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Lenovo Legion Y520 Series

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-255

Back with a new brand for gaming laptop series named “Legion”, according to page WindowsCentral, the manufacturer Lenovo considered the Legion Y520 the entry-level tier with the extremely reasonable price ranges. Generally at first glance, “Budget laptops don’t have to mean huge performance sacrifices, as demonstrated by the new Lenovo Legion Y520. This PC combines impressive value with a smooth design” (quoted from WindowsCentral). Received a lot of positive feedback from most review pages with its sleek design , this is the groundbreaking series mainly aiming to gaming purpose by strong performance (from the lowest version with the Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor to the Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, and featuring with the NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU). Let’s find out what are the pros and cons of this laptop specifically.

Design

The first comment of WindowsCentral about the Legion Y520’s design is that the Legion Y520 had a very conservative and mature look, with a touch of pizzazz, “With a plastic faux-Kevlar lid all in black, the Legion 520 lacks the tacky flair that so dominates the gaming PC World”. With the same viewpoint, the reviewer of page LaptopMag said that the lid was black plastic with a woven pattern and a few lines that make it look aggressive but still approachable. “A series of grates on the back wrap around to the bottom of the computer and frame two sets of vents, which makes them seem more like an intentional decoration than a technical necessity”, added LaptopMag. However, for page ComputerShopper, they thought the design, overall, looked the part of a gaming notebook, especially the angled top of the lid and front of the chassis. On another side, page LaptopMedia were surprised by the rigidity of the plastic, “The lid bends ever so slightly under great force and doesn’t hold any grudge to the aluminum build from before. Moreover, the surface imitates carbon fiber making it grippy and we can even go “premium” here while fingerprints are easier to clean as visible”. And the bottom, as a remark of WindowsCentral, is also quite clean with symmetrical intake vents and angular cut. In addition, build quality is solid with no creaking or loose parts. Lastly, commented by LaptopMag, the Legion is nice and portable at 31.8 x 26.42 x 2.54 cm (15 x 10.4 x 1 inches) and 2.54 kg (5.6 pounds).

Display

Talking about the display, WindowsCentral gave their evaluation that the 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) display on the Legion Y520 is quite good, “The screen is anti-glare, which is preferable to gloss for gaming, even though you tend to experience some color loss”. Regarding the LaptopMag, on top of that, the display suffers from dull colors, When the reviewer watched a full-HD trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Gamora’s green skin was pale and insipid, as if she had just seen a ghost. Furthermore, page ComputerShopper showed a remark regretfully that the only bone they can truly pick with the Legion Y520’s display is its lack of Nvidia G-Sync support, “This would have been an excellent feature to have in a system with GTX 1050 Ti, as that graphics chip is generally unable to maintain 60 frames per second in the latest titles without significantly lowering the settings”. As reviewed on page LaptopMedia, the display of the Legion Y520 is able to cover just 52% of the sRGB color gamut, which is unsatisfactory for an IPS display. However, with all the newly released budget gaming laptops with GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, only the Legion Y520 - for now, of course - offers a crisp image thanks to IPS panel. Similarly, WindowsCentral complained that the brightness is below expectations in spite of coming in well below 300 nits, “On a naturally-lit afternoon in doors, I found it comfortable to use with the display at nearly 100 percent brightness, which is a bit unusual” while LaptopMag stated clearly that any setting less than maximum brightness makes it nearly impossible to see what’s on the screen.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Firstly, about keyboard, WindowsCentral supposed that Lenovo was well-known for its laptop keyboards and, like HP, it is becoming much more consistent across product lines, “As someone who writes for a living, I thoroughly liked working on the Legion Y520”. Also, “There’s nothing like a good Lenovo keyboard, and the Y520’s is a pleasure to type on” (LaptopMag). It is similar to the great set of keys which we will find on the company’s consumer products, like the Yoga 710. This page also added that with 1.8 millimeters of vertical travel and 77 grams of force required to press the keys, the keyboard is super-comfortable. Besides, the layout of the main keyboard is normal, but the number-pad layout is downright strange. Following a comment on page ComputerShopper, it looks like, in order to accommodate full-size arrow keys, Lenovo pushed all the number-pad keys row up, “We aren’t sure why Lenovo chose this layout, as even for gaming, it doesn’t seem to have any obvious advantage over a traditional number-pad layout, other than the full-size arrow keys”. On the contrary, with a positive review from LaptopMedia, this is a gaming laptop, after all, so the current layout will suit most gamers, “It’s better like this than the other way around. And one more thing - Lenovo finally includes the media control buttons”. Secondly, about the Legion Y520’s touchpad, WindowsCentral thought that trackpads are often still weak spots on laptops but less so in 2017, “ The Legion Y520 does not use Microsoft Precision, but it does feature Synaptics, which is the next best choice”. The touchpad of Lenovo Legion Y520 is awkward anyway. LaptopMag left a complaint that it was an upside-down trapezoid with pieces of plastic filling in what would have been the rest of the usual square shape. So this was the classic case of form over function, and it was a real pain to use. Moreover, as evaluation of ComputerShopper, the glossy plastic edges may look attractive in our photos, but in reality they proved to be fingerprint and dust magnets. Remarked upon the Legion Y520’s touchpad on page LaptopMedia, the touchpad received a total revamp, which is more than a welcome change. Personally, they said, “We never liked those wobbly touchpad surfaces and we considered them as one of the main drawbacks of the previous two versions”. Notwithstanding, “Synaptics gives user numerous settings for palm injection, and all the Windows 10 gestures for three and four fingers work, as well” (WindowsCentral’s statement).

