Summary: Lenovo created a balanced bundle. Recently, the Y50-70 proved to be a good entry into the mobile gaming world. Now, the manufacturer put even more performance into the slim case and improved the bundle.
Pros: design, system and gaming performance, material of the lid, maintenance, solid battery life
Cons: brightness distribution and brightness, performance on battery
Summary: Model upgrade. Despite its slim build, there is plenty of computing power in Lenovo's gaming laptop. The combination of powerful hardware, 4K screen, and decent connectivity is to make potential buyers curious.
Pros: 4K IPS screen, Slim casing, Decent gaming performance, Swift solid state drive
Cons: No maintenance cover, Glare-type screen, Inactive CPU Turbo in multi-thread applications
Summary: When it comes to Lenovo’s laptops, they have always been associated with business.However, over the years, they’ve managed to successfully branch out to other segements and the company’s latest multimedia/gaming notebook, the Lenovo Y50-70 is proof that they can do more.
Conclusion: Lenovo’s Y50 is affordable and reasonably quick, but it does more to damage the company’s gaming reputation than to enhance it. The system’s unforgivable flaw is the display, which would be disappointing on a system sold at half the price.
Conclusion: Testing the Lenovo Y50-70 with Western Digital SSHD turned out to be rather challenging. At a basic level, we feel that they're interesting laptops as they combine a swift Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor with a GeForce GTX 860M. The performance of the Maxwell-based GTX 860M is quite good.
Summary: One of our favorite gaming laptops get a sharp 4K display that will make all kinds of content look better, although it's a bit of a tease, as you can't actually crank most games up to that resolution.
Pros: The Lenovo Y50 Touch 4K packs in features, including a mainstream graphics card, touchscreen, and full 4K resolution.
Cons: The 4K display looks much better than its dull 1080p predecessor, but the mid-level GPU means you won't actually be playing many games at 4K resolution.
Summary: 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...
Pros: Portable chassis design, Excellent performance, Solid battery life
Summary: Overall, the Y50-70 Touch can't hold a candle to better-equipped models that don't cost that much more. For example, the $1,649 Gigabyte P25X offers beastly graphics with more than 7 hours of battery life.
Lenovo Y50 Touch Gaming Notebook Review: In Touch With Your Budget
3 October 2014
Excerpt: A little over a year ago, we posted our review of the Lenovo Y500, which was a gaming notebook that leveraged not one, but two discrete video adapters (2 x NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M in SLI, to be exact) to achieve respectable gaming performance at a reasonable price point (around $1,200 at the time of...
Excerpt: The Lenovo Y50 Touch aims to take a make a stand in the gaming and desktop replacement market with this 15.6-inch Ultra HD model. It has 16GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive that make a speedy combination.
Pros: Great design, Spacious keyboard layout, Fantastic 4K Ultra HD display, Strong performance
Cons: Graphics card isn't strong enough for 4K gaming