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Lenovo Y70-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Y70-70. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y70-70 is 3.3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Y70-70. Laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Y70-70 is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz. At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70 have screen sizes of between 13" and 19", and the average screen size is 16".

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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 gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW[plb_2860733_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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HD HD Type

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11a WiFi standard found on most gaming laptops that are a similar age to it. In addition, this laptop have an 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y70-70 is 3.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Y70-70.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 have between four and eight battery cells.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 have between two and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Y70-70 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y70-70, the hard drive speed of the Lenovo Y70-70 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y70-70. The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that were released one year ago is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Razer Blade[plb_2960890_price] (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y70-70

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Y70-70 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y70-70.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 3.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. 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 Y70-70 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Y70-70.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Alienware 13[plb_2959109_price] (8.5h and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Series
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PCI Express Configuration
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
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
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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
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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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Password Protection
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Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
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Quick Start Guide
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Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

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29 March 2015

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9 March 2015

Lenovo has been an exceptional name in the laptop universe for quite some time. People have grown to expect a certain quality from the brand, and the new Y70 gaming laptop surely lives up to the... Read more…

17 January 2015

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23 December 2014

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19 December 2014

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Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Isaisa
Isaisa would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series

First of all, sorry for my English. This laptop is really amazing, despite is somehow heavy (7.48) and may cause troubles to carry due to its size. Offers good performance over other ones in the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2015 by William
William would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series

The Lenovo Y70 is superb ESPECIALLY for its asking price. I originally brought this laptop for College (Computer Science Major so that means I love to program and game). This Laptop does all of... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2015 by Terry13
Terry13 would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series (Verified Purchase)

In the past, our family has purchased lower end/lower priced laptops. They have always been slower and have always been looked upon as throw away machines. This time, we decided to upgrade to a... Read more…

Reviewed 13 November 2015 by Nightfly

From initial setup there was noticeable screen flicker. Then it went away, then it came back. It was intermittent during the first couple weeks, and I spent hours online researching the problem.... Read more…

Reviewed 18 September 2015 by 3Dcreative
3Dcreative would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series (Verified Purchase)

I do a lot of 3D (Pixar-like) character animations and animated videos. This machine does a decent job of handling the "stress" of having multiple graphic, video and 3D animation programs going at... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 80du00, lenovo i74720, lenovo i74720h, lenovo 80du00d, lenovo 80du00k, lenovo i74720hq, lenovo 80du00ds, lenovo 80du00kb, lenovo 80du00dsu, lenovo 80du00kbu, lenovo 80du00dsus, lenovo 80du00kbuk
Barcodes 00889233281512, 00889233348444, 00889955196415

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