Audio

Talking about the sound of the Legion Y520, LaptopMag showed the perspective that we couldn’t get all the detail with our music even though the speakers next to the Legion’s hinge are just loud enough. Specifically, this notebook comes with the Dolby Audio app and a few sound profiles to choose from, but that reviewer found that leaving it on the default Music setting offered the best results. In addition to that, audio options are also available in Lenovo’s Nerve center. Yet, as a positive reaction from WindowsCentral, the speakers rise and directly face the user, “It is one of the best designs I’ve seen for laptop audio. It certainly beats putting the speakers on the bottom, and while top-firing ones on the keyboard deck are nice, having them angled to fire at your face is even better”. On the other hand, “The system struggles a bit to produce low notes, though. The maximum loudness could also use a boost, but it’s plenty for gaming or watching a movie by yourself”, stated ComputerShopper.

Performance

Powered by the 7th-generation “Kaby Lake” Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor with 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and combined with the new NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti discrete graphics card, the Legion Y520 is pretty powerful as a comment on page WindowsCentral. Also from this page for the synthetic benchmarks, “The Legion Y520 is right where it should be compared to higher-end machines. It’s certainly better than any Ultrabook”. As the tests of LaptopMag for an entry level graphics card, the reviewer played on Mass Effect, Andromeda’s multiplayer mode, fending off holders of Remnant robots with his teammates on High setting at 1080p, and the game stayed between 38 and 50 frames per second. And “Lenovo’s laptop rendered Hitman (1080p, Ultra settings) at a smooth 60 fps” (LaptopMag). According to ComputerShopper, this laptop achieved 64.5 fps (1080p, Ultimate settings) on Tomb Raider, 53 fps (1080p, Extreme settings) on Sleeping Dogs, 38 fps (1080p, Ultra settings) on Far Cry Primal, 43.4 fps (1080p, Very High settings) on Rise of the Tomb Raider. Page GulfNews expressed their argument that the Y520 had also done well with unoptimised software, such as famously heavy resource hog PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, “I could run this Steam Early Access title with quite smoothly with most graphical settings pushed towards the higher end”. Positively, LaptopMag’s reviewer had 40 tabs opened in two instances of Google Chrome, including one streaming a 1080p episode of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and didn’t see any hint of lag when scrolling or switching tabs.

