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AMD shows off Lenovo Y700 with FX-8800P APU

AMD shows off Lenovo Y700 with FX-8800P APU
AMD shows off Lenovo Y700 with FX-8800P APU
New generation of the Y gaming series is coming before the end of the year with AMD hardware

Underneath the shadows of this year's IDF was none other than AMD, who took advantage of the conference with a few announcements of its own. One of these is the yet-to-be-released Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 gaming notebook.

The Y700 supplants the currently available and popular Y50 with some slight modifications to the chassis. The two rear corners are now slanted with sharper and more defined edges while port placement has been switched between the left-hand and right-hand sides. Additionally, the subwoofer has been relocated closer to the center of the notebook instead of the rear. Otherwise, everything else appears identical to the Y70 including the brushed aluminum outer lid, connectivity options, glossy IPS display, red backlit keys, and rubberized palm rests.

Perhaps more notably, the Y700 will be one of the first notebooks to include the quad-core AMD A8-8800P APU. This is one of AMD's more powerful Carrizo APUs and will integrate a Radeon R7 graphics core as well. While we don't know exactly how this will perform until we get our hands on a test unit, users can expect performance levels similar to that of the 940M or GTX 950M. We fully expect additional APU and Radeon options to be available beyond what was displayed.

AMD tells us that we'll see the notebook on store shelves before the end of the year. In the meantime, we have some quick specifications and pictures below:

  • Display: 15.6-inch FHD IPS
  • CPU: AMD Carrizo FX-8800P
  • GPU: Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
  • Storage: 1 TB SSHD or up to 512 GB SSD
  • Sound: JBL speakers with subwoofer
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac, card reader
  • Dimensions: 26 mm thick
  • Weight: 2.6 kg

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Allen Ngo, 2015-09- 2 (Update: 2015-08-31)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.