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Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB May 2014
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14 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Y50-70. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50-70 is 1,100MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its gaming laptops range compared to other brands.

Recent Price Drop of £110.00

In the last 44 days the price of the Y50-70 has dropped by £110.00.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age 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 other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2622863_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the GS60[pl_2515254_price], the GP70[pl_2199947_price], or the GP70 Leopard[pl_2632826_price] all from MSI.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50-70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50-70.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Y50-70 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most laptops of this type and age have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Very Light

The average weight of laptops of a similar type and age to the Y50-70 is 3.3kg. The Lenovo Y50-70 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago (only 2.4 kilograms) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the GS60[pl_2515254_price] (1.9kg), the GP70[pl_2199947_price] (2.7kg), or the GP70 Leopard[pl_2632826_price] (2.7kg) all from MSI.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70. The maximum turbo frequencies of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70 range from 2.8GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2.5 Watts, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the higher speaker power amongst gaming laptops of this age. The speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50-70 range from 1.5W to 8W, and the average speaker power is 2.3W.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between 8 and 255 solid-state drive capacity, however the Lenovo Y50-70 has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of the Lenovo Y50-70 of only 256 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst laptops of this type and age. The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Y50-70 is 1TB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook 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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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Y50-70 is 5,200mAh, and the battery capacities range from 54mAh to 7,800mAh. With a battery capacity of only 54 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smallest battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The lowest front camera resolution of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.92MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 370MP.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small screen size (only 15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average screen size of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70 is 17", and the screen sizes range from 13" to 19".

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Only Four Battery Cells

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

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50-70.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y50-70, the Lenovo Y50-70's maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 8GB and 32GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50-70.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Display
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
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Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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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