Emissions

For emission problems, the reviewer of WindowsCentral left a remark that he was pleased to report that wasn’t the case with the Legion Y520, When left on its own during gaming, those two front-firing speakers and a relatively quiet work well, together. “The fans are audible, but not distracting so. During non-gaming, the fans rarely come on. It’s a pleasant change from typical gaming laptop”, that page said. As the good news from LaptopMedia, “Interior’s surface temperatures were pretty low compared to last year’s IdeaPad Y700. The main reason for this is the moved heat dispersing grills at the back allowing a better airflow. Nevertheless, we can’t say it will cause any discomfort during gaming”. As a result of LaptopMag’s tests, the Legion Y520 was still comfortable after the reviewer played Mass Effect, Andromeda, measuring 77 Fahrenheit degrees for touchpad. The keyboard and bottom of the system measured 87 Fahrenheit degrees. They considered anything under 95 degrees to be comfortable.

Battery

“To be fair, Lenovo states on its site that battery life is rated at just four hours. For once, there is truth in advertising, but 4 hours is on the high-end if you are using Y520 for light productivity at 30 percent screen brightness. For gaming, battery life is cut to about 90 minutes” (quoted from WindowsCentral). In the same point of view, LaptopMag supposed that the Legion Y520 might be portable, but we will need to bring a charger with us since it endured for just 3 hours and 39 minutes only on LaptopMag Battery Test, which browses the web continuously over Wi-Fi.

Verdict

In summary, “The Lenovo Legion Y520 is meant for a broader consumer audience that wants to get into gaming but is not quite ready to jump into the deep end. Its design is also intended to appeal to non-gamers who are looking for something less flashy”, said WindowsCentral. This laptop generally is considered a great laptop with sleek design, comfortable keyboard, great value and mature and subtle design with just a hint of flare, in my opinion, although there are some flaws existing inside. For example, the dull display could make user feel a little annoyed, the battery is not long, or trackpad is odd and not ideal for gaming. Regardless of those flaws, LaptopMag gave a good verdict for this notebook, “If you can look past the screen, though, the Legion Y520 is a solid choice that will serve you well when you’re gaming and while you’re at work”. Press Review by Capuchino Saber

Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ, Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.5kg, 2.524kg
Price: 1000, 1200, 1600 euro
Average Score: 79.29% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 86%, features: 50%, display: 83%
mobility: 64%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 79%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK004RGE

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK004RGENotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK004RGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo Legion Y520 gaming laptop review: A consistent performer at a great price
Source: Tech2 English
That's all well and good, but what really sets the device apart is the price. Despite being listed on Lenovo's site at a little over Rs 1,05,000, Lenovo tells us that the official MRP of the device is Rs 92,490.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a budget gaming laptop that requires you to make no compromises in build quality or performance. It delivers smooth 1080p gaming at high settings alongside a full feature set.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2017
Lenovo Legion Y520: un laptop de gaming pentru bugete limitate [REVIEW]
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Elegant design; good price; high performance. Negative: Noisy under loads; average ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK004XGE

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK004XGENotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK004XGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Review: Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: Hexus English
The Lenovo Legion Y520 has the makings of a solid mainstream gaming laptop. Build quality is good, the chassis is relatively sleek for a 15.6in PC with gaming ambition, connectivity options are plentiful and the full-size backlit keyboard is satisfying to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2017
60% Lenovo Legion Y520-15 Gaming Laptop
Source: Hardwareheaven English
That’s certainly not to say this is bad system. Lenovo has delivered a laptop which is ergonomically sound, responsive, thermally efficient and generally effective. But in gaming we want for more. Sure some may be happy with lower, capable, frame rates at this price point. But we’re sure that isn’t the majority. Who wants a gaming laptop that can get by? Some perhaps, but not us.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Legion Y520 is going to arrive on Philippine shores starting. While this isn’t quite we were hoping for, it’s a decent amount of laptop for the price. Even with the competition playing around this amount, the Legion still makes a compelling enough case with Lenovo’s brand, great build quality, and (still) reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2017
Lenovo Legion Y520 (GTX 1050 Ti) review – the Y-series are finally on the right track
Source: Laptop Media English
Finally, we would like to address the improvements and the remaining issues with the cooling system. The inner cooling design hasn’t changed at all – two cooling fans positioned right next to each other and two heat pipes connected to CPU and GPU sharing heat. The last two models – the Y50 and Y700 – offered identical cooling solution resulting in high inner and outer temperatures and even thermal throttling of the CPU. Unfortunately, the latter is still an issue with the Legion Y520, although, not as prominent. Also, temperatures across the interior are much lower than before due to the new vent placement assuring better airflow.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/07/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK001SMX

