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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH


Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH
Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH (Ideapad Y700 Series)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ 4 x 2.6 - 3.5 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
, DDR4 2133 MHz
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
1 TB 5400 RPM HDD 128 GB SDD
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)


Price comparison

Average Score: 80.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK-80NV010NMH

81% Lenovo Ideapad Y700 Review
Source: Think Digit English version
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%

Foreign Reviews

83% Lenovo Y700-15ISK 80NV
Source: Wintech Portuegese PT→EN version
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%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK 80NV010NMH - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
100% Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK 80NV010NMH - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK 80NV010NMH Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN version
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.6 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.

80.8%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-11-20 (Update: 2016-11-20)