Lenovo announces 17-inch Y70 Touch gaming notebook, starting at $1,299By Shawn Knight 9 comments
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.