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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-15ISK Gaming Notebook Review

  1. Introduction
  2. External Impressions
  3. Display and Keyboard Impressions
  4. Internal Impressions
  5. Testing Methodology and Benchmarks
  6. Futuremark Benchmarks
  7. Rise of the Tomb Raider Benchmark
  8. Hitman Benchmark
  9. DOOM Benchmark
  10. Storage Testing
  11. Conclusion
  12. Online Purchase Links
  13. View All

Lenovo Y700 Design

Lenovo Y700 is an all-black design with red grills for the speakers on the right and the bass in the base (bas-ception?). The outer shell is plastic with the brushed aluminum type design. The matte-finish shell manages to attract fingerprints easily. Wiping them off becomes a bit challenging. On the bright side, most who don’t like glossy casings may not mind the fingerprint magnet.

The Y700 has a good grip at its base, ensuring that the laptop will have a good grip on the surface. No problems on wooden, glass and granite surfaces.

Cooling and Outputs

Air flow and ventilation is important for a performance component based systems in such form factors. So there is a large enough array of active cooling at the underbelly and towards the back. We’ll get go see the cooling design once the base shell is removed.

Towards the left side, there’s the power adapter port, a USB and an SD card reader followed by an audio jack and a hard reset button. The right side has two USB ports, 1 HDMI output, 1 gigabit Ethernet and a Kensington lock hole.

Notice the way Lenovo has its speakers on both ends- towards the keyboard, behind and at its side. The red-coloured finish on its grill is a good touch.

JBL’s bass on the base also shares the same colour scheme like the speakers. There are these passive vents at the sides of the laptop, towards the palm rest/ trackpad area. There are four LED indicators towards the front and are white LED backlit.

Optical Drive

There is no inbuilt DVD drive, but Lenovo provided an external solution. A much better idea than providing an onboard which makes the laptop become unnecessarily thicker. There are three USB ports and also an SD card reader.

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