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Lenovo Y700 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 12GB 2.2TB Hybrid-HDD+SSD

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4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 12GB Nov 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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Lenovo Y700 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. Most computers that are a comparable age to it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all desktop computers of this type and age.

Across comparable types of desktop computer the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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

The Lenovo Y700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Lenovo Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.

Very Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 2,192 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700's total storage capacity is one of the biggest amongst comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y700. Similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Y700 have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Y700 range from 2GB to 64GB. The Lenovo Y700 has one of the bigger internal memory (12 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL 8900 (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 2,000 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Y700. Comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Y700 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of between 500GB and 2TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 900GB.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The Lenovo Y700 is a two storage drive installed computer.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Y700 has a newer internal memory type than most computers of a similar age and spec to it. This Lenovo personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most comparable spec computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all computers of this age and type.

The worst internal memory type amongst comparable types of desktop computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

At 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Y700 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The memory clock speeds of computers that were released one year ago range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At 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 have been available for more than a year. The system bus data transfer rates of computers of this age and spec range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo Y700 is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Lenovo Y700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "MMC+", "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this PC.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This PC has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Lenovo Y700 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers that have been around for a similar time to the Y700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Lenovo Y700 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Y700.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the similar spec personal computers that were released one year ago the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB.

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Only One PS/2 Port

Most comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y700 have one PS/2 port, including the Lenovo Y700 which has one PS/2 port.

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Heavy

The weight of the Lenovo Y700 of 15 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Y700. Across all the similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Y700 the weights range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg.

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Very Deep

With a depth of 503.5 millimeters, the Lenovo Y700's depth is one of the deepest amongst desktop computers of this type and age. Across all the PCs that were launched around the same time as the Y700 the depths range from 31mm to 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y700

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y700 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (3.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Y700 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than most PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it have an SSD storage medium. 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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Specification

Features
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
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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 Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
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
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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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?...

Computershopper.com

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, lenovo y70034, lenovo y70034i, lenovo 90df003, lenovo y70034is, lenovo 90df003g, lenovo y70034ish, lenovo 90df003gn, lenovo 90df003gny
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