Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
There's nothing to dislike about the Y50 Touch, unless you're finicky about wanting the trackpad centered. It is solid from all angles, bringing with it a clean and mean design that makes no bones about what kind of performance can be expected. Unlike some other models, this laptop feels very solid and well-built, nary a creak of plastic to be found. This combination of design, construction, and performance means all your needs will be satisfied, and so the gamers among us can rest assured that the Y50 Touch is an all around solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2015
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
Despite its flaws, the Lenovo Y50 is still an attractive budget gaming laptop and a considerable improvement for the Y series. Equipped with a fast Intel Core i7 CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and an NVidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU, the laptop provides great overall performance capable of running just about every game on the market. The slimmer chassis design and longer battery life only make the laptop that much more desirable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
When you see that a notebook has a 3840 x 2160p display, you expect brilliant color with precise detail. But the view on the $1,499 Lenovo Y50-70 Touch is rather...meh. The laptop offers respectable mid-level performance with a rather elegant-looking chassis and a comfortable keyboard. Overall, the Y50-70 Touch can't hold a candle to better-equipped models that don't cost that much more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Perspective Archive.org version
Does the Y50 Touch make sense for you? If you absolutely must have touch, it’s a reasonable choice, provided you’re okay with the bothersome surface temperatures, you don’t mind the weak LCD performance, and you plan to replace the storage drive at some point. Otherwise, we’d recommend looking at the regular Y50 instead, or perhaps saving up a bit more dough and plunking it down on a full-blown high-end gaming machine
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2014
Source: Techreview Source Archive.org version
The design of the Lenovo Y50 is very edgy and definitely looks like a gaming laptop. The lid has brushed aluminum panels with a criss-cross pattern instead of the typical horizontal brushed look. While it is a desktop replacement, it only weighs 5.29-pounds, which is actually not the heaviest out there. It's also relatively thin too at 0.94-inches.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
In terms of gaming performance, Lenovo’s Y50 is one of the best laptops in its class. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a portable gaming rig on a budget. Unfortunately, Lenovo compromised several key components—the keyboard, trackpad, and (most importantly) the display—in order to offer the Y50 at a mid-range price. Hook up a mouse, keyboard, and external display and you’ll have a solid gaming machine. If you can’t tolerate those compromises, you might have to bite the bullet and spend more money for a competitor’s offering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Wired Magazine Archive.org version
The retail list price on this machine is $1,499, but you can find it at online retailers for around $1,200. However, even at that price, Lenovo is asking an awful lot from buyers for a system that isn’t going to please hardcore gamers and just doesn’t justify the price tag it requests from more mainstream users.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
Source: PC Store BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impresssive weight and size for a gaming laptop; decent battery life; good price; good look; good ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2014
The Lenovo Y50-70 gaming laptop has a dark gray and black surface that is aesthetically pleasing. This laptop (Y50-70 59-422475) is part of the Y50 series and is powered by Intel Core i7 4700HQ.
The 15.6 inch screen has a 1920x1080 pixel display that also functions as a touchscreen. This laptop offers an upper mid-range graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTW 860M graphics adapter) that may not please hardcore gamers. It also does not offer the newer IPS technology (which allows viewing from all angles). However, it should be able to handle most games in high resolutions.
The gaming laptop is 2.4 kg in weight, which is notably lighter than most gaming notebooks. The red backlit keyboard is beautiful, but sadly the color is not adjustable. The Lenovo Y50 series laptop has an overly receptive touchpad that requires some toning down to prevent accidental activation while using the keyboard. The build quality of the laptop is good overall, but suffers from some spots that are made of plastics that are prone to breaking apart.
The laptop is slim at 2.4 cm, but has a strong sound system that delivers with crisp details. Lenovo packs the system with pre-loaded software that are mostly bloatware. However, there are some useful gadgets worth keeping. The laptop lasted around 5 hours on web surfing in high brightness settings.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M: Upper mid-range graphics card from the GeForce GTX 800M 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.
4700HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.
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.
66%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.