• CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Decent build quality and design
  • Good touchpad
  • Great value (performance/price)
  • IPS panel instead of TN
  • Supports M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • Relatively light and thin

Cons

  • PWM from 0 to 99% brightness
  • Mediocre battery life

Lenovo ideapad 700 (15″) - Specs

CPU Performance #46
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
  • Intel Core i7-5700HQ 1.4%
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ 1.3%
GPU Performance #81
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M1000M (2GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P520 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2GB DDR3) 0.4%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
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BOE NV156FHM-N42
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 3.4
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
45Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Polycarbonate, ABS Plastic
Dimensions
384 x 265 x 23 mm (15.12" x 10.43" x 0.91")
Weight
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • USB
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone dual array microphone
  • Speakers
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name BOE NV156FHM-N42
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 276 cd/m2
sRGB 54%
PWM frequency 20500 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 815:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 3.4
PWM Rating 5.1: (undesirable)
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6700HQ

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (4GB GDDR5)

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