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Lenovo Y50-70

Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB May 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo has good average reviews for its gaming laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50-70 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50-70, 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 because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This portable PC also have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50-70.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50-70 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PC.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 2 gigabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50-70 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Y50-70 range from 4GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Y50-70.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Alienware 13 (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y50-70 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70 also do 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 notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the screen sizes range from 13" to 19". The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Asus G771JM (17.3" and higher rated).

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between four and eight battery cells.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50-70 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 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 gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70. The discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 1 megapixel) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70. The lowest front camera resolution of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50-70 is 1MP and the highest is 2.1MP.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y50-70 range from 120GB to 2.1TB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Asus G751JL (1.1TB and higher rated).

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Y50-70 the maximum internal memory range from 16GB to 32GB.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y50-70 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

Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Y50-70 the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.5 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50-70 range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50-70.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this type 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

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50-70.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Alienware 13 (8.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
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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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Smart Cache
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
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

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

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