Lenovo Y70 Touch-An Entry Level Gaming Laptop
The Lenovo Y70 Touch-An Entry Level Gaming Laptop is elegant-looking and comes with a 17-inch screen. It is quite slim in comparison with other gaming laptops, weighing 7.5 pounds and measuring 11.44 by 16.64 by 1.02 inches. Red accents on a black case add to its appeal, while the lid and the backside of the chassis has aluminium and the palm rest features a soft-touch, matte paint.
The laptop rental has a resolution of 1920-by-1080p and comes with a 10-point touch support. Though touch isn’t a common feature in most gaming systems, it’s more than welcome in this model as it makes Windows 8.1 easily navigable. Moreover, the touch screen increases intuitiveness and makes the Lenovo Y70 a relatively cool gaming device.
The quality of picture is pretty good as well, and the details are sharp, with wide viewing angles and accurate colors. Even the sound is quite remarkable thanks to the JBL speakers, Dolby software enhancement and a built-in subwoofer. The AccuType design keyboard is complete with sculpted keycaps and red backlighting, making it very comfortable for typing.
There are several ports and connections on the laptop’s sides. Two 3.0 USB ports are available on the left along with a Gigabit Ethernet port and an HDMI-out port. The right side of the laptop has a 2.0 USB port, a headset jack, S/PDIF surround sound output and an SD card slot. The laptop also has Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.
The system is outfitted with a SSHD (Solid-state hybrid drive) combining an 8 GB solid-state storage and a 1TB hard drive to enhance performance. The Y70 runs on Windows 8.1 and has a McAfee LiveSafe Internet Security for a 30-day trial period. Users are also given a 30-day trial on Office 365. Moreover, there are some pre-installed apps like Evernote Touch, Amazon Kindle Reader, Zinio Reader and Hightail cloud storage. There are many proprietary tools and apps incorporated into the Lenovo Y70, from Red Karaoke (entertainment) to VeriFace Pro facial recognition (security).
The system comes with a 2.5 GHz i7-4710HQ processor manufactured by Intel Core. It has a 16 GB RAM. The graphics processor used in the system is Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M and has a dedicated video memory of 4 GB.
The performance derived in most of the popular games is quite impressive considering the price of the laptop. The Nvidia GeForce experience includes driver controls and settings in addition to ShadowPlay so that videos can be streamed and recorded during gameplay. A feature called Battery Boost optimises battery life, making it a great entry-level gaming system.