Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
Barebone gamer. Lenovo is doubling down on the gaming front with the Y700 series. The successor to last year's Y70 is better than before, yet it is still lacking in features common on competing gaming models.
Source: PC Mag
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-17 is an excellent entry-level gaming laptop with a big screen and fast hardware. It can play demanding games smoothly at moderate to high settings, and you get plenty of storage, good port options, and a killer sound system in the bargain.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo achieves an excellent balance, making just the right sacrifices to hit a reasonable price point. These compromises, including the mushy keyboard, single piece trackpad, and mid-range GPU, will keep the hardcore gaming set away. For more mainstream users, the Y700 blows the doors off of other thin-and-light devices like the Surface Book in terms of functionality and price. A Core i7 Surface Book with a less powerful Nvidia GeForce GPU (940M equivalent) costs about three times as much as the Y700 we reviewed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
"Budget" and "gaming laptop" are rarely said in the same sentence. Lenovo is one of the few companies to offer a relatively affordable true powerhouse gaming laptop in this price range. Some call them entry level gamers, but they're really more powerful than that since they can run most recent games at 1920 x 1080 in a mix of medium and high settings with good frame rates.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
The IdeaPad Y700 is an admirable improvement over the well-liked Y70. It has all the bells and whistles to deliver the great multimedia experience that you’d expect from a premium big-screened notebook. We were thoroughly impressed by the Y700’s 17.3-inch FHD display, which is exceptionally bright with excellent contrast. Twin JBL speakers and a subwoofer help complete the pleasant multimedia experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
With one of the best displays in this category, great speakers and an affordable price, the Y700 gives you more for your money. The downsides are below-average battery life, no option for a more powerful GPU, and a keyboard that could stand to be better for both typing and gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Media
The Y700 offers the same sturdy, premium design with slight improvements around the edges, despite the ~200 g increase in weight and the slight thickness bump. They are hardly noticeable, so don’t worry about that. We are still giving it an A+ in the design department. Also, the palm rest area is now slightly bigger and the touchpad has received a small update, which now eliminates the so-called annoying wobbling effect. Much better than before, although the mouse clicks feel a bit stiff. Getting used to it just takes time.On the hardware front, things haven’t changed a lot. We still have the GTX 960M GPU on board, but this time paired with the newer Skylake Core i7-6700HQ CPU, DDR4-2133 RAM and a slightly bigger battery. Speaking of, the latter resulted in a huge battery life increase, but we suspect that the new power saving features of the Skylake CPU are mostly to blame. And finally, Lenovo has added an M.2 SATA SSD slot for extra storage space. A long-awaited upgrade, ever since the first Y50 came out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2015
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Interesting design; good quality materials and workmanship; decent battery life; gorgeous built-in speakers by JBL system; good cooling system; quality IPS screen. Negative: No USB Type-C, display port, Thunderbolt.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2016
Model: Lenovo has jumped from Y70-series to launch Y700-series gaming laptops. The Y700 17ISK is almost indifferent with its sibling - the Y700 15ISK. It is obvious to have a larger 17-inch screen size. The build design is similarly more solid with the tighter fitting pieces and thicker 27.9 mm speaker grills. It strengthens the durability and quality compared to 25.9 mm on its predecessor. This gaming laptop continues to inherit the island-style backlit keyboard with two-level blood-red lighting in the same layout and touch feeling. However, it still lacks dedicated auxiliary or macro keys although the space has increased largely. The is only one display configuration available, which is 1920 x 1080 without touchscreen support.
When turning down the light, it is unusual to notice the backlight bleeding in the bottom corners. On the other hand, the brightness and color is much richer and vibrant. In addition, it is equipped with compelling JBL speakers, an speedy Intel Core i7 Skylake processor and an Nvidia 960M graphics. Although the GPU is not the most powerful one, it is still capable to run games smoothly provided that the settings are not pushed to the maximum level. In conclusion, it is a decent gaming machine with great expectation and lower entry price.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» 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.
77.17%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.