Lenovo Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop Review 2019
Lenovo is above all else with regards to mid-run gaming laptop. It’s been similar to that for a long time now, and a year ago they presented another plan, that put the gaming Legion arrangement covert. The Legion Y740 checks a great deal of the privilege boxes, and yet, it misses on two of the significant ones by a significant edge: the battery life and the composing background. On the off chance that you can live with those, you’ll barely show signs of improvement esteem for your cash in another exhibition Laptop, as this scores magnificent checks in the construct, show, IO, execution and thermals offices, and is more reasonable than most other comparative gadgets available.
Configurations & Price
15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 px, IPS, non-touch, anti-glare
Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-8750H CPU
Intel HD 630 + Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB (80W) – GeForce 430.39 drivers
16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (2x DIMMs, up to 64 GB)
256 GB SSD (Sk Hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG – M.2 NVMe 80 mm) + 2 TB 5400 HDD (Seagate ST2000LM007 – 2.5″ 7 mm bay)
Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111), Wireless AC (Killer 1550i, 2×2), Bluetooth 5.0
2x USB 3.1 gen 1, 1x USB 3.1 gen 2, 1x USB-C 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort 1.4, mic/earphone, LAN, Lock
57 Wh, 230 W charger
362 mm or 14.2” (w) x 267 mm or 10.5” (d) x 22.5 mm or 0.88” (h)
4.96 lbs (2.25 kg) + 1.98 lbs (.9 kg) charger and cables, US version
RGB backlit keyboard, 2x 2W bottom placed speakers, webcam
- Runs quite smooth
- More thinner display
- Comparative models cost less
- Modern design
- Sub-par battery life
- Less customization alternatives
- Eccentric console format and shallow criticism
- The CPU runs hot in requesting loads
Tastefully, the Legion Y740 is one of the least difficult and most hidden gaming workstations available. Lenovo went with a straightforward dim dark/dark subject, with some inconspicuous dark marking components and next to no bling, and that makes this PC an alternative that would be acknowledged in exacting work and office conditions, where numerous other presentation gadgets with flashier structures may now.
The 15.6-inch Full HD show accompanies a 144Hz invigorate rate, Dolby Vision HDR and Nvidia G-Sync. Sitting beneath the showcase is a 720p webcam. The lodging is a 75/25 split of iron dim and dark. On the top is the Legion logo, with a RGB light amidst the “O” to separate the generally uniform outside.
Reasonableness is generally quite great. The dim covering works admirably at concealing smears, huge elastic feet keep this very much tied down on a level surface, the ports are lined on the sides and on the back, keeping potential links off the beaten path, the speakers fire however barbecues on the sides, and abundant consideration has been given to the air admission and yield flame broils, with a huge work on the midsection, at the highest point of the segments and fans, and additional barbecues on the sides and back.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard is by a wide margin my most significant nit with the Legion Y740.The console and Legion logo aren’t the main spots you’ll discover RGB lighting. The cooling framework vents, one on each side just as two on the back, all light up. In a dim room, the Legion Y740 looks entirely damn cool when it’s everything lit up.
The touchpad has two physical catches just beneath it and is focused inside the lodging, just underneath the independently lit RGB console. I found the touchpad simple enough to utilize however I needed to reorient myself to clicking physical catches for left and right snap. To one side of the console is an additional segment of catches that fill in as alternate ways to dispatch Lenovo Vantage for dealing with your PC, alongside screen recording apparatuses, adjustable easy route keys, and console lighting controls.
Lenovo puts the Y740’s battery life at as long as five hours, however as is typically the situation, it neglected to achieve that mark. When circling a video with the presentation set to half brilliance, the Y740’s battery kept going 87 minutes aggregate. That is sufficient to traverse several scenes of The Office and that is about it. That is the least battery life out of the bunch of RTX-prepared workstations I’ve tried up to this point, with the Razer Blade 15 and its RTX-2060 sitting at the top with 181 minutes all out.
The Y740 has a remarkable plan and great execution at an appealing cost. Lenovo has assembled a machine that strikes an extraordinary harmony among cost and execution, with battery life being the main flaw on a generally awesome laptop.