Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, 15.6", Black

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The Y50, a powerful gaming and multimedia laptop from Lenovo, comes with cutting edge technology to truly immerse you in entertainment. Packing quad-core Intel Core i7 processing, incredible NVIDIA graphics with dedicated graphics memory, the Y50 provides incredible performance for high end computing.

Quad-core Intel processing
Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor that gives speeds of up to 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost, keeping your computer running smoothly. With four cores, the i7 will let you run even the most demanding programs and games, while the huge 16GB of RAM will ensure that multitasking isn't a problem.

Astounding Graphics
With an incredible 4GB a dedicated GDDR5 memory, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card is primed to take your visuals to the next level. Whether you're playing the latest games or editing HD video, the GTX 860M will ensure high performance levels while keeping performance smooth and responsive.

Solid State Hybrid Drive
The Y50 packs a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) to deliver the best combination of size and speed possible. It comprises of a huge 1TB hard drive, which provides plenty of storage space for all your photos, videos and music, and 8GB of flash storage which identifies start up data and most often access files and automatically stores them on there to helps speed up loading times when turning on the computer or opening regularly accessed files.

Rich Audio from Dolby and JBL
Fully immerse yourself in entertainment with the high quality integrated JBL stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio Technology. Enjoy crisp and clear surround sound which creates a rich audio experience whether you're listening to music, taking in a movie or getting involved with a game.

The Y50's integrated 720p webcam is great for staying in contact with family, friends and colleagues across the world through video calls. It can also be used in conjunction with the included Veriface Pro software to log you in to your computer without typing by using facial recognition.

Software Included:
McAfee Internet Security (30-day free trial)
Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium (30-day trial)
Lenovo VeriFace Pro
Lenovo Companion
Zinio Online Newsstand
Amazon Kindle for PC
Lenovo Cloud Storage

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Accessories Included
External CD/DVD drive, AC adaptor, battery, user documentation
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 5 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
Camera (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
1 megapixel 720p HD webcam
Camera (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
External 9.5mm DVD/RW
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H23.9 x W387 x D263.4mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
Black metal
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Headphone socket
Backlit island-style AccuType keyboard
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
4-in-1 (SD / MMC / SDXC / SDHC) card reader
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1x SPDFIF
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Quad-core Intel Core i7-4710HQ
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
2.5GHz to 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
Full HD LED display
Integrated JBL designed speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Touch Screen
Voice Recognition
YES- Intel Voice Assistant
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
YES- Intel WiDi
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n


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Named or Saturday UK delivery


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Q & As

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Solid laptop but sub-par screen in this model This is a great gaming laptop at a reasonable price but does have a couple of flaws in this model, more on that later. The good points: It's well built with a nice illuminated keyboard that is comfortable to type with. It has a decent 3D graphics card in the GeForce GTX 860M with 4GB dedicated graphics memory, it will play all modern games on higher quality settings. With 16GB system memory and a fast i7 processor everything runs great. The built in speakers for a laptop are decent but not ground breaking. The slim design of the case is well constructed which limits the number of ports and means that the DVD writer is a separate unit you plug in when you want to use. The machine is set up with a protected recovery partition to allow you to reset it to the factory defaults or recover from a Windows failure. However as such there is no Windows media. The weak points: The model does have some areas of weakness.The touchpad works well but suffers from some loss of sensitivity in the bottom corners. Not enough to be a problem as it has a very large surface area but I would expect more from a laptop at this price. The biggest issue however is the quality of the laptop screen on this model. Colours were desaturated and the viewing angle on mine was so narrow I could not get a consistent image. I have never seen a display quite as poor as the one I had - John Lewis were excellent and let me exchange to the 4K UHD model which has a bright, colourful and faultless screen. This is a great laptop otherwise if the screen does not bother you, however I would strongly recommend the UHD model at £100 more as it is very much worth it - you can still knock the resolution down to 1080p if 4K is not for you. One last comment worth repeating is John Lewis made the online shopping experience a joy. Click and collect for next day delivery at a local Waitrose and the best customer service I have ever come across. I shall certainly continue to use them again in the future. 26 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop - 1080 screen Amazing Laptop for the money especially for gaming, can play anything on High settings, older games at Ultra. Do not bother with the 4k UHD version as a lot of programs are still incompatible with the resolution and are therefore hard to read, 1080 is plenty for games and most day to day programs and £200 cheaper! Very slim for a gaming laptop as the DVD drive (if required) is separate. Highly rated. 23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Speedy Laptop Having had the laptop a few weeks now I am very pleased with it. Speedy start-up and operation which is what I was looking for. Automatic Lenovo updates have addressed the security issue that was flagged in the media a while ago. Running really well with no problems connecting to Wifi. It was handy to have the CD/DVD external drive included. A good and positive feeling keyboard, with a nice, bright and clear screen. It is much quicker and better with the photo editing than my previous Laptop which had only an i3 processor. 11 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by On paper good - poor in reality Only owned this for a couple of days, and exchanged for a different make. On paper, specs are great, but data transfer rate to HDD is appalling. only got 44mb / sec on benchmark. My old 5 yr laptop this was replacing gets 55mb / sec! The Lenovo HDD speed is 5400rpm also! the display is also poor. Has poor viewing angle and either too dark or too bright. The screen has a matt finish, not gloss as per description. The trackpad was temperamental also. The plus point is the styling - the looks are good and the sound quality is great! If you want one of these go for the UHD one as that has a better LCD panel. 13 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent laptop - megafast delivery A lovely fast laptop. so good my son can play Flight simulator on it as well as doing his homework. I ordered it on saturday, and it arrived on Monday, cant ask for more than that!! 20 January 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shame about the wireless. Having done a vast amount of research on finding the right laptop for gaming, I opted for the Lenovo y50-70. Initially everything seemed good. The laptop itself looks lovely, the speed is great, and games like Skyrim can run on ultra settings. Not having a CD drive is not a problem as it comes with an external drive that can be plugged in via usb ports. Windows 8.1 did not seem to like the HD setting, causing some boxes to be blurry and hard to read, but changing the size in control panel mostly fixed this. However the wireless adapter used for this model is Lenovo's downfall. I could barely get any more than 1Gbps download rates unless I was right underneath the home hub! Potentially not a problem if you live in a small flat but because I live in a 4 bed house and my room is furthest from the hub, I just could not get the 33Gbps download speeds my trusty old laptop could reach from the same places. Sadly had to send the product back. However my last 3 laptops have all come from John Lewis and I've never had any issues until now, so I will definitely be heading back that way soon. 16 December 2014
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