Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?

Y700 line consists mainly of 15.6 and 17.3-inch models. The former can be equipped with processors not only Intel but AMD. It is found in the class of expensive multimedia notebooks rarely. A larger version only works with quad-core Intel 6th generation.

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?

The design of Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 came in 2016-th straight from 2014. It is virtually unchanged from the predecessor Y70. All the same aggressive appearance, on which you can judge the gaming oriented model. The black-and-red color range is a familiar trend of such decisions.

Design: Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17


Externally, the hero of this review is very different from the competition. Here there is no gloss, like the MSI, or excessive self-restraint in the materials used, like ASUS. Lenovo has a bit of everything. The top cover is barely noticeable two and bending the metal with a pattern of intersecting diagonal stripes. Looks good! By the way, it almost as much has done and the bottom cover.
On the front side, there are four indicators: power, battery state, an operation of the touchpad and hard disk activity. The power button is metal with built-in lighting.

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?

At the bottom of the laptop are one long leg and two small square. This is due to their laptop does not slide on the table. Here you can see two glossy plastic inserts with holes. They provide a flow of cool air to the components of the system. We suspect that the main function of this body decoration. Assistant Chief the cooling system is a large metal grille with integrated filter to reduce the amount of dust. It is through her cold air gets to the CPU and GPU.

Build quality is good: painting the gaps at the joints are uniform. The body will not emit stray sounds it feels stiffness structure. However, this does not exclude the fact that the upper and lower lid and keyboard are pressed slightly when pressed. The materials used are not very practical. This applies mainly to black metal surfaces. They used weak figure hides fingerprints. Slightly better confronts them rubberized plastic work surface, but it cannot be called perfect.

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?

At Y700 touchpad is fairly large dimensions of 105 × 70 mm. It shifted to the left, characterized by rounded corners and a matte glass surface using black. The button is hidden, the left “click” works on almost the entire surface, and the right is only in the lower right corner. Pressing buttons muted, but it is good to feel the course of the minimum surface. Used panel Synaptics ClickPad V1.2. According to the adequacy of gesture recognition major complaints, we do not have.

Display: Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17


The laptop of Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 equipped with the 17.3-inch IPS-panel LG Display production company with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD standard). It has an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and standard W-LED-backlight. The screen is likely to glossy but covered with the semi-matt protective glass surface. It effectively combats glare but the picture is not “crystal clear”, as full of glossy screens.

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?

The claimed viewing angles have used IPS-matrix is 178 degrees in both planes. The stability of images is high, but not as much as in embodiments with IPS-IGZO-transistors.

The speed of the matrix is medium, specific questions to her there. The more that image artifacts are completely absent. Highlights from the screen Lenovo Y700 is all right.

The maximum brightness in the white field at the center point of the display was 362 cd / m2. And there is an average contrast ratio is 970: 1. The minimum brightness is 3 cd / m2. Changing the brightness is nonlinear. Brightness drops rapidly in the range of 100-70% and then decreases much more slowly. After calibration, a color temperature of 6500 K brightness falls by 4%. Turning off the power and battery operation does not affect the measured values. So it should be set up at a decent power supply!

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?
Responsible for the graphics built in GPU Intel HD Graphics 530. Also, there is a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with its own dedicated GDDR5 memory volume of 4 GB. This game medium performance GPU, allowing more or less play any games, but not at high graphics settings.
By the south bridge is a chipset Intel Sunrise Point HM170. The amount of RAM, in this case, is 16 GB. It works in two-channel mode, use two SO-DIMM-Module DDR4-2133 (1066) made by Samsung volume to 8 GB each.

Battery: Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17


The battery on the general background looks quite small. The hinges of the screen are large and powerful because hard. At the bottom of the cover into the hard drive location district pasted sound-absorbing materials. For better cooling of memory modules and hard disk has covered with a special metallic coating.

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?

To disassemble the Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 need the regular Cross tip screwdriver. It is necessary to unscrew 13 screws. Then gently lift the lid, releasing at the same time all the latches, and a lot of them. In particular, they are on the rear face, near the location of the heatsink. And it really complicates the laptop disassembly process and requires careful and specific efforts.
With the guarantee of this action does not remove the laptop. Therefore, you can safely buy a model with a small volume of RAM and SSD.

Conclusion: Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17

Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017?

In addition, here you can put another HDD size 2.5 inches with a standard SATA interface. It is also to establish a wireless communication module, replace the battery and clean the cooling system.
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-17 Review and Test: gaming laptop 2017? was last modified: February 26th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn