Lenovo Y700 15.6-Inch Full HD Gaming Laptop Review

If you are looking for a Full HD gaming laptop, the Lenovo Y700 is a perfect fit for you. It’s built with an Intel i7 processor and 8 GB of RAM. You can store all the data you want in a 1TB HDD. To improve the graphic quality, it has been loaded with the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. The laptop also comes with Windows 10 installed. On top of it all, this notebook has been loaded with Intel’s latest 6th generation quad-core i7 processor. It is robust enough to defeat all its predecessors and competitors.

Design

With sleek yet hard edges, the lid of this laptop has been built using black aluminum with a slight brushing on it that creates a somewhat cross-hatch pattern. The keyboard features a black, soft-touch finish and on the whole, the laptop is fairly light in terms of weight and is mentioned to be one of the better keyboards by thetechinsiders reviews.

Performance

As a gaming laptop, it has built-in 1TB HDD with a 5400 RPM drive that delivers data fast enough. It has a robust 8GB DDR4 SDRAM to keep the laptop processing all the time. The laptop further has a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, which delivers vividly sharp visuals to enjoy hardcore gaming.

The notebook comes with a high-definition 1920 x 1080 display, and it also has the IPS anti-glare technology, which gives you a chance to play HD games anywhere. On top of it all, as you get busy playing games on the notebook, its integrated thermal fan keeps it cool underneath. It supports the Dolby home theater system and digital surround sound, which takes the laptop speakers to the next level. In terms of weight, the Y700 weighs 2.5 kg, which makes it lighter than the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series as well as the Alienware 15 series.

After the last generation’s Y series notebooks were criticized for their poor screen display and brightness, Lenovo decided to improve it in its latest gaming laptops. The benchmark to beat the average display is 244 nits. The Y700’s average is 263, which is better than Dell gaming laptops. This means that the machine is loaded with the best NVIDIA can offer, as it uses GeForce GTX 960 GPU with 4GB of VRAM. You can play almost all the latest games available, but the catch is that you’ll only be able to play them on low settings.

The games can easily be played on 38, 61 and 72 fps, which definitely goes a long way in terms of making things more noticeable and clearer. When the laptop was set on maximum settings, the frame rate fell to 40 fps, which is definitely above the 30 fps playability threshold.

Pros

  • This notebook is capable of giving a good performance
  • It is economical
  • It is packed with loud and robust audio
  • It’s designed to give a smooth and glossy look

Cons

  • Its battery life is below average
  • As you get busy playing games, the keyboard starts heating up

This laptop is recommended for those people who want a high-performance gaming laptop at an affordable price. It delivers robust gaming performance and a great audio support as well.