Thin and light gaming laptops that don't sacrifice on screen size are hot right now and Lenovo wants in on the action. The company on Wednesday unveiled the Y70 Touch, a 17-inch gaming machine that tips the scales at 7.5 pounds.

Update: Read our review of the Lenovo Y70 Touch here.

Lenovo isn't yet offering up a ton of details on the new system but here's what we know so far.

The Y70 Touch includes a 17.3-inch touchscreen display operating at 1,920 x 1,080 (touchscreen being an interesting choice for a gaming system). Options are said to include up to a current-generation Intel Core i7 processor, a maximum of 16GB of RAM and up to a 4GB Nvidia GTX 860M discrete graphics card.

Storage needs can be met with either a 256GB solid state drive or a 1TB hybrid drive with 8MB of cache while battery life is said to check in at five hours.

Some may argue that 7.5 pounds doesn't exactly qualify as lightweight but I suppose it all depends on what you are comparing it against. Having previously worked with Maingear's 12+ pound Titan gaming notebook, I'd certainly consider the Y70 Touch to be on the slimmer side.

It may not be as impressive spec-wise as the recently reviewed MSI GS70 Stealth Pro gaming notebook but it also doesn't carry the same $2.099.99 price tag. Lenovo will offer multiple pre-configured solutions (sorry, no custom builds) starting at $1,299 as of sometime next month.