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Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK00EXSP

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK00EXSP
Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK00EXSP (IdeaPad Y520 Series)
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 1 TB HDD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.8 x 380 x 265 ( = 1.02 x 14.96 x 10.43 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Weight
2.5 kg ( = 88.19 oz / 5.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK00EXSP

[Oferta Agotada] Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN. Portátil 15,6" con Intel Core i7-7700HQ y nVidia GTX 1050 (699 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2018
Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; good price; decent speakers; good cooling system. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2018
Lenovo Y520-15IKBN. Portátil 15,6" para uso medio-alto (799 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; decent hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN (80WK00EXSP). Portátil "barato" con Intel Core i7-7700HQ y nVidia GTX 1050 Ti (885 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; large screen; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2017

Comment

Model: The Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK00EXSP is a gaming notebook which comes with the most powerful Intel Core i7-7700HQ and runs Windows 10 64-bit Home. It competes against other series such as the Asus GL553VD, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, the Acer Aspire VX5-591G, or the HP OMEN 15. It is an excellent choice for those users who want best hardware performance. The 2.5 kilograms of weight and the 25.4 millimeters of thickness do not differ much from other 15.6-inch laptops with similar characteristics. The casing is built of black plastic and has some detail in red color. The fans will allow the user to get the correct temperatures, even when the equipment is most required. The keyboard does not have a backlight but it has a numerical section and offers a good tour when typing. This Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN (80WK00EXSP) makes use of the Intel Core i7-7700HQ, a high-end processor of the Intel Kaby Lake generation with conventional consumption and a TDP of 45 W. It has 4 cores, 8 logical threads (HyperThreading ), 6 MB of cache memory and offers a maximum operating speed ranging from 2.8 GHz to 3.4 GHz in 4 cores, 3.6 GHz in 2 of them or 3.8 GHz in one, thanks to Intel's Turbo Boost technology. This processor offers a gross power around 30-35% higher than that of the Intel Core i5-7300HQ, being suitable for the most demanding users who want to work with photo editing, video or 3D rendering programs, even at professional levels.

The graphics used is the Nvidia GTX 1050 with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, a high-end graphics that will allow the user to play 1080p with high or ultra details to many current games. The screen makes use of an IPS panel with a matte finish and Full-HD resolution that achieves wide viewing angles. In case users want to connect it to an external monitor, projector or TV, they can use the HDMI output. As for storage unit, it has a 1 TB hard disk at 5400 RPM. There is another M.2 slot that will allow connecting an SSD of this type. The 8 GB of DDR4 RAM at 2400 MHz occupy one of the two sockets on the motherboard. The maximum RAM capacity supported is 16 GB. The connectivity is adequate with a USB 3.0 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 of traditional size, a network port 10/100/1000 and a wireless chip Wifi AC dual band with Bluetooth 4.1. The webcam has enough resolution to make video conference calls at 720p. The 3 cells battery is integrated and has a capacity of 45 Wh. It is able to deliver 4 hours of battery life at normal usage. The Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK00EXSP is suitable for those who do a little bit of everything. It does decently well in gaming and is perfectly good for media and office usage.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 965M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-11- 2 (Update: 2017-11- 2)