display

Lack of a Pascal GPU ; Expensive

If Lenovo released the Ideapad Y900 last year, it would be an instant recommendation and most likely one our editorial choice’s. Unfortunately, the company was a bit late to the party, and it’s hard to recommend a laptop that costs a premium price...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 Review: surprising power in a big package

 

I've always found it difficult to wrap my head around gaming laptops, and when I first opened the Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 notebook, I didn't think my feelings were going to change. I found myself almost immediately wondering why I would use such a bulky...

All in all, I think the Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 has swayed me on gaming laptops as much as any one machine can. I like the look, I’m very pleased with the performance, and while I think the price is a little high at $2500, there are definitely other...

Oct, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 review

 

Small, simple, and quick, the Ideacentre Y900 is a great mid-range gaming rig.

One word sums up the Lenovo Y900: competent. It is a solid, mid-sized, mid-priced gaming system that does many things right. It’s handsome, it’s easy to upgrade, it’s quick, and it’s not too expensive.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 ( 4.00GHz 2133MHz 8MB)

 

The desktops have been less interesting -- similarly well-priced, but not as mainstream-looking, and gaming desktops just naturally appeal to a very small segment of the computer-buying public anyway. At least until now. There's suddenly a renewed...

The Lenovo Y900 includes the right processor/graphics card combo for virtual reality, offers easy access to its spacious interior and includes a premium keyboard and mouse.

The huge tower case is bland, with just enough gamer-centric touches to not blend in. No options for high-end features like liquid cooling.

Hitting the sweet spot for price and performance in a VR-ready PC, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is a safe mainstream choice to pair with your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 review:

 

Lenovo has had a semisecret side business for years, selling decent gaming PCs at reasonable prices. The Lenovo Y-series gaming laptops have always been of interest to me, as they offered excellent value for a very mainstream combination of Core i7...

The Lenovo Y900 includes the right processor/graphics card combo for virtual reality, offers easy access to its spacious interior and includes a premium keyboard and mouse.

The huge tower case is bland, with just enough gamer-centric touches to not blend in. No options for high-end features like liquid cooling.

Hitting the sweet spot for price and performance in a VR-ready PC, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is a safe mainstream choice to pair with your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

The Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 hits the virtual-reality sweet spot

 

Lenovo has had a semisecret side business for years, selling decent gaming PCs at reasonable prices. The Lenovo Y-series gaming laptops have always been of interest to me, as they offered excellent value for a very mainstream combination of Core i7...

The Lenovo Y900 includes the right processor/graphics card combo for virtual reality, offers easy access to its spacious interior and includes a premium keyboard and mouse

The huge tower case is bland, with just enough gamer-centric touches to not blend in. No options for high-end features like liquid cooling

Hitting the sweet spot for price and performance in a VR-ready PC, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is a safe mainstream choice to pair with your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 Razer Edition review: A beast of a PC

 

The Y900 Razer Edition should be able to run pretty much anything you can throw at it.

I've said it a few times, but this is a beast of a PC. It will run anything you can throw at it. The Razer keyboard/mouse are great inclusions

Some may not want to spend $2500USD on a PC, but you're getting high-end hardware, and that doesn't usually come cheap

Going back to my PC after using this powerhouse is going to make me sad, I can call that right now. This is a well-built, fast, and powerful PC that should perform admirably for years to come. And as soon as anything starts to feel slow, you can easily...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):90
Battery life (max):3.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis Type:Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Number of 3.5" Bays:4
Number of 5.25" Bays:2
Placement supported:Vertical
Product Type:Notebook
Water cooling system:Y / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots:2
PCI Express x1 slots:5
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:5
PCI Express x16 slots:2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 4096 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon RX 480 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 3
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:24
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:1150
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x5912 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 4
Memory slots:4x DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM
Non-ECC:Y

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / N
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC892
Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Compatible processor series:Core i5, Core i7
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel Z170
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Power on / Power on, Supervisor
Product Type:PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 3
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:8
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:230
Power Supply:450 / 625
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1 / 34.2
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1333,1600,2133,2400 / 1600,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4, 1x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.2 / 4.5
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6600K / I7-6700 / I7-6700K / I7-6820HK / i7-7700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / LGA1151 / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0 / R0
System bus rate:8
Tcase:64 / 71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 65 / 91
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88191 / 88195 / 88196 / 88969 / 97129 / I5-6600K / I7-6700K
Processor code:SR2BT / SR2FL / SR338
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 42
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 2000 / 8
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2 / 3
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 192 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / Hybrid-HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1120 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 2120 / 2128 / 2192 / 2256 / 256 / 2560

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:318.2 / 430 / 50.4 / 503.5
Height :36.2 / 418 / 47.9 / 478.9
Volume:34
Weight:10.5 / 15 / 4.6
Width:190 / 20.6 / 206.4 / 425.4