Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB + 8GB SSHD, 15.6" 4K Ultra HD, 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 and an astonishing 4K Ultra HD display to provide dazzling, crystal clear visuals.

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The Ultra HD display on the Y50 is four times the resolution of a Full HD display, allowing you to see more detail in pictures, videos and games. Images appear sharper, making it ideal for editing photos and videos and well prepared for the next generation of PC gaming and home video consumption.

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 4K 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.
3840 x 2160 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen Type
4K Ultra 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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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent gaming laptop This is a great gaming laptop at a reasonable price. It has slim case design which is well constructed but it does limit the number of ports and also means that the DVD writer is a separate unit to plug in when you want to use it. The illuminated keyboard is comfortable to type with and has full sized keys. 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 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. There is a separate 'ON' button to start up in recovery mode and this seems to work very well. However as such there is no Windows media. The touchpad works well but does suffer 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 screen on this model is superb, very vibrant and bright. Being 4K some very old programs might not scale up by default and as a result will appear very small. The majority of modern applications will scale up correctly however. There is a work-around with a 2X scale option in the Windows Compatibility properties you can set for problematic applications. You will find modern versions of applications will work fine though. The quality of the screen is worth pointing out because I originally tried the same model but with the standard HD definition display. At £100 cheaper I found it was very disappointing in colour vibrancy and viewing angles. The UHD display on this model in contrast is faultless and worth paying the extra for. Overall I would recommend this laptop for gaming and to run demanding applications like video editing or photography at a good price. 26 June 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not that exciting I purchased this laptop as it was the top of the range , I thought I would pamper myself. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. I had a number of issues and the Lenovo "helpline" was of no use at all. They blamed all the software , such as Windows for the problems. They gave up on me and I gave up on them! Luckily the John Lewis technical staff rectified most issues after two attempts and a few days in the store . It still has a mind of its own when it comes sizing of text and symbols! I just have to live with it. It really is not very much an improvement on my 4 year old cheap e machine laptop. In its defence, it has a nice clear screen and good sound system. 08 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great laptop Everything is good about this piece, build quality, screen is amazing, etc etc. BUT battery life is so bad, you wouldn't believe it! Just searching the net is 30 mins. So if you planning to take it out to the park on a suny day forget about it! If you using it on power 98% of the time, BUY IT! You won't be disappointed. I guess the UHD display just takes too much? Who knows? 16 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Without a doubt one of the worst laptops I've ever owned I've been in IT for over 20 years and I've never used a machine this bad. I've had it four days and have managed to do nothing - and no, I'm not new to Windows 8, I have Win8 on a VM which I use quite a lot. This machine won't boot to DVD no matter what I do (and having an external in a machine this size is ridiculous anyway) so I can't run most of my diagnostics (though I have mostly tried with a retail Windows 8 DVD) and BIOS settings, when changed, immediately reset themselves. Metro apps and control panels don't work most of the time. The event log is full of errors, and even Microsoft were baffled by it when I had them remote in. I will try restoring it (after FOUR DAYS!) but if that doesn't improve it, it's going back to the store and I'll try another brand. 13 January 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Y50-70 good but......................... Purchased this because I wanted a high spec laptop at a reasonable price. Lenovo's vat back made the decision even easier. This is a lovely laptop, it is light, slim and very good looking. The 4k screen is good, but at 15 inches you cannot get the effect of a 4k tv. Upon purchase I Immediatly changed the hard drive to a a 1 tb SSD and the start up time is about 10 seconds, so it is good in that respect. The negatives are with Windows. It does not support 4k fully and so some logins and features appear very very small on the screen and require a magnifying glass to read. Let's hope updates correct this. Also be aware it runs very hot when playing games, so much so that if you sit it on your lap your likely to to get a bit warm. Be aware, it may not run some of your older games. Overall good attempt by Lenovo for a price point, but maybe the y50-70 mk2 may improve on the little glitches that stop me giving it 5 stars 11 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lenovo laptop very well shaped, generally very good. But i somehow find window 8.1 system slow on this laptop. I don't is it just me or everyone else has this problem. Not good compatibility with other software. But the price is worth of it's settings. Really powerful laptop and good screen resolution. 01 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Stunning screen, reasonable typing experience. I recently purchased the Lenovo Y50-70 laptop, with 4k non-touch display. The screen is not just a fad. Not only are colours vibrant, but the text is sharp and crisp, almost as if it were printed on paper. The keyboard has reasonable key travel, although the keys could be more tactile and have more feedback, but the keyboard is better than a number of others for laptops in this category. I undertake a range of work including photo and video editing, document production and like to have some downtime watching music videos and movies on the laptop while travelling. Although some software programs continue to have scaling issues with a 4k display, I could not revert to a 1080p display, since it looks blurry in comparison. I do not miss the absence of a touch screen, since fingerprints hamper the crisp display. The screen appears to be less reflective than touch screen displays. The design is good, with red and black being a stylish combination and the laptop weight is acceptable. The laptop could have been made slimmer, but no doubt it would have resulted in thermal throttling, with a reduction in performance during heavy workloads. Air vents are well placed, as are speakers, which augment the multimedia experience. The VAT back promotion has made the laptop an attractive acquisition. The laptop needs one or two more iterations to achieve its design potential. Until then, this is a good attempt to provide a value, high performing 4k entry model laptop. 06 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like it! Great graphics, light in weight, starts up fast and stylish. I am really very pleased with it. 04 October 2014
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