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Lenovo Y50-70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Sep 2014
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10 Reasons For

Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y50-70. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Y50-70 the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Good Brand

We checked 5,057 expert and user reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its gaming laptops range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50-70 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Y50-70 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Y50-70 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the Y50-70.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Light

The weights of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the Y50-70 range from 1.6kg to 5.5kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. With a weight of only 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y50-70 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Y50-70.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the MSI GP60 2PE[plb_2244293_price] (2.4kg).

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2.5 Watts, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The lowest speaker power of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y50-70 is 1.5W and the highest is 8W.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the Y50-70. The average battery life (max) of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 280h.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Y50-70 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Y50-70 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Y50-70 has a quite small display diagonal (only 15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average display diagonal of gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago is 17".

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a four number of battery cells portable PC.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50-70 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. When compared to other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70 that we have checked, the Lenovo Y50-70's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a two number of built-in speakers portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and three number of built-in speakerss.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y50-70

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Y50-70 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y50-70.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y50-70.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Y50-70 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y50-70.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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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Full HD
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(6)
12 September 2016

This is Garmin's 4th edition of their budget GPS watch lineup, which has been refreshed each year. It started first with the FR10 a bit over four years ago . Then the FR15 added ANT+ HR... Read more…

Performance hovers (mostly) between lowercost budget drives and pricier Samsung SSD 850 EVO
Competitive pricing at launch
Compact form factor
Can play modern games at 1080p
Requires no PSU power cables
Lagging sequentialwrite performance
Capacity tops out at 1TB
No bundled drivecloningmigration software
Fan stays on at all times
Not a giant leap from GTX 950
11 July 2014

Jul 11 2014 - Lenovo's Y50 Touch is a well balanced system that is equally at home when used as a gaming system or as a general purpose performance system. The styling is agressive but not over...

Fast CPU and GPU
Slim for a gaming notebook
Loud speakers
Very low display quality
Finicky keyboard and touchpad
Short battery life
Runs a bit warm
27 December 2015

Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 to solidnie wykonany, dobrze prezentuj?cy si? i wydajny notebook. Jest uniwer­salny - nadaje si? dla graczy, do sporadycznej pracy mobilnej (na zasilaniu bateryjnym dzia?a...

Decent value, good midrange GPU that can handle just about any game
Sessiz
Nispeten hafif, nce tasarm
Tatminkar performans
Rahat klavye ve touchpad
Limited maximum screen brightness, fan stays on all the time, slightly dodgy trackpad
Ekran daha iyi olabilirdi
31 August 2015

Seria Lenovo Y50 cieszy si? opini? jednej z najlepszych linii laptopów kierowanych do mniej zamo?nych graczy. Nie znajdziesz tu maszyn pokroju XNOTE/Hyperbook za to pod wzgl?dem stosunku ceny do... Read more…

The Lenovo 50 Touch 4K packs in features, including a mainstream graphics card, touchscreen, and full 4K resolution
Great design
Spacious keyboard layout
Fantastic 4K Ultra HD display
Strong performance
The 4K display looks much better than its dull 1080p predecessor, but the midlevel GPU means you won't actually be playing many games at 4K resolution
Graphics card isn't strong enough for 4K gaming
The plastic display frame seems cheap in comparison to the other notebook parts
Surfaces heat up strongly under load
Reduced performance when running on battery only
7 September 2015

Med sitt chassi av borstad aluminium framstår Lenovos nya bärbara på 15,6 tum som en robust dator. Vikten på 2,4 kilo gör den knappast till någon lättviktare, men i gengäld står den... Read more…

Design, system and gaming performance, material of the lid, maintenance, solid battery life
4K IPS screen
Slim casing
Decent gaming performance
Swift solid state drive
Brightness distribution and brightness, performance on battery
No maintenance cover
Glaretype screen
Inactive CPU Turbo in multithread applications
Mediocre monitor, middling CPU performance, no SSD
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Andrew M.

It is a good computer if you take care of it, but if the computer starts having problems around the hinges and the product is not under warranty. Good luck...

All the hardware is good for any type of gaming or other intensive computer uses
The keyboard is easy to use
Speaker system is clear and plays a wide range of frequencies
There is a major design flaw that causes the entire top half (essentially the monitor) to fall off. The computer continues to work as a computer afterwards with an external display
Reviewed 28 July 2013 by Aaron H.
(Verified Purchase)

I was a little concerned that my RAM wasn't listed in this motherboard's compatibility documentation, but I installed it anyway and ran the automatic XMP profile. It sees the ram and runs at the... Read more…

Well laid-out, everything was easy to get to
Overclocking and XMP setup was a breeze, new rig works great
Standard ASUS motherboard - nice layout, good number of SATA ports and fan connectors. Could be a great board
The graphical Bios is quite nice. The printed manual is useful and well written. 2 included SATA cables were handy
Very nice bios, easy to use. You can actually use the mouse in the bios, which is a feature I am not at all used to. Perhaps this is standard now with these higher end boards, but Its not something I
AISuit 3 4 Way Optimization errors; I and many others were drawn to the ASUS 87 boards due to the one-click OC feature in the AISuite. As reported on ROG and Tom's Hardware websites (among others), t
Ethernet port was dead on arrival (did not show in Device manager, not activity lights). I returned the board to Newegg, but now they claim it is damaged and will not replace. Weeks after buying I sti
The on board VGA port does not output (CPU is 5 4670K)
Only thing that I have noticed, it occasionally will not get past the post message on startup (like 1 in 10 times) for whatever reason it hangs there. When I hit the reset button it posts and boots fi
Nothing much. Each hardware company seems to have their own crazy ideas about interface design, and the AI Suite is no different. The side-facing ATA plugs were a pain for me, since I have a cable mou
Reviewed 19 June 2012 by Andrew S.
(Verified Purchase)

Overall, excellent product and I am very happy with it...

Easy setup to allow to surf the web quickly
Haven't had any issues yet
Connects fine
Small, light, and easy to install. Downloaded drivers ahead of time so all i had to do was plug it in a start enjoying the Internet. Get 54 mbps on router downstairs and through 2 walls. Router is set
Works on my old windows xp desktop
I had to manually find and activate the need Setup file for XP OS. It didn't auto detect it. Though I didn't have any such problems with Windows 7
Just does not connect 802.11n, 802.11g instead
The included network configuration software isn't great, I ended up disabling it and using the built in windows networking utility
I get slightly worse speedtest results with this than I get with my laptop's built in wireless adapter
The screen, fingerprint magnet, slow hard drive, and bloatware

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Two More USB 3.0 Ports
Smaller Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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