Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH
Source: Think Digit
Priced at Rs.105,890, the Lenovo Y700 offers you a good IPS display, excellent day-to-day task and multimedia performance, acceptable entry-level gaming results and a solid as well as stylish build. If you are under a tight budget, the Lenovo Y700 will not disappoint you, if you are willing to compromise on its moderate battery life. Serious gamers can give this one a skip and consider the MSI GE62VR 6RF that is comparatively expensive, but features a Pascal based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: Wintech PT→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; good display. Negative: Short battery life; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH is a high-performance gaming laptop that looks nice and has a more affordable price tag. However, a user shall not expect to run games on Ultra settings with this laptop. Its combination of defined corners, brushed aluminum lid, and dark rubberized palm rests is sleek without appearing overly eccentric. All this metal does attract plenty of fingerprints, which means that maintaining a clean look isn't always easy. This design philosophy has returned on the new Y700 with a few notable changes. The Y700 is built more tightly around the edges and corners where gaps are more likely to occur. Because of this, the speaker grilles have been redesigned and are now larger. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 (15) laptop brings games, movies, and images to life through its vibrant frameless Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display. As well as being anti-glare, the screen boasts the IPS technology for truly vivid colors and nearly 180° of wide-angle viewing. The display produces very good colors. Even in direct sunlight, the screen is still viewable, but just barely. The Y700 has the kind of solid specifications one would typically expect from a premium gaming laptop. CPU duties are handled by Intel's Core i7-6700HQ that runs at 2.6 GHz and can turbo up to 3.5 GHz. Along with this, a user gets 16 GB of DDR4 RAM (2 x 8 GB at 2,133 MHz) and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
There's plenty of storage in the Y700 by the way from its 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive. It also has a 128 GB SSD to quickly load games, but unfortunately, it's too small to be useful for installing many games. This is because the operating system takes up a lot of the precious gigabytes. Additionally, the hard drive has slow load time which is too bad, because it comes with a hard drive running on 5400 RPM instead of the faster 7200 RPM, which could result in decreased gaming performance. Audio is another strong suit of the Y700. The 2.1 speaker setup, along with the Dolby audio enhancement leaves with a very enjoyable experience. The speakers can get quite loud but we recommend keeping the audio level to about 70 percent or quality will dip. Audio separation in games is very good and a user can get a decently good surround effect. The Y700 ships with a 64-bit edition of Windows 10 Home. A user also gets a bunch of pre-installed apps such as McAfee Livesafe and some from the Windows Store including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint mobile editions, Photoshop Express and Twitter. Port selection is quite limited on the Y700. Users have only three USB ports to work with and only one video-out option via HDMI. WLAN is provided by an Intel 8260 dual-band (2x2) M.2 module with 802.11ac connectivity, WiDi, and integrated Bluetooth 4.2.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
80.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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