When it comes to gaming laptops, there are specific brands on the market, well-known for making powerful devices, like MSI, Asus, with its Republic of Gamers series, or Alienware. Still, models like the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 80NW000PUS are the perfect example of other manufacturers being able to make devices with an impressive amount of processing power and aggressive design.
The laptop is powered by the new 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, with four cores, running at 2.6 GHz, whose clock speed can be increase to up to 3.0 GHz, using the Turbo Boost Technology, specific to Intel processors.
The CPU is aided by 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be expanded with 8 more and reach a whooping total of 16 GB, so you definitely won’t have an issues with running some of the most demanding games or editing applications, beside keeping multiple browser tabs open at once.
Moving on to the graphics department, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 80NW000PUS is using a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M card, with 4 GB of GDDR5 video memory, able to support even the latest titles in terms of games.
Finally, the storage capacity counts 1 TB and it’s provided by a hard disk drive, enough for storing high-quality HD movies, games, music or photos.
The laptop features two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port, so you can connect peripherals, like a gaming mouse and many more. If you want to transfer files to other supports, you can use the external DVD/CD burner that comes with the laptop, able to read and write various formats, like DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW. The media reader isn’t missing either, allowing you to use microSD, SDHC, SDXC and MMC cards.
The connectivity suite consists in an HDMI output, so you can connect the laptop to a bigger display, next-gen wireless connectivity and an Ethernet LAN port, for quick wired Web access. Also, the Bluetooth 4.0 interface is great for syncing the laptop with compatible devices, like tablets or smartphones.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 80NW000PUS is using a 15.6″ LED-backlit multitouch panel, with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has an anti-glare treatment, so you can use it in various lighting conditions, while the IPS technology allows you to enjoy wide viewing angles.
Even though the display is not the biggest out there, you can still enjoy movies on this laptop in great conditions. The sound will also be top notch, thanks to the built-in speakers with a 3W subwoofer, Dolby certified.
Above the display, the laptop has a built-in HD webcam, with dual-array digital microphones, perfect for video chatting sessions with your friends and family.
Design-wise, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 80NW000PUS has a black finish, with red accents, on the speaker grilles and on the LED-backlit keyboard. It measures 1.02″ in thickness and weighs 5.72 lbs., some decent values for a gaming laptop.
The laptop is available for $1,149.99, with a pre-installed copy of Microsoft Windows 10 and a software package, including a trial of Microsoft Office 2013.