Lenovo today announced at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin an expanded portfolio of tablets and PCs with something new for laptop gamers: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest Intel processors and Nvidia graphics.
The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes in multiple configurations with up to a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia 860M GTX graphics. At 17 inches, the Y70 Touch is Lenovo’s largest touchscreen laptop, opening up the Windows 8 start screen apps and modern touch-enabled games to serious gamers.
The Y70 features a FHD (1920 x 1080) display, JBL-designed stereo speakers and subwoofer paired with Dolby Advanced Audio, and a backlit keyboard for work or play in the dark.
Weighing in at less than 7.5 pounds, the Y70 Touch is thinner and lighter than most 17-inch gaming laptops with Nvidia GTX graphics cards. While the Y70 Touch lacks a built-in optical drive Lenovo includes an external optical disc drive in the box. Lenovo claims the Y70 Touch will deliver up to five hours of battery life and customizable memory and storage options, with up to 16 GB DDR3L and 1 TB of SSHD storage or 256 GB of SSD storage.
The all-new chassis features front LED lighting and smooth lines that are inspired by a knight’s armor. The front panel also features a one-touch port cover for easy access and a hidden air vent that keeps the device cool when the gaming heats up. Other features include four USB 3.0 ports and an always-on USB charging port for keeping your mobile devices powered while you travel.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Y70 Touch will be available beginning in October 2014 with models starting at $1,299 via major retailers and www.lenovo.com.
UPDATE: Lenovo Y70 Touch Images from IFA