Lenovo’s IdeaPad Y700 4K gaming laptop isn’t exactly a NVIDIA Pascual-based piece of ultra HD gamers hardware so gamers who want a machine that can really push out the frame rates in 4K resolution might not pay too much attention to it. However, for a wide range of casual gamers and other types of potential users, this compact, cool looking piece of notebook hardware has a lot that’s worth more than its price packed into it.
For starters, there’s the current $899 price tag of the Y700 at this moment from Lenovo’s own website. It’s down by $600 from its original retail cost, making this one of the few existing 4K retail laptops going for less than $1000 and certainly one of the best currently being sold at such a low price.
Why do we say this? Because aside from its crystal clear 4K UHD touch display, the Y700 offers up a powerful quad-core 2.6GHz Core-i7-6700HQ processor from Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake 4K-optimized CPU chips. On top of this it comes with a powerhouse 16GB GDDR5 RAM, a 1TV HDD hard drive and an additional lightning fast 256GB PCIe SSD storage for accelerated Windows 10 OS performance. Additionally, the Y700 is by no means any kind of slouch in the gaming GPU department thanks to a NVIDA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB graphics card that will definitely push out high quality 1080p and even 1440p gaming visuals.
Thus, for hardcore gamers who want superb 1440p and 4K UHD performance, we wouldn’t exactly recommend the Y700 from Lenovo, but for a broad range of semi-serious 1080p and 1440p PC gaming fans, this compact machine delivers the goods wonderfully. It’s also a perfect piece of hardware for someone who’s on a bit of a tight budget. We should also note that for users who want rock solid video and image editing performance or for streaming of HD movies in excellent clarity, the 16GB RAM, 4K display and that powerful Intel Kaby Lake CPU are going to deliver much more than enough power. These features alone fully justify the excellent current price of the IdeaPad Y700.
In case Lenovo’s $899 offer on the IdeaPad Y700 expires some time soon, there’s Amazon’s slightly higher but still excellent price for the same machine. The online retail giant is offering the Lenovo Y700 for $999 with free shipping included for eligible customers.
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