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Lenovo Y50-70

Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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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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12 Reasons For

Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70 is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Laptops built by Lenovo generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50-70.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50-70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Very Light

Gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y50-70 have weights of between 1.8kg and 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.4kg. At only 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50-70 is fairly light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Across all the gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago the speaker power range from 1.5W to 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.3W. 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 a similar time to the Y50-70.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

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 portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago 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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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 54 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70 the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y50-70 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

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

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70. The average hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Y50-70 is 6,700 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Y50-70 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 1 megapixel, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the lower front camera resolutions amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The front camera resolutions of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70 range from 0.92MP to 1,300MP.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 16 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and type is 20GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age range from 16GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50-70.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Y50-70 over two years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the AORUS X3 Plus.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50-70.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the AORUS X3 Plus (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

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

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Specification

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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 y5070a, 1tb8gb, y5070am, y5070ami, y5070amis, y5070amise, lenovo 1tb8, y5070amised, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo i74720, y507059441908, lenovo 1tb8gb, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8m, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mg, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mgb
Barcodes 00888772482190, 00888772928957, 00888965166685, 00888965772008, 00889561910788, 00889800208102
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