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK001SMXNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK001SMX
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo Ideapad Legion Y520 teszt - A légiós
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good cooling system; excellent display. Negative: Plastic case; noisy under loads; uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2017
Ревю на Lenovo Legion Y520 (GTX 1050 Ti) – най-изгодният гейминг лаптоп в средния клас
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; lightweight; good ergonomy; nice display. Negative: Overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2017
Lenovo Y520, primul laptop de gaming lansat sub noul brand Legion este disponibil în România
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good speakers; comfortable keyboard. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00F7GE

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00F7GENotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00F7GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Lenovo Legion Y520 gaming laptop review – price starts from Rs. 75K onwards
Source: Gogi.in English
Lenovo Legion Y520 is a very good entry level gaming laptop that comes with cooling system and it does keep the hardware heat build up under control. Now you can go with Intel Core i5 that does not come with SSD drive and you get a 1TB drive only with 8GB RAM. This is also good for gaming but you will get better experience with Intel Core i7 processor that comes with 128GB SSD where the OS is loaded and it boots up instantly, plus there is 16GB RAM and 1TB HDD.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2017
70% Lenovo Legion Y520 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Lenovo has put forward a strong effort, but we like the insides of the Legion Y520 a lot more than its outsides. Styling is a subjective matter, but we can't help but wish that Lenovo hadn't gone quite so literal chasing after the "gamer" cred. The flimsy lid is a huge cause for concern, and the trackpad is an ergonomic misstep. We'd also like to see Lenovo ease up on the bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 70%
72% Lenovo Legion Y520 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lenovo Legion Y520 can be recommended to anyone who is looking to play games in 1080p. It has some drawbacks, but none of those are real deal breakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
Lenovo Legion Y520 Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Lenovo Legion Y520, even though it’s the basic package, is still a well-appreciated effort from the company. It has a sleek-looking design, back-lit keys which are a joy to type on, impressive audio, a nicely-ventilated setup, and has capable internals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Lenovo Legion Y520 Review
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
To be clear, the Lenovo Legion Y520 at $799 is also a good investment. The model’s missing camera and backlit keyboard don’t ruin its performance or its decent screen, two things gamers care the most about. Yes, the battery life isn’t impressive, but this is a gaming PC first and a productivity machine second. The trackpad is terrible. Get a mouse and enjoy your games for a reasonable amount of cash.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2017
70% Lenovo Legion Y520 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a budget gaming laptop with a sleek, tapered design and a comfortable keyboard. And, most importantly, it offers strong performance for the price. If only it had a brighter, more vivid screen and didn't have annoying plastic around the trackpad, it would be even better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Legion Y520 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Legion Y520 is dressed to impress just about everywhere else. We weren’t fans of its number-pad layout, and its cooling fans tended to behave erratically at times. Otherwise, it included almost everything we look for in a budget gaming notebook. The $1,249 configuration we reviewed included high-end extras, such as a 256GB PCI Express-bus SSD, and a large 2TB hard drive. If you stick with the value offered by the base model, though, the Legion Y520 is the budget gaming notebook to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK004VGE

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK004VGENotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK004VGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

87% Günstiges Gaming-Notebook unter 1000 Euro
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK00BTCK

