• CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), PLS (IPS)
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2133MHz
  • Weight: 2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)


  • Sleek design (even slightly improved) and robust construction that can take a beating for sure
  • Good keyboard and improved touchpad quality
  • Excellent sound quality (JBL stereo loudspeakers and a subwoofer)
  • The screen doesn't use PWM above 58 cd/m2 (59%)
  • Added an M.2 SATA SSD slot
  • Greatly increased battery life


  • The screen isn't suitable for design work, due to the reduced sRGB coverage
  • The chassis attracts fingerprints and smudges

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 (15″) - Specs

CPU Performance #52
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ 1.3%
GPU Performance #61
  • AMD Radeon RX 460M (4GB GDDR5) 1.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 3.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.5%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), PLS (IPS)
panel 1
Samsung LTN156HL09-401
Color accuracy 1.05
panel 2
Color accuracy 1.05
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
16GB DDR4, 2133MHz
Windows 10
60Wh, 4-cell
Body material
Aluminum / Polycarbonate, ABS Plastic
387 x 278 x 26 mm (15.24" x 10.94" x 1.02")
2.90 kg (6.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone dual array microphone
  • Speakers 2 x 2W, JBL
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • 3W subwoofer


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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Samsung LTN156HL09-401
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 225 cd/m2
sRGB 52%
PWM frequency 200 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1000:1
dE Color Checker 1.05
PWM Rating 2.7: (harmful)
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Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 (15″) in-depth review

Lenovo's Y gaming series has become renown in the past couple of years and it's clear why. The new successor to the Lenovo Y50 is the Lenovo Y700, and we can tell by its name alone that there are some drastic changes that we need to address. While the design language remains roughly the same (and just as good), we see some great improvements not only in the design department but in the hardware as well. We are now presented with an M.2 SSD slot, which wasn't present in the previous genera[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6700HQ

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5)

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