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Lenovo Y70-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly 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 portable PCs of this age and type. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Y70-70 is 900MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo Y70-70 of 400 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its gaming laptops.

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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y70-70 is 13", the biggest is 19", and the average screen size is 16". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Y70-70.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 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

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y70-70, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Y70-70 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y70-70.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the 13[pl_2959109_price], or the 13[pl_2959109_price] both from Alienware.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y70-70 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

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

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y70-70 range from 2GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of the Lenovo Y70-70 of only 256 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst laptops of this age and type. The total storage capacity of laptops that were released one year ago range from 120GB to 2.1TB.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the MSI GS30 2M[plb_2848021_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Only Four Battery Cells

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have between four and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo Y70-70 which has four battery cells.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.6GHz. The Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.5 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

If this gaming laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the MSI GP70[plb_2916827_price] (2.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y70-70

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Weight

At 3.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y70-70.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a relatively standard battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Y70-70.

If this gaming laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Alienware 13[plb_2959109_price] (8.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
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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
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Mouse Included
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

21 July 2015

IntroductionSince the release of Windows 8 with touch functionality, Lenovo has been expanding in many different directions and navigating away from traditional laptop designs and features. The...

Exceptional audio quality with balanced sound
Accurate colours on a full high definition display with IPS
Solid graphics performance provides for a pleasant gaming andor video viewing experience
Unique design and build
Red backlighting on the keyboar
Standard configuration could use a Solid State hard drive as opposed to a mechanical one
Battery life is quite bad
A few extra USB ports would increase functionality and versatility
Touchpad can be overly sensitive
Slow hard drive

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Hubster
Hubster would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y70 Series (Verified Purchase)

This laptop has the speed we need for work AND games, and has no problem running all of our programs for our construction business. We are very happy with Lenovo products...

The 4 doors allows me to only open that door. Love the see through door
Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Mydogsmom
Mydogsmom would recommend the Dell XPS 18 1820 All-in-One (Verified Purchase)

I'm no computer whiz...but in my limited experience I can say I can't imagine anything better...

Large Windows Tablet
Expensive for 18.4" screen

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