Lenovo has a long tradition with Y notebooks. Previously, they fell under the name IdeaPad. In this generation, however, the manufacturer pushes the new name which is Legion. The Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK00BTCK is a mid-range gaming notebook, which is a segment that has developed a lot lately and all the big players offer models. In the case of appearance, Lenovo puts the game styles into play mainly after opening the computer, specifically the visual touchpad design and the dark red keystrokes. From the outside, the machine is relatively modest. It has no exhaust ventilation in the style of jet engine, nor does it have an exaggerated logo across the lid. The keyboard surrounds a smooth soft-touch surface, which is comfortable to touch. However, count on the grease from your hands for longer work. The outer side of the lid is plastic and thanks to the coarser sample, no prints or dirt can be seen. The base offers good twist resistance. The bending occurs when the keyboard is pushed harder, but when working and playing, the keyboard is absolutely stable. The lid can be opened at a maximum angle of 135 degress. The notebook can be opened without any problem with one hand without lifting the base with the lid. Legion laptops feature Nvidia GeForce graphics cards with Pascal architecture and seventh generation of Intel Core processors. Fast SSDs are always connected via the PCIe interface, and for almost all configurations there is a second data disc. Lenovo also highlights the presence of the Thunderbolt 3 port (via USB-C). The 15.6 "display has a matte finish and a Full HD resolution in all configurations. Its IPS (AHVA) array offers very good viewing angles and an unparalleled quality compared to the classic TN displays. Within IPS displays, it is only a basic type that does not have a large color range. For playing games and basic multimedia, however, it is a very good display. The stereo speakers are located at the rear corners of the base at the joints of the lid. The sound is enhanced by the Dolby software extension and the result is above average in the middle class of gaming laptops. From a higher class, it divides subdued depths due to the absence of a subwoofer. The integrated webcam offers basic quality and its activity is reported by a white diode next to the lens. Most of the connectors are located on the right-hand side. There are a USB 3.0 pair, a more modern universal USB-C interface (3.1), an SD XC memory card reader, and HDMI video output. On the left side, there is another USB 2.0, a combined audio connector, a LAN connection, and a rectangular connector for connecting the AC adapter (same as the ThinkPad). Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK00BTCKNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKB-80WK00BTCK
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

75% Legion Y520 Gaming Laptop review: Lenovo takes on the gaming market with an eSports-focused effort
Source: PC World Australia English
In both design and execution, the Y520 feels like a first effort. However, the core pitch that makes up the foundation for the Legion brand - gaming laptops for those who don’t need something that can play everything out, just that one special game that they keep coming back to - carries the product a lot further than you'd expect and, even if it's held back by growing pains, it’s still a foundation that could well prove crucial as Lenovo looks to carve out its niche in the gaming space.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: T Break English
The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a smart move for the company – make a laptop that’s durable and can run most games, and slap on an affordable price tag. At AED 3,099 the Legion Y520 is a great start for someone who wants to game on the go but doesn’t want to buy something super-expensive or bulky. While the Legion Y520 can run most games decently, it’s let down by the mediocre screen and very average battery life. Still, it’s a laptop that’s perfect for first-time gamers who need a kit that can just run games, not matter how pretty they may or may not end up looking.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 85% performance: 80% workmanship: 70%
Lenovo Legion Y520: herní specialista s pořádným numerickým blokem (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; high performance; long battery life; good speakers. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2017
Test: Lenovo Legion Y520 - střední herní třída s GeForce GTX 1050 a dobrými reproduktory
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good speakers; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2017
Đánh giá nhanh Lenovo Legion Y520: Laptop mỏng nhẹ, cấu hình khủng, phù hợp với mọi game thủ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good cooling system; silent; decent speakers; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; excellent display. Negative: Mediocre design; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK001KUS

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK001KUSNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK001KUS
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.524kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 77.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

81% Lenovo Legion Y520 15IKBN (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Subdued, yet capable. Lenovo’s latest budget gaming notebook may not possess the pomp and showmanship of the Legion Y720, but it still manages reasonably good performance—even in spite of its relatively affordable price tag. We take it for a (lengthy) spin in our full review.
75% Legion Y520 Gaming Laptop review: Lenovo takes on the gaming market with an eSports-focused effort
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Though Lenovo’s foray into the gaming notebook space hasn’t come without some growing pains, their angle on the market is definitely worth serious consideration.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
69% Lenovo Legion (Y520) Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
The Legion is a good laptop for the game enthusiast on a tight budget, but the New Dell Inspiron 7000 Gaming may be a better value. Though we haven't tested this specific laptop, the entry-level model is $949.99 and comes with a 1060 GTX GPU. It's more expensive than the Legion's base model, but you're starting off with more graphics power. Plus, the black-on-black design is gorgeous and better for workplace environments.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 69%
80% Lenovo Legion Y520 review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo Legion Y520’s budget price belies its true nature: an excellent mid-range gamer. It has flaws, like a dim screen, but none that are fatal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Análise Lenovo Legion Y520 – Um PC para os amantes do Gaming
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Análise Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2018
78% Ноутбук Lenovo Legion Y520: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 100% display: 76% mobility: 38% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 58%
Обзор ноутбука Lenovo Legion Y520: кто хочет стать легионером?
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great built quality; nice gaming performance; good display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK0005MX

