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Lenovo Y50 Review

Lenovo Y50 Budget in more ways than one

Here’s a question we get a lot: “What’s the best cheap gaming laptop?” Trying to answer that is tantamount to trying to recommend a budget, luxurious sports car. Lenovo, however, is hoping to champion the conundrum with its new Y50 series notebook. But while our particular $1,240 Y50 is relatively affordable, it’s unfortunately cheap in more ways than one.

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Alienware 17 Review

This desktop-replacement-of-a-gaming-notebook might look familiar to you if you’ve read our January 2014 issue. It does, after all, use the same 16.2x11.7x1.9-inch chassis as the older Alienware 17 we reviewed back then, and this version also weighs over 11 pounds. But while it may look the same as its predecessor, it has been updated with some very key components that make it stand out.