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Lenovo Y70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Nov 2014
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31 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Computershopper.com said that this many processor core notebook PC was exceptional and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This notebook PC received an "Approved" award from Hothardware.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com the average expert rating of this portable PC is 78 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

This many processor core notebook PC has an average owner rating of 83% based on 159 owner reviews. This notebook PC in the top 10% of all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

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Ten Lenovo Y70 owners thought it was well made. Last year Mr W Wyvern wrote “It's a solid machine” nonetheless he rated it 3 stars. Piotrosky gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned this month “One small drawback is that the DVD is an external USB drive (with a laptop of this size I would have expected it built in”. This year Rockdog gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote “Came with a external DVD optical drive, not sure why there is not one built is unless the larger speakers are taking up the room?” in their review of this laptop.

A number of Lenovo Y70 owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was strong and durable. The Lambanana mentioned on Amazon “It feels sturdy enough for the odd drop”.

One Lenovo Y70 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Andreas Reutersward mentioned in his review of the Lenovo Y70 on Amazon “Then I plugged in my trusty TwisterOdio cooling/speaker pad (which can be bought for around 30 Euro) which provides really good sound” and rated the product as very good.

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Nice Design

Eleven Lenovo Y70 owners agreed that this laptop was good looking. Alan Peniston gave the Lenovo Y70 a very good review and he mentioned “BIG ! BOLD and BEAUTIFUL !”. Fugitive gave this laptop a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “It has a beautiful anodised aluminium top, which helps make the screen quite a lot more rigid when opened” in their review. In November last year Mr W Wyvern said on Amazon “Display is good, pretty good colour” in his review but he gave the Lenovo Y70 a rating of 3 stars.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Andreas Reutersward wrote in his review of this laptop last year “The poor sound isn't something I blame Lenovo for, so all-in-all, this is a fine laptop, with cool design, fast and with one of the best screens around” and rated it as excellent. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Lenovo runs with the title though, issuing a slick design and affordable price in hand, only tripping up with just-above decent graphical competence”.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it had a good case. Nick M said in his review “The aluminium casing is lovely and feels sturdy, although the brushed texture does collect fingerprints”. One Lenovo Y70 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was neat. Rockdog gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their Lenovo Y70 review this month “The keys ligh up with a red glow, neat”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Four Lenovo Y70 reviewers reckoned that it was quiet. David Barrett mentioned “In general use the machine is silent”. Jonathan wrote two years ago “It is the most silent laptop ive ever not heard crazy silent” and gave the Lenovo Y70 a rating of 5 stars. Nick M mentioned on Amazon “With the quiet fan you wont detract from the sound”.

One Lenovo Y70 owner mentioned that the Lenovo Y70 was noisy. Andreas Reutersward mentioned on Amazon last year “The speakers are quite loud, I agree on that.” in his review of the Lenovo Y70.

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Good Size

Several Lenovo Y70 reviewers who reviewed the Lenovo Y70 thought it was heavy and bulky. This year Amazon Customer said “Not overly heavy and good value for the price”. Socks mentioned in their review “The machine is not heavy at all”.

Several Lenovo Y70 owners who purchased this laptop agreed that it was thin. Fugitive scored the Lenovo Y70 80 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “It is impressively thin and weighs only an extra kilogram more than my existing MacBook Pro 13”.

A number of Lenovo Y70 reviewers who reviewed the Lenovo Y70 said that it was thick. Fugitive wrote on Amazon two years ago “It felt solid and was not loose” in their review of the Lenovo Y70. Laptopmag.com said “The 1-inch thick notebook delivers the full HD display” in their review although they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One person who purchased this laptop said that it was a big size. Socks wrote on Amazon “It's a nice big size”. One person who bought the product thought it was lightweight. Two years ago Socks gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this laptop “It is very lightweight and in that sense, portable”.

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Good for Gaming

Several people said in their reviews that the product was good for gaming. Nick M mentioned “GTX860m GPU make for excellent multimedia and gaming on the go”. Sukhdev wrote on Amazon “The laptop ran very cool when gaming”. Two years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The company has proven it knows how to deliver a solid entry-level gaming laptop”.

Easy to Use

A few Lenovo Y70 reviewers who bought it considered that it had a good experience. Piotrosky said on Amazon this year “The movie watching experience is great for a laptop”. Last year Tim gave it an excellent review and he mentioned in his review of this laptop “This laptop definitely does not disappoint on any level, with amazing performance for both everyday activities and great gaming experience”. Expert website Winbeta.org wrote “Watching a movie on the Y70 was an enjoyable experience” in their review of the Lenovo Y70.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. One Lenovo Y70 owner who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was easy to setup. This month Rockdog said on Amazon “Great looker, smart, fast and easy to set-up”.

