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Lenovo Y50-70 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB May 2015
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15 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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its gaming laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Y50-70 the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y50-70 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus G771JM which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70.

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

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70 range from 1.5W to 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.4W. At 2.5 Watts, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Y50-70 have battery capacities of between 54mAh and 7,400mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,500mAh. With a battery capacity of 7,400 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50-70's battery capacity is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70, the Lenovo Y50-70 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50-70 have 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 Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The processor caches of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50-70 range from 3MB to 8MB.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market 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. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70 that we have checked, the cache memory of the Lenovo Y50-70 of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Y50-70 the cache memories range from 3MB to 6MB.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50-70 that we have checked, the Lenovo Y50-70's front camera resolution of only 1 megapixel is one of the lowest. The front camera resolutions of gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Y50-70 range from 1MP to 2.1MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.5MP.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a four processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y50-70 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a two built-in speaker portable PC.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50-70 is 2.7GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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8 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 Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y50-70.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Y50-70 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the MSI GS70 2QE (£1,224.94) (17.3").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs 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

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Y50-70.

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

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
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Processor Series
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Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Included Driver
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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
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Password Protection
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Cache Memory
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Dimensions
Video Compression Format

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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