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Lenovo Y50-70

Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB May 2014
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50-70 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo Y50-70 of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo gaming laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Asus GL771JW which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops 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 portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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HD HD Type

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most gaming laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This portable PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1.5W and the highest is 8W. The Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite high speaker power (2.5 Watts) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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8 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 portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y50-70 have one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The screen sizes of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Y50-70 range from 13" to 19".

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70 have between four and eight battery cells.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Y50-70 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y50-70.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Laptops that have been around for more than a year have maximum internal memory of between 16GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2.6GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM is also worth considering.

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6 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 Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70.

Other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y50-70.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Y50-70 (2.4kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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 came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
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Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
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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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1tb8, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo i74720, lenovo gtx860, lenovo i74700, lenovo 1tb8gb, lenovo gtx860m, lenovo i74700h, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq, lenovo i74700hq, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8m, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mg, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mgb
Barcodes 00888772086428, 00888772315313, 00888772558109, 00888772558116, 00889233012444, 00889561910788

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