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Lenovo Y70-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2015
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17 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 available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y70-70 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 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 comparable spec 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, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year is 200MHz and the fastest is 400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y70-70 is 16". The Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y70-70.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago 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 portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y70-70.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook 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 laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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 on the market for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Y70-70 is 3.5GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Y70-70 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago which 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 gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 range from 1.7GB to 32GB. 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 gaming laptops that were released one year ago.

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

Most gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y70-70 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Y70-70 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have one USB 2.0 port, including the Lenovo Y70-70 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a four battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y70-70 have between four and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Across all the gaming laptops that were released one year ago the internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the G771JM (12GB), or the G751JL (12GB) both from Asus or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y70-70. The hard drive speeds of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and type 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 Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 980GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Y70-70 is 16GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70-70 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Built-In Speakers

The Lenovo Y70-70 is a two built-in speaker laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between two and three built-in speakers.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y70-70

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Y70-70 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y70-70.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI GS70 2QE (£1,224.94) (2.7GHz).

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Average Weight

At 3.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo Y70-70 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Y70-70.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Alienware 13 (£1,999.99) (8.5h and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
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
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Power
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Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(27)
12 October 2015

The Lenovo Y70 Touch is a big and bold gaming laptop with decent performance, but it's running old hardware...

Wydajny procesor i karta graficzna, cienka linia i wietny wygld, dobry obraz i dwik, dobra kultura pracy
Podatno obudowy na zabrudzenia
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
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…

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User Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1tb8, lenovo 1tb8g, lenovo 1tb8gb, lenovo i74710, lenovo i74710h, lenovo i74710hq
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