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Lenovo Y50-70

Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 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 the most frequently 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

Gaming laptops produced by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just gaming laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

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 that were launched around the same time as 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y50-70 also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the GS30 2M[pl_2756307_price], or the GS70 2QE[pl_2937647_price] both from MSI is also worth considering.

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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 gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50-70 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook 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 portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

£89.01 Price Increase

In the last 42 days the price of the Y50-70 has increased by £89.01.

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Y50-70. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y50-70 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 laptop.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 54 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Y50-70. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y50-70 have battery capacities of between 54mAh and 7,400mAh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 220 candellas per square meter) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Y50-70. The smallest screen size of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50-70 is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 16".

We compared all the other 15.6" laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst gaming laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year have internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Y50-70 the front camera resolutions range from 1MP to 2.1MP. The Lenovo Y50-70 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 1 megapixel) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70.

There are a number of other 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty average weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price].

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the GS30 2M[pl_2756307_price] (1.2kg), or the GS70 2QE[pl_2937647_price] (2.7kg) both from MSI.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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 pretty average battery life compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of other 5h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price].

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Specification

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74720, lenovo i74700, lenovo i74700h, lenovo i74720h, lenovo i74720hq, lenovo i74700hq, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8m, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mg, lenovo y5070ambktx1716g1tber8mgb
Barcodes 00190151548657, 00888772782375, 00889233341483, 00889233502341, 00889233690499, 00889233838051, 00889233901922, 00889233938744, 00889561014257, 00889800352775, 00889800353338, 00889800655258, 00889955248541, 00889955248602, 00889955248626, 00889955417572, 00889955417619, 00889955417657

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Alienware 13 vs Lenovo Y50-70
Alienware 13
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
Lenovo Y50-70
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
£ 1,993.54 £420.00
14.26GB Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
53% Higher Front Camera Resolution
Significantly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Four Less Processor Threads

MSI GS70 2QE vs Lenovo Y50-70

MSI GS70 2QE vs Lenovo Y50-70
MSI GS70 2QE
4 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.7GHz 16GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD 17.3"
Lenovo Y50-70
4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
£ 1,224.94 £420.00
5,346mAh Bigger Battery Capacity
Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
100MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
1GB Smaller Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
£ 1,181.02 £420.00
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50% Higher Front Camera Resolution
8GB Bigger Internal Memory
Three Times Smaller Total Storage Capacity
34% Smaller Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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