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Lenovo Y700 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 16GB 2.1TB HDD+SSD

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4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 16GB Oct 2015
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Built for hardcore gamers, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y700 is powered by the latest Intel Core i Series processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. So go ahead and crank up every setting to the max -... More
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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Y700 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the computers that have been around for around the same time as the Y700 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,500MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo Y700 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Y700. Most of the PCs of this type and age only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this computer has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Y700 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (1.74 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of personal computers of this age and spec range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Personal computers of this age and spec have max internal memory supported processors of between 2GB and 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. The Lenovo Y700 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (64 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the Y700 is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s. At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Y700 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Y700.

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Good Brand

Based on 253 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range compared to other manufacturers.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Y700 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y700. The hard drive capacity of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Y700 range from 1GB to 3TB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Personal computers of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB. At 2,120 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Y700 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y700.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 2,400MHz. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y700, the Lenovo Y700's memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Y700 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers of this age and type. This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Y700.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst comparable types of computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y700 has more USB 3.0 ports than most of the medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. Most of the personal computers of this spec and age only have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, however this Lenovo desktop computer has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of personal computers of this type and age range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo Y700 has a quite high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Y700.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Y700 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Y700 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Y700 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (65,536 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the computers of a comparable age and spec to the Y700 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 790GB.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cards

The Lenovo Y700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This Lenovo PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y700. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most frequently found audio output channel on PCs of this spec and age.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Lenovo Y700 has a greater number of placements than most computers that are a comparable age to it. This Lenovo desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by PCs of this age and type.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Y700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This Lenovo personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Y700.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,050 megahertz, the Lenovo Y700 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y700. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec computers that were released one year ago is 640MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Only One Graphics Adapter DVI Port

Most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Y700 have one graphics adapter DVI port, including the Lenovo Y700 which has one graphics adapter DVI port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that are a comparable age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Only One PS/2 Port

The Lenovo Y700 is a one PS/2 port personal computer.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y700 is 200GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 1TB. With a solid-state drive capacity of only 120 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Lenovo Y700 is a four processor thread PC.

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Heavy

The Lenovo Y700 is one of the heaviest medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y700 (15 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The lightest comparable spec computer that was launched around the same time as the Y700 is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 100kg.

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Very Deep

At 503.5 millimeters, the Lenovo Y700 is very deep compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago. The average depth of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Y700 is 350mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y700

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y700 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Y700.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Z240 (£996.00) (3.3GHz), or the Z240 (£676.69) (3.3GHz) both from HP or the DELL Precision T1700 (£766.80) (3.3GHz).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter

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Expert Reviews

(21)
26 January 2016

The Lenovo Ideapad Y700 is a great choice for someone who wants to play games on a 17-inch laptop. It's big and heavy, but gamers expect that from a laptop with these specifications. The NVIDIA...

20 January 2016

In spite of some truly underwhelming peripherals, the Lenovo Y700 34-ISH offers decent hardware at an affordable price. Even if it can't run the latest and greatest titles with stunning 4K...

19 January 2016

The 15.6-inch version of the Y700 is a winning gaming laptop at a moderate price, with a solid build, just enough pep for 1080p play, and very good battery life. Read More?...

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Beautiful IPS display
Solid gaming performance
Nicesounding JBL speakers
Aggressivelooking design
Quiet fans
Lackluster keyboard feel
Cumbersome touch pad
Merely average port selection
The 1080p IPS colors aren't great and possibly there is PWM mechanismflickering (according to other's tests)
No Thunderbolt 3
15 January 2016

Well, the Y700 AMD version can't match current competition in terms of DX11 gaming performance. The GTX 960M + Intel CPU combination is way more powerful for DX11 than this AMD system. The laptop...

1 January 2016

"Budget" and "gaming laptop" are rarely said in the same sentence. Lenovo is one of the few companies to offer a relatively affordable true powerhouse gaming laptop in this price range. Some call... Read more…

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 21 January 2016 by KentH
KentH would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 17 Series (Verified Purchase)

Wanted a replacement PC that would last me for many years. It seems fast and has a nice large display. However, b/c of the large display and its capabilities, it's a little heavy -- but that isn't... Read more…

Reviewed 17 January 2016 by Robert N.
(Verified Purchase)

I never expected a gaming PC from Lenovo, but here we are. I was initially looking to build my own PC from scratch, but as I starting pricing things out and trying to figure out what CPU would go... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Bobby M.

This gaming PC has a nice large and heavy case. The hybrids hard drive combined with an SSD make files load quickly. The graphics card is awesome for running most mainstream games on high... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2015 by Charlotte

I purchased the Ideapad Y700 laptop through Lenovo at the beginning of this month for my daughters 18th birthday at the end of this month. It arrived on 11/20. Upon opening it and beginning the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers y70034, y70034i, y70034is, y70034ish
Barcodes 00889800944734

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