[New/Open Box]Lenovo Y700 AMD : AMD FX-8800P, Radeon M385X 4GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 1080p IPS, 1TB HDD for $600

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Lenovo Y700 AMD. Available from

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Lenovo Y700 AMD main specifications
CPUAMD FX-8800P 2C/4T, 2.1-3.3GHZ
GPURadeon M385X 4GB GDDR5
RAM8GB DDR3 1600MHZ
HDD1TB 5400RPM HDD, free M.2 PCIe slot
Screen1080p, eDP, IPS, non-touch, LG LP156WF6-SPK1
KeyboardBacklit red (3 levels)
Weight5.72 lbs (~ 2.59kg)

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Lenovo Y700 AMD Reviews

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Lenovo Y700 15 AMDThe new Lenovo Y700 AMD version is now on sale for $560 open box, stated to be “excellent condition” and verified by “geek squad”.

The AMD version for $560 is the fastest for gaming and most cost effective in terms of performance per price and value per price. It comes with a nice IPS (not the best, but a nice one), 8GB DDR3L RAM, Radeon M385X which is really fast, good chassis build quality and a 1TB HDD (which is quite slow actually) + a free M.2 NVMe slot.

The Radeon M385X cannot be matched in performance for such a price and will deliver around the GTX 950M+ gaming performance (yes, with this CPU), in DX11. In DX12/Vulcan things should get even better thanks to better utilization of the AMD hardware (hope to have some benchmarks soon)

Advantages: good chassis build quality, very good speakers, keyboard is ok (better than the 7559 in my opinion) and you’ll get an IPS display – but it’s not that great and maybe even using a PWM mechanism which can result in some eye strain.

Disadvantages: AMD’s software/driver ecosystem is not on par as the NV ecosystem (but it should get improved), no “special” connection ports like HDMI 2.0, mDP, TB3. HDD is slow (but you can add a cheap SSD in the M.2 slot) and touchpad may not be comfortable to some.

Bottom line, for $600-$650 it is a very good gaming laptop, especially for those who are not interested in spending more.

Thoughts?

 

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Notebookcheck tested the Y700 and saw extreme throttling. They say it cant be used for gaming in its current configuration (BIOS whatever).