One Lenovo Y70 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Product Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that this laptop was good quality. Last year David Perry said in his review on Amazon “Great laptop, build quality is excellent”. Piotrosky said on Amazon “Sound and picture quality are good and with a 17" screen”. Thegamescouts.com said in their review last year “People have grown to expect a certain quality from the brand” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One customer thought it had email functionality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It you have to talk to Lenovo then phone is MUCH better then email” in their review of this laptop.

One customer reckoned that it had network functionality. Expert website Hothardware.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “A good mid-range portable gaming machine should have a solid discrete graphics card, excellent network connectivity” .

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Good Technical Features

One Lenovo Y70 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had good features. Expert review site Winbeta.org wrote in their review of this laptop “This particular review unit features the most powerful specs, co” however despite that they gave it a score of 64 out of 100.

Good Graphics Card

One person who bought the product thought it had a good graphics card.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “For me is the battery, I have had 5 hours from whilst playing games” and gave it an excellent rating.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Lenovo Y70 has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across similar types of laptop is 11.2/12.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Laptops of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The Lenovo Y70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Y70 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB.

We compared all the other 16GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the DELL XPS 15 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y70 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The Lenovo Y70 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y70 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable 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 amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Y70.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y70 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ, and the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y70 is 2.4GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y70.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y70 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Y70 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y70 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus N56VZ which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Eight Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Y70 is a eight solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y70 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo Y70 which has four battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of this type and age is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y70 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Y70.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the MSI GT60 (3.5kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Wide

At 422.9 millimeters, the Lenovo Y70 is very wide compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Y70 have widths of between 240mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y70 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y70.

Other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the Asus N56VZ, and the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Asus U500VZ (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y70 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Y70.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5h battery life laptops currently available including the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

(27)
12 October 2015

The Lenovo Y70 Touch is a big and bold gaming laptop with decent performance, but it's running old hardware...

Wydajny procesor i karta graficzna, cienka linia i wietny wygld, dobry obraz i dwik, dobra kultura pracy
Podatno obudowy na zabrudzenia
21 July 2015

IntroductionSince the release of Windows 8 with touch functionality, Lenovo has been expanding in many different directions and navigating away from traditional laptop designs and features. The...

Exceptional audio quality with balanced sound
Accurate colours on a full high definition display with IPS
Solid graphics performance provides for a pleasant gaming andor video viewing experience
Unique design and build
Red backlighting on the keyboar
Standard configuration could use a Solid State hard drive as opposed to a mechanical one
Battery life is quite bad
A few extra USB ports would increase functionality and versatility
Touchpad can be overly sensitive
Slow hard drive
29 March 2015

The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes in four different variants, with the cheapest option being $999 and the most expensive option costing $1,399.00. Each option has a different CPU spec and GPU spec. This...

9 March 2015

Lenovo has been an exceptional name in the laptop universe for quite some time. People have grown to expect a certain quality from the brand, and the new Y70 gaming laptop surely lives up to the... Read more…

17 January 2015

The Y70 is Lenovo's most recent addition to its multimedia-centric IdeaPad line. This is the largest IdeaPad sold, featuring a 17.3? touch display. We found a great deal to like about the Y70... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Isaisa
Isaisa would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series

First of all, sorry for my English. This laptop is really amazing, despite is somehow heavy (7.48) and may cause troubles to carry due to its size. Offers good performance over other ones in the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by William
William would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series

The Lenovo Y70 is superb ESPECIALLY for its asking price. I originally brought this laptop for College (Computer Science Major so that means I love to program and game). This Laptop does all of... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2015 by Terry13
Terry13 would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series (Verified Purchase)

In the past, our family has purchased lower end/lower priced laptops. They have always been slower and have always been looked upon as throw away machines. This time, we decided to upgrade to a... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Nightfly

From initial setup there was noticeable screen flicker. Then it went away, then it came back. It was intermittent during the first couple weeks, and I spent hours online researching the problem.... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by 3Dcreative
3Dcreative would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series (Verified Purchase)

I do a lot of 3D (Pixar-like) character animations and animated videos. This machine does a decent job of handling the "stress" of having multiple graphic, video and 3D animation programs going at... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers gtx860, i74710, 80du004, i74710h, gtx860m, 80du004h, i74710hq, 80du004hu, 80du004hus
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