Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop Computer Touch – 59444165 – Black – 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4720HQ
Advantages: – The processor / memory is sufficient for my purposes (web development, occasional portal / Skyrim and Internet browsing). (Note that the hard drive was NOT – see below)
– keyboard backlight is good
Disadvantages: – The hard disk cannot keep up with the processor. It was constantly used to the fullest for basic activities (starting and even opening a browser). I upgraded to a Samsung Evo SSD and it worked wonderfully, but it was immediately inferior to the old portal that replaced it.
– The lid hinges are weak. The left hinge came out of the monitor and split the screen frame. It quickly becomes impossible to open or close the computer; It must be open 24 hours a day and used as a desktop computer. (Okay, that’s almost 3 years later, but for that kind of money, I’d expect it to take a little longer. The rest of the computer works fine.)
Overall Rating: When I bought this, I knew I’d probably need to upgrade the hard drive (it’s a must, it’s slow as molasses without it), and it worked great for several years. The disintegration of the hinge / cap that has just started is daunting.