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK0005MXNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-80WK0005MX
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

65% Test Lenovo Legion Y520
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK0028RK

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK0028RKNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK0028RK
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Lenovo Legion Y520 – Полигон Для Игр
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good ergonomy; nice performance; decent speakers; good cooling system. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2017
100% Recenze: Lenovo Legion Y520 – vstupenka do herního světa [+ soutěž]
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15-80WK004TMH

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15-80WK004TMHNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15-80WK004TMH
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% Lenovo Legion Y520 15 80WK004TMH - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00J0SP

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00J0SPNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00J0SP
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Portátil para juegos: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN [80WK00J0SP]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15-80WK005QMH

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15-80WK005QMHNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15-80WK005QMH
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% Lenovo Legion Y520 15 80WK005QMH Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY000EGE

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY000EGENotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY000EGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Multimedia-Notebook mit Gaming-Ambitionen
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70%

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GENotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN 80WK0042GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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81.3% Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
A well-rounded gamer. Lenovo's entry-level gamer brings all the current games to the matte Full HD display. The computer is equipped with a Kaby Lake quad-core processor, a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU, and a very fast NVMe SSD.
Lenovo Legion Y520 i5 – 10 Jutaan Bawa Pulang Laptop Gaming GTX 1050 Plus Bonus Segambreng
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Good price; nice gaming performance; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00V9SP

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00V9SPNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK00V9SP
Processor: Intel Core i5 7300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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¡CHOLLO Black Friday! Lenovo Y520-15IKBN (80WK00V9SP). Portátil 15,6" para uso medio-alto (599 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; good price; decent hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2017
[Análisis] Lenovo Y520-15IKBN, Por Fin un equipo Bueno, Bonito y Barato
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; large screen; 8GB RAM; decent processor. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-255

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-255Notebook: Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-255
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-255
Source: Wintech Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; attractive design; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2017

 

Comment

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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop): Mainstream graphics card based on Nvidia's Pascal architecture and successor to the GeForce GTX 960M. Is manufactured in a 14nm process at Samsung and the technical specifications are very similar to the desktop version.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.AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop): Based on the Polaris 11 or 21 and therefore the mobile version of the Desktop RX 560.» 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.Intel Core i5:

7300HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.5 - 3.5 GHz without Hyper Threading (which is supported by the faster i7 CPUs). The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1000 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg:

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

2.524 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


79.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42-R12A
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), Ryzen 7 2700U
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42
Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), Ryzen 7 2700U

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ICH-81FK0071SP
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MFS03W00
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, Core i7 8850H, 15.6", 1.83 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH-81LB0033GE
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.34 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-81FV00G0IX
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK0161SP
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ICH-81FK0072SP
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme-20MF000TGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.8 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH-81FV00GEMH
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH-81FV00L5TX
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-81FV00JQPB
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-81FV0018CK
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-81FV008VFR
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ICH-81FK006WSP
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH-81FV008SGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH-81FV00GFMH
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK016RSP
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK016ESP
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 7300HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Legion Y730-17ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 2.88 kg
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH, i7-8750H
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH-81FV008RGE
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.34 kg
Lenovo Legion Y920-80YW001DGE
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7820HK, 17.3", 4.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y520-15IKB-80WK00YYSP
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.342 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Y520-15IKBN-80WK00TBSP
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-05-11 (Update: 2017-05-11)