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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews

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  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    RETURNED - SCREEN FLICKERING LIKE STROBE LIGHT.

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    The Good: I really like the Lenovo Laptop Gaming Version. It is powerful enough to run my financial programs at the same time as running very large and complex spreadsheets. The screen 17" is super - large and clear enough for me to see - I am 59 years old and a large screen is key. The keyboard is excellent, the keys are backlit and organized so when typing you don't hit a wrong key and it has a 10-key. The bad: I have had 3 Lenovo Laptops and it was the first Laptop that persuaded me to purchase the next two. That said, the second laptop was everything I described but with a grave exception. Just over a year after purchase, I opened the Laptop and the the left side of the spine broke off. I took it to Best Buy and I thought if I touched it would break off entirely. On the way, the top fell down to close and after opening a second time, the inside spine broke off - see picture. I purchased the same Laptop but with a few upgrades and the screen immediately showed a light flicker that increased in rate after 10 minutes or so making the screen impossible to read. I returned the laptop. Best Buy, by the way, was fabulous with all the returns etc. Coincidentally, I was contacted by a Lenovo Business Department Manager and I informed him of the above. Lenovo was not prepared to offer any consideration for all the hassle or money spent on data transfers in order to purchase another machine. As Lenovo had reached out to me, I thought this particularly poor. I did not purchase another Lenovo. To sum up, a great machine but I would purchase extended care because Lenovo will not stand behind their product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for rendering and gaming

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    I initially wanted a laptop for school, but quickly realized that my Mac was not going to cut it for the architectural program. This Lenovo has and exceeds the memory capacity and processor to take on rendering which is needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad monitor on Lenovo Y50.

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    Constant problems with the monitor - terrible. Days after I bought the computer, I logged on and found the screen was pink. I made sure the graphic drivers were up to date. After numerous restarts, the screen went back to normal. In the few months, the same problem has happened. It's becoming a huge pain to deal with. Sometimes things look good, then BAMM, the colors get all screwed up and no matter what I do, it stays that way. Very disappointed. Looks like I'll have to have the graphic card or monitor replaced. The computer is being used as an extra in the house, not used often and the only game being played is Diablo 3. Very disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Bring on the games!

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    I bought the laptop specifically for gaming. I chose this one because it was on the lower end of pricing that met my minimum requirements. Graphics card is important if you plan to play games after all. I've had it several months now and have had no issues with performance. Even upgraded OS to Win10 flawlessly. The keys of the keyboard feel so nice to my fingers, soft but solid. I didn't know before this how much keys on a keyboard could really impress me. I've only come across one thing that I would change if I could. While I love how the inside casing it a nice flat black color with a stylish bevel flowing to the keyboard, I found it does pick up finger and handprints easy. I find myself cleaning it often. It does clean of with my microfiber cleaning cloth from my phone. I recommend getting a cooling lap table for it. In about a half hour of something like Diablo it will start getting pretty toasty on your left leg if you have nothing there. And in the best interest of the laptop, it would be a sound investment. I haven't used the touchpad much, I'm not a fan of them. What little I did use it, it seemed appropriately responsive. I'm glad you can disable it since I use a mouse instead anyway. With the big size of the laptop, I was able to trim a mousepad (just to protect the laptop's surface) and set it on the bottom corner and it works awesome! I forgot to pay attention to sound when choosing this laptop so it wasn't until I was unpacking it that I even saw that it had JBL speakers. They do sound very nice. I keep watching Netflix here instead of grabbing the TV remote. Overall. I love my laptop. I was actually talked into getting one by someone else and now I can't imagine not having it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall a quality computer at a very good price.

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    In the past, our family has purchased lower end/lower priced laptops. They have always been slower and have always been looked upon as throw away machines. This time, we decided to upgrade to a faster and more expensive piece of equipment. So far, it has worked out very well. The touch screen takes a bit getting used to, but that can be turned off. Recently, we also purchased an Apple laptop for one of our children who is attending college. I know that the Apple community raves about their products. So this will be a nice little test for my family to see which one is actually the better computer. The price of the two computers are about the same. Thus far and from my vantage point, the Lenovo performs just as well as, if not better, than the Apple. The Lenovo screen is actually much larger. And the software that is available for the Lenovo far exceeds the Apple. Hopefully, this Lenovo will hold its own against the Apple. Time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice machine/value for (most) 3D work.

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    I do a lot of 3D (Pixar-like) character animations and animated videos. This machine does a decent job of handling the "stress" of having multiple graphic, video and 3D animation programs going at the same time. It locks up only occasionally. I do, however, often get a "black screen" where everything will disappear. However, this can be resolved by re-booting (although it is annoying.) There are better-performing options out there for this type of work. Still, for the price point, this is a good value machine as a backup.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

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    Overall the laptop performs exactly as we would expect. The touchscreen is great and the screen resolution that originally sold us is also exactly how we expected. The couple of downsides are that the keyboard layout is a bit clunky. The right shift key is smaller than normal. The touchpad keys are also a bit hard to press. At first we thought it was just the demo unit since so many people go through the store and click the keys and whatnot, but after about a month, the touchpad keys on our laptop also became less responsive and you really had to press the keypad a bit harder for it to register. Overall though - the laptop in itself is pretty solid and we would recommend the laptop to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful high performance laptop

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    If you are looking for a laptop that has all the power, and performance of a desktop look no further, I can do gaming, video, picture editing-rendering on this machine without a hitch. The graphics card takes advantage of the NVIDIA CUDA technology for great video-picture editing and rendering. I would recommend this laptop to anyone

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great laptop with amazing speed and capacity.

