Let’s take a look at the newest dual core and quad core notebooks to see which one will be named the best Lenovo Gaming Laptop in July 2016.
Lenovo has a peculiar way to present its laptops to gamers. Differently from Asus which has its own specific line dubbed “ASUS Rog” exclusively oriented to gamers, or brands like Alienware, which seem to build laptops exclusively to the gaming community, Lenovo has a more swift approach with very few models dedicated to gamers like the Y50 or the latest Y700.
What one can actually do is buy some of the most powerful Lenovo laptops on the market, and it will be certainly a good purchase not only for gaming, but also to work, graphic design, streaming videos, and anything you can think of. Lenovo has a broad range of 2 in 1 laptops. This can also be a good advantage if you like more conservative laptop designs, as most of the made to game laptops have a very agressive, distinctive design (but don’t worry, Lenovo has some of them too).
One disadvantage that is affecting Lenovo models in the beginning of 2016 is that many famous Lenovo series, especially the Lenovo Y50, which is indeed a truly, full blown gaming laptop is still not available for purchase with the newest Skylake laptops, and, on this list I tried to feature only models with the latest generation of processors (Skylake) as it’s been around for a while (August 2015).
I brought 5 laptops on this list today, but one of them is by far my favorite, and you will understand as we go through each one of them specs why one of them is the best lenovo gaming laptop in July 2016.
Lenovo Gaming Laptops 2016
Lenovo IdeaPad Y700-14ISK 14″ FHD IPS Gaming Laptop i7-6700HQ 8GB RAM 1TB HDD
This is one of the latest releases by Lenovo in 2016, bringing all the computer power of the Lenovo Y700, but in a more compact version. The main difference on this version is that it has a 14″ inch screen, which can be a good option of you change your laptop location often. Powered by the Intel i7-6700HQ quad core processor and an AMD Radeon R9 M375 dedicated video card with 4GB memory, it fits the minimum and recommended settings for most recent games.
Processor: i7-6700HQ Quad Core
Display: 14-inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080)
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD
Lenovo Z70 17.3-Inch Laptop (Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB + 8 GB HDD, Windows 10)
This laptop is a great budget gaming laptop, with its dual core Intel processor and a good NVIDIA video card. The highlight of this model is its 17 inch screen, which makes a lot of difference if you are a gamer.
Lenovo Ideapad Y700-15 Touch – 80NW0010US Laptop Computer
Processor – 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.60GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
Display – 15.6″ FHD LED AntiGlare Backlit Multitouch (1920×1080)
Memory – 16.0GB PC4-17000 DDR4 2133 MHz
Graphics Card – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
Hard Drive – 1TB 5400 RPM+128GB SSD Operating System – Windows 10 Home 64
This laptop is in my opinion, the masterpiece of Lenovo, the best model it has ever came up with in years. It looks as good outside as it perfoms inside with its quadcore Skylake processor. It has both an HDD and a SSD to guarantee fast access to important data, to boot windows for example and a lot of RAM. The video card doesn’t even need to be commented, NVIDIA 4GB, speaks for itself. It is one of the newest Lenovo releases from October 2015. It is clearly the best lenovo gaming laptop at the moment on sale.
Lenovo Flex 3 15 Convertible 360-Flip Entertainment Laptop – DOORBUSTER – Intel Core i7-6500u
Intel Core i7-6500U (2.5 GHz | 3.1 GHz Turboboost | 1600MHz 4MB)
8GB RAM Memory, 1TB HDD, AC WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
Intel HD 520 Graphics, Integrated 720p HD Webcam with Array Mic
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS TOUCHSCREEN, 16:9 Widescreen, Stereo Speakers with Dolby Home Theater
Windows 10 / Stylish Black Finish / Connectors: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 4-in-1 card-reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC), RJ45 Gigabit LAN port, HDMI-out, Line-in/out Audio/Mic Combo Jack, Weight: 5lbs, Dimensions: 15.16″ x 10.04″ x 0.87″
The genetics of this laptop is more for daily use and watching Netflix or doing general office work, but you can still play some of the latest games on it. It has a 15.6 inch touchscreen so you can definitely have some fun moments with this laptop.
Lenovo Ideapad 500 – 80NT007QUS Laptop Computer – Black – 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U
Processor – 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U (2.50GHz 1866MHz 4MB)
Operating System – Windows 10 Home 64
Memory – 16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz
Graphics Card – AMD MESO XT DDR3L 2G
Hard Drive – 1TB 5400 RPM+8GB SSHD
This is what I would call an mid gaming PC, it has a dual core Skylake processor, and 16 GB ram, which is a number that can be found in my more expensive gaming laptops like some of the MSI Ghost series. This laptop has been release in late October, and it is a good bargain for what it delivers actually. The video card seems decent, but instead an AMD MESO with 2GB, it would be better to have a NVIDIA with 4GB to make it more gamer-like.
Conclusion: if you like Lenovo and you are a gamer, just buy the newest Ideapad Y700 it is certainly by far the best lenovo gaming laptop in the beginning of 2016.