Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-17ISK 80Q0002EGE
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-17ISK 80Q0002EGE
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Lenovo Y700 and ASUS ROG GL752 are one of the best budget gaming laptops if you don’t mind the bigger size or if you are actually after a larger device that can deliver a good gaming experience. The former offers better build quality thanks to the use of aluminum rather plastic which is to be found in ASUS ROG GL752. Both notebooks offer very good displays, and the lack of PWM across all brightness levels in the former reduces the harmful effects on your eyesight. If you plan on using the latter at maximum brightness, you will thus avoid PWM.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2016
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good looks; great sound; low price. Negative: Mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2016
Source: Ixbt RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Decent hardware; good screen, keyboard, long battery life and low noise. Negative: Slow and small capacity SSD.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2016
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent design and robust aluminum construction; decent keyboard; M.2 SATA SSD slot; good sound quality and subwoofer; good screen; good battery life. Negative: Lack of USB-C 3.1 connectivity; poor touchpad; disappointing cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2016
Model: It is apparent at first glance that the Y700 is built for gaming. Its menacing built consists of a 17.3" Full HD IPS AntiGlare (1920 x 1080 pixels) with integrated camera and a frame largely made of aluminium. This machine weighs a hefty 3.5 kg, which is expected considering the chunkiness of the machine. Performance-wise, it is powered by a 6th Generation Intel i7 quad core processor with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM. Rich graphics are rendered by the NVIDIA GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5. The connectivity is surprisingly meager for a machine of this built with three USB ports (two USB 3.0 ports) and a single video output.
Quality sound is delivered by 2 JBL Speakers with 3.0 W Subwoofer and Dolby Home Theater. Its red-backlit keyboard provides light for gamers in low-lit conditions and makes the appearance of the Y700 even more imposing. Networking is supported by both WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Lenovo also offers a range of accessories to further enhance the gaming experience. A 4-Cell 60 Wh battery provides the Y700 with the required battery life for extended mobile gaming use. In the upshot, the IdeaPad Y700 stands out as a prime contender for a solid gaming device.
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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.