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Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 02/01/2016

Desk worker. Lenovo's G70-80 is an inexpensive office device for your desk. The notebook does not set any performance records, but it is sufficient in practice. There are no major complaints for a price of 400 Euros (~$435).

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Lenovo covers the low-cost segment with its 17.3-inch notebooks from the G70-80-series. There are countless configurations priced between 350 and 700 Euros (~$381 and ~$762). Our review unit is at the lower end with a price of around 400 Euros (~$435). Regular readers of our website will already know the notebook, because the construction is similar to the previously reviewed Lenovo B70-80. Competitors for the G70-80 are systems like the Acer Aspire E5-722, HP Pavilion 17 or the Toshiba Satellite C70D.

The construction of the G70-80 is similar to the B70-80, so we won't cover the Case, the Connectivity, the Input Devices and the Speakers. The corresponding information is available in the review of the Lenovo B70-80.

Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE (G70 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell), Memory: 300-850 MHz, Single-Channel, 20.19.15.4331
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Single-Channel, two memory slots (one slot occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, AU Optronics B173RW01 V1, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Baseline)
Storage
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 850 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant CX20751/2 @ Intel Wildcat Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo Audio, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUC0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 418 x 283 ( = 1.1 x 16.46 x 11.14 in)
Battery
41 Wh, 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 14.8 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Power2Go 8, Lenovo PowerDVD 12, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds), Power Supply: 288 g ( = 10.16 oz / 0.63 pounds)
Price
449 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The G70-80 is equipped with a glossy 17.3-inch screen and has a native resolution of 1600x900 pixels. Both the brightness (269.4 cd/m²) as well as the contrast (637:1) are very decent and almost good for a notebook in this price range. We can measure PWM flickering at 198 Hz when the brightness is adjusted to 60% or lower. This can cause problems with the eyes and head aches for sensitive users.

292
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
263
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 292 cd/m² Average: 269.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 226 cd/m²
Contrast: 637:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.96 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 12.82 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
81% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 53% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.89

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 198 Hz ≤ 60 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 198 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 60 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 198 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9258 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

We can measure a Delta-2000 color deviation of almost 11 for the display ex-works - a normal result in this price range. The target value would be smaller than 3. We can also see a blue cast.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

The TN panel of the G70 only provides limited viewing angles, so you cannot see the display content from every position. You cannot really use the device outdoors, because the panel has a glossy surface. Another problem is that the display brightness is reduced on battery power.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

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Performance

The Lenovo G70-80 is a simple 17.3-inch office notebook. The performance of its Pentium processor is sufficient in practice. Our review unit currently retails for around 400 Euros (~$435). Lenovo also offers other configurations, and there are also several models from the similar B70-80-series.

