Due to our old PC (a 2009 / Toshiba P300-19P 17″ Laptop P8400 / Vista / Intel Core Duo) running continuously, getting very hot and never catching up with what we are asking of it, we decided to invest in a new 17″ Lenovo Ideapad Y700 Gaming Laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor.
We looked around and found that John Lewis were offering a Free 2 year guarantee on all computers (+ free 90 day computer support line).
So from their Intel i7 range, 17″, we chose the Lenovo Ideapad Y700 Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD for program loading speed and performance, a 17.3″ screen as this is a mobile desktop for us. Not that we are gaming as we don’t have the time, but with data backups, remote support, website development, emails, a future proofed performance machine is essential so that we are are not spending time and effort upgrading more than we have to.
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The requirements for us included:-
The Super 17.3-inch screen giving Full HD (1920×1080) display. Plus, it has an anti-glare layer and In-Plane Switching technology to deliver exceptional picture from most angles. Useful when doing remote support with multiple windows open.
Great graphics from the NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960M graphics card with 4GB of dedicated memory.
The Ideapad Y700 laptop has JBL stereo speakers and subwoofer with Dolby Home Theater to produce clear audio when listening to iTunes music or radio programs.
Regulated fan speed to maintain a level temperature, so not getting too hot to use.
Backlit keyboard providing two levels of brightness so we can easily continue working when the lights go down late.