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Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB May 2015
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The new Y50 is here, and it's better than ever! Mind-blowing visuals, incredible JBL sound and uncompromising performance bring your entertainment and games to life. And with its signature style,... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70 is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of laptops to determine an average rating for each portable PC brand. On average portable PCs from Lenovo have good ratings from owners and experts.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Asus G750JH which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also have 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 typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 laptops of this spec and age. In addition, this portable PC have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50-70.

Across similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50-70 have speaker power of between 1.5W and 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.3W. With an speaker power of 2.5 Watts, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the higher speaker power amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Dim Display Brightness

The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 220 candellas per square meter) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of this type and age is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 400 cd/m².

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50-70 have between four and eight battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Gaming laptops that were launched more than a year ago have front camera resolutions of between 1MP and 2.1MP. At only 1 megapixel, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70 the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz. The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70.

Alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus G750JH which has better reviews.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y50-70 is 3.5GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.4 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Y50-70.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50-70.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Asus G771JM (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50-70.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GT72 (17.3").

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Y50-70.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y50-70.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Alienware 13 (8.5h).

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Specification

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Storage
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Camera
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ExpressCard Slot
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Intel Smart Response Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1tb8gb, lenovo 1tb8, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo i74720, lenovo 1tb8gb, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8m, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mg, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mgb
Barcodes 00888772458270, 00889561910788
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