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Lenovo Y50-70

Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Jun 2015
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo gaming laptops have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Y50-70 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of this age and type. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50-70.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the 13, or the 13 both from Alienware or the MSI GS30 2M.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50-70 is fairly light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Y50-70. The average weight of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50-70 is 3kg, and the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this Lenovo laptop have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2.5 Watts, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have speaker power of between 1.5W and 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.4W.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70 have total storage capacity of between 120GB and 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 980GB. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo Y50-70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 16". With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GT72 ($1,539.49) (17.3").

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a four battery cell count laptop.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Y50-70 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y50-70 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50-70 is 16GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y50-70 have between two and three built-in speakers, including the Lenovo Y50-70 which has two built-in speakers.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2.6GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50-70 range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50-70.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 16GB internal memory laptops and we think the Lenovo Y50 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Y50-70.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Alienware 13 (8.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(6)
12 September 2016

This is Garmin's 4th edition of their budget GPS watch lineup, which has been refreshed each year. It started first with the FR10 a bit over four years ago . Then the FR15 added ANT+ HR... Read more…

Performance hovers (mostly) between lowercost budget drives and pricier Samsung SSD 850 EVO
Competitive pricing at launch
Compact form factor
Can play modern games at 1080p
Requires no PSU power cables
Lagging sequentialwrite performance
Capacity tops out at 1TB
No bundled drivecloningmigration software
Fan stays on at all times
Not a giant leap from GTX 950
11 July 2014

Jul 11 2014 - Lenovo's Y50 Touch is a well balanced system that is equally at home when used as a gaming system or as a general purpose performance system. The styling is agressive but not over...

Fast CPU and GPU
Slim for a gaming notebook
Loud speakers
Very low display quality
Finicky keyboard and touchpad
Short battery life
Runs a bit warm
27 December 2015

Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 to solidnie wykonany, dobrze prezentuj?cy si? i wydajny notebook. Jest uniwer­salny - nadaje si? dla graczy, do sporadycznej pracy mobilnej (na zasilaniu bateryjnym dzia?a...

Decent value, good midrange GPU that can handle just about any game
Sessiz
Nispeten hafif, nce tasarm
Tatminkar performans
Rahat klavye ve touchpad
Limited maximum screen brightness, fan stays on all the time, slightly dodgy trackpad
Ekran daha iyi olabilirdi
31 August 2015

Seria Lenovo Y50 cieszy si? opini? jednej z najlepszych linii laptopów kierowanych do mniej zamo?nych graczy. Nie znajdziesz tu maszyn pokroju XNOTE/Hyperbook za to pod wzgl?dem stosunku ceny do... Read more…

The Lenovo 50 Touch 4K packs in features, including a mainstream graphics card, touchscreen, and full 4K resolution
Great design
Spacious keyboard layout
Fantastic 4K Ultra HD display
Strong performance
The 4K display looks much better than its dull 1080p predecessor, but the midlevel GPU means you won't actually be playing many games at 4K resolution
Graphics card isn't strong enough for 4K gaming
The plastic display frame seems cheap in comparison to the other notebook parts
Surfaces heat up strongly under load
Reduced performance when running on battery only
7 September 2015

Med sitt chassi av borstad aluminium framstår Lenovos nya bärbara på 15,6 tum som en robust dator. Vikten på 2,4 kilo gör den knappast till någon lättviktare, men i gengäld står den... Read more…

Design, system and gaming performance, material of the lid, maintenance, solid battery life
4K IPS screen
Slim casing
Decent gaming performance
Swift solid state drive
Brightness distribution and brightness, performance on battery
No maintenance cover
Glaretype screen
Inactive CPU Turbo in multithread applications
Mediocre monitor, middling CPU performance, no SSD
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Andrew M.

It is a good computer if you take care of it, but if the computer starts having problems around the hinges and the product is not under warranty. Good luck...

All the hardware is good for any type of gaming or other intensive computer uses
The keyboard is easy to use
Speaker system is clear and plays a wide range of frequencies
There is a major design flaw that causes the entire top half (essentially the monitor) to fall off. The computer continues to work as a computer afterwards with an external display
Reviewed 28 July 2013 by Aaron H.
(Verified Purchase)

I was a little concerned that my RAM wasn't listed in this motherboard's compatibility documentation, but I installed it anyway and ran the automatic XMP profile. It sees the ram and runs at the... Read more…

Well laid-out, everything was easy to get to
Overclocking and XMP setup was a breeze, new rig works great
Standard ASUS motherboard - nice layout, good number of SATA ports and fan connectors. Could be a great board
The graphical Bios is quite nice. The printed manual is useful and well written. 2 included SATA cables were handy
Very nice bios, easy to use. You can actually use the mouse in the bios, which is a feature I am not at all used to. Perhaps this is standard now with these higher end boards, but Its not something I
AISuit 3 4 Way Optimization errors; I and many others were drawn to the ASUS 87 boards due to the one-click OC feature in the AISuite. As reported on ROG and Tom's Hardware websites (among others), t
Ethernet port was dead on arrival (did not show in Device manager, not activity lights). I returned the board to Newegg, but now they claim it is damaged and will not replace. Weeks after buying I sti
The on board VGA port does not output (CPU is 5 4670K)
Only thing that I have noticed, it occasionally will not get past the post message on startup (like 1 in 10 times) for whatever reason it hangs there. When I hit the reset button it posts and boots fi
Nothing much. Each hardware company seems to have their own crazy ideas about interface design, and the AI Suite is no different. The side-facing ATA plugs were a pain for me, since I have a cable mou
Reviewed 19 June 2012 by Andrew S.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, excellent product and I am very happy with it...

Easy setup to allow to surf the web quickly
Haven't had any issues yet
Connects fine
Small, light, and easy to install. Downloaded drivers ahead of time so all i had to do was plug it in a start enjoying the Internet. Get 54 mbps on router downstairs and through 2 walls. Router is set
Works on my old windows xp desktop
I had to manually find and activate the need Setup file for XP OS. It didn't auto detect it. Though I didn't have any such problems with Windows 7
Just does not connect 802.11n, 802.11g instead
The included network configuration software isn't great, I ended up disabling it and using the built in windows networking utility
I get slightly worse speedtest results with this than I get with my laptop's built in wireless adapter
The screen, fingerprint magnet, slow hard drive, and bloatware

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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