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    very glad I purchased this laptop, although it has all the capacity of most desktop units. graphics are great even playing intense games, and the upgrade to windows 10 was seamless. In addition the sound quality is very good and has a great depth to it that was unexpected. Picture quality is very nice and the touch screen works very well. Even though this is a 17" screen the overall weight of the unit is very light to me, perfect for carrying around the house or the outside areas. the keyboard layout is nice because you have a full numeric keyboard and space to rest your wrists on the laptop if you like. the mousepad works very well and is not in the way of keyboard at all. having a 4th gen i7 CPU is very nice along with 4 GB of video memory on the Nvidia GTX card. storage is no issue either with the two hard drives. I would be surprised if anyone found this laptop lacking .

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for its price

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    First of all, sorry for my English. This laptop is really amazing, despite is somehow heavy (7.48) and may cause troubles to carry due to its size. Offers good performance over other ones in the same range (considering you buy it on sale price). I bought it just a few dollars less than shown, due to an offer for students, so I suggest if you are an student, try to obtain the same discount. I mean, $100 it is something. I have not really made the most of it, because actually I am in summer research activities at my university. Just to mention, in other countries you will find the same Y70 for at least $1500 and no less, but with an 860M, instead of the 960M.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent computer in all respects.

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    Honestly, probably the best computer I've ever owned. Definitely the best laptop I've used in the $1000-$1500 range. Most online reviews still tell you that your gaming will do most games in high, a few on ultra, but if you simply get a $10 fan base to sit it on to of, every game you have will run on ultra just fine excluding maybe a few of the newest 2015 titles built for UHD. Only drawback is that the screen is only 1080 instead of UHD. but hey, this is a steal for the specs, build quality and features this thing comes with.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for gaming on the go.

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    This laptop is great but its battery life is pitiful. Even though it says the laptop lastes 4 hours on in the specs, it really lastes about 2 hours or maybe 3. But still i love gaming with it anyways, and also, the speakers are amazing. They are really good for listening to music and playing games. Overall, this laptop is perfect as long as you keep it plugged into the charger. If you are a person looking for a small laptop, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great premium laptop

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    I'm loving my Lenovo laptop so far. It's got plenty of power, looks good, have all the features you could want, and is sturdy. The only downsides are that it's very bulky and heavy. P.S. for any college students, look into if you get a discount on this product.... the friendly Best Buy employee helped me look it up, and indeed I got $100 discount by using my college email address.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Windows version affects laptop usage

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    I was very hesitant to buy a laptop with Windows 8; however, the ad stated that the laptop came with a free upgrade to Windows 10. It was true, and I downloaded the update to Windows 10. Unfortunately, I had to keep checking whether the Windows 10 OS was actually installed because it looked and worked so much like Windows 8. Bummer for me as I've been using computers (desktops-->laptops) since the early 1990s, and I find no benefits with either Windows 8 or 10. Windows 7 was perfect for me. I feel like I'm in a foreign country without a book of translations! :( The laptop itself is thin, but heavier than expected. There is no DVD/CD drive built-in. Rather, it is a separate drive that attaches via USB. This is inconvenient as remembering the DVD/CD drive when you move the laptop from one location to another has not yet become intuitive for me. I owned another brand of 17.3" laptop previously, and it fit in standard cases designed for the size; however, the Lenovo laptop has an odd shaped back (where the hinge is located), which prevents this laptop from fitting in standard 17.3" cases. Overall, this has been a poor choice on my part.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Got a great deal on open box

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    The only reason i don't give 5 stars is because The charger was missing so i bought a universal charger which the laptop tells me isn't giving it enough power and the screen blinks constantly. I had an emergency surgery a couple days after I bought it and the charger so I fell out of my grace period and can't do anything except spend more money to buy another charger and get the glitch fixed. Otherwise the employees were great and they are super friendly and knowledgeable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop

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    It's a great laptop overall. The screen resolution is great and the touchscreen functionality is very smooth. The only thing is that the right shift key is smaller than normal which can be a pain. The numbers keypad is also a bit small.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop, needs essential upgrade.

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    For the money, the specs are unbeatable. Benchmarks are great. Runs current games on medium-high (not ultra) the issue is the hybrid drive. It's junk. It's glitchy. When I loaded windows 10 it ran considerably slower than a hard drive. Slapped a ssd in there and the whole thing is perfect now. Also it's a fingerprint magnet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a great monster

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    I needed a large screen, a large amount of storage, and strong processing capabilities for operating multiple programs simultaneously, and this computer has all those bases covered. It's a bit heavy, but that comes with my capacity requirements. My only reservation is that after a day or so, if I haven't re-booted, Windows 10 starts to act up, the icons don't function and then go off screen. I haven't tried to resolve it yet and, of course, it might just be Windows 10 and have nothing to do with the hardware.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mid Range Gaming Computer

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    I bought this computer for my teenage son to replace an older gaming computer that was becoming obsolete. We had a limited budget, but wanted to get the best bang for our buck. The sales person at Best Buy took to time to go through all the models of gaming computers that were available and highly recommended this model for the price range we were looking. My son love this computer. It has been able to run all the games he is interested in playing with no problems at all. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good mid range gaming computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Specs, comes as advertised

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    I bought this to replace a broken laptop with the hopes it would be able to play games online. So far no troubles playing games like DOTA, CoH 2, or SC2 on moderate to high settings. The keyboard is well spaced and easy to type on. Sounds great and the upgrade to the new Windows OS was free ! The only drawback is the unit runs very hot while gaming and the battery life (even while simply surfing) is very poor. Machine overall comes as advertised .

    I would recommend this to a friend
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