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Lenovo Y50-70

Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Nov 2014
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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70.

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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 gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50-70.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Very Light

The weights of laptops of this age and type range from 1.6kg to 5.5kg. With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50-70 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y50-70 amongst portable PCs of this age.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the GP60 Leopard[pl_2527388_price] (2.4kg), or the GE60[pl_1564021_price] (2.4kg) both from MSI.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Y50-70. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Y50-70 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB.

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of a comparable type and age to the Y50-70 is 330mm wide, the widest is 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. At only 387 millimeters, the Lenovo Y50-70 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y50-70.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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12 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 laptop.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to 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.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo Y50[plb_2681101_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.6 inches) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2575632_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y50-70 have between four and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo Y50-70 which has four battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 3.4GB.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between two and three built-in speakers, including the Lenovo Y50-70 which has two built-in speakers.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50-70. The processor clock speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50-70 range from 1.8GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.5GHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50-70. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Y50-70 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly average internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50-70.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the MSI GS70[plb_2575632_price].

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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 ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 1tb8gb, i74720, i74720h, i74720hq, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8m, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mg, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mgb
Barcodes 00888772200756, 00888772482183, 00889561910788

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