Lenovo Ideapad 700 Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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If you want to experience much of what Roblox has to offer (not all game modes are created equally), then the best laptop for Roblox is the Lenovo Ideapad 700. You’re getting 16GB of RAM right off the bat, but the GPU has VRAM of its own before it starts eating into your main source. This is in addition to having beefy storage. Although it may not stack up with the best gaming laptops, it still works fine for lightweight gaming.

Why We Like It – Lenovo Ideapad 700

Well above recommended PC requirements, the Lenovo Ideapad 700 is fitted with a NVIDIA GeForce GT940M, which has 2GB of VRAM of its own, in addition to the laptop having 16GB.

  • Above recommended PC requirements
  • GPU has 2GB of VRAM
  • 1TB HDD + 128GB PCIe SSD
  • So-so battery life

Performance & Battery

Having discrete graphics like the NVIDIA GeForce GT940M, 16GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i5-6300HQ will run Roblox surprisingly well on low to medium settings. With those kinds of specs, the laptop is above the recommended PC requirements by a comfortable margin, with the added ability to branch out to more graphically intensive game modes. This is largely thanks to its GPU having 2GB of VRAM. On a single charge, you’ll get to enjoy those games for about 4 hours. That’s not good, nor is bad, but average at best. It’s the same as the massively more powerful Asus ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim with its gen Intel Core i7 processor. Another Lenovo gaming ideapad you should check out is described in our Lenovo ideapad l340 gaming laptop review.

Ports, Expandability & Build Quality

There’s a lot of storage space under the hood, a single 1TB HDD and a single 128GB SSD for the Windows operating system booting. Startup will be faster than a traditional, mechanical HDD. Both RAM and storage are expandable, though not by much. You get an average number of ports: two USB 3.0, a single USB 2.0, HDMI, LAN, SD card reader, and an audio jack. Not very different from the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop.


It would be an understatement to say the Lenovo Ideapad 700 can run Roblox without an issue; in fact, it’s overkill. The GT940M graphics card and Intel Core i5 are far above the recommended requirements. But is it worth spending $999 for just Roblox? If your intentions are to get your child a well-rounded laptop with plenty of gaming options, then yes it is. If Roblox is the main reason, then save yourself some money and buy a Lenovo L340 i5. If you would like to see another powerful gaming laptop from an unlikely source, read our Huawei matebook x pro gaming review.

Lenovo Ideapad 700 Wrap Up

Beefed up with a bit of VRAM, the GPU and CPU combo inside the Lenovo Ideapad 700 makes Roblox run surprisingly well at 1080p. After all, the GeForce GT940M, 16GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i5 is far above the recommended requirements. And if you feel like venturing out to other games, you have 1TB of storage to fill up.