Full Review Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK 80RU00FEUS 15.6-inch as a Gaming Laptop

Full Review Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK 80RU00FEUS 15.6-inch as a Gaming Laptop

The Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK 80RU00FEUS is a bestselling gaming and multimedia laptop for the gamer who is after a laptop that won’t break the bank. It has been praised for its super fast solid state drive, healthy amount of RAM, Skylake-based Intel Core i5 processor and for its dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card. However the SSD only offers 256GB of storage which is slightly small for the size of many of the latest AAA gaming titles. The GTX 950M will run any modern game, but expect lower frame rates when setting the graphics to higher settings.

Pros

  • Dedicated NVIDIA graphics
  • Full-HD display
  • M.2 SSD
  • Healthy amount of RAM
  • Price

Cons

  • Limited storage space
  • No USB 3.1 Type-C port
  • Below average battery life
  • No optical drive

Bottom Line

  • The Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK 80RU00FEUS is a powerful multimedia laptop with a dedicated NVIDIA graphics card that will allow you to play a host of AAA gaming titles. But the 256GB of storage space will fill up quickly.

Watch Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK 80RU00FEUS 15.6-inch video review below

Brand Name Lenovo
Series ideapad 700
Item model number 80RU00N3US
Screen Size 15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920×1080 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i5
RAM 16 GB
Hard Drive 1000 GB SATA
Chipset Brand NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Card Description Dedicated
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 10
Item Weight 5.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.1 x 0.9 x 10.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.12 x 0.89 x 10.43 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Flash Memory Size 128
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type None
Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Layout: Cruise Control
Lenovo appears to enjoy travelling because understated-chic lane– at the very least when it concerns its gaming/entertainment laptop computers. The line of note pads has actually been rebranded yet once more, yet very little has actually transformed from in 2015’s Y50, apart from a resources “L” on the Lenovo logo design on the cover as well as the black-and-red grille being much more plainly put in the back.

A lot of the key-board deck is covered in a black, soft-touch coating. The leading part of the deck showcases both thick light weight aluminum audio speaker grilles on either side of the joint, which is made from a shiny black plastic. It’s not an offending appearance whatsoever, however with a lot of laptop computers shaking the black-and-red concept, it’s most definitely a little bit exhausted. The Y700 additionally gets finger print spots quicker compared to I would certainly such as.

Monitor Display
I enjoy it when a COMPUTER manufacturer pays attention! After we dented last generation’s Y Series note pads for their uninspired display screens, Lenovo tipped up its video game and also included some much-needed illumination. The Y700’s 15-inch 1920 x 1080 panel balanced 263 nits on our light meter, defeating the 244-nit mainstream standard. It was still no suit for the Alienware 15, which struck a spectacular 311 nits, yet the Inspiron 15-7000 created a pitiful 222 nits.

This illumination absolutely aided when I saw the 1080p trailer for The Hateful Eight on this display. I might see the little grime-caked folds on star Samuel L. Jackson’s previously white handwear covers. His blood-red connection attracted my eye, enabling me to absorb his bronze skin. Nevertheless, I did discover some yellowing, especially on white items.

In spite of the yellow color in the flick trailer, the skies in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain behaved and also blue. Serpent’s face was covered in a mask of red gore, with the dried out blood situateding right into the deep abyss of his face.

The Y700 additionally succeeded on Delta-E, which gauges shade precision– it racked up 0.7 (0 is the perfect), peacefully trouncing the Alienware 15’s 1.3 as well as the Dell’s 4.1. It isn’t really all sunlight and also rainbows on the display screen front, nonetheless. The Y700 generated simply 60.8 percent of the sRGB shade range– much less compared to the excellent 100 percent. The Inspiron 15-7000 carried out partially much better, at 70 percent, while the Alienware was close to ideal, at 98 percent.

The touch display reacted swiftly to my swipes as well as faucets, enabling me to promptly focus or out or shut a program.

Sound system
The JBL audio speakers and also a bottom-mounted speaker drain loud, well balanced sound. Lenovo’s cooperation with JBL continuouslies settle. Equipped with a set of JBL audio speakers as well as a bottom-mounted speaker, the Y700 drain loud, well balanced sound. The laptop computer is additionally furnished with Dolby software application, which has actually been developed right into Lenovo’s brand-new Settings food selection, where you could access 5 audio setups: Dynamic, Music, Movie, Gaming as well as Voice. (For the functions of this testimonial, I made use of Dynamic as my default setup.).

Gaming Video.
The Y700 obtains its pc gaming cred from its Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 GPU with 4GB of VRAM. That indicates you’ll have the ability to play a lot of the most popular video games, simply not at the greatest setups.

Slipping throughout the desert flooring at 38 fps on Very High in MGSV, I had time to discover the striations in the high cliff over with its myriad splits. I found a little wolf cub en route to the adversary base and also invested time oohing and also ahhing over exactly how well the private hairs were provided. When I went down the setups to High, the framework price climbed to 61 fps, as well as on Medium setups, it dipped into 72 fps.

The laptop computer’s framework price struck 77 fps on the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege criteria on Low setups at 1080p. On the greatest setups, the framework price was up to 40 fps, which is over our 30-fps playability limit.

The note pad continuouslied hold its very own throughout Metro: Last Light, an infamously challenging video game with criteria to match. On Low at 1080p, the Y700 supplied 76 fps, smoking the Alienware 15 (64 fps) and also the Inspiron 15-7000 (58 fps), along with the 68-fps mainstream standard. As I anticipated, the Y700’s structure price went down to an unplayable 17 fps at Maximum setups, matching the Inspiron 15-7000 however disappointing the 22-fps classification standard.

For those minutes when you’re not conserving the globe or reconstructing it, the Y700 switches to its incorporated Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU.

CPU Efficiency.
Furnished with a 2.6-GHz Intel Core i7-6700 CPU with 16GB of RAM, the Y700 is greater than simply enjoyable and also video games. The laptop computer streamed an episode of Master of None without occurrence regardless of running a complete system check with 12 open tabs in Google Chrome.