A Touch Of Gaming Portability
At seven pounds (including the adapter), my comments about the Y50-70 Touch (59420895) being thin and light are really only relative to traditional gaming notebooks. Today’s comparison included a full-performance model of similar screen size that was nearly two pounds heavier, while toting an even larger charger. And let’s face it, anyone anticipating less than two hours of game time from the battery probably will bring along an AC adapter.
This model of the Y50-70 Touch approaches the value of MSI’s heavier notebook in overall computing. A non-touchscreen version would have evenly matched it, due to the $100 price difference. And we’ve seen lower prices on various other part numbers that bend the cost/benefit curve in favor of the touch-enabled Lenovo.
This version of the Y50-70 even beats the value of its heavier rival in games, and that brings us to the point of this suite, gaming adequacy. Even in its worst-performing game, Arma 3, the Y50-70 Touch reached playable frame rates by using either Standard quality at 1920x1080 or by dropping to 1600x900 at Ultra quality. There was enough frame rate left between those settings that 1920x1080 “High” looked like a good middle ground.
Two comments about the things about it that I do not like:
1. The SSHD. It is basically just a hdd but with a small ssd part added to it, but that part is way to small to have any significant performance difference. They would have been better off just installing a better quallity hdd, that would have been a much better investment (or an ssd for that matter, although that is quite more costly)
2. The trackpad is completely smooth, I would have liked some physical indication when you move your finger to one of the button positions. a little annoyance, but something that could be easily changed i think.
I would recommend this laptop to anyone wanting to buy a gaming-capable laptop for mid-range prices. I definitely found it to be a great bang-for-the-buck-machine when I bought it, and it probably still is.
Seriously if u guys need to get a gaming notebook, get the real gaming notebook with proper cooling. Not these.
To add to that, the 970m being far more powerful, I don't ever go above 70 degrees on anything. CPU only gets to about 80 under load as well.
If you're in the market for a thin(ish) gaming notebook that performs identically to a 4690(non-k) + GTX 760 (desktop) that doesn't break the bank too bad, Sager is the way to go. I just cringe when I see the HP gaming laptop or the Acer Nitro going for over $1,500 with only an 860m. Yuck.
I do not see why they need to add a 4k display, that gpu is not capable of 4k gaming.