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Lenovo Y70-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This portable PC received a score of 77% from expert review website Expert Reviews.

Good for Gaming

One person mentioned that the product was good for gaming. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Lenovo Y70-70 review “The Lenovo Y70 Touch is a big and bold gaming laptop with decent performance.”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Gaming 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. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70.

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Good Brand

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a front camera, as do most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus G771JM which has better reviews.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Y70-70 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 amongst all gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70-70.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the MSI GS30 2M is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most gaming laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11a WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC 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 across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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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 laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y70-70 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One customer thought it was not a good design. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “The lid has a brushed metal design that isn’t completely flat; instead it has a slight angularity to it, alongside Lenovo branding” and rated it 3 stars.

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Y70-70. Gaming laptops that were released one year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Y70-70. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Y70-70 is 980GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Y50-70 (1TB).

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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 notebook PC.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between four and eight battery cells.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y70-70

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a pretty typical screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Y70-70.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 17.3" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y70-70.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y70-70.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Y70-70.

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Specification

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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(25)
29 March 2015

The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes in four different variants, with the cheapest option being $999 and the most expensive option costing $1,399.00. Each option has a different CPU spec and GPU spec. This...

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

The Y70 is Lenovo's most recent addition to its multimedia-centric IdeaPad line. This is the largest IdeaPad sold, featuring a 17.3? touch display. We found a great deal to like about the Y70... Read more…

23 December 2014

With the Y70, Lenovo continues to show us that they are willing to experiment with the many features and nuances of windows 8. From a design perspective the Y70 is a refinement of what we've seen... Read more…

19 December 2014

At under $1,500, the Lenovo Y70 Touch series lands in what most users would consider to be the mainstream gaming notebook category. A good mid-range portable gaming machine should have a solid...

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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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Product Identifiers

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