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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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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Lenovo Y700 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This desktop computer supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most computers that were launched around the same time as 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 amongst all similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Y700.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across similar types of personal computer.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.

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

Most medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Y700 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Y700 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (64 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 2,192 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Y700. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Y700 is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Y700 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

We checked 225 expert and user reviews for Lenovo desktop computers and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores computers range.

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Two Number of Storage Drives Installeds

The Lenovo Y700 is a two number of storage drives installed PC.

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

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

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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 spec. This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most PCs of a similar age and type to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Y700.

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

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 2,000 gigabytes, the Lenovo Y700 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Y700. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Y700 is 8GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of personal computers that were launched more than a year ago is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Y700 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Y700.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Y700 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the Lenovo Y700 has eight processor threadss.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The Lenovo Y700 has a better audio output than most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channels, whereas most computers that came out around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channels. Across all desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Y700 the worst audio output is 5.1 and the best is 8.1.

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Supports One Placement Supported

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

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Has One Memory Slots

The Lenovo Y700 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the computers that are a comparable age to the Y700 the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3TB. The Lenovo Y700 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the Y700.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is Hybrid-HDD+SSD, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo Y700 is a one PS/2 ports quantity computer. Most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago have one PS/2 ports quantity.

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Heavy

The average weight of computers of a similar age and spec to the Y700 is 7.7kg. When compared to other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Y700, the Lenovo Y700's weight of 15 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo Y700

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Y700 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Y700.

If this PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (3.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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 (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Display Included

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Expert Reviews

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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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