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Lenovo Y70-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Aug 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Y70-70. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y70-70 is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Y70-70. Laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Y70-70 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz. At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 16".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it. In addition, this laptop have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y70-70 is 3.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Y70-70.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable 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 laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 have between four and eight battery cells.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y70-70 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y70-70, the hard drive speed of the Lenovo Y70-70 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y70-70. The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Razer Blade[plb_2960890_price] (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y70-70

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Y70-70 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y70-70.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 3.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. 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 Y70-70 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Y70-70.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Alienware 13[plb_2959109_price] (8.5h and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Hubster
Hubster would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series (Verified Purchase)

This laptop has the speed we need for work AND games, and has no problem running all of our programs for our construction business. We are very happy with Lenovo products...

The 4 doors allows me to only open that door. Love the see through door
Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Mydogsmom
Mydogsmom would recommend the Dell XPS 18 1820 All-in-One (Verified Purchase)

I'm no computer whiz...but in my limited experience I can say I can't imagine anything better...

Large Windows Tablet
Expensive for 18.4" screen

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74710, lenovo i74720, lenovo 80du00, lenovo i74720h, lenovo 80du00k, lenovo 80du00c, lenovo i74710h, lenovo 80du00cj, lenovo i74710hq, lenovo i74720hq, lenovo 80du00kb, lenovo 80du00kbu, lenovo 80du00cju, lenovo 80du00kbuk, lenovo 80du00cjuk
Barcodes 00889233281512, 00889233348444, 00889955196415
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