Processor

The G70 is powered by a Pentium 3825U (Broadwell) dual-core processor. The CPU runs at 1.9 GHz and there is no Turbo Boost. The processor does support Hyper-Threading (two threads per core). You can use the full performance of the Pentium on mains and battery power. The performance of the processor is sufficient for office and web applications. It can beat the competition from AMD (A6/A8 APUs) - especially in respect of the more important single-thread performance.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4886
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6537
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2951
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
12.8 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.13 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.9 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
17.78 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
190 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
77 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
77 Points ∼35%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
107 Points ∼49% +39%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
37 Points ∼17% -52%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
49 Points ∼22% -36%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
59 Points ∼27% -23%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
69 Points ∼32% -10%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
108 Points ∼50% +40%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
106 Points ∼49% +38%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
38 Points ∼17% -51%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
41 Points ∼19% -47%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
46 Points ∼21% -40%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
64 Points ∼29% -17%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
190 Points ∼4%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
254 Points ∼6% +34%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
140 Points ∼3% -26%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
175 Points ∼4% -8%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
175 Points ∼4% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
194 Points ∼4% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
260 Points ∼6% +37%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
258 Points ∼6% +36%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
142 Points ∼3% -25%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
153 Points ∼3% -19%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
157 Points ∼4% -17%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
178 Points ∼4% -6%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
0.9 Points ∼37%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1.24 Points ∼51% +38%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
0.45 Points ∼18% -50%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.6 Points ∼25% -33%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
0.68 Points ∼28% -24%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
0.86 Points ∼35% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1.26 Points ∼52% +40%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.23 Points ∼50% +37%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
0.46 Points ∼19% -49%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
0.48 Points ∼20% -47%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.56 Points ∼23% -38%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.72 Points ∼30% -20%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2.13 Points ∼8%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2.83 Points ∼10% +33%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.78 Points ∼7% -16%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.15 Points ∼8% +1%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2.12 Points ∼8% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.36 Points ∼9% +11%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2.81 Points ∼10% +32%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2.84 Points ∼10% +33%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1.75 Points ∼6% -18%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1.84 Points ∼7% -14%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.95 Points ∼7% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.93 Points ∼7% -9%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2951 Points ∼27%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
3449 Points ∼32% +17%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1429 Points ∼13% -52%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1804 Points ∼17% -39%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2343 Points ∼22% -21%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4196 Points ∼39% +42%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4159 Points ∼38% +41%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1366 Points ∼13% -54%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1311 Points ∼12% -56%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1732 Points ∼16% -41%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2071 Points ∼19% -30%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6537 Points ∼13%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
7139 Points ∼14% +9%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4974 Points ∼10% -24%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
6200 Points ∼12% -5%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
6443 Points ∼13% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
8578 Points ∼17% +31%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
8711 Points ∼18% +33%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
4971 Points ∼10% -24%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4583 Points ∼9% -30%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5593 Points ∼11% -14%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5429 Points ∼11% -17%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3540 Points ∼11%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3253 Points ∼10% -8%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4012 Points ∼13% +13%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4775 Points ∼15% +35%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4998 Points ∼16% +41%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4988 Points ∼16% +41%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
3174 Points ∼10% -10%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3291 Points ∼11% -7%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3524 Points ∼11% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3647 Points ∼12% +3%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1602 Points ∼33%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1012 Points ∼21% -37%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1289 Points ∼27% -20%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2006 Points ∼42% +25%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2484 Points ∼52% +55%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2490 Points ∼52% +55%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1010 Points ∼21% -37%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
993 Points ∼21% -38%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1207 Points ∼25% -25%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1460 Points ∼30% -9%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
193.6 ms * ∼2%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
117.5 ms * ∼1% +39%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
340.7 ms * ∼4% -76%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
415.5 ms * ∼5% -115%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
254.9 ms * ∼3% -32%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
363.6 ms * ∼4% -88%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
164.3 ms * ∼2% +15%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
111.6 ms * ∼1% +42%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
109.7 ms * ∼1% +43%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
358.6 ms * ∼4% -85%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
305.3 ms * ∼3% -58%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
264.5 ms * ∼3% -37%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
259.8 ms * ∼3% -34%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
98.047 Points ∼29%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
52.214 Points ∼16% -47%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2331.6 ms * ∼4%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2627.6 ms * ∼4% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5072.9 ms * ∼9% -118%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3488.1 ms * ∼6% -50%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2583.5 ms * ∼4% -11%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2558.5 ms * ∼4% -10%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
8351.7 ms * ∼14% -258%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
6407.6 ms * ∼11% -175%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5953.6 ms * ∼10% -155%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
13517 Points ∼27%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
12488 Points ∼25% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
8348 Points ∼17% -38%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
8324 Points ∼17% -38%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
12545 Points ∼25% -7%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
13630 Points ∼27% +1%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
4640 Points ∼9% -66%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4902 Points ∼10% -64%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5708 Points ∼11% -58%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1563 Points ∼25%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
817 Points ∼13% -48%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1857 Points ∼30% +19%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2203 Points ∼36% +41%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
879 Points ∼14% -44%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
855 Points ∼14% -45%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1126 Points ∼18% -28%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs smoothly and we did not experience any hiccups. The results in the PCMark benchmarks are good, and the G70 is once again faster than comparable AMD-based systems. You could increase the overall system performance if you replace the HDD with an SSD. The system would be much snappier and loading times are reduced. Another possibility would be the integration of a second memory module for a dual-channel memory configuration. This will improve the graphics performance. Both upgrades are no problem, because the G70 is one of the notebooks that still comes with a maintenance hatch.

PCMark 7 Score
2232 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2437 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2496 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3272 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2437 Points ∼40%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2790 Points ∼46% +14%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1744 Points ∼29% -28%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2120 Points ∼35% -13%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2656 Points ∼44% +9%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2949 Points ∼48% +21%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2862 Points ∼47% +17%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1483 Points ∼24% -39%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2603 Points ∼43% +7%
PCMark 7 - Lightweight (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1726 Points ∼24%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2086 Points ∼28% +21%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1356 Points ∼19% -21%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1527 Points ∼21% -12%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
0 Points ∼0% -100%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2163 Points ∼30% +25%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1243 Points ∼17% -28%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1483 Points ∼20% -14%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1546 Points ∼21% -10%

Storage Devices

The system drive is a 2.5-inch hard drive from Seagate. It runs at 5400 rpm and has a capacity of 1 TB. This means the storage capacity won't be an issue. The transfer rates are inconspicuous and normal for a 5400 rpm drive.

Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
Transfer Rate Minimum: 45.5 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 110.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 81.4 MB/s
Access Time: 17.3 ms
Burst Rate: 247.9 MB/s
CPU Usage: 5.6 %

GPU Performance

The graphics output is handled by Intel's HD Graphics graphics card. It supports DirectX 12, runs at up to 850 MHz and it falls slightly behind the AMD competition (Radeon R4 (Kaveri) and Radeon R5 (Kaveri)) in the 3D benchmarks. You can slightly increase the graphics performance by installing a second memory module. Thanks to the activated dual-channel configuration, you can use the full potential of the GPU, but the gains are small.

The graphics core is equipped with a decoder that helps to reduce the CPU load when you watch videos. This includes all the usual video formats including the very popular H.264 codec. Its successor – H.265 – is not supported by the decoder. This is only the case for the models with the current Skylake GPUs. The CPU load was under 10% during the playback of a sample video (H.264, 4K, 60 fps).

3DMark 06 Standard
5077 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
2651 points
3DMark 11 Performance
729 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
39058 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3398 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
428 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
729 Points ∼2%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1822 Points ∼6% +150%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
693 Points ∼2% -5%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
819 Points ∼3% +12%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2310 Points ∼7% +217%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1663 Points ∼5% +128%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2094 Points ∼7% +187%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1018 Points ∼3% +40%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
684 Points ∼2% -6%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
280 Points ∼1% -62%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
740 Points ∼2% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1912 Points ∼6% +162%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
428 Points ∼2%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1059 Points ∼4% +147%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
425 Points ∼2% -1%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
500 Points ∼2% +17%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
1323 Points ∼5% +209%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1501 Points ∼6% +251%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1250 Points ∼5% +192%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
409 Points ∼2% -4%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
177 Points ∼1% -59%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
384 Points ∼1% -10%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
940 Points ∼4% +120%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1701 Points ∼3%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1618 Points ∼3% -5%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1934 Points ∼3% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4697 Points ∼8% +176%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
1577 Points ∼3% -7%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
619 Points ∼1% -64%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1833 Points ∼3% +8%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3398 Points ∼6%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
5312 Points ∼9% +56%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2642 Points ∼5% -22%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3037 Points ∼5% -11%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
5191 Points ∼9% +53%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5256 Points ∼9% +55%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
5850 Points ∼10% +72%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
4591 Points ∼8% +35%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
2491 Points ∼4% -27%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1703 Points ∼3% -50%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2763 Points ∼5% -19%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3819 Points ∼7% +12%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
39058 Points ∼4%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
47982 Points ∼4% +23%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
29842 Points ∼3% -24%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
36194 Points ∼3% -7%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
40796 Points ∼4% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
34461 Points ∼3% -12%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
49492 Points ∼4% +27%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
44782 Points ∼4% +15%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
26600 Points ∼2% -32%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
21399 Points ∼2% -45%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
31695 Points ∼3% -19%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
36176 Points ∼3% -7%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
5077 Points ∼11%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4059 Points ∼9% -20%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
9081 Points ∼19% +79%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4229 Points ∼9% -17%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
7810 Points ∼17% +54%

Gaming Performance

The CPU-GPU combination of the G70 is not designed for playing games, but it can still provide smooth gameplay in some titles. You do, however, have to live with low resolutions and quality settings and you are limited to titles that are not very demanding for the hardware. One example would be Dirt Rally, and the frame rate can be slightly increased with a second memory module. Graphics blockbusters like Black Ops 3 on the other hand are not playable at all.

Lenovo also offers versions of the G70 with a GeForce 920M GPU. Those models will manage higher frame rates compared to our unit but are also much more expensive. If you like to play a game from time to time and do not want to invest a whole lot of money, you should have a look at a G70 configuration with a Skylake processor. The integrated GPUs of the latest processor generation can compete with lower mainstream GPUs when they can benefit from a dual-channel memory configuration. The G70 version with the designation 90FF00AAGE would be such a unit, which retails for around 480 Euros (~$522).

low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 38.424.919.7fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 43.731.523.9fps
Hitman: Absolution (2012) 15.611.45.3fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 34.717.711.7fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 25.314.111.7fps
Metro: Last Light (2013) 13.710.77fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 57.622.6fps
Sims 4 (2014) 113.626.3fps
F1 2014 (2014) 3424fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 13.99.4fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 23.916.4fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 5013.5fps
World of Warships (2015) 2920.8fps
FIFA 16 (2015) 38.120.6fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 15.38.5fps

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

The G70 is not silent while idling, because the fan is always spinning at a low speed. However, it is just barely audible, which cannot be said about the murmur of the hard drive. A big help would be the replacement of the HDD with an SSD. The fan does not get much louder under load. We can only measure 34 dB(A) during the stress test – a very good result.

