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Lenovo Y70 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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- processor 4th Generation Intel Core Processors- Operating System Windows 8.1 64-bit Operating System- Display17.3" Full HD Display Boasting 10-Point Multitouch- Gaming Laptop Outstanding... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its many processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Lenovo Y70 has a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is newer than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version found on most many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

This notebook PC's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Y70.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the Lenovo Y70 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Y70. The average display diagonal of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Y70 is 16", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y70 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y70 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y70 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y70.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price].

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo Y70 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all many processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Y70.

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

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the NP905S3G[pl_1609044_price], or the NP905S3G[pl_1609044_price] both from Samsung.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Y70 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y70.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Y70 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Y70 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Y70 which do not have a touchscreen.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.01 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Y70 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Y70 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Y70 have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. The Lenovo Y70 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus U500VZ[plb_2377740_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (500GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Y70 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Y70 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo Y70 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most laptops of this type and age.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Y70.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 802.11n.

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Heavy

The lightest many processor cores portable PC that was launched more than two years ago is 430g heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg. With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Y70 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Y70 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Y70

Released Over Two Years Ago

This many processor cores portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 5 hours, the Lenovo Y70 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Y70.

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Specification

Design
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Intel RealSense Snapshot
Intel® RealSense Technology
Intel RealSense 3D Camera
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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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)

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