Noise Level

Idle
33.6 / 33.6 / 32.9 dB(A)
HDD
33 dB(A)
DVD
36.7 / dB(A)
Load
34 / 34 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1 Arta (15 cm distance)

Temperature

Stress test G70
Stress test G70

We cannot really say that the G70 warms up. It does not even get lukewarm while idling, and only a few spots surpass 30 °C during the stress test. Our suspicion that the CPU and GPU might throttle is not supported; both components can utilize their full performance, which is the case on mains and battery power.

 24.5 °C
76 F
23.1 °C
74 F
22.1 °C
72 F
 
 25.8 °C
78 F
25.1 °C
77 F
22.4 °C
72 F
 
 24.9 °C
77 F
24.7 °C
76 F
24.8 °C
77 F
 
Maximum: 25.8 °C = 78 F
Average: 24.2 °C = 76 F
21.6 °C
71 F
22.7 °C
73 F
24.6 °C
76 F
21.7 °C
71 F
23.1 °C
74 F
26.6 °C
80 F
23 °C
73 F
24 °C
75 F
24.3 °C
76 F
Maximum: 26.6 °C = 80 F
Average: 23.5 °C = 74 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.6 °C = 91 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.5 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.4 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 36.3 °C / 97 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.2 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.5 °C / 88.7 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.2 °C / 82.8 F (-3.3 °C / -5.9 F).

Power Consumption

The G70 consumes less than 10 Watts while idling – which is normal. It is also not surprising that the device is frugal under load, because it is powered by a frugal entry-level processor. The consumption rises to 28 Watts during the stress test. The power adapter has a nominal output of 45 Watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.25 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.6 / 8.9 / 9.5 Watt
Load midlight 27 / 28 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

We simulate the load during web browsing with our realistic Wi-Fi test, while the Balanced power profile is active and the display brightness is adjusted to around 150 cd/m². The G70 manages a runtime of 5:18 hours – a good result. It is almost identical to its sibling, the Lenovo B70-80 (5:35 h).

Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE
HD Graphics (Broadwell), 3825U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
318 min ∼113%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
335 min ∼119%
Acer Aspire E5-722-2611
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E2-7110, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
283 min ∼100%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
216 min ∼77%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
246 min ∼87%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-C-10N
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-7210, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
282 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX
Radeon R4 (Beema), A6-6310, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
342 min ∼212%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
221 min ∼137%
Medion Akoya E7416
HD Graphics 5500, 5200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
336 min ∼209%
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A4-6210, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E380
307 min ∼191%
Asus X751MA-TY148H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N3530, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
228 min ∼142%
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
161 min ∼100%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
5h 18min

Pros

+ hardly gets warm
+ quiet operation
+ 2-year warranty
+ a lot of storage
+ maintenance hatch

Cons

- no recovery DVD

Verdict

The Lenovo G70-80, test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
The Lenovo G70-80, test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

The Lenovo G70-80 is designed for users that need a 17.3-inch notebook for their desk at home. The performance is sufficient in practice. Our configuration of the G70 leaves a better impression than comparable rivals with Braswell processors. The Pentium 3825U is more powerful than those CPUs, which means the whole system will run smoother. The notebook is also very quiet and does not really get warm. Thanks to the 1 TB hard drive you get a lot of storage for your personal files, and thanks to the maintenance problem it is no problem if you want to integrate an SSD.

All in all, Lenovo offers an inexpensive system for your desk at home, which does not reveal any serious issues.

A positive surprise is the screen. The brightness and contrast of our panel could almost be called good. It is rare that we can see the determined values in this price range. The input devices are decent and are sufficient for normal tasks. However, frequent writers might want to look for another notebook. The package is completed by a two-year warranty.

Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE - 01/27/2016 v4.1(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
58%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
65 / 80 → 81%
Weight
57 / 20-67 → 79%
Battery
89%
Display
73%
Games Performance
62 / 68 → 91%
Application Performance
67 / 92 → 73%
Temperature
94%
Noise
86%
Audio
86%
Camera
68 / 85 → 80%
Average
75%
76%